There are tons of amazing classes to enrol your kiddo in all over Calgary but have you thought that they looked like so much fun, you might want to join in, too? From cooking to painting and everything in between, we’ve rounded up a list of our favourite classes that parents and their kids can try out together in Calgary.
Check Out Parent Link Classes for Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers | familiesmatter.ca
Parent Link offers a variety of free classes for parents and their little ones from newborn to preschool age. Whether you’re interested in art, music, stories, or just want to keep busy playing together, Parent Link has a little something for everyone. Most classes are provided on a drop-in basis.
Try Something New at the Calgary Public Library | events.calgarylibrary.ca
The Calgary Public Library has just about every kind of class you can imagine, for everyone in the family from kids to teens and parents. Check out parented singing and storytime classes for babies, counting classes for toddlers, and learn how to code and play chess with older kiddos. There are all kinds of storytime classes offered in a variety of languages as well. Check their website to see what classes are available at a library near you.
Paint Some Pottery at Crock A Doodle | crockadoodle.com
If your family likes to get creative, Crock A Doodle has drop-in pottery painting projects ready and waiting for your arrival. Paint a picture frame, plate, bowl or platter and bring home a project that you can enjoy for years to come!
Get Your Hands Dirty With Clay at 4Cats Art Studio | 4cats.com
4Cats Art Studio has all kinds of fun clay-based projects for parents and kids. Check their calendar to see what workshops are on the horizon – right now, they are offering unicorn workshops to create magical mugs, sculptures and pourings. Workshops are available to be booked for either two children or one parent and one child.
Paint the Perfect Canvas at PopArts Studio | popartsstudio.com
For the perfect way to spend an afternoon together away from screens and the “usual” activities, PopArts Studio has teacher-guided canvas paintings for family members aged 4 and up. There are tons of projects available to choose from – which one will you pick?
Make Your Own Ceramics and Pottery at North Mount Pleasant Arts Centre | liveandplay.calgary.ca
For families interested in pottery and ceramics, the North Mount Pleasant Arts Centre has a Family Potter’s Wheel course for parents and kids between 9 and 12, a Family Clay Projects course for kids 4-10 and their parents, and a Family Arts Combo class also for kids between 4 and 10 years. The current sessions for this term are full, but keep your eyes peeled for sessions beginning in the spring!
Make Your Own Terrarium at Plant | plantshop.ca
Plant has tons of different workshops available to check out, but one of our favourites is the build-your-own terrarium option. You’ll learn step by step instructions on how to help your plants thrive, and get everything you need to build your own terrarium, including a small piece of glass, 2-3 succulent plants, soil, decorative materials, a terrarium information booklet, and care instructions.
Groove to the Beat at KinderMusik | kindermusikbykaelie.com
KinderMusik has parented classes available for parents and babies, toddlers and preschoolers, as well as multi-age family classes. In these classes, you’ll get to sing, dance and move to the beat as you try out new instruments suited to your kiddo’s developmental level. It’s a great way to bond over a shared love of music!
Get Your Stretch on at Wymbin Yoga | wymbinyoga.com
Wymbin Yoga has a variety of parented yoga classes available, depending on what stage of life you’re in. There are Family Yoga classes for parents and kiddos 0–7 years old, as well as Parent & Child classes for parents with children 7 and over. For littler yogis, there are Mum & Baby yoga (for ages 0-crawling) and Parent & Tot yoga for kids 0-4.
Cook Up a Storm at Sunterra Market | sunterramarket.com
Give your kid a chance to show their cooking chops at these fun classes for kids 8 and over. Although parents are not required to stay for this class, it’s a great opportunity to spend some time together surrounded by good food!
Make a Homemade Meal With Cookbook Company Cooks | cookbookcooks.com
They say nothing speaks to the heart like a home-cooked meal, so why not learn how to create one together? Cookbook Company Cooks has classes for parents and kids to learn to make a delicious dish; then they send you home with leftovers and all the recipes so you can make it again and again.
Decorate A Gorgeous Cake at CAKEify Studio | cakeifystudio.com
Whether you’re looking to join in on a fun, themed class, or want to decorate a cake to impress, CAKEify Studio has a lot of tasty ways to spend some time with your kids. If you’re looking for the cake decorating option, the studio has pre-baked cakes ready to decorate with icing and all the tools you’ll need to make something spectacular under the guidance of a local cake artist. Check their schedule to see what themed classes are available (think cookie decorating, edible terrariums and more)
Pick Up Some New Kitchen Skills With Agriculture For Life | agbites.ca
If you’re looking for a great way to change the way your family eats and operates in the kitchen, Agriculture for Life has parent and child cooking classes that are tons of fun for grownups and kids 4-14. Keep an eye out for updates to their class schedule.
Have you had a chance to try any of these classes with your kids yet? Are there classes that didn’t make our list that should have? We’d love to hear from you in the comments!
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