Coding, Constitution & Conversation: Your MacKID Event Picks This Week

All your family fun May 22-28

May 20, 2024

May is flying by, but don't let it skedaddle without catching some of these fun family events. From the Constitution to coding this week's lineup of MacKID Event Picks has something for everyone. Learn new skills, meet new people, have a great week. See how easy that was? 

1. Learn How Your Favorite Games Were Made

Fortnite feels worlds away from Frogger, but turns out, they've got a lot in common. Tune in to this virtual session with your kids and get the scoop on why all your fave video games are related. Even better, discover the formula for a winning game and get the kids working on the next bestseller. May 23

2. Rock the Constitution

More than just an old paper under glass, the Constitution is alive and well in 2024. Get kids pumped about this classic composition when they join others from around the country and get their government on. We the people, baby! May 24

3. Create and Play With Coding

They love their screen time. Use it for good by tuning in to this virtual workshop all about coding video games in Scratch. Coding is one of the fastest-growing careers in the nation. Just saying. May 25

4. Celebrate Memorial Day

This long weekend is about way more than barbecues and appliance sales. Get the 411 on seven meaningful ways to celebrate Memorial Day with your kids and honor the true spirit of the day. May 27

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5. Learn American Sign Language

Learning a new language has never been easier thanks to this online storytime with the Chicago Public Library. Books via sign language means they'll pick up some new skills and have a ton of fun. Now this is storytelling we can get behind. May. 28