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.

The Preschool Experience at Elgin Academy
Attend the Elgin Academy Early Childhood Program Preschool Experience Open House along with your children to meet the teachers, directors, and more!

Rising Stars Show Choir Summer Camp
Have a child that is interested in music, dance, and performance? Rising Stars® is offering summer show choir camps for ages 3 through high school!

Hands-on, Dynamic STEM Summer Camps from Engineering for Kids

Spring Session and Free Classes at Mattix Music Studio in Western Springs
Mattix Music Studio will be featuring their Music Together®  Triangle Song Collection session this spring and free "come and see" classes for ages 0-5.

Mattix Music Studio Discount for February
Find out how to get a Mattix Music Studio Discount in February for music lessons in piano, violin, viola, and cello in the western suburbs of Chicago.

National Catholic Schools Week 2018
Celebrate National Catholic Schools Week by visiting schools in Chicago's western suburbs to learn about options for your child's education!

Paint-Your-Own Pottery and Ceramics Studios in the Southwest Suburbs
Find a paint-your-own pottery place to have some fun or a ceramics studio to create a masterpiece. We've found locations near you to be creative with clay!

New! Ninja Monkeys + 50% Off Select Classes
Your kids can train like ninjas and play like monkeys at Gemini's new Ninja Monkeys classes. All ninja classes and Sunday classes are 50% off in January!

Giveaway: Ms. Clara’s Mini Musicians
Enter to win a $100 gift certificate to Ms. Clara's Mini Musicians, which is good towards music classes, retail items, and/or birthday parties!

Giveaway: Flying High Sports & Rec Center
Win a free month of recreational classes at Flying High Sports & Rec Center at either their Countryside or Hickory Hills location.

Experience Gift Ideas for the Holidays – and How to Get a Deal!
Tons of ideas for experience gifts to enjoy time with each other and experiences your kids will remember. Even a few discounts from local businesses!

Grand Avenue Preschools Open House
Grand Avenue Preschools in both Western Springs and La Grange Highlands are hosting open houses so you can meet the teachers and more!