We’re always on the look-out for the best activities in New Jersey for your little ones, and this winter, it’s no different. We’ve got the scoop on New Jersey’s best indoor classes for kids this season: from the 23 acre sporting campus at Superdome Sports in Waldwick and Flash Fiction and Songwriting classes at Project Write Now in Red Bank to instruction in Creating Your Own Dollhouse at Visual Arts Center of New Jersey in Summit and Robotics and 3D Printing at Engineering for Kids in Edison.
Must Know Winter Classes in North, Central & South Jersey:
North Jersey: Visual Arts Center of New Jersey in Summit offers an array of art classes for kids during the Winter Session, starting in January 2017. Classes include Kindergarten Art Sampler, Time Capsule, and Explore Sculpture. Kids workshops are one or two day courses that include 3D Fairy Houses, Create Your Own Dollhouse, and Two Days on the Wheel (a pottery workshop). The Mentor Series is available for young artists looking for one-on-one instruction to hone their skills.
68 Elm St, Summit, NJ 07901
Central Jersey: ArtWorks in Trenton blends fine art with “serious” fun to create art classes that kids love. For teens looking to express their creativity in a different way, try Special Effects Makeup 101 for Teens to learn the basics of gory special effects horror makeup in a fun, hands-on atmosphere. For younger kids, December 2016 is all about weaving at ArtWorks! Try your hand at Winter Weaving, Rainbow Weaving, or Woven Bowls.
19 Everett Alley, Trenton, NJ 08611
South Jersey: Perkins Center of the Arts in Morristown and Collingswood features exciting themes for children this holiday season and January 2017 term. Get festive with a Holiday Workshop; choose from Snow Much Fun, Winter Wonderland American Folk Art, Personalized Holiday Ornaments, or more. This January, spend some quality time with your little artist in Parent and Child Building Together with Clay, or send your potter into an age appropriate pottery class on their own. Several drawing, drama, and and art exploration classes are also available this winter for kids of all ages.
395 Kings Hwy, Moorestown, NJ 08057
STEM Classes (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics):
North Jersey: L3 Academy in Montclair has a winter class schedule that is packed with the best STEM classes one can imagine for their little one. Choose a course from Brick Academy for all things LEGO including robotics and motorized machines, think critically in Chess with the Chess Master or Stock Wizards: Financial Education. Other course categories your STEAM enthusiast might be interested are Minecraft Madness, Coding Academy, Science, Math Academy, and Young Learners. There is something for everybody at L3 Academy!
Central Jersey: Engineering for Kids in Edison and South Brunswick Township gets children excited about math, science and engineering concepts by introducing them to exciting projects from rockets to skyscrapers, from computer science to robotics, from Minecraft to 3D-printing. Little ones are invited to join the Old Bridge Apprentice Engineer Club to how real world engineers solve problems. Junior Computer Science: Music Adventure is a 6 week program that teaches students how to create their own instrument sounds using the programs Scratch and Makey Makey.
South Jersey: Rowan University in Glassboro offers real college-level courses to South Jersey high school students through the university’s STEM and Bio-Med Academy. High school students living within 20 miles of Glamssboro have the opportunity to earn up to 16 credits with this unique School Choice Program by taking on-site classes at Rowan University in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
Creative Writing Classes:
North Jersey: Writers Theatre of New Jersey in Madison presents numerous opportunities for children and teens to exercise their skills in creative writing through several mediums and outlets. New Jersey Writers Project offers several residency and enrichment programs according to your child’s school requirements. Writers Theatre of New Jersey also champions young poets and playwrights by producing programs like Poetry Out Loud, NJ Youth Poet Laureate, and the Youth Playwrights Program.
28 Walnut St, Madison, NJ 07940
Central Jersey: Project Write Now in Red Bank is a non-profit organization where beginners and avid writers alike can get excited about the wide variety of courses available this winter, including Story Magic, Songwriting, Flash Fiction, and Insta Ink. Project Write Now instructors focus on the craft of writing, exploring such narrative techniques as characterization, voice, dialogue & structure, while also providing a safe, supportive environment to experiment and take risks.
25 Bridge Avenue, Suite 130, Red Bank, NJ 07701
South Jersey: Eilandarts Center in Merchantville is a one-stop shop for all things creative in South Jersey. Create Journal Writing for ages 8 to 12 encourages children to discover the natural world by observing their surroundings and using stories to learn what people see in nature. Teenagers ages 15 and up are invited to Eilandarts Poetry Class. This arts center also offers children’s classes in photography, yoga, music, art, and more.
10 E Chestnut Ave, Merchantville, NJ 08109
Indoor Sports Classes:
North Jersey: Superdome Sports in Waldwick is a premier indoor sports facility offering 160,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor sports turf on a 23 acre sporting campus, all home to four massive sports fields for soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, and more. Your little athletes can come to the Superdome for indoor classes in soccer, baseball, lacrosse, football, field hockey, and more this winter.
134 Hopper Ave, Waldwick, NJ 07463
Central Jersey: Sports Zone in Monroe provides green fields all year round for children (and adults) to train in soccer, youth lacrosse, flag football, baseball, softball, field hockey, speed and agility, and more. Join Sport Zone’s premier program, Soccer Sense to take your child’s playing to the next level. The Winter Recreation League begins on January 7, 2017, or opt for one of many clinics this winter.
4 Farrington Blvd, Monroe Township, NJ 08831
South Jersey: Big League Dreams in Medford wants toddlers to stay active even when the weather is cold. the Indoor Toddler Multi Sports Program is a six week course comprised of 45 minute classes for your little ones to experience structured sport related activity and play time in wiffle ball, kick ball, soccer, hockey, basketball, flag football, and more.
15 Fostertown Rd, Medford, NJ 08055
North Jersey: Montclair Music Studio in Montclair has been providing the highest quality music instruction for 38 years. Individual attention will help your little ones learn the basics, or hone their existing skills in voice, brass, strings, woodwinds, and drums. Recitals at the end of each term are a great way for little ones to gain performance experience and develop confidence in their music.
104 Watchung Ave, Montclair, NJ 07043
Central Jersey: Academy of Music and Drama in Little Silver offers music and drama lessons by the shore, in Monmouth County. Children can take private lessons in the instrument of their choice, or opt for one of many group classes, including group guitar or piano lessons (for students who benefit from or enjoy working in a team), or meet once a week with their Rock Band to practice and perform music from the classic rock and pop repertoire of today.
10 Fairview Ave, Little Silver, NJ 07739
South Jersey: New Jersey School of Music in Medford and Cherry Hill was established in 1958 and is the oldest music school in South Jersey. NJSM offers music lessons and music therapy for everyone from the aspiring rock star to the child with an interest in their school band. Lessons for drums, trumpet, guitar, voice, cello, ukulele, tuba, french horn, piano, and many more instruments can be found in both locations.
10 Union St, Medford, NJ 08055
605 NJ-70, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002