Best Kids Classes for 2019

Posted: January 02, 2019

The next sessions of classes for kids will be starting soon, and you can register now for some of these great Winter/Spring kids' classes. See some of our Featured Classes below, and visit our Classes & Activities guide to find a full range of class options. You'll find classes in categories ranging from STEM classes, to art classes to theater classes, to music classes and more. and more.

Cooking Classes for Ages 4-13
2521 Waukegan Road, Bannockburn
Winter Semester / Super Foodies / Jan 7-Mar 21. Join us for an action-packed weekly cooking class empowering chefs to be super fast, super strong, super healthy, and super happy, one day at a time. We'll taste colorful and delicious superfood ingredients, build our culinary super powers, and perfect our techniques. Featuring both savory and sweet recipes from Samosas to Veggie Pot Pies, and Molten Lava Cakes to Zucchini Choco-Chip Cookies. Options available for ages 4-13.
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Register Today for Emerald City Theatre's Spring Classes for Ages 2 - 15!
2933 N. Southport Ave, Chicago
Join our professional teaching artists for inclusive, ensemble-based instruction focused on self-confidence, collaboration, creative thinking, and having fun! Class themes include Wicked, Best of Broadway, Descendants, Tangled, Mean Girls, and more! Classes begin February 4, 2019. Each class includes a final showcase for family and friends during the week of April 29 - May 5.* register online at or by phone at 773.529.2690. *Grown-Up & Me: Curious George for ages 2 - 4 has no final show.
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Windy City Sports Academy Classes, Camps and Leagues - Boys & Girls (Ages 3-13))
2367 West Logan Boulevard, Chicago
After-school and weekend youth classes and leagues at Windy City Fieldhouse are now open for registration. Mid-Winter programming runs from January 28th-April 13th including its 5-on-5 Basketball, Indoor Flag Football and Dodgeball Leagues. Programs focus on learning rather than winning, allowing children to develop sports skills in a safe, fun and encouraging environment. Registration also opens in March for Spring Classes & Leagues running Mid-April to Mid-June along with Summer Classes & Camps running June through August.
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Fun & Educational Classes For Toddlers
1927 W Belmont Ave, Chicago
Our program for 2 & 3 year olds provides fun and educational classes focused on first time separations, classroom skills, early academics, and positive social interactions. Our theme based curriculum guides students in the exploration of the world around them through play, music, literature, art, and circle time activities.
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Year-Round Soccer | Ages 2-12
1331 W. Adams St., Chicago
At our training sessions you can hear laughter and words of encouragement while children are trying to mimic the moves of their coaches. We offer beginner friendly and highly competitive programs. Our staff of US Soccer Federation nationally certified coaches ensures that each student receives technical and tactical instructions in a positive environment. We foster a culture that encourages commitment, leadership, sportsmanship and resolve. Spots fill up quickly, don't miss the fun and register today!
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Register Now for Classes at the NSYMCA
705 Techny Rd., Northbrook
The North Suburban YMCA offers a comprehensive line up of classes and programs for the entire family this Winter and Spring. Sports, fitness, dance, gymnastics, art, swimming, New S.T.E.A.M Classes and more, you can find it at the Y! We have classes for preschool kids to high school kids. The Y is inclusive to all and financial assistance is available.
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Tot Rock and Kid Rock - Classes for 1-5 years!
Northwest Suburbs
Stay active with your little one in a Tot Rock or Kid Rock class! For 1-5 year olds, this unique music and movement program has been offered at park districts in over 60 communities throughout the Chicagoland area for 24 years! Morning, evening and Saturday classes available! Interactive and educational, each class includes different songs and rhymes, basic dance steps and movements, fine and gross motor skills, rhythm instruments and movement props, creative play, socialization and fun! This will be your favorite activity of the week! Enrollments accepted now at your park district for our seasonal sessions. We'll see you there!
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Hands-on STEM classes at Noggin Builders
3000 Dundee Rd. #201, Northbrook, and Northbrook Court Mall.
At Noggin Builders, children build creative problem solving skills through fun, hands-on classes in STEM. Preschoolers engage in early math, science and literacy skills as they stretch their imaginations and practice working together. Children in grades K-8 explore a variety of STEM themes, and grades 3-12 can choose to add a competitive team experience. Through Noggin Builders’ open-ended design projects, your child will have fun exploring STEM by building and collaborating. Two Locations in Northbrook.
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Cooking Classes for ages 18 mos-14 yrs
2864 North Lincoln Avenue and 2337 W. North Ave., Chicago
Cooking Classes for ages 18 mos-14 yrs Fill your belly, expand your taste buds, and pick up some mad kitchen skills! Join in the hands-on cooking classes at The Kids’ Table - Chicago’s premier cooking school for kids & families. Kids of all ages discover that cooking is fun! And “real food” is not just something our body needs - it tastes really good. Come cook up a different delicious recipe each week, from Baked Spaghetti to Carrot Cupcakes to Broccoli Guacamole. For ages 18 mos - 14 yrs.
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The Little Gym of Chicago - Register Now! 2018-19 School Year
Our professionally developed, non-competitive curriculum uses gymnastics to build motor-skills while having fun and simultaneously fostering enhanced emotional, intellectual and social skills. Each child receives individualized attention from trained instructors, and progresses at their own pace in a positive, nurturing environment. We offer developmentally appropriate classes for every stage of your child's development-from 4 months to 12 years, including sports skills, gymnastics, dance, and parent/child classes. Get started right away!
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Second City Training Center Classes & Camps
1608 N. Wells St., Chicago
The Second City Training Center offers a variety of kid and teen classes, summer camps, winter camps, and spring break camps ages 4-18! Whether a child is a class clown, an aspiring actor, or a little shy, they'll build confidence and creativity through the very same improv games fundamental to The Second City's unique style of comedy. Classes led by trained faculty members include improv, acting, clowning, stand-up, music, writing & more. Specialty programming is also available for teens with anxiety or who are on the autism spectrum.  
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Kids Science Labs - Hands On STEM Classes
Multiple Locations, Chicago and Suburbs
Kids Science Labs offers engaging hands-on science classes based on questions that kids ask everyday with themes ranging from Little Doctors to Outer Space Exploration. Weekly STEM classes are offered for kids ages 2-12 yrs old from Tuesday-Saturday. In the 75 minute classes students are able to use their natural creativity, while full time teachers engage them in problem solving, creative design, and critical thinking to deepen their understanding of core science principles while having fun. Try the award winning classes your kids will love while they innovate and design.
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