Since we are staying put and not traveling this summer, I’m turning to activities in my new book that’s out now, FAMILY FIELD TRIP, to bring the classic road trip home. Here’s a fun idea- Grab a map and plan a trip with your children. Follow a route and learn from home about the sites you’d be passing. Learn about the towns you’d visit, the parks you’d explore, the roadside monuments you’d find. Cook food together that represents the region that you are traveling and then go deeper and explore the indigenous people of that region and talk about how they influenced the food you are eating.
When COVID passes, you’ll have something to look forward to and a trip your kids will be excited about because they helped plan it! – Erin
Illustration by George Wysol for Family Field Trip.