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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Great Kids Expo is about having fun while learning how to raise a safe and healthy family. There is no additional fee to participate in these performances and demos.

Fun for the Entire Family

View Saturday’s Schedule of Special Events


Hear 4-year Old Kaitlyn Maher Sing - Local Star
of “America’s Got Talent”
1:45 pm and 3:45 pm

Mr. Knick Knack! Performs

11 am to 11:50 pm

Babies “R” Us Diaper Derby
12 pm to 12:45 pm

Supernanny Casting Call - Meet with producers
12 pm to 4 pm

Sport&Health Presents Kids In Motion

2 pm to 2:30 pm

Pumpkin Decorating
Craft Project

1 to 2 pm

Storytime with Mrs. Livingston

3 pm to 3:30 pm

Diaper Changing Station
Sponsored by Babies "R" Us

Tips from Northwestern Mutual for Teaching your Kids How to be Financially Smart

12 pm to 12:30 pm

Infant Massage Techniques presented by Moby Wrap and Infant Massage US

1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Yo-Yo Fun & Science of Spin with That Yo-Yo Guy

12 pm to 12:30 pm

Brixalot presents: Castle Building Contest featuring LEGO® Blocks

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Kids Drum Circle with Drum Daniel
1:30 pm to 2 pm

JumpWorks Circus City
Triple Slide

10am to 6pm


Etiquette School of Virginia presents “How Not to Gross People Out”

12:30 pm to 1:00 pm


Seven Steps to Homework Success by KnowledgePoints
4:30 pm to 4:50 pm


JumpWorks KidSteam Train

10am to 6pm


Interactive Gaming Experience

10 am to 6 pm

Mommies Lounge
Sponsored by Babies "R" Us

Children’s Science Center Shaving Cream Activity

10am to 6pm

Suessical Jr Performance by Lopez Studios

2:45 pm to 3:20 pm

Fun with Gymboree Play & Music

10:30 am to 11 am

Schedule for Saturday, October 25
Times subject to change

10 am to 6 pm Explore the Exhibits
10 am to 6 pm JumpWorks Circus City Triple Slide
Fun! Fun!! Fun!!!
10 am to 6 pm Learn about Animal Tracks
Kids, learn the various animal tracks associated with our region and stencil your favorite tracks on to paper. In the Canaan Valley Resort & Conference Center booth.
10 am to 6 pm Have Fun with Shaving Cream
The Children’s Science Center presents a fun activity that uses shaving cream to create a one-of-a-kind work of art.
10 am to 6 pm JumpWorks KidSteam Train
Meet our conductor and take a ride
10 am to 6 pm

Interactive Gaming Experience
Our IGX Adrenaline Jam Experience features the latest in video gaming technology. Games include:

  • Petz Horse 2 (Wii)
  • Petz Cats 2 (Wii)
  • Lego Star Wars (X box360)
  • Star Wars: Force Unleashed (X box360)
  • Wii Fit & Wii Sports
  • Guitar Hero
  • Finding Nemo
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Big Brain Academy for Wii
  • My Word Coach for Wii
  • Smarty Pants for Wii
  • Big Beach Sports for Wii
  • Dewey's Adventures for Wii (Save the Peaceful Tree)
  • Cosmic Family for Wii (early learning through play)
  • Balloon Pop for Wii
  • Bee Movie Game for Wii
10:30 am to 11 am

Fun with Gymboree Play & Music
Parachute time, song and dance and lots of interactive fun for children ages five and under and their parents!

  1. In the INOVA Health System Theater
10:30 am to 11 am

Participate in a Ballet Class by The Conservatory Ballet of Reston
This 'practice class' will give young students the opportunity to get their toes into ballet and see if they wish to continue. Additionally, several of the Conservatory's ballet students will also perform.

  1. On the INOVA Fairfax Hospital for Children Stage
11 am to 11:50 pm

Mr. Knick Knack! Performs
Rated DC's Favorite Children's Entertainer" DC Baby, by Sarah Masterson.

"No gimmicks. No costumes. With just a silly name and a genuine desire to perform, Mr. Knick Knack takes the stage with his guitar, and the kids go wild." Washington Post

  1. On the INOVA Fairfax Hospital for Children Stage
11 am to 4 pm Funny Face
Face painter in the Heartland Foods booth
12 pm to 12:30 pm

Tips for Teaching your Kids How to be Financially Smart
How do we as parents ensure that are children grow up to be financially literate beyond their years? There are some simple strategies that parents can use to put their children in a position of strength related to this concept. Join Scott Marschall CLU, CPA – Northwestern Mutual, for a fun and informative session that will be sure to help you teach your children to be ahead of the game in their own financial literacy!

