Youth Enrichment Classes
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The city of Thornton offers a variety of classes and programs designed to expand learning and help keep children active and moving.
These programs are taught by contractual instructors who plan the programs based upon the number of students registered 48-hours prior to the start of class. Therefore, we cannot grant refund, credit or transfer requests after 48-hours prior to the start of class.
LEGO® WITH PLAY-WELL TEKNOLOGIES
STEM FUNDAMENTALS WITH LEGO® | AGES 5-10
Master your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects. Design and build as never before and explore your craziest ideas. Creators cannot take projects home.
JEDI ENGINEERING WITH LEGO® | AGES 5-10
The Force Awakens in this introductory engineering course for young Jedi! Explore engineering principles with LEGO® materials as we construct the Ewok Village on Endor, fly through space on our X-Wings, and defend the Echo Base on Hoth. Create motorized and architectural projects with imagination and engineering to defeat the Empire! Creators cannot take projects home.
MINECRAFT ENGINEERING WITH LEGO® | AGES 5-10
Bring Minecraft to life using tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Build engineer-designed projects such as a Creeper, a Lava Trap, and a Minecart. Create your favorite Minecraft mobs, tools, and objects with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor. Creators cannot take projects home.
GALLERY ON THE GO
ARTSY KIDS | AGES 6-14
Kids love to paint and be creative, but the thought of getting out the craft supplies and cleaning up after makes you twitch! Artsy Kids is perfect for getting the kids out of the house, to socialize and create. The best part is we guide them with instructions through beautiful artwork and we do all the clean up! Artwork is pre-selected, but creativity is encouraged!
JUMPBUNCH® FIT & FUN PARENT-TOT CLASS | AGES 1.5 - 3.5
Our movement-based curriculum is specially designed to help your toddler build self-confidence, motor skills, coordination, body control and balance! JumpBunch® provides your toddler the opportunity to explore a wide range of sports, fitness and movement-based activities, while also reinforcing the fundamentals for this age group like colors, shapes, animals, counting and more! Enjoy this time with your child, as you watch them grow, learn and play all while having the time of their life.
JUMPBUNCH® INTRO TO SPORTS | AGES 3.5-7
JumpBunch® gets children active and engaged through exploration and hands on learning. Our preschool curriculum encourages movement and play by introducing a wide-range of sports while providing children the opportunity to explore their bodies and abilities. You will notice your child’s physical and emotional being evolve which will start them on the path of living a healthy and happy life.
ABRAKADOODLE ART CLASSES
MY FIRST ABRAKADOODLE ART CLASS | AGES 1.5-4
This class introduces new art experiences to the youngest of doodlers. The focus is on exploration! Experiment with a wide-variety of art materials designed to provide opportunities to touch, feel, hear, see and explore while building fine motor, language, creativity and cognitive skills. Lessons never repeat! An adult must attend with a child.
ABRAKADOODLE DID YOU SAY CLAY? | AGES 5-10
Roll, pinch, pat, press, paint and sculpt your way through this creative series that features projects with Crayola Air-Dry Clay®, Model Magic® and Modeling Clay®. We learn about the cultures of Italy, China, Turkey and Africa’s Zulu tribe by making beads, tiles and masks. Sculptors Jean Dubuffet and Lucien den Arend will inspire you to sculpt with colorful shapes and designs. The fun will continue with leapin’ lizards, monsters and more!
ABRAKADOODLE ART CAMP
EXTREME! STEAM ART CAMP! | AGES 5-10
Boys and girls learn how Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math concepts inspire innovative Art creations! Be an EXTREME artist, explore art techniques, play games and make new friends!
MIRA, ROYAL DETECTIVE EXPERIENCE | AGES 2-5
Who’s ready to rock out with Disney Junior? Join Mira and Kindermusik for this one-of-a-kind music and movement class where we’ll travel to a magical Indian-inspired world, sing, dance, learn, and solve mysteries together. Spaces are limited, so grab yours today!
LEVEL 1 | AGES 1-2
Is your baby walking - walking - walking? No need to sit in the circle, Kindermusik understands that walkers need to get up and move around the room! You and your new walker will love singing, listening, instrument play, storytime, pretend play and creative movement. A $10 Kindermusik MP3 fee is due at first class.
From Pop! Goes the Weasel to Gang-Goo Went The Little Green Frog; your one-year-old will learn from the repetition as we sing, play and do it again!
I CAN DO THAT!
Boost your toddler’s skills and confidence as we clap, stomp and move to the beat and even dance a one-year-old’s Hokey-Pokey!
A park theme is relatable inspiration for exploring gross motor movements like grasshoppers hopping, and fine motor movements like toes wiggling in the sand.
LEVEL 2 | AGES 2-3
This class is for busy parents trying to bond with your even busier tots! You’ll cherish “our time” to sing, listen, explore instruments, enjoy literature and discover movement - together! A $10 Kindermusik MP3 fee is due at first class.
SILLY ALL OVER
As the music cues us for stop-and-go or up-and-down, you and your toddler will get silly with sound like boing, rattle and squeak, and count backwards with Five Little Monkeys!
Encourage your toddler’s exploration of self-awareness and self-esteem as we practice moving in personal space, labeling body movements like up-and-down, and following directions in Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes.
DOWN ON THE GROUND
Let nature be your toddler’s guide as we discover the creatures who live on the ground. From squirrels to bunnies to bears, the music will lead you and your toddler through animal movements and sounds.
ADDITIONAL YOUTH ENRICHMENT CLASSES
NEW! ADVANCED CARE CPR BABYSITTING COURSE | AGES 11-14
This course is designed for the pre-teen and helps them to prepare for those first babysitting opportunities. Students will learn to identify their own responsibilities, personal safety and basic childcare such as routine childcare duties (feeding, bathing, and diapering). They will also learn basic child development and be able to provided activities for the developmental stages. An additional focus will be on home and fire safety, and prevention and treatment of common injuries. Certification in Pediatric CPR/First Aid included.