Let PopUpPlay create an unforgettable virtual event or event series for your classroom. We're bringing rich educational and engaging opportunities into your classroom or into your students' living rooms. Every event is customized to align directly with your classroom's level, learning goals and curricula.
PopUpPlay can work within any existing school approved platform or we can provide our own meeting link. We will facilitate themed interactive activities with your classroom. Children will be able to talk to each other and participate in real time.
Check out our events below and then click Book your Classroom Event to book a single event or custom package. Our basic package starts at $200 per event and includes 50 minutes of programming for approximately 20 students. Bulk packages and customization are available. PopUpPlay will also design custom school-wide events including virtual field days and virtual fundraisers. Let's Talk.
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STEAM Skills Events
The World of Insects and More
This event includes time for live animal viewing, talks with an animal specialist, and interactive activities. Educators can choose 6 animals that they want to see and learn about out of our list of available educational animals (snakes, chameleons, insects, arachnids and more). Together The Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion and PopUpPlay have designed an informative and engaging experience customized for each class.
Apply STEAM principles that you're exploring in class with our MakerSpace event. Students will enter our virtual invention lab and use available household materials to solve building challenges and invent amazing solutions to puzzles. Puzzles and build challenges are customized to classroom curriculum. Examples include: Make your own Mini Golf Course, Design a Rube Goldberg Machiene, Construct an Air Powered Car, Build a 3-D puzzle and more.
Art and Science go hand and hand! In this event we'll explore the science of art. We'll explore virtual artistic science using available household materials. Get ready to explore new kinds of printmaking, homemade watercolor, make a giant star, create a robot and complete basic scientific reactions.
Exploration in Clay
with The Clay Studio
Professional sculptors will lead your class through a customized air dry clay project. A teaching artist will lead students step-by-step through the project using a few simple materials and techniques. The Clay Studio and PopUpPlay will build an event that directly connects with your students' learning goals.
Design your own musical instruments! In this flexible session students will create several different kinds of musical instrument using commonly available household materials. Students will learn about the history of each musical instrument and practice refining the sound to play simple music. Instruments include a guitar, bottle band, flute, drum and more.
Social Emotional Learning and ELA
The Science of Kindness
What does chemistry have to do with kindness? We'll find out in this exciting and eye opening session. Students will leave this session with do-able, tangible ways to support their fellow classmates and build community. Through surprising science demonstrations they'll learn why each time you go from bystander to upstander on behalf of someone else you begin a powerful transformation of your community. (And Bonus, they'll learn some harmless (but oh so cool) chemical reactions!)
Finding your inner superhero
Do your students know that they have superpowers? In this interactive session young people will design a superhero identity and go through a series of 'superhero training' games and activities to find out how they can go from bystander to upstander and support their friends, classmates and community! In this multidisciplinary session appropriate for classes focusing on P.E., SEL, STEAM and ELA they'll explore their ability to make a difference in the world. This session is customized to align with school curricula.
Puppet show and workshop
with Digger and David Puppet Company
Digger and David's engaging storytelling, zany blend of jokes and magic tricks will entertain your students. After the fast-paced show PopUpPlay will facilitate a puppet making workshop customized for student age and interest.
David Hutchman, a treasured Philadelphia performer known by generations of children and their families for his work at the Please Touch Museum, and his pal Digger the Dog are throwing a birthday show just for your child and their friends! Together Digger and David and PopUpPlay will facilitate the full party experience.
In this multidisciplinary event students will explore the STEAM concepts of light, shadow and transparency with the world's oldest form of puppetry. Shadow puppetry emerged from China, India and Indonesia and is recognized by UNESCO as a form of intangible cultural heritage. We'll make amazing paper shadow puppets and put on a creative virtual show using only household materials. This event has serious WOW factor and can be scaled for children in grades 1-8.
with National Kids Gym
"Tumble into Fitness with National Kids Gym! In this Physical Education focused event, we'll get our hearts pumping and our bodies moving with a focus on basic gymnastics skills. This interactive event will introduce balance exercises and gymnastics principles to keep us active the whole time! We will use household items to create our own personal gym - pillows to roll on, a blanket to create a balance beam, and much more. National Kids Gym is a mobile gymnastics program that brings the gym to you!
Fitness and fun
AsaLiving Fitness and Fun’ sessions are offered for children of all ages. Sessions are carefully crafted to help children build age appropriate foundations of functional movements and development of motor skills (eg run, jump, pull, push, throw, climb & lift). We incorporate games, props, and design activities (e.g. obstacle courses) to get kids moving and bond with peers!