Classes for Kids

What is your child interested in? On this page you can find lists of various classes for kids to encourage learning, fun, and exploring different disciplines. When you click on each type of class, you will find that it is organized by town.

Click here to be taken to our One-Stop Spot to Find Kids Classes and Teams. It’s the most comprehensive and helpful guide to all of the activities you can sign your kids up for in the west and southwest suburbs. You’ll find everything from sports to fine arts, intellectual pursuits to classes for little kids.

We highly recommend contacting a few locations that interest you and asking if you can observe or if they offer free trial classes that your child can try before registering. Get a feel for the location, style of instruction, structure of the class and teacher personalities.

If you are looking for other resources, visit our Resources for Families page, buy half-price tickets to great local attractions and shows on our Half-Price Ticket page, and peruse our Indoor Activities and Outdoor Activities pages.

New! Paramount School of the Arts
You are going to love the innovative spaces and immensely talented instructors at Paramount School of the Arts in Aurora!

This Winter at Ivy League Kids: Winter Break Programs and Kids Basketball
Ivy League Kids offers winter break camps, before and after school options, and a kids basketball program (with a $10 discount code!).

2019-2020 Winter Break Camps for Kids
The western suburbs are full of winter break camps with sports, games, crafts, gymnastics, field trips, art, science, math and more! 

The Inspiring Journey of Sakina Fakhruddin, Owner of Codinu Naperville
The owner of Codinu in Naperville has a fascinating story behind why she started her business and what led her to pursue her passion.

Fall Music Together Classes are Starting at Mattix Music Studio

Ms. Clara’s Mini Musicians: Free Class Event + Promo Code for Kidlist Readers!
Parents are raving about Ms. Clara's Mini Musicians classes in Brookfield and Oak Park! Meet Ms. Clara and see how your kids can be mini musicians!

Your One-Stop Spot to Find Local Kids Classes and Teams
We have the scoop on all of the best kids classes and teams near you. Sports, Fine Arts, Brain Power, Classes for Little Kids in one place!

Kids’ Basketball Teams, Leagues, and Skill Building
Kids build their skills and have fun playing at these basketball programs from kindergarten through high school in the west suburbs.

Cheerleading for Kids
Be proud, cheer loud! Check out these cheerleading clubs, classes, and camps in Chicago's western suburbs for your future cheerleader.

Chicagoland Children’s Choirs and Youth Choirs
Little songbirds soar in children's choirs! Choirs meet across the area, from Chicago to Orland Park, Naperville, Wheaton, Oak Park, Evanston and more.

Classes for Little Kids 0-5 Years Old: Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers
Now updated for 2019! Find classes for little kids in the western suburbs, including dance, swimming, gymnastics, music, art, and more!

Cooking Classes, Baking Lessons, and Foodie Fun for Kids
Kids learn new skills, build kitchen confidence, and try new foods at cooking classes. And who knows — you may end up with breakfast in bed!