How to Make a Homeschool Convention a Family Field Trip

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Many homeschoolers choose to attend homeschool conventions as a family. Sound familiar? Take advantage of those days away from home and turn them into an awesome family field trip!

How to Make a Homeschool Convention a Family Field Trip

1. Plan fun activites for your children to enjoy while you are occupied.

While you are busy shopping for curriculum, attending workshops, or chatting with other homeschoolers, plan for your children to enjoy some activities of their own.

If you are attending a Great Homeschool Convention, there are special sessions available for children and teens:

  • Children’s Conference for ages 5-12
  • REAL FAITH for the REAL WORLD Teen Track for ages 13 and up

2. Remember your family’s field trip traditions.

Perhaps you always take a family snapshot during field trips. Or maybe you stop for ice cream on the way home. Whatever your family’s traditions may be, remember to include them during your homeschool convention trip.

3. Plan to visit one or more local educational attractions.

Traveling to a homeschool convention gives your family the chance to visit places that would normally not be within driving distance. Take full advantage of this opportunity!

If you plan to attend the Great Homeschool Convention in Cincinnati, OH, there are plenty of attractions that your entire family will enjoy.

Family Field Trip Ideas near Cincinnati, OH

Creation Museum

Located across the state border in Petersburg, KY, the Creation Museum is a fantastic field trip destination for all ages. With a planetarium, theater presentations, botanical gardens, and a petting zoo, there is truly something for everyone.

And to make it even better, kids 12 and under get free admission with purchase of at least one full-price adult ticket!

Fullscreen capture 262014 32904 PMCincinnati Museum Center

The Cincinnati Museum Center is actually an amazing group of museums and educational attractions, including:

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

The Freedom Center uses special exhibits and programs to share the stories of freedom’s heroes, from the era of the Underground Railroad to contemporary times. Exhibits include From Slavery to Freedom, The Slave Pen, and many more.

William Howard Taft National Historic Site

Visit the home of William Howard Taft, former President and Chief Justice of the United States. Visitors can take a guided tour of period rooms and explore interactive exhibition areas.

This historic site offers free admission.

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