If you’re looking to take your Spanish class on a field trip, here are some ideas to help you get started! These Spanish class field trip ideas include a bunch of ways to get your students out of the walls of your classroom and taking their learning into the “real world” to test their skills and make connections.
Spanish Class Field Trip Ideas
- Watch for special museum exhibits showcasing artists, artwork, or historical artifacts from Spanish-speaking countries. Great if they’re local, but sometimes there are virtual ones you can enjoy, too!
- Go to a restaurant with cuisine from a country in the Spanish-speaking world. If you can, make arrangements ahead of time to let them know a group of students is coming and that you’d love to be with someone who could and would be willing to speak Spanish with your students.
- Local theater performances in Spanish – make sure to keep an eye on colleges!
- Hispanic dance troupe performances
- In-house field trip to the FAC room to make an authentic recipe together – bonus points if the recipe is in Spanish, too!
- Coordinate with local universities for an event. You could even contact their Spanish club!
- Go to (or host) the Flamenco Ballet
- Take them downtown to practice Spanish vocabulary after your city unit.
- Visit the embassy of a Spanish-speaking country.
- Go to a grocery store to practice Spanish vocab – even better if it’s specific like a Mexican food grocery store if there’s one in your community!
- Visit a Hispanic food truck, or bring one to you!
- Design a unit around a Hispanic cultural destination you have available in your town (see the section below for details!).
Small Town Spanish Class Field Trip Ideas
What if you live in a smaller town and don’t have museums or dance troupes coming your way? No restaurants, no food trucks, no local options? Let’s chat about some small town Spanish class field trip ideas.
Virtual field trips are a great option! Whether it’s a virtual museum visit, an online art gallery, or creating your own virtual field trip for your Spanish class, they’re certainly a great choice.
Another option is to work with whatever you do have available. Design a Spanish class unit around a place in town or near-ish you. Think about an animal vocab unit before a trip to the zoo, a nature unit before you hike at a state park, or even learning about farm animals and agriculture in Spanish before heading to a local farm. The sky is the limit! Just stretch your creativity a bit.
You could also plan a field trip to another school in your own district. You could have your students write children’s books in Spanish or plan their own beginner Spanish lesson, and then take a field trip to to a local elementary school to share.
Do you have a nursing home or elderly care facility? I bet they would love to see some young faces! Have your students perform a song in Spanish, or present a Spanish project they’ve completed. They could even interview someone about their lives, then use that information for your imperfect unit!
Spanish Club Field Trip Ideas
If you have a Spanish club and are looking for field trip ideas for them, all of the options listed above would work great! You might even be able to travel a bit further as a special club activity if there’s an exhibit coming to a larger city near you.
If you’re looking for more Spanish club ideas, check out my post here with 30 activities for your Spanish club students!
Spanish Class Field Trip Ideas
What other field trips have you done with your Spanish classes? Comment below and let me know – I’d love to add to this list!