HIGH INTEREST DAY at your school
Hands-on Learning presented by
the Spinning Top & Yo-Yo Museum
and the Logic Puzzle Museum
We bring our Hands-on & action workshops at
your High Interest Day, great for a wide range of ages.
The workhops are offered in Southern Wisconsin,
Central Wisconsin and Northern Illinois.
Arrangements can be made for us to travel further, as well.
The workshops listed below are exciting for your school's High Interest Days.
All of the workshops are hands-on with lots of fun mixed with learning.
One topic is selected for the day.
Make an Optical Illusion Spinner Top All grades
Science, art, action! Very hands-on! Do you believe what you see? Is it really moving that way? Try out a variety of optical and unusual tops from the Spinning top Museum collection, then design your own pocket-size spinner to keep. Each person makes an optical top disk with original optics and designs or makes designs adapted from samples. Many examples to see for ideas. Core materials provided. We have presented hands-on creative optical illusion tops workshops at major art museums as well as schools. Min. 125 students. Ages 8 and up, though not younger.
Yo-Yo Class: Learn to be a pro!
Action and skill! Very hands-on. Learn proper throw techniques, changing the string, tips, essentials, plus 6-10 classic yo-yo tricks from a professional. The fee includes a high quality, long spinning ball bearing yo-yo per person to use and Keep! Min. 50 students in day. Each session: Max. 15-18/session for best results for students.
Make an Action Toy All grades
Science, art, action! Very hands-on! Try out a variety of spinning toys and devices from the collection of the museum curator, then make an action spinner toy to keep! Each person makes one toy to take home. Core materials provided. We have presented toy making at conventions, library wide workshops, school classrooms, universities and at museums. Minimum 100 students.
Make a hands-on brain twister puzzle All grades
Challenging, puzzling, thinking. Very hands-on. Try out two different brain twister puzzles, then make the one of your choice, to take home to challenge yourself, your family and friends! Age appropriate difficulty levels are based on grade levels. Includes special core materials. Minimus 125 students
Learn to spin the old fashion throw top Ages 7 – 18
Action and skill. Very hands-on. Learn to spin and throw a traditional top that is used all around the world and has been used throughout history by children and adults. This style of top is featured in the MGM movie: My Summer Story. The instructor for your High Interest Day is the tops expert for that movie, and taught the movie stars top spinning, plus actually spins tops for the film. The spinning expert has appeared on Ripley's Believe It or Not TV, Discover Wisconsin, PBS' Wild Chicago TV, and at international festivals. Each participants receives a top to use and Keep! Min. 60 participants. Small sessions are best.
All workshops: The minimum number of participants listed is for the entire day,
with each session having a smaller number of students.
Some of the workshops may need a larger setting than a classroom.
School to provide things like scissors, markers, etc. if needed for that workshop,
we bring the core materials and special supplies and special tools.
Assistance from one adult volunteer is helpful, but would need to be same volunteer for entire day.
Other topics & themes are possible. Give us a call.
Fee: based on topic, distance, number participating. Contact us for more details.
We come to your school with unique programs from the
Spinning Top & Yo-Yo Museum www.topmuseum.org
Logic Puzzle Museum www.logicpuzzlemuseum.org
All information subject to change.