Looking for enrichment activities for kids in Wichita? Whether your children are distance learning, homeschooling, or looking for after school activities, the purpose of this guide is to share all Wichita has to offer.
Options include programs for all ages, budgets, and interests – tutoring, athletics, music, STEM, and more! Our goal is to share the enrichment activities, classes, and programs available around town.
Cost: Free – $40
Keep her engaged and inspired in these challenging times. New adventures are planned this fall at Girl Scouts where girls are prepared to explore the world in a number of ways. New virtual opportunities offer girls the chance to engage with friends, inspire their creativity, and discover unique experiences only found with Girl Scouts from the comfort and safety of home. Topics range from “Think Like an Engineer” for younger girls and “Cyber Investigator” and “Code for Good” for older girls. There are various ways to participate in these programs that don’t require a traditional troop experience. Visit kansasgirlscouts.org to find out more.
W|M Special: $10 off enrollment for first-time Mark Arts students. Call 634-ARTS to redeem.
Creative outlets are so important. The arts open us to new ways of seeing or perceiving and help create a sense of belonging. Mark Arts keeps your children’s hands busy and minds engaged with classes in painting, ceramics, culinary and more. Kids’ Day Out workshops are frequently scheduled on school in-service days. During summers and other school breaks, Mark Arts offers STEAM Academy, which links art to science, technology, engineering and math. The galleries are open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free.
W|M Special: $5 off first lesson through 09/09/20
Give your child the academic advantage! Enroll at Verbose today, and allow them to become multilingual by learning Chinese, Spanish, German, English, French and more! Verbose Language Learning Center challenges children to learn everything they can about language and culture, and to use creative thinking, adaptability, and mental capacity as they develop into tomorrow’s corporate and community leaders. There is a whole world out there with limitless possibilities for people who can think globally and are capable of pursuing fun travel, education, and professional opportunities without borders or boundaries or language barriers! Call today for a tour 316.202.8865
Ages: 5 and older
Cost: $8 per paint kit
W|M Special: Includes birthday card with stickers – just let Paint the Towne know it is your birthday!
Paint at home with To-Go paint kits for $8 each. Great for kids parties, mom parties, art time, or boredom busters! Kits include pre-sketched 11×14 canvas, paints, and directions. Over 100 designs or ask for custom designs!
Cost: $11-$35 per hour
ICT Learn provides private tutoring, semi-private tutoring, and small-group enrichment classes for children ages 3-13. ICT Learn specializes in STEM and hands-on learning experiences through classes such as Kinder Prep, Homeschool STEM, Pop-Up STEM Labs, Robotics, Girls’ Night In and more! They believe all children can discover a love for learning, if taught in the right way, with the right materials. All ICT Learn teachers are highly-qualified and autism-certified through Heartspring, Inc.
Ages: 2.5 – Adult
Cost: $10-$265 – depending on one time class versus semester
W|M Special: $25 off semester for new students
The Art Park offerers a variety of classes for all ages including cooking, drawing and painting, sculpture, Lego robotics, technology, science and pre-school classes. Theyhave weekly in person classes, online art classes, themed activity packs to create at home, Kid’s Day Out and homeschool classes that meet during the day. Their teachers are all highly trained to work with students of all ages and needs.
KS Dept of Ed is delaying implementation of the State Dyslexia Recommendations for screening accepted in November 2019. Kansas students will now wait even longer to get what science & The National Reading Panel shows works for literacy instruction for ALL students. If you have a child who is struggling to read, contact Fundamental Learning Center for a full assessment for dyslexia and other reading difficulties. It is an assessment that is more than a screening and more than a few minutes long. The Dyslexia assessments are for children ages 5-18, last two hours and include evaluations of verbal, phonological, alphabet, reading, writing and spelling skills. They let you know why your child is struggling to learn and what the next steps can be to help. Contact Ginny Willey at 316-440-1388 or by email at [email protected] to schedule your assessment today. *For families learning at home: In one hour a day, you can support your child’s efforts to learn to read! The Sound Case is appropriate for children ages 4-8 who have dyslexia, are struggling to read, or who are just learning to read.
