College for Kids provides an enriching, educational, and fun experience!
Looking for an educational weekend activity for your child? Or are you trying to find ideas on how to occupy your child outside of that computer, tablet, or smart phone? Then look no further! College for Kids provides an enriching, educational, and fun experience for children in grades 1st-8th. Children work with JMU faculty and students, as well as experts from the community, to explore and discover talents they never knew they had!
Winter 2021 College for Kids will take place on Saturdays from February 6th – 27th. This program will be held in person. Your child’s safety is our greatest priority, therefore all children will be required to wear a mask, and we will be practicing guidelines in keeping with CDC recommendations. See safety protocol here.
Course options include, but not limited to:
- Learning to Be a Mad Scientist (1st – 4th Grades) – Science is a whole world of curiosity. In this class, we will learn all about the science that is in our world around us. We will have fun getting to be hands-on and experimenting with science.
- Lego Engineering (1st – 4th Grades) – This class is for young Lego enthusiasts who are ready to delve into the world of engineering and computer coding. Each week, students will be presented with a different LEGO Engineering challenge designed to spark their creativity and put their technical problem solving skills to work. Participants will also get to work in teams to build and program Lego robots using the We-Do Lego curriculum.
- Instrument Construction Projects (6th – 8th Grades) – Have you ever wanted to make your own musical instrument? Get your hands ready to create a rainstick, thunder tube, didgeridoo, and more! Learn how different materials create unique sounds. Construct musical projects to take home and perform. We will even add some technology to a lesson to see how computers and technology can make everyday objects become musically alive!