Empowering, fun, & enriching Aikido martial arts classes for kids ages 4-17. Aikido Kids of Tamalpais (AKT) is an empowering, fun, and enriching after-school martial arts program for children and youth between the ages of four and seventeen that offers daily classes, Samurai summer camps, day camps, friendship seminars, and community events for those who want a more immersive experience.
SoccerKiddos is a developmentally age appropriate program that introduces soccer to 18 month - 2 1/2 year olds in a fun, non-competitive, interactive manner. Classes are offered at various locations throughout Marin.
Here's our list of hands-on nature camps for kids in Marin this summer. Living in Marin, you don't have to look far for a summer camp that takes advantage of some of the amazing natural resources we have right in our own backyard.
My kids love to make these basic sugar cookies and decorate them for Valentine's Day. They are easy to make and are a fun project. Decorate your cookies with pink and red Valentine's sprinkles or, better yet, an artistically applied drizzle of rich dark chocolate. They look festive and taste good too.
Spending time in the outdoors as a family this fall can be both fun and educational. A fantastic and eye-opening way to get out and experience nature in Marin is to take part in one of the naturalist-led family outings offered by Marin County Parks.
Just north of Novato, on the eastern slopes of Mount Burdell, lies Olompali State Historic Park. This gem of a local resource is often overlooked by families as they drive by on Highway 101, but it's well worth a visit. With miles of hiking trails, historic sites spanning 8,000 years of human habitation, and sweeping views of the Petaluma River Valley, Olompali has much to offer for visitors of all ages.
The Chinese Lunar New Year, marking the start of Year of the Dog, begins on February 16. To kick off your celebration, create some neat Chinese New Year paper lanterns. They're easy and fun to make and perfect to decorate the house, and make great playdate, school, or scout group activities. They'll also be perfect to have on hand while you watch the San Francisco Chinese New Year Parade on February 24 Have your own parade through the living room!
Here's what you'll need to make the paper lanterns:
Tutu School offers ballet classes for toddlers and kids. This is the founding principle of Tutu School. We believe that motor skill development is infinitely enhanced by Tchaikovsky and Bach, that young imaginations benefit immensely from exploring the enchanted worlds of swans and sugar plums, and that twirling should be a fundamental part of any childhood.
Make your own fused glass art at I Made it! Glass Creations in downtown San Rafael. For all ages. They offer drop-in sessions, classes, and camps throughout the year.