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Have you seen this video? If you have not seen it, you should. It’s adorable! It’s going viral right now… these kids are just too cute!
The video is part of the KRAFT Lunchable Team’s campaign, “Project Potential” in their “Field Trips For All” project. Stuff like this is near and dear to my heart– with Project Potential, you nominate an under-privileged or deserving class of children to experience a hands-on field trip. As we all know, school budgets are being slashed, and the things to fall by the wayside are usually stuff that’s important to the kids. And if you look back to when you were a kid, field trips were REALLY REALLY important. My whole concept of having a history blog about New York Travel came from a field trip, did you know that?
When I was a girl, my parents didn’t make a lot of money. There were a lot of kids in my family, and my mom and step-dad had health problems as well as business problems. So I always missed out on the school activities, like music lessons and class field trips because I couldn’t pay my way. But when I was in 7th grade, somebody funded a field trip for the entire class. We got to go to the Nicholas Herkimer House in Little Falls, NY! I don’t think I had ever been so far away from home before then (and the bus ride took HOURS).
That field trip was so important to me, I still remember so much about it. The Herkimer Home is a living museum, and I got to learn and experience colonial life in New York State as it was in the 1770s. It sparked my interest in Upstate New York and its rich history. As an adult, I decided my kids should experience these things, too, so we went out on trips across the state. Then, I decided to journalize our travels, so I started a blog. One thing led to another, and here I am in the pro-blogging and freelance writing career! Just because of a field trip!!
So when KRAFT Lunchables say they want to help kids go on field trips, I am 100% behind them. And guess what–the Lunchables Team is giving us a way to participate! We can nominate a class to win a field trip! Fifty classrooms from the country will be selected to go on the field trip of their life! That, my dear moms and dads, is very, very cool. Please check out the Field Trips For All website– make your nomination and make a bunch of little kids very, very happy. I nominated the elementary school that I went to. I hope they win! That field trip may bless their lives! :D
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