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Unboxed: Adventures in Cardboard!

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MOMI MUSEUM OF IMAGINATION AND INNOVATION A NJ NONPROFIT CORP

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Unboxed: Adventures in Cardboard! 11 am to 2 pm, Sunday, November 28th

Why cardboard? Remember as a child when the box was more fun to play with than what was inside?
We do. An empty cardboard box provides endless opportunities to imagine what could be. More
importantly, cardboard provides that the right medium that:

● fosters creativity, ingenuity, resourcefulness, perseverance and teamwork;
● engages caregivers and children in creative play; and
● builds 21st century skills including communication, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, and
cooperation.

This one-day fun event is part of our Playful Learning Landscapes Initiative that turns everyday spaces
into playful learning spaces. The goal of this initiative is to encourage caregiver and child interactions and
educate families on the Power of Play. This event will engage children of all ages around the Bridgewater
area to use their imagination and participate in Creative Play, which intersects a variety of principles and
practices from educational theory like project-based learning, constructivism, and design thinking. At the
heart of creative play is that children are naturally creative and curious. Adults can help foster this
natural creativity by giving guidance, context, support - and a little space to get messy!

For this event, families are challenged to create and build a fort using cardboard, recycled materials and
their imagination. This event is a celebration of creativity and the role communities can play in fostering
it. The Community Hub at Bridgewater Commons is a natural fit for hosting this event as the mall already
is a gathering place for families throughout the region.

Please note: This is an indoor event with children not yet eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination, therefore, all participants and volunteers will be asked to wear a mask.

*Play Captains should be assertive adults and young adults who feel comfortable managing people.

* Play Workers should be comfortable interacting with children and their parents.

7 Shifts

  • Sun Nov 28, 2021 - morning / 09:45 AM to 11:00 AM
    Set up the room for the event, lay out boxes, hang posters and signage, get room ready for the public.
  • Sun Nov 28, 2021 - 10:30 AM to 02:30 PM
    Play Workers: Facilitate creative play for caregivers/children, assisting them with building materials, asking children questions about their ideas
  • Sun Nov 28, 2021 - 10:30 AM to 02:30 PM
    Play Captain: Oversee volunteers & help them find their stations. (adults/mature teen leaders)
  • Sun Nov 28, 2021 - 10:45 AM to 01:15 PM
    Event Promoter: Hand out flyers in mall to families, encourage walk-in visitors to attend.
  • Sun Nov 28, 2021 - 10:45 AM to 02:15 PM
    Door Greeter & Family Check-In: Help Families check-in and direct them to the activity
  • Sun Nov 28, 2021 - 10:45 AM to 02:15 PM
    Event Photographer/Videographer: Capture event in photos/video
  • Sun Nov 28, 2021 - 01:45 PM to 04:15 PM
    Clean up crew: break down materials and take to recycling area, clean up room.
  • NONE OF THESE DAYS WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About MOMI MUSEUM OF IMAGINATION AND INNOVATION A NJ NONPROFIT CORP

Location:

PO BOX 227, BASKING RIDGE, NJ 07920, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to build more playful communities and a museum for families that sparks imagination and wonder and a lifelong love of learning.

Description

MOMI, Museum of Imagination+ Innovation is a nonprofit organization that plans to build a regional museum for hands-on learning in North Jersey where families can explore and learn at the intersection of art, science and nature.

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy

WHEN

Sun Nov 28, 2021
09:30 AM - 04:00 PM
This opportunity has 7 shifts

WHERE

Bridgewater Commons Mall400 Commons WayCommunity Hub, Second FloorBridgewater Township, NJ 08807

(40.58639,-74.61991)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Child Care
  • People Skills
  • Special Needs
  • STEM

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 14
  • Volunteers may sign up for more than one shift.
  • Volunteers who sign up to be Play Workers should be comfortable engaging children and families. Play Captains should be adults or mature young adults who feel comfortable managing others.

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