10 Amazing Extracurricular Activities For Kids

extracurricular activities for kids

We all, as parents, look for extracurricular activities for kids to teach them additional life skills, apart from academic knowledge. These are important to demonstrate passion, talent, build confidence, and learn essential skills. All such qualities are needed to live a self-reliant and contented life as we grow up. In this pandemic, hobby classes for kids are important to keep kids engaged since it can be hard for them to stay at home all day.

Here are some games and activities offered at Yellow Class where kids can learn a new skill along with having a fun time:

Best Extracurricular Activities for Kids –

1. Sports:

Sports are the perfect antidote to boredom. It’s a fun activity that teaches our mischievous little one discipline and coordination. Kids also learn the importance of working in teams through sports. With the kind of monotonous lifestyle, we are leading these days, involving kids in sports is a leash of freshness and a much-needed break.

2. Music and Dance:

Dance and music activities for kids provide them a stress-free environment and helps them relax. It has therapeutic effects and also helps in building confidence, understanding different cultures, managing anxiety, and channeling emotions. Music and dance is well accepted extracurricular activities for kids offered worldwide.

3. Cooking:

Cooking is a survival skill that everyone should master. It helps in relieving stress after a strenuous day. Cooking also enlightens kids about the significance of the right nutrition. Accompanying kids in a fun cooking session not only adds an essential life skill to them but also improves parent-child bonding.

4. Yoga:

Yoga is beneficial for the physical and mental health of kids. It teaches balance and self-discipline, increases concentration, and promotes a healthy and active lifestyle.

5. Drama Club:

Drama clubs help in boosting the self-confidence of our little drama kings and queens and make them more expressive. It improves their social and public speaking skills, which are very important for holistic development.

6. Drawing and Sketching:

Drawing is the first thing that preschoolers do when they hold a pencil for the first time. It gives them a way of expressing their emotions and creativity.

7. Book Club:

Our hobby choices depend upon our personality type. Usually, extroverts and outgoing people like to dance and socialize, whereas introverts prefer books. Books can be the best friends of our introverted little friends. They give immense knowledge and a chance to form bonds with other booklovers.

8. Playgroups:

Children can make a lot of new friends, develop social skills, learn people management skills and have a lot of fun by joining playgroup kids activities.

9. Learning A Foreign Language:

Language is a way of expressing our thoughts. Our kids will understand different cultures and get a better understanding of the world by learning different languages. It will also prepare them for a great professional life where they have to interact with the global community.

10. Swimming Lessons:

It is one of the best indoor activities for children. Swimming not only promotes physical fitness but also boosts the mental health of the child.

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Conclusion –

We cannot expect all-rounder kids, but we can certainly introduce them to new activities. Start by enrolling them in Yellow Class single-session workshops. They familiarise our children with new hobbies and subjects. Depending upon their interest, we can further enroll them in any long-term program.

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40 Comments

  1. Wow.. All these activities sounds really interesting. Keeping kids busy and constructive at the same time is quite achallenging don’t pandemic . These online workshops are doing great by engaging kids .

  2. Your post came right on time Dipika. Here we have 3 months summer break. My daughter’s summer break will be starting for next week and she is already asking me what to do. I will check it out and ask her also to explore it. Thanks.

  3. These activities are not just exciting… these will also hone every kid’s talent and will enhance their creativity!

    1. Thank you for stopping by, glad you liked the ideas.

  4. Drawing, cooking, music and dance are just perfect. Thank you for creating this list to share to mom’s and parents out there.

  5. These are great ideas. I’d definitely want my kids to be active in extracurricular activities.

    1. Thank you, glad you like.

  6. Nice list for parents like us. Well, we don’t have young kids anymore but do have nephews and niece here to apply these. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you, glad you stopped by.

  7. These are great extracurricular activities for kids. I have involved my kids in a majority of these at some point or other. At one point, my son was playing 5 sports at the same time. It was wild. LOL

    1. Great feat, I too follow consume their energy productively

  8. There indeed are plenty of options to choose from when it comes to extracurricular activities for kids. I love the fact that they familiarize kids with different options and then take a decision depending on the interest of the kid. I am surely going to check this one out soon for my little one.

  9. Extra activities are something that would make kids be busy. With just bing home all day. They need something like this enhance their skills.

    1. Absolutely true, the extra energy needs to drain out in productive work.

  10. In this pandemic, hobby classes are extremely important for kids in order to keep them engaged especially as it is hard for them to stay at home all day. Thanks for sharing an interesting list of extra curriculum activities.

    1. Couldn’t agree more, thank you for stopping by.

  11. Keeping the kids occupied and learn other things, including meeting friends are important. Aside from the activities you’ve mentioned, our kids attend CFA (lessons about fire disaster management) classes each week, and basic safety exercises. Our local council offers these lessons for free.

  12. When my youngest daughter was still a grader, we used to enroll her to a dance class every summer. And it sure did a good job in giving her confidence to interact with other people

    1. Yes, we too try out such interactive sessions for our kids.

  13. great list! both of my nieces love cooking, yoga, paining/sculpting and drama club. it makes them both happy. each of them does some sport as well but sport is sport, it’s different

  14. These are great suggestions! It’s so important for kids to be involved in activities outside of family and school. My son played sports, played drums in school band, and was always involved in drawing.

    1. Thank you, glad you ike it.

  15. I would love to sign my stepdaughter up for some after-school activities, but I know her mom won’t take her to them.

  16. Loved all the activities options dear. In fact, my girls are doing most of these. This summer we are planning to work on their tennis practice and learning new recipes. Will check out option suggested by you. Sounds interesting to me.

  17. love this sharing so much, learnt the kids activities & gonna apply on my little niece soon 😀
    cheers, siennylovesdrawing

  18. we should expose our kids to varied activities; other than studies, for their all-around development. Shall check yELLOW Class for my daughter.

  19. It looks like they have do many variety of classes from Art to different workshops. I will check for my both kids ..

  20. Extra-curricular activities are really important as they help in developing the well-honed personality of the kid. One needs to look beyond academics to ensure the holistic development of the kid. These are some really good and engaging activities that kids can pursue.

  21. these are some awesome suggestions for kids, I am gonna checkout Yellow Class for my kiddo, seems like an excellent choice

  22. Seriously loved the activities list best way to keep kids engaged definitely will be trying out….

  23. These are not only extracurricular activities but good life skill training activities as well. Thanks for sharing these.

  24. Totally agree with you buddy. We too love the sessions conducted by Yellow Class. In face loved them exhaustive list you have enumerated here.

  25. A kid who learns all these activities will grow up to be a balanced, healthy and fit individual indeed. These are such great ways to ensure complete personality development!

  26. Music, art, dance and cooking are something even my kids love a lot. I will check out Yellow class for my kids too.

  27. In today’s time and circumstances, it feels like all these activities have become the mains and school looks like an extracurricular. Thanks for recommending Yellow Classes. I am apprehensive to enrol in longish modules and rather stick to short duration sessions. I’ll surely take a look.

    1. Thank you for stopping by, glad you like it.

  28. I totally agree with you that extracurricular classes are a great way to give overall development opportunity to our kids. I have been hearing a lot about Yellow Classes and would love to check them out for my daughter too.

  29. I use YellowClasses for my girls quite often and love how each of their workshops are specially designed for the kids and are quite engaging. I really like the options shared by you here. Can’t wait for things to get normal so I could take my girls for swimming.

  30. I am aware about yellow class. n thanks a lot for recommending other activities like music dance etc. I am always looking for such things for my 2.5 old.

    1. Glad you like it.

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