Posted by: Nicole Pride | March 24, 2010

For the Young (and Young at Heart)

Out of nearly 500 programs, there is something for the entire family to enjoy.

Have fun and play at Rutgers Day! If you are too bashful to indulge in some activities that may appear to target younger people, then bring along a child in your life. Your son, daughter, niece, nephew, little cousin, or young neighbor will surely have a blast (and you will too!).

Get motivated to workout in the program “Exercise for the Fun of It” by playing hopscotch and double-jump jump rope or participating in dances like the Salsa and the Electric Slide (I can hear the music now…”It’s electric, boogie-woogie-woogie-woogie”). These activities are sponsored by the Minority Association of Pre-Health Students.

Hundreds joined in last year for an egg toss competition, an Ag-Field Day tradition.

Release your inner child by competing in the world’s largest egg toss and visiting farm animals at Ag-Field Day; riding a Segway and eating ice cream made from liquid nitrogen in a program sponsored by the Engineering department; or playing oversized chess, checkers, Jenga, and other “GINORMOUS Games!” provided by Rutgers Student Life.

Children's activities are available at every Rutgers Day location.

There are many programs that specifically target children, so my fellow parents take note of this sampling of events:
  • Mason Gross School of the Arts will host instructional dance classes, including a Children’s Creative Dance Class for youngters ages 3-5 and a Fusion Dance Workshop (exploring African, modern, hip hop, and creative dance) for kids 13-18.
  • The Graduate School of Education will tell children’s stories using puppets and props and will conduct a Physics Magic Show.
  • Poetry and Fiction Workshops for Kids will be given by the English department
  • Children’s Art Workshops and Storytelling for Preschoolers will be offered by the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum

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