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A Field Trip to the Air and Space Museum

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In our house this week, the camera was off during much of our school time, but we are having fun learning about Australia and kangaroos {I’ll be sharing more next week}. This past weekend though we did have a LOT of fun visiting the Air and Space Museum near Dulles Airport.

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Kaleb was MOST impressed with the plane above and made sure that I had numerous pictures of it. I’m sure it had NOTHING to do with the video clip that they had playing nearby, showing the plane as a Transformer. {grins}

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He also made sure that I had four pictures of the camouflaged plane. Just because it was cool.

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Seeing the Discovery up close – very amazing.


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Spending time together as a family and with friends we don’t get to see often was just as much fun though. It was a FABULOUS trip – and one that I’m glad we were able to make!!

From Others Linking Up

~ If you are talking about the days of Creation, Every Star is Different had some great Montessori trays and activities that her family used during their learning. She traced the Earth on a piece of construction paper and the kids poked through with toothpicks and then held them up to the light.

Earth outlined with toothpick holes from Every Star is Different

~ If you happen to have access to an old projector, here is a fun idea for your kids from Learning at Play. They used felt cutouts to project scenes on the wall.

projector play with Learning at Play

~ Have lots of rocks around your house? Check out the 30 different ideas that Fantastic Fun and Learning shares for rocks.

Learning fun with rocks

~ There’s Just One Mommy shares a cute puppet that they made to go along with the book Bear Wants More {and I agree – those books are all so very cute!!}.

bear-wants-more-activity-from There's Just One Mommy


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  1. That looks like an AWESOME field trip – my eight year old would have loved it!

  2. Claire @ Angelicscalliwags says

    My guys love any field trip, but they particularly enjoy going to the planetarium in London. I’m glad you all had such a great time! Thanks for hosting!

  3. Thanks so much for featuring our post from last week!

    Airplane museums are so fun! We need to go to ours again soon.

  4. Fun! Is this the museum in or near Herndon? If so, do you feel like it has options/exhibits for preschoolers?

    • I think the one in downtown DC is more preschool friendly – that one has an entire room with hands-on activities. The one near Dulles airport {that’s this one} is mainly planes and things you can look at – but not touch. There are a few interactive things, but not really preschool-related.

  5. What a fun time!! I love how many fun field trips we can go on as homeschoolers. My sister teaches K, and she’s always frustrated at the limitations on choices because of the bus fees, etc.

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