Posted by: Fredda Sacharow | April 1, 2013

Hands-on Fun Awaits Kids at Rutgers Day

Bubbles of all sizes will fill the air on Rutgers Day.

Bubbles of all sizes will fill the air on Rutgers Day.

“Walk the Dog” and “Sleeper?” Sooooo last year. Come to Busch Campus on Rutgers Day to master the latest yoyo tricks, with a little help from Rutgers Yo-Yo Dojo. It’s one of many hands-on activities that make the event a blast for the under-12 set. (Parents surely won’t mind a few brush-up lessons, either.)

Create paper cranes, flowers and boxes – and be sure to take them home to show your friends – courtesy of Rutgers’ Asian Student Council tent on the Voorhees Mall on College Avenue. More musically inclined? Build a harmonica out of tongue depressors, tape and rubber bands. You’ll find the materials and necessary instructions at the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund tent on College Avenue.

In love with Legos? Stop by the tent run by the Rutgers-Newark Office of Communications, also on Voorhees Mall , to re-create the Rutgers-Newark campus out of green, yellow and red plastic blocks. Additional kid-friendly fun will be featured at the Life Sciences area on Busch, where friends of the Rutgers-Livingston Day Care Center will fill the Rutgers sky with a bubble bonanza.

Really, who doesn’t love bubbles?

Still on the Busch Campus, would-be “skeleton detectives” will become forensic anthropologists to identify the gender and ethnicity of skulls, thanks to the Office of Undergraduate Education. If you’re heading for Cook/Douglass Campus, check out “Dig It!” where a team from the Plant Diagnostic and Soil Testing Service will help you get your hands dirty and crawl through tunnels to explore what’s underground in our fragile ecosystem.

And that’s just a small taste of what awaits kids (and grown-ups) at Rutgers Day this year!


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