Packing the BEST Teacher Field Trip Bag

Field Trip Backpack for TeachersField trips are SO fun but can also be super stressful and chaotic. Having a field trip "go bag" can make field trips run a little smoother! I like to have our field trip bag packed and prepped at all times!

I found our backpack at Micheal's for $13 (I used at 40% off coupon) and used my Cricut machine to make the iron on with A Perfect Blend fonts.

Why you need a field trip bag: 
  • The day of field trips can be chaotic! If you pack a bag the day of a field trip, it's likely that you'll forget something! But if you have a bag packed ahead of time and keep it stocked, then you you'll never miss something on a trip. 
  • Having a bag packed ahead of time will also ensure that you'll be ready for those spur of the moment field trips when a general ed teacher tells you about a field trip 2 hours before departure time!
  • Our students benefit from structures and routines! Having a prepped field trip bag will help to ensure that you can carry over some of your classroom structures into field trips. 
Hopefully I've convinced you that having a field trip bag "go bag" is important, so now let me explain what's inside our field trip bag!

What's in our field trip bag: 

  • Fidgets, a pair of headphones and a set of visuals! It's so important to remember to give your students the same sensory and behavioral supports on field trips that you give them during the school day!
  • Snacks (only non-perishables like fruit snacks, individual packs of Cheez-its, granola bars, some candy) for long trips and when lunch times are changing. It's great to have snacks to get students through the trip! 
  • Folder with parent contact information, staff/ school contacts and then we add permission slips to the folder the day of. 
  • First aid materials including: Bandaids, antiseptic wipes, gloves, wet wipes, tissues, large ziplocks (for trash or dirty clothes, trash, etc.)
Field Trip Backpack for Teachers

Field Trip Backpack for Teachers

Other helpful things you could add: 

  • A portable phone charger so you can take a million pictures
  • Snacks for teachers 
  • A note card/ list of what's included in the bag so that you can easily check that the bag is prepped appropriately and restock it
  • Individual student items like: bathrooming items, extra clothing, any communication devices, behavior supports (first/ then boards, token boards, etc.)

Do you have a field trip bag? What items do you have in your bag that I don't have?

Field Trip Backpack for Teachers