The 2nd Annual Philadelphia Family Education Expo offers the easiest way to learn about the schools and educational enrichment programs in your neighborhood and beyond. Get to know these resources on a personal level, discover the best fit to help your child excel, and explore the interactive educational exhibits of the Independence Seaport Museum.
A celebration of thinkers big and small, this Education Expo will focus on supporting the needs of families with students in Pre-K through Grade 12. In addition to providing one-on-one time with members of the admissions staff from schools throughout the area, the event will feature over 30 hands-on “imagination stations” to dive into science, art, and creative discovery projects, educational raffle prizes, a panel discussion on the process of finding the RIGHT SCHOOL for your child, and engaging workshops hosted by the Independence Seaport Museum for ages 3-7 and 8-12.
Win your share of Educational Prizes by registering, attending our Family Focus Education Events this fall.
The Baldwin School: How Artsy Is Your Ipad?
Unleash your child’s creativity using technology wisely. Andre Teixiera, Lower School Art Teacher, will share some fun, educational art apps for iPads. We will have iPads available for your children to explore on or bring your iPad and we can get you started.
The Agnes Irwin School: Can You Create A Chemical Reaction?
A little of this, a little of that and what do you get? Chemistry! Join us for a hands on project and experience the wonder of science!
Advocacy & Consulting for Education: Can You Draw in 3D?
Drawing is fun but sometimes it’s hard to capture your ideas on paper. What if you could draw in 3D instead? Come check out the 3Doodler and create your own 3D drawing!
The Business of Doing Good: How Can Your Interests Help Save The World?
Work through an ideation exercise, like a real entrepreneur, by examining common household items and thinking about them in very different ways. Think about how your character, your hopes and dreams and your choices can help you identify your passion. Work through a Character, Entrepreneur and Ownership (CEO) exercise to identify your passion.
The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School: How Can You Make A Magnetic Picture Frame From Scratch?
Scratch these assorted shape frames with your own multicolored design or greeting by using the scratching tool!
The School in Rose Valley: What Can You Sew?
Sewing is great for fun, focus, & fine motor development. The School in Rose Valley values wholesome, hand-made work for student enjoyment, cultivation of creativity, and fine and gross motor development. Join SRV for a quick & easy sewing project. Fun for all ages!!
St. Peter’s School: No More Sticky Screens! Make Your Own Touchscreen Stylus
Kids can make their own stylus to use on iPods and any touch screen device. Its a great way to help kids practice their fine motor skills by making their own usable pen
The Waldorf School of Philadelphia: How Many Different Ways Can You Count?
The Waldorf curriculum integrates academic and kinesthetic learning styles, and begins to teach mathematics
(including the introduction of multiplication and division) in first grade. At the Waldorf Imagination Station children will have the opportunity to try out a multiplication clock and discover the relationship between numbers, as well as the many interesting ways numbers proceed (some forwards and some backwards). They will also see how the numbers recur in a sequence. This approach makes it easier for many children to grasp the concept of multiplication.
Young Audiences, Arts for Learning: How Can You Use Shapes To Tell A Story?
Shapes, lines and forms are all around us. They define the edge of a horizon line and even a table where you eat dinner. What shapes can you create to arrange a picture? Can this picture tell a story? Create your very own quilt square to tell your special story in a single image!
Greene Towne Montessori School: How Can You Engage Curious Toddlers And Preschoolers For Long Periods Of Time?
Little hands love to explore by squeezing, poking, twisting, patting, tearing and experimenting. Each young visitor will be given their own ball of homemade play dough to experiment with, pressing different shapes and objects into the dough to make a unique pattern. Children up to 4-years-old may take their play dough home.
Friends’ Central School: Can You Create a Hand-Made Spinning Top?
Using sandpaper, the tip of the wood will be sanded down to create the point. Then, the point will slide through a hole in a pre-made wooden circle. The final step is to decorate the body of the top (the circle) with markers, either before sliding the point through the circle or color it while the top is spinning to create some very neat designs!
Mi Casita Preschool: Mantequilla (Butter!)
Mi Casita will teach you the ancient butter making "secreto". Making butter requires shaking, shaking, shaking, more shaking, but the end result is "fantástico"! Learn how a liquid can turn into a solid by making your very own butter to take home with you.
Norwood-Fontbonne Academy: Can You Harness The Power Of The Wind?
The wind is a powerful force of nature, capable of moving small and large vessels across water. Join us for the NFA Regatta Race and use the power of your own “wind” to race your sailboat to the finish line!
Penn Museum: What Special Charms Did Ancient Egyptians Use To Protect Themselves From Danger?
The ancient Egyptian used special charms, called amulets, to protect them and give them strength. The amulets were often shaped like animals, plants, or symbols and they sometimes had spells written on them. At our amulet-making station, make your own special charm to protect you from harm!
The Miquon School: How can you create a nature clay magnet?
At the Miquon School, we believe that the natural world is a place to learn. As part of a lesson or a source of playful revelation, nature weaves its way into every child’s experience. At the Miquon School Imagination Station, children will use a natural object to create a beautiful clay magnet. We invite children to bring their own special object from nature to choose one from Miquon!
Print Art Kids: How can you create every color of the rainbow with only four colors? Every magazine, book and postcard that you see is printed with ink. See how only four colors that, when used in different combinations and patterns, work together to recreate photographs and colored letters.
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy: To Eat or to Build? Designing and Creating with Marshmallows!
At SCH Academy, our science program gives students the opportunity to design and create every day. In first grade, students study structures and build bridges using a variety of materials. What shapes and structures can you create using marshmallows and sticks?
Germantown Friends School: Can I Create A Peaceful Sound??
A Germantown Friends School education is rooted in Quaker values: we embrace
simplicity and peace, are active stewards of our environments, and know the power of calm reflection. We will use recycled and natural materials to create rain sticks as a way to inspire peace and mindfulness.
The Philadelphia School (TPS): What Can You Learn While Playing With Slime?
Students will explore the scientific properties of liquids and solids by manipulating and playing with slime. TPS middle school students will guide children throughout the experience by explaining the scientific concepts and answering questions. Come join us as we explore SLIME!
Tall Pines Camp: How Fast Can Colors Spin?
Take home your own spin art frisbee with colors spun by you!
Independence Seaport Museum: What Floats Your Boat?
Ever wondered how a giant ship stays afloat? What about how a submarine stays submerged? Now is your chance to learn. Make your own boat out of tin foil and put the basics of equilibrium & buoyancy into practice in this fun, hands-on activity.
From the publisher of Main Line Parent and Philadelphia Family magazines:
We are Every Family. What started as a local moms’ group continues to grow into a far-reaching, multi-faceted network for all involved. We strive to represent and connect to the community at large—across six counties, all income levels, and every possible definition of what a family is.
You’re welcome here, no matter who you are, so take off your coats and stay awhile; we hope you’ll find something to make you feel at home.
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