Si View Metropolitan Park District

Youth Special Interest Classes

Safe Kids 101 Home Alone

How do parents know when their child is ready to stay home alone? What should your child know about first aid, choking, fire prevention or aggressive dogs? Don’t know how to initiate the discussion on stranger danger, abduction, abuse or digital safety, like cyberbullying or sexting? This class has you covered, teaching your child how to be safer at home and in the community! All participants will receive the Safe Kids 101 book. Bring a water bottle and a snack.

Polite Kids 101

Would a manners class help your child stay on track with kind and respectful living? Look no further! This class includes how to introduce yourself and others, interrupting politely, how to set a basic table setting, table manners, being a guest in someone’s home, and birthday party manners. All participants will receive a Polite Kids 101 handbook. A light snack of crackers and cheese, apple slices and carrot sticks will be served, so please let us know of any food allergies. Bring a healthy beverage and additional nut-free snack.


Instructor: Robot U

Build from plans or design your own. Classes focus on building or creating incredible working, sensing, moving ROBOTS! All elementary ages welcome. They will have their choice of sets to work with, from simle to complex, LEGO WeDO for the young ones and MINDSTORMS for the ones that need maximum capabilities. Build from over 100 plans or create your own. We have instructors to help. For No School Day programs, choose a morning, afternoon or a full day program.

Beginning Sewing

Get started with basic sewing and machine skills while stitching fun projects. Build on what you‘ve learned each week to make pot holders, tote bags, aprons and PJ pants and more if time allows. Included are patterns and fabric plus the use of sewing machines and supplies (Shears, pins, thread, seam gauge, seam ripper, tape measure, highlighter) while attending the class.

Artworks – Create with Clay

Students will experience kiln-fire and air-dry clays, learning about and applying the various hand building techniques resulting in unique works of ceramic art. Artists will also learn about the science of glazing and firing clay. Each workshop offers new projects and is designed for both new and returning students. Projects will be kiln-fired and ready for pick up 3-4 weeks after the session ends. Fee includes firing and all child-friendly materials. Working with clay can be messy, so have your artist dress appropriately!

Holiday Gift Workshops

Would your child like to create one-of-a-kind hand-crafted art gifts for this holiday season? Here are two opportunities to learn and apply some art concepts and skills while making gorgeous gifts for someone special. In each workshop, young artists will create two unique gifts and decorate a gift bag for each. Workshop fees include all child-friendly materials. Creating art can be messy; please have your artist dress appropriately!