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Creative Constructors: Carnival Games | Camp Galileo Anywhere - Online Fun

Creative Constructors: Carnival Games

Age: 1st Grade (in 2020-21 school year)

Duration: 1 hour & 20 min, Mon–Fri

Price: $125

"My 6-year-old really looked forward to class each day. She enjoyed building and creating the carnival games and was independently engaged. She really liked how the instructor threaded a story and character throughout the camp experience to tie the weeklong theme together and was always curious to see what would happen next. "
-Amy Gerbic, San Anselmo, CA

What You'll Do

Prepare to play at a carnival you create yourself in this weeklong class. The Galileo Carnival is in town—all that’s missing are the games! Learn paper construction and simple drawing techniques to make a new inventive, endlessly engaging amusement every day of the week.

Take a walk on the wild side with two animal-themed attractions: a silly creature cutout board for taking photos and an animal-shaped ring toss. Craft straw and paper darts to throw through a hoop target, then BE DETERMINED to test your non-pointy projectiles until they achieve a straight, accurate flight. Learn paper crafting and taping tricks as you build a one-of-a-kind ball-in-a-basket game. Wrap up your carnival collection with a fishing game, powered by magnets and embellished with appealing patterns. BE REFLECTIVE as you improve each of your inventions with rules and point systems of your own playful design.

Note: This weeklong class is more than just innovation-igniting projects—it’s an immersive experience full of delightful details, including interactive games, silly traditions, snacks (see Materials, below) and dress-up days designed to build community, bolster confidence and deliver loads of camp-away-from-camp fun.

What You'll Need

  • 1 strong magnet
  • 8 plastic or paper straws
  • 9+ paper clips
  • 1 set of washable markers
  • 1 piece of string, yarn or twine
  • 1 thin cardboard box
  • 2 pieces of corrugated cardboard
  • 16 sheets standard-size paper
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Snack: Please have a snack and drink ready for your child approximately one hour into class.

* See your welcome email after you enroll for more detailed material lists broken out by day.

  • Computer or tablet with speaker and camera
  • Internet access
  • Zoom application installed
    • Signed in with your child’s name
    • Unmuted (the instructor will manage class muting/unmuting)


What You'll Take Away arrow

  • Paper construction and simple drawing techniques
  • The skills to be determined and persevere until you reach your goal
  • The skills to be reflective and seek to improve your work
  • A playful collection of carnival games, including a photo cutout board, ring toss, dart throw, ball-in-a-basket and fishing game

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