Travelling on a bus for hours on end with students can be a stressful experience but with the right mindset and planning, you can turn it around to be one of the most exciting and memorable experiences on tour. Students will build relationships and learn new things about the places they’re visiting along the way!
Get your students to list the countries and capital cities of each country.
Play coach trivia with your students and prepare questions that are related to the destination you’re visiting.
This will require some pre-planning on your end but it will pay off as students will learn more about the destinations they’re visiting. Group students into teams of four – get them to work with the pair in front/behind them.
You’ll need to prepare a question and answer sheet and print enough off for each group. If you’re visiting a number of destinations, create a quiz related to each place – it’s a great activity to help students retain facts and learn more about each new place they visit.
Write nouns on a piece of paper and put them into a box or bag and get students to take turns taking them out. The student must give clues as to what the word is, eg. if the word is Paris, the student could say ‘it’s a capital city’. You can add your own rules to the game including no hand motions or noises.
This activity requires no prep work from you – we’ve done the hard work for you! Every teacher who books with WorldStrides receives a free deck of playing cards. Our cards are used on tour to encourage creative thinking and active participation amongst your students. With multiple games and activities, you can keep your students entertained for hours with these.
The treasure hunt game
This one also requires a bit of prep work – create a list/worksheet with about 20 items that you will see while on tour and the first person to mark off every item wins a prize.
Everyone needs a bit of quiet time…
Group activities can become tiresome after a few hours so make sure students are prepared with some activities to do on their own.
This may include:
- Listening to music, podcasts or watching a movie with their own device (don’t forget headphones!)
- Reading a book or magazine
- Soduko or crosswords
- Journaling or drawing
We hope you enjoy these activities! If you have other tricks up your sleeve, let us know on Facebook or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org