Education Through Entertainment

April Showers | Rainy Day Science Activity

Posted on Thu, Apr 5, 2018

It’s time to bid farewell to the snowflakes and get out our umbrellas -- spring is finally here! And as we all know, with April showers come May flowers...but where do those April showers come from, anyway?  We’re here to help you out with a quick refresher on the water cycle just in time to make the most of those rainy days -- along with a few activities to make the time go by faster!

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Topics: DIY, Building Up STEAM, science experiments, Rainy Day Activity, weather, water

Make a Rainbow in a Bottle | St. Patrick's Day Science Activity

Posted on Sat, Mar 17, 2018

Don’t worry -- you don’t have to wish for rain on this St. Patrick’s Day to be able to enjoy a rainbow! Handy Dan and his friend Junkbot are here to teach you how to make your very own St. Paddy’s Day rainbow* in the privacy of your own home -- you won’t even need an umbrella!

*pot of gold not included.

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Topics: DIY, Handy Dan the Junkyard Man, Arts and Crafts, Fun, St. Patrick's Day

Back to School Already? | Book Fall School Assemblies Early

Posted on Thu, Mar 15, 2018

I know it isn't even summer vacation yet, but it's never too early to book your fall school assemblies.  With so much happening, September catches everyone off guard, and before you know it the shows you want will be sold-out already.  Don't start your school year with disappointment!  Book your shows before someone else beats you to it.

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Topics: school assembly shows, 2018-2019, fall assemblies, back to school

March 14 is Pi Day! | Pi Activities for Pi Day

Posted on Wed, Mar 14, 2018

March 14 is Pi Day! No, not Pie Day, Pi Day -- the day celebrating the irrational number resulting from the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. Don’t worry -- you can still celebrate with all the cherry filling and meringue you’d like, but Pi Day provides us with an opportunity to explore an important mathematical concept in fun and new ways!

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Topics: mathematics education, Pi, math

STEAM Museum for National Catholic Schools Week

Posted on Mon, Feb 26, 2018

In November, 2017, St. Veronica School in Howell was awarded a $1,000.00 grant from the Manasquan Bank Charitable Foundation to use for the advancement of the school’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) program. The funds were used to bring Mobile Ed’s STEAM Museum, a portable field trip, to the school on Friday, February 2nd during Catholic Schools Week.

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Topics: Catholic Schools Week, STEAM Musuem

Women's History Month | Women's Suffrage

Posted on Tue, Feb 20, 2018

73.7 million women in America reported that they voted in the 2016 presidential election -- and good thing, too, since that election marked the historical occasion of a female candidate in Hillary Clinton. However, as recently as only a hundred years prior, women were barred from voting in national elections!

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Topics: Women’s History Month, famous women in history, Women's Suffrage

David Jack Presents "The Spirit of America"

Posted on Mon, Feb 19, 2018

Wouldn't it be great to bring patriotism to your school?  Invigorate that patriotic spirit this President's Day with a music and fun-filled assembly program everyone will love!  David Jack himself introduces you to his very popular show The Spirit of America in this short video full of songs, history, and a positive outlook.  Take a look!

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Topics: living history school assemblies, School Assembly Program, Assemblies For Elementary Schools, School Assemblies in New Jersey, American History education

3 Easy-to-Make Valentine's Day Gifts | Valentine's Day Crafts

Posted on Tue, Feb 13, 2018

This Valentine's Day, Handy Dan and Junkbot are excited to show you how to make a last-minute gift for your Valentine with things you might already have at home!  There's 3 activities for you to choose from, all great for all-ages and what you've been looking for to fill your school's Valentine's Day parties.  Are you ready to get started?

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Topics: DIY, Handy Dan the Junkyard Man, Arts and Crafts, Fun, Valentine's Day

Building Up STEAM | DIY Activities and Experiments

Posted on Fri, Feb 2, 2018

Here are all seven videos in our Building Up STEAM series of DIY projects and activities for you and your kids, perfect for a rainy day, an in-school activity, or an after-school enrichment.  Make your own ice cream, levitate a ping pong ball, seemingly defy the laws of physics, and more!

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Topics: ideas for STEM, ideas for STEAM, DIY, Building Up STEAM, science experiments, STEAM Activity

Family Night Ideas

Posted on Thu, Feb 1, 2018

School days are so bustling and bursting at the seams with content and activities, it can be hard to fit in everything that you want to do! Sometimes, the answer lies in going back to school after the sun goes down -- a family night! Learn about some great ideas for a family night of your own here.

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Topics: school family nights, ideas for elementary enrichment programs, Ideas for Elementary School Shows, recommended school assemblies, Services, Family Nights