See also: Field Trip Reference Guide
Paul’s words in Galations 6:9-10 remind us to never quit seeking to bless others. “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.”
Physical Activities Ideas
- Bowling Kyrene Lanes – Opens at 9 a.m. (2 games & shoes for $6)
- Ice Skating Polar Ice – 2nd Friday of the month is homeschoolers day
- Hiking Squaw Peak trail hike to the summit, South Mountain, San Tan Mountain, etc. (1 – 2 mile hike)
- Roller skating Skateland Chandler
- Special park McCormick/Stillman Railroad Park
- Miniature golf Golfland
- Laser tag Laser Quest (Alma School & Baseline)
- Volleyball Meet at a park
- Cave or mine tour
In a Home Ideas
- Chess club Monthly, ages 13 & up, all you need is lots of chess boards and snacks
- Book club Monthly, you set an age, it can be for both parent & child
- Movie night Popcorn, snacks and a predetermined movie (so people know ahead of time)
- Mother-daughter craft/outing Arrange an organized craft (hat making, ornaments, pins, stamping, etc.), take turns hosting
- Father-son outing Model rocket launching, laser tag, etc.
- Moms of teens lunch Supportive discussion
- Christmas book exchange Party for kids or adults
- Christmas ornament exchange Party for kids or adults
- Ice skating w/meal and games to follow Party for kids or adults
Field Trips Ideas
- Museums Science, historic, airplane, etc.
- Symphony Phoenix, Mesa
- Plays (theatre) Hale Theatre, college plays, etc.
- IMAX Located at Arizona Mills mall, Arizona Science Center, etc.
- Zoo Out of Africa, Wildlife World, Phoenix Zoo, etc.
- Crime lab/sheriff’s office
- Bookbinding company
- Candle factory
- Restaurant/bakery Cookie store, donut shop, BBQ, etc.
- Wild West town
- Professional baseball game Arizona Diamondbacks
- Candy or chocolate factory Cerreta
- Corn maze
- Organic farm
- Historic park/national monument Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, etc.
- Botanical garden Desert Botanical Garden
- Arcosanti Shows a different way to live, trying to stress a clean environment
- Historic walking tour in Scottsdale Begin at the Little Red Schoolhouse
- Ghost town tour
- Boyce Thompson Arboretum
- Observatory tour
- Service Projects
- St. Mary’s Food Bank
- Operation Christmas Child
- Salvation Army Christmas Warehouse
- Garage sale benefit