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Jan 5 / Neal

Does You Child Need an Activity on MLK’s Bday? Gadget Day!

Does you child need an almost full day activity on MLK’s birthday? The Oak Park Education Foundation is hosting the awesome Gadget Day. Read the following from their website.

A Monday of fun with gadgets, games and gizmos for children K-8th grade on the Martin Luther King Jr’s Birthday school holiday.

  • Monday, January 20, 2014 (one day) from 8 am to 3 pm
  • Open to all children from any school in grades K through 8th
  • At Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School in Oak Park
  • $65 for children K-5th, $75 for children 6th/7th/8th

Click here to download the brochure and registration form, or register online here.

Gadget Day for K-5th grade includes “On a Roll” (LEGO vehicle-building fun), Mousetrap (and other 3-D board games), Sculpture that Moves (build a mini rickshaw) and Wheels in Motion (gym games with things that roll). The kids will be grouped by age to move through all four activities.This camp (K-5th) has been expanded and is now re-opened for registration! Register today as it’s filling quickly.

Gadget Day for 6th/7th/8th grade offers a choice of either Build A Bike for (boys and girls) or Build A Bird (for girls only).

Build A Bike: A bus trip in the morning will take up to 20 kids to Working Bikes Coop in Chicago to learn the basics of bike maintenance, tool handling and how repaired bikes are sent overseas to communities in need. The afternoon back at Brooks will be spent creating truly one-of-a-kind art creations out of spare bike parts and found objects.

Build A Bird: For girls only, the day will be spent at Brooks with tech staff from Triton College creating a chirping Digital Bird using circuit board, soldering iron and tech tools. Each bird will become a girl’s unique creation as its body and wings are added using found and recycled materials. 20 girls max.

All Gadget Day kids will eat lunch at Brooks, and may either bring a sack lunch or choose a Domino’s pizza lunch on the camp registration form for $8.

Gadget Day promises to be a Monday full of hands-on fun with gadgets, games and gizmos! Camp size is limited so sign up today, and tell a friend!

If you have any questions, please contact Jenny Roen, B.A.S.E. Camp Coordinator, at jroen@opef.org.

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