  1. On the INOVA Fairfax Hospital for Children Stage
12pm to 12:30 pm

Yo-Yo Fun & Science of Spin with That Yo-Yo Guy
Learn how to do yo-yo tricks and how to use spin toys to explain gyroscopic stability, rotational inertia, and other scientific principles that do work and let us have fun.

  1. In the Partnership for Healthier Kids Activity Area
12 pm to 12:45 pm

Babies “R” Us Diaper Derby
The winner gets a $50 Babies “R” Us gift card. You must register in advance at the Babies “R” Us booth.

  1. In the INOVA Health System Theater
12 pm to 4 pm

Supernanny Casting Call
Producers from ABC’s hit show are hosting an open casting call.

  1. In booth 1010
12:30 pm to 1 pm

Etiquette School of Virginia presents “How Not to Gross People Out”

  1. On the INOVA Fairfax Hospital for Children Stage
1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Pumpi’s Playschool
An exercise class with learning curriculum for 2-5 years olds. (Others are welcome too).

  1. In the INOVA Health System Theater
1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Moby Wrap presents Infant Massage Techniques Linda Storm of Infant Massage US
Linda Storm, Director of Infant Massage US provides Get nurturing and touch tips and techniques.

  1. On the INOVA Fairfax Hospital for Children Stage
1 pm to 2 pm

Pumpkin Decorating Craft Project
Limited to the first 100 children

  1. In the Partnership for Healthier Kids Activity Area
1:30 pm to 2 pm

Kids Drum Circle with Drum Daniel
A fun and exciting interactive rhythm jam with hand drums and shakers.

  1. In the INOVA Health System Theater
1:45 pm to 2:15 pm

Hear 4-year old Kaitlyn Maher Sing
Our local star of "America’s Got Talent” will sing and pose for pictures.
Kaitlyn has also performed on “The Today Show” and “Access Hollywood”.

  1. See her complete biography
  2. On the INOVA Fairfax Hospital for Children Stage
2 pm to 2:30 pm

Sport&Health Presents Kids In Motion
Parents are invited to join the fun.

  1. In the INOVA Health System Theater
2:45 pm to 3:20 pm

Suessical Jr Performance by Lopez Studios
A story of friendship and faithfulness, Seussical Jr. ties together a myriad of beloved characters from the world of Dr. Seuss. When Horton the Elephant hears a desperate cry for help echoing from the tiny world of Who, little does he know this will catapult him into a journey the likes of which he’s never known. Throughout the Jungles of Nool Horton is seen as one loony elephant! But by staying true to himself and faithful to his commitments he is able to befriend the young Who, JoJo, and earn the love of his neighbor, Gertrude McFuzz

  1. On the INOVA Fairfax Hospital for Children Stage
3 pm to 3:30 pm

Story time with Mrs. Livingston
Early Childhood Edu-tainment's storytime is a 30 minute high energy, interactive reading adventure for ages 3-5 that combines song, movement, fingerplays, and of course, a book! Preschoolers develop vocabulary, rhythm, gross motor, listening, social skills, while having a silly, good ol' time!

  1. In the INOVA Health System Theater
3 pm to 6 pm Guitar Hero Tournament in the Interactive Gaming Experience
Enter our Guitar Hero Tournament – winner gets a $100 gift certificate to Gamestop. Open to the first 32 people to sign up. Sign up throughout the day.
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Brixalot Presents: Castle Building Contest featuring LEGO® Blocks
Interactive fun for kids of all ages.

  1. In the INOVA Health System Theater
3:45 pm to 4:15 pm

Hear 4-year old Kaitlyn Maher Sing
Our local star of “America’s Got Talent” will sing and pose for pictures.
Kaitlyn has also performed on “The Today Show” and “Access Hollywood”.

  1. See her complete biography
  2. On the INOVA Fairfax Hospital for Children Stage
4:30 pm to 4:50 pm

Seven Steps to Homework Success by KnowledgePoints
Tips to improve your child’s success in school and personal confidence.

  1. On the INOVA Fairfax Hospital for Children Stage
5:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Youth Salons – Team Spirit Hair

  1. In the Partnership for Healthier Kids Activity Area

FREE Stuff
Here is just a sampling of free stuff that will be handed out by Great Kids Expo exhibitors and sponsors:

  1. Michaels is providing bags to the first 4,000 attendees
  2. Chick-fil-A is providing coupons
  3. Just Between Friends has temporary tattoos for the first 500 kids visiting their booth
  4. Verizon has coloring books on internet safety in their booth

If you would like to perform, demonstrate or speak we are interested in hearing from you. Send your ideas on how you would like to participate in Great Kids Expo to leeann@expo4greatkids.com.

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