Lakeland Mom has assembled the Ultimate Guide to Kids Activities in Lakeland, FL. We’ve got information on music lessons, karate, art classes, dance lessons, STEM, drama, horseback riding, scouts, & more. A website is included with each listing where you can find additional information.
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Music Fun Time is an innovative and proven early childhood curriculum for kids 18 months to 7 years old. It’s based on Johns-Hopkins Research that children 7 and under can learn to read music notation and symbols, and play instruments, while fostering their ability to grasp math and science as they develop.
Lakeland School of Music is one of only two schools in the entire state of Florida licensed and qualified to teach the Music Fun Time program. Visit www.MusicFuntime.org to learn more or call 863-640-2810 to sign up for a free trial class today!
Learn more about Lakeland School of Music at https://lakelandmom.com/directory/listing/lakeland-school-of-music
Our passion is teaching kids to become a better version of themselves then they were the day before in every aspect of their life. We do this by providing not just a resource to become physically fit but to also become mentally strong in a positive environment.
Warrior Combat and Fitness Academy’s after school program is a safe, fun, bully-free environment. We create a safe place to belong where children are introduced to the best version of themselves. Your child will be picked up from their school and brought to our location where they will have homework time and snack time. Our instructors take pride in making sure each child is successful. They will have a martial arts class each day that will aid in giving them the self-confidence and determination they will need to face any challenge that is thrown at them in life. Our hours are from 3:00pm to 6:30pm. Two locations!
The Polk Museum of Art is the largest and the only nationally accredited visual arts organization in Polk County and has been a Smithsonian Affiliate Museum since 2010. The museum offers workshops and classes for teens and adults, after school art for children, weekend workshops, spring break camp, summer camp, and the annual Mayfaire by the Lake.
For over 50 years, the YMCA has been the only cause-driven wellness center in our area to offer programming for the whole family that focuses on the spirit, mind and body. Facilities include: a weight room, a gym for basketball and exercise classes, an indoor swimming pool, locker rooms, racquetball courts, a craft room, childcare facility, group exercise room, gymnastics center, and more.
Family Martial Arts Center offers after-school care, summer camps and night class programs for all ages.
Our school strives to instill the basic life virtues of discipline, respect, integrity, and confidence. These qualities have been the foundation of the martial arts student since the beginning. The staff of Family Martial Arts Center helps reinforce each quality trait through Leading by Example. Our children of the future need positive role models that will set the right example. Our instructors make this the first priority.
No martial arts school is complete without the proper credentials. Family Martial Arts Center is proud to be part of the Victory Taekwondo Chung Do Kwan Association. This organization provides our school and instructors with authentic certification from Korea and the World TaeKwonDo Federation. Along with credentials, this association also provides instruction and training to the black belt instructors so that we may continue to provide outstanding instruction to your family.
Our programs include:
- Evening Classes
- Little Ninjas for ages 4 – 6
- After School Care – Monday-Friday from 2:30pm till 7:00pm
- Summer Camp
- Birthday Parties
- Holiday Camps
- School Holiday Camps – FMAC is open 7am – 7pm on School Holidays and a daily rate is available to families who just need a day here and there.
CLASSES – Karate Beyond offers a premier martial arts experience for ALL ages. Classes for Pre-K, Elementary, Teens and Adults. Self-defense, stress-relief, physical fitness, and character development through an evolving curriculum. Our mission is to enable students to become the best versions of themselves; physically, intellectually, socially, and emotionally.
AFTER SCHOOL PICK UP – A super convenient service for busy parents! Karate Beyond picks up your child from their school and teaches them martial arts every day! Parents looking for Discipline, Focus, and Confidence in their children choose Karate Beyond!
SUMMER CAMP – The most action packed summer in Lakeland. Each week has a different theme and a variety of activities. Act now as spaces run out quickly.
BIRTHDAY PARTIES – Let Karate Beyond host the best birthday party your child has ever had. Curated games and activities for kids of all ages!
Ultimate Dance Center (UDC), bringing you the BEST in DANCE since 2016, offers a standard of excellence in dance education that is for EVERYONE, all ages, all levels. UDC offers a diverse array of dance styles under one roof. Our goal is to share & explore the art of dance while bringing people from the community together. We offer opportunities with a variety of styles for ALL ages 2 – Adult and levels of experience that the whole family can enjoy. ULTIMATE DANCE CENTER welcomes ALL!
- Dance classes for ages 2 – Adult
- After School Care
- Homeschool Classes
- Spring Break Camp
- Summer Camp
- + more!
