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Family Expo 2024
Posted in , , on March 4, 2024

Family Expo gets your family ready for summer

Are you ready for an exhilarating experience that combines education with fun?

Look no further than Arlington ISD’s annual Family Expo, presented by the family and community engagement department in collaboration with Xi Theta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. and The Arlington Foundation for Excellence in Education.

This year’s expo, on April 13 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Dan Dipert Career and Technical Center, includes over 75 vendors to help families with summer resources.

Snapology: Where Fun and Learning Collide

Snapology will take center stage at this year’s expo, offering families a chance to dive into fun learning experiences with hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Art and Math) activities. These activities are designed to ignite curiosity, foster teamwork, build confidence and enhance problem-solving skills.

Featured Activities

Animation Studio:

Learn animation fundamentals and create LEGO stop-motion movies. Families craft a story, build scenes and explore stop-motion filming, editing and effects.

Robotics/Creature Creator:

Build LEGO robotic models inspired by dolphins or gorillas. Discover gear ratios, sensors and programming with block or Scratch coding.

Engineering Engagement Room:

  • Machines in Art – Spin Art: Build LEGO machines for spin art creation.
  • Junior Engineers – Simple Machines: Explore DUPLO models of elevators, amusement park rides and more to learn about simple machines.

Learning at Home Engagement Room:

  • Minifigure Me: Design and create 3D LEGO minifigures based on printed outlines.
  • Math with LEGOs: Explore math concepts through fun LEGO activities and take-home handouts for continued learning.

Learning Beyond the Expo and Exciting Extras

The expo isn’t just a one-time event – it’s a gateway to continuous learning at home. Families can discover resources, tips and activities related to STEAM, literacy, toys and technology and social-emotional learning.

Attendees can look forward to door prizes, gift takeaways and plenty of opportunities to blend education and excitement.

Register today

Register here and mark your calendar, gather your family and join us at Arlington ISD’s Family Expo for a day of educational fun.