Ages: Birth – Age 8
Cost: $155-260 per semester
W|M Special: Wichita Mom readers get $15 off RMT tuition using the coupon code “WichitaMoms.”
Riverside Music Together offers family music and movement classes for babies through age eight! Both Outdoor classes and interactive Zoom classes are available, including Music Together con Espanol (bilingual Spanish), Mixed-Ages, and Babies Only. Plus, Rhythm Kids is a world music, movement, and drumming class for 5-8 year olds. Music Together is a solid, research-based, and fun music curriculum for the whole family. Build community, bond with your child, and make joy-filled music together!”
Ages: Toddler Talk 1-4, Fun & Fluent Youth 5-10, Middle School 11-13, High School 14- 18
Cost: Call for pricing
W|M Special: 10% discount for Wichita Mom Readers
At Zinta, the focus is on communication with the student experience being the most important aspect. Both adult and youth classes offer an exceptional curriculum that will get your child speaking fluently even before high-school. They teach to each student’s learning style using multiple intelligences, TPRS, and outcomes based approach to learning. Highly experienced Zinta Trainers will get you and/or your child speaking quickly in small classes giving individual help in order to reach your goals. Whether you take group or individual language sessions, you will build confidence and have fun while doing it. Begin your new adventure today!
NO ONE SITS ON THE BENCH AT PREMIER MARTIAL ARTS
Martial Arts is not a team sport, the only person that a child is competing with is “Themselves.” Kids come from ages 3 and up, some are in shape, while others are overweight. Some come for confidence, fitness and others for fun. Each child is treated equally, and is trained to the best of their own ability and potential. A child is never compared to anyone else. At Premier Martial Arts, the instructors are there to guide, instruct, and motivate your kid to be the best that they can be.
Cost: $20-$30 per day
W|M Special: Mention Wichita Mom when calling to sign up and receive 50% off your first session.
My Gym Academy – Monday through Friday 9:30-noon:
Kinder Ready (5-6yrs old): Perfect supplemental or stand-alone program for Kindergarten aged children.
Preschool Prep (2-4yrs old)
As experts in early child development, My Gym understands the impact preschool or pre-kindergarten education has on children’s emotional, social, and cognitive development. The Program focuses on imparting to children the skills needed to excel in preschool and beyond. This program focuses on making learning fun and exciting in the familiar and nurturing atmosphere of My Gym.
STEAM Learn and Play Camps (3-10yrs old)
STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math – and this program marries the best of My Gym’s games, relays, and physical fun with STEAM project-based learning! Offered Tu/Th 1:30-4:30pm
Ages: PreK- Grade 12
Cost: Per quarter: $40, Entire year: $150
Exploration Place has created new exciting hands-on experiences – both online and off – just for homeschoolers. Choose a quarterly theme, each featuring eight 50-minute sessions via a secured Zoom link, and full of interactive STEM learning aligned to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Students will also get to meet and talk with industry experts as well as experience one of our popular live science shows.
Ages: Preschool – High School
Cost: Free placement testing; $125 per month per subject; $50 enrollment fee
Kumon is a structured, supplemental math and reading program which guides students from counting to calculus in the Math program and from learning letter sounds to reading high school-level literary text in the Reading program. Through individualized instruction, carefully planned by the instructor, students progress step-by-logical step through the program to build a solid grasp of math and reading while also building critical thinking skills and the mindset to learn new materials independently. Students complete daily assignments that take about 30-minutes per subject in two sessions per week at the Center and the other five days at home. Virtual class sessions are available. Each worksheet teaches a lesson that’s one small step more advanced than the lesson before so students progress smoothly and gain confidence with each new success.