Children thrive on music! The joy of music makes it one of the best processes to get your young child engaged, interacting, and learning. Kindermusik makes it easy for you to enjoy music-making with your children from infancy through age 7, with guidance on how all of these musical activities help your child learn and gain important skills during the years most critical to their brain development.
In weekly classes, your child is caught up in the music with family and new friends, engaging in movement, rhythm, vocal activities, and creative play. As the world’s leading provider of music-based education, Kindermusik’s curriculum, as well as the music, books, instruments and more you take home are designed to offer age-specific learning methods which lay a solid foundation for music education as well as whole child development at each unique stage in a young person’s life:
- Absorbing infants, active exploring toddlers, engaging and amazing two year olds… all with their favorite partner (mom, dad, grandma, nanny…).
- Students 3 – 6 years old participate independently with their peers as we integrate storytelling and imaginative play with musical concepts and skills to prepare them effectively for future music lessons.
Kindermusik programs at Music Connections in Lakeland are a great opportunity to connect with other moms and caregivers for meaningful relationships. With 20+ years experience, owner and lead educator Debbie Mondale guides you and your children through these group music making opportunities at a variety of times to fit your schedule.
LOCATION: VIRTUAL & OUTDOORS – During this pandemic, you can participate in our Kindermusik classes VIRTUALLY from the comfort of your own home (read Parent Reviews to see why they LOVE it!) OR, You may be able to participate in our limited OUTDOOR Kindermusik classes will be held on the DECK at 2700 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland, FL 33803 – at the United Methodist Temple across from Southgate.
Camp Fire is one of the nation’s leading not-for-profit youth development organizations offering all-inclusive, co-educational programs. Founded in 1910, Camp Fire’s outcome-based programs include youth leadership, self-reliance, after school groups, camping and environmental education and child care.
S.T.E.A.M. TEAM AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM – STEAM is an after school program designed for K-7 grade students. Kids will spend their afternoons exploring STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) based programming. School pick up available, program runs until 6pm.
eSCHOOL – Camp Fire is here to provide a safe and engaging place for K-5th grade students to participate in their campus eSchool classes.
VACATION STATION – Vacation Station provides purposeful, fun, and appropriate programming for your children (K-5) on those special days when school is out-of-session.
CLUB PROGRAM – Traditional club programs (what most of our alumnae from Camp Fire Girls remember fondly) pairs a trained volunteer leader with a group of youth who work through a Camp Fire curriculum after school, in the evening, or on the weekend. Clubs typically go on field trips, undertake service projects, and do other activities to earn emblems and learn life skills.
Lakeland School Of Music is Lakeland’s largest music school with over 14,000 lessons taught annually! We offer music lessons in over 25 different instruments, and have 16 dedicated music teachers on staff, ready to serve you and your family.
We’re currently the only music school in Polk County licensed in the Musical Ladder System, rewarding students with wristbands, certificates, and trophies, and we have a 100% success rate for successfully preparing students for the Harrison School Of The Arts auditions in classical guitar, vocal theater, jazz guitar, upright bass, piano, violin, and more!
Visit www.LakelandSchoolOfMusic.com to learn more or call us today at 863-640-2810 to schedule a one-time trial lesson!
Lakeland School of Music also offers Music Fun Time, an innovative and proven early childhood curriculum for kids 18 months to 7 years old. Learn more at https://lakelandmom.com/directory/listing/music-fun-time.
At Engineering For Kids of Central West Florida, we are very passionate and excited to be able to inspire the next generation of engineers by bringing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (S.T.E.A.M.), to children ages 4 to 14 in a FUN and CHALLENGING way through classes, after school programs, summer camps, clubs and parties.
Our young engineers have the opportunity to design, build, test, and refine their own creations in a safe and fun environment.
We offer the kinds of excellent programs for kids that parents look for:
- Camp programs
- After-school enrichment
- After-school enrichment located at your school!
- Evening & weekend classes
- Homeschool enrichment classes
- In-school field trips
- Clubs & competition groups
- Scout activities
- Corporate events
We believe piano lessons should be fun, creative, and engaging. We take time to learn about your student, and use creative materials and resources to help them engage and learn in the best ways. We teach piano lessons kids LOVE!
KiddyKeys Music Discovery and Piano Preparation classes for 2 ½ to 6 year old children are now being offered! Classes focus on piano concepts and music appreciation, character building, and skills that help prepare children for school.
Preschooler Lessons – Can preschoolers really learn to play the piano? Of course they can! Students will master music fundamentals while creating a musical memory book that becomes a keepsake item to commemorate their first piano lessons. Young students will also get a chance at improvisation activities, practice ear training, write their first compositions, play exciting duets, and jam along with play along tracks!
Private lessons available in North Lakeland for ages 4+.
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