Looking for activities to get you through these indoor days? Well, if you’ve burned through the 25 suggested activities mentioned in our previous blog post, then we’ve got you covered. The team at Sawyer put together a list of fun activities to do with your kids to keep them engaged at home.
Why is it important to vary your kids’ activities?
When you’re spending more time at home with your little ones, it can be easy to lose your routine. Maybe you accidentally let them watch Disney movies all day(although, there is no such thing as too much Frozen), or consume excessive screen time. While these activities may be enjoyable for your kids, they don’t necessarily stimulate their brains in a healthy way.
What are some fun learning activities that will keep my child engaged?
We’re glad you asked! Here at Sawyer, we have curated a lot of fun and exciting online classes to help keep your child learning and engaged to help stimulate their growing minds and to help keep you from losing yours! If you're searching for some offline family activities, you can check out this list here, too.
Science & technology fun for kids
Science-and technology-based activities can help teach your littles one critical thinking skills. Here are a few options that will surely appeal to your little one.
Voice Advance is the home of Splat Lab and Anthropology Arts. The team there provides high-quality, unique enrichment classes, all online.
The Renaissance Child
The Renaissance Child is a comprehensive enrichment and educational program for children ages 1-10. The Reggio Emilia-inspired environment features a natural and eco-friendly studio design that creates a peaceful atmosphere where children focus, learn, imagine, and create.
The good folks at iCamp offer all kinds of online programs for kids ages 4-13 years-old. Online classes range from 3D CAD modeling in TinkerCAD and coding to graphic design and engineering.
RoboFun offers dynamic workshops for children using cutting edge technologies. Children ages 3 – 12 (Pre-K to 6th grade). Your child will learn about engineering, coding, and creative thinking. Our work is based on children’s innate passion and curiosity and our workshops allow children to become makers and designers.
After School Brilliance
Get ready for enriching and engaging science, technology, robotics, engineering, art, coding, and math programs for young children. The team here aims to inspire, nurture, and grow the critical and emerging skills necessary for success in our digital workforce.
NORY offers dynamic camps and afterschool programs for children ages 3 - 12 throughout NYC. All NORY programs take the project-based, experiential learning approach to develop these soft skills. If you want your child to design the future, rather than follow it, join them!
Art and theatre classes for kids
Get your kids excited about music, drawing, theater, and other aspects of the arts with these online classes.
Hudon’s House of Play
If your children need to get their wiggles out from being cooped up inside all day long, Hudson's House of Play’s online classes are the perfect way to let them loose, have fun and learn too! These classes are geared toward kids ages 0-10 years-old and include music, art, shapes, numbers and plenty of creativity.
The fine folks at this small theater have a lot to offer online for children ages 3-18+. Galli Theater’s online classes include German Theater workshops, vocal lessons, musical acting classes and much more! We are a small theater with a lot to offer.We throw some of the best birthday parties in the city!
Little Bandits was created to introduce young children ages 6 months to 5 years-old the joy of creating music together. Through songs, games, dances, collaborative noise-making, and only the tiniest amount of mischief, Little Bandits teaches that music is a joyous way for kids to express themselves.
Joyful arts experiences for ages 1 and up. Discover enriching art classes, camps, parties, and workshops for all ages.
Social Studio is the place for art excellence – the place to explore, engage, experiment, express, exchange, empower, and expand! The results: increased creativity, connection, and community!
Viridian Art Agoura
Viridian Art Agoura offers traditional art education online that is both challenging and exciting. Their goal is to give students of all ages the skills to become independent artists. Viridian Art Agoura’s instructors act as mentors, creating a personal relationship with each student, guiding them on their own individual artistic journey. In their online classes, kids will learn techniques in charcoal, pastels, acrylics, and oil paints.
Fun with Languages
While you’re cooped up in the house, allow your child to learn the languages and cultures from other countries around the world. Check out these online foreign language classes, available on Sawyer now!
PLAY Kids offers a variety of enrichment activities for children ages 1 - 9 years old including robotics, chess, music, French lessons, and more.
Immersion for Spanish Language Acquisition
Children ages 3-17 years-old will learn conversation skills in Spanish through culture. This online class helps build a foundation in the Spanish language and an understanding of cultural diversity. This curriculum explores various Latin American countries through imagination and fun.
iCanMandarin’s mission is to provide an innovative and engaging online Mandarin learning experience for all students. Every student with iCanMandarin will experience how it feels to use Chinese from day one.
The folks at ZPlaySchool offer all kinds of online activities like yoga, theater, sing-alongs, and Mommy & Me classes, but with a twist: they’re all in Russian! These classes are for kids ages 9 months to 12 years of age.
Health, Fitness and Games
Get your young children moving and wiggling in fun and healthy ways with these online fitness classes. And for older kids, challenge their minds through the fun of online gaming.
The Game Academy
The Game Academy creates and supports game-based education that empowers life-long learners to achieve academic, social, emotional and personal success. Kids ages 8 - 18+ can enjoy online, interactive gaming with titles such as Dungeons & Dragons, Monster of the Week, Starfinder RPG and more!
Kids Yoga Rocks
The staff at Kids Yoga Rocks invite kids ages 8-10 to join them for some online yoga fun in a variety of classes geared for beginners and advanced alike. Children will experience challenge themselves with more advanced poses and flows which will be done individually, with partners, and in groups (if siblings and families are joining in). They will also have the opportunity to reflect in their personal journals at the beginning of every class.
Super Soccer Stars
Ready to play soccer? Get active indoors with Super Soccer Stars! Your little ones will fine-tune their soccer skills while learning other skills.
Dance with Miss Alice
Dance with Miss Alice offers a mindful, caring approach to children and their artistic abilities, thriving on making memories that empower, enchant, and inspire a love of all things dance.