Learning Rocks! Education Expo

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November 14, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM


Lausche Building
Ohio Expo Center
Columbus, OH 43211

Saturday, November 14th • 10 am - 4pm
Lausche Building @ Ohio Expo Center

Jedi & Santa Breakfasts

Dress up as your favorite Jedi, Star Wars character or that special outfit to tell Santa what you want for Christmas & enjoy fabulous flying pancakes. Walk-ins welcomed as space allows. 10am & 11 am seating.  Tickets are $14.99$9.99.

Math Competition

Presented by Mathico School of Mathematics

First through Eighth grades will compete by grade in 2 rounds of challenging math problems. The competition is limited to 10 competitors per grade & the overall winner will be crowned the Math Champion!

Spelling Bee

Presented by Learning Rx

Students from first to eighth grade will spell their way through challenging words competing with students within their grade to the spelling championship.


Lego Robot Competition

Presented by Robot Academy

Just like the traditional Japanese sport, the combatants try to force each other out of the ring.

Bridge & Skyscraper Challenge

Presented by Engineering For Kids

Do you the ability to build a bridge or skyscraper that can withstand the most weight? Then this challenge is for you. Kids in grades K-8 will compete in age groups to see who are the best engineers in training.

Chess Challenge

Presented by Dragon Chess Center

Enter now for the Chess Challenge featuring a tournament style format in 3 different age group levels.  To register by mail click here.


Kids Monster Drawing Contest

Presented by Rick Isbell, Author & Artist of "Blame it on the Monsters"

Come out and learn from Rick Isbell as he teaches kids how to draw monsters and then put those skills to the test and draw your own monster.

Minecraft Tournament

Presented by Game U

Players from Pre-K to 12th grade can compete in age groups challenging their mind and building skills in this tournament.



Author Signings & Readings

Children and parents can join the authors as they take them on an adventure. Listen to them tell their story and share with your children the excitement of reading. Authors will also have their books available for signing.

Do you have a book you would like to read or a seminar to present, click here to sign up.


Mr. Game Room mobile video games will be there to provide all kids with video game fun and adventures!


Bookfair presented by Usborne Books

Usborne Books will be there with their latest inventory of books for all ages from pre-reading to pre-teen.



Holiday Kids Clothing & Toy Sale

Featuring Three Bags Full Consignment & Family Play Area by Recreations Outlet

The Holiday Sale area will feature great values on gently-used and new clothing, toys and so so much more family friendly stuff. Click to find out more information about the Holiday Sale

Schedule of Events

Flying Pancake Breakfasts

  • 10am - Breakfast with Santa - Lausche Main Entrance, Breakfast & Drawing space
  • 11am - Star Wars Breakfast - Lausche Main Entrance, Breakfast & Drawing space


  • 9:30am - 2pm: Chess Tournament - Chess Challenge space
  • 10am - 12pm: Math Challenge - Main Stage
  • 11am - 1pm: Lego Robot Sumo Battle - Robot Academy booth
  • 12:30 - 2pm: Drawing Contest - Lausche Main Entrance, Breakfast & Drawing space
  • 1 - 4pm: Minecraft Tournament - adjacent to Fun Zone space
  • 1:30 - 3:30pm: Spelling Bee - Main Stage
  • All day: Bridge & Skyscaper Building - Engineering for Kids booth

Author Readings & Workshops

11:00:  Family Workshop

How do you talk to your Children about Money
John Blakely/The Blakely Group - Transamerica Agency Network

11:30: Author Reading

Karen Haueisen Crissinger 
Author: Big Kids Flush, & Big Kids Wash the Dishes

12:00:  Family Workshop

Tips for the College-Bound
Beth Probst - At the Core

12:30: Author Reading

Michele Darrall Zavatsky 
Author: "Kids Love Travel" Guides

1:00:  Family Workshop

Benefits of Homeschooling: and the entrepreneurial spirit given to your child while raising them from home
Tequila Cousar -  Momprenuer & Blogger

1:30: Family Workshop

FAMILIES LOVE TRAVEL - Let's Plan Some Day Trips…on a budget!
Michele Darrall Zavatsky - Family Travel Mom & Author, KidsLoveTravel.com

2:15: Family Workshop

Family Fun through Language
Trisha Mikula - Mikula Speech Therapy

2:45: Author Reading

Richard A. Isbell
Author & Illustrator: Blame it on the Monsters

Book Fair

All day at the Usborne Books booth

Activities and Entertainment on the Smiles 4 Life Main Stage:

  • Math Challenge, presented by Mathico School - 10am - 12pm
  • Star Wars Lightsaber Demonstration, presented by Royal Arts Fencing Academy - after Math
  • Challenge: approx. 12pm
  • Paulette's Princess Parties Presentation: 1pm
  • Spelling Bee, presented by LearningRx - 1:30 - 3:30pm
  • Family Bingo with KidsLinked.com: 3:30 - 4pm


November 14, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM


Lausche Building
Ohio Expo Center
Columbus, OH 43211