How to create learning from this (for all you unschoolers or other creative thinkers!)
We live about 45 minutes away from a big amusement park, Holiday World. It's actually pretty awesome even though it's in rural southern Indiana. :) Here is the link if anyone is interested -
Anyhoo, it's got rides, games (we dont usually do many games, too $$$), and a huuuuge water park with multiple types of slides, a racing slide, a couple of wave pools, a couple of lazy rivers, a couple of cliimbing structures, etc.
For the first time, we bought 'fun passes' for me and our 3 kids. Usually we can get discounted one-day tix for about $30 but we got the summer fun pass (good every day except Saturdays) for about $100 per person. My goal is to go 10x so it's only like $10 each trip, but even if we go more than 3x it's worth the cost. We went last week for the first time!
I would like to incorporate some learning into this. I am just not sure how to do this. Any ideas? Either things that we can learn about at home, or do ahead of time or afterwards... I am kind of clueless. I was thinking one idea would be to have one of my kids wear a pedometer for the day and take estimates of how many miles we think we walk then compare it to actuality, and graph it. But that is literally the ONLY idea I've come up with so far!