Last year, a reader was nice enough to recommend that I check out Matter & Motion at Ivy Tech. To be honest, the title “Matter and Motion” didn’t exactly scream “toddler-friendly” to me (I was expecting a day of activities dedicated to advanced science topics. It is hosted at the community college, after all). But there were plenty of activities for my girls (ages 1 and 3, at the time) to enjoy!
Like most kid, my girls love animals. The highlight for them may have been the small petting zoo area.
(Look! They brought Li’l Sebastian over for a visit from Pawnee!)
Or maybe my girls’ favorite part was touring the ambulance and fire truck. All toddlers love fire trucks, right?!
My girls would have been happy if we had never even made it in the building. But inside of Ivy Tech, the kids got balloons from a clown, made crowns, went on a simulated roller coaster ride, took their stuffed animals to the teddy bear clinic, and snagged some Chik-Fil-A coupons. (It’s possible that my kids didn’t get excited about the coupons, but their mama sure did. Free CFA kids’ meal? Score!)
They also had the chance to be fingerprinted by the Sheriff’s Department, but they declined that offer. And by “declined” I mean that my three-year-old threw a screaming fit and my one-year-old refused to even enter the room. (I hope they never need to approach a policeman for help anytime soon! If so, we’re in big trouble.)
Matter and Motion is the chance for the community to come out and see what is happening this year at Ivy Tech. It’s completely FREE, and everyone is invited to attend! There will be food vendors on-site for lunch purchases. Come and go as you please.
You can find more info below:
Ivy Tech Community College-Wabash Valley Region will host the 2017 Matter & Motion on Saturday, April 8th, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at its main campus, 8000 S. Education Drive, Terre Haute, Indiana.
Matter & Motion is a free, family-oriented, open-to-the-public, fast-paced day full of hands-on activities and demonstrations intended to entertain children and adults alike. The purpose is to give those who attend a glimpse into Ivy Tech’s programs. The learning activities involve more than 35 organizations/programs and give event-goers a sense of the community college’s varied offerings