With your kids headed for Winter Break, you’re probably looking for ways to keep them engaged and busy. Or, maybe you’re looking for extra-curricular activities for your homeschooling schedule. Either way, virtual instruction is a booming business in 2020, and Outschool is one of the very best. Outschool offers dozens of different classes for ages ranging from toddler to teen; some are one-time sessions and others are multi-week classes. From learning a different language to solving mysteries, there’s something for every interest. To help you decide which classes you want to check out, we’ve curated a list of our favorites, so keep reading for our picks of the best classes from Outschool for kids.
Preschool Fun with Miss Courtney
This is a four-week, three-times-a-week course designed just for preschoolers. Join Miss. Courtney for songs, stories, social time and art activities. Best for kids ages 3-5.
Cost: $140 for the entire course.
Superhero Fitness Plus
A one-time class that lasts 35 minutes, Coach Eurico will lead students through a series of interactive workouts inspired by superheroes! Best for ages 3-7
Cost: $13 per student
Baby Panda Adventure Story
In this one-time class, kids will learn about pandas and do some panda art! Best for ages 4-9
Cost: $13 per student
Smartest Artists: Art Class With A Touch of History, Math, Lit and Science
This semester-long class will have students creating a new piece of artwork every week, as well as learning a little bit about history, math, science and literature on the way! This is a flexible class, which means there are no live video sessions. Best for ages 4-9.
Cost: $89 for the semester
Introduction to Reptiles: With Live Snakes, Lizards and Turtles!
Students will meet several live reptiles in this one-time course while learning about their behaviors, habitats and what it takes to take care of them. Best for ages 4-9.
Cost: $15 per student
Elementary Explorers: Rocks, Fossils, and Crystals
This multi-day course is perfect for budding geologists. Kids will learn about rock cycles, how to identify different rocks and testing common materials. Best for ages 5-8.
Cost: $42 per student
Descendants and Zombie Dance (Beginning Hip Hop)
This eight-week course is conducted like a real dance class, students will get an introduction to Hip Hop as well as learn choreography to their favorite Disney movies! Best for ages 6-10.
Cost: $130 for the course.
Cracking Ciphers and Breaking Codes!
This class meets for 35 minutes and kids will get instruction on how to break codes! The class is recorded, so students can come back for referencing because learning these skills take time. Best for ages 7-11.
Cost: $15 per student
Titanic - An Adventure Through History
Students will learn all about the world’s most famous boat in this interactive live course. This is a one-week, once-a-day course. Best for ages 7-11.
The Weirdest Things Animals Do and Why!
In this one-time class, students will learn all the weird and random facts about animals! Best for ages 7-12.
Cost: $12 per student
Spanish for Young Learners
Kids will get an intensive lesson on how to speak Spanish! This course runs for eight weeks and meets once a week, for 50 minutes. There are only 3-7 kids per class. Best for ages 8-12.
Cost: $160 per kid
This class meets once a week for weeks and teaches skills like basic first aid, how to build a fire, foraging for food and more. Best for ages 9-12.
Cost: $60 per student
Photography for Kids - Manual DSLR Photography 101 + 201
Students will learn how to work with aperture, shutter speed and ISO to gain skills to create beautiful images. This is a 10-week, once-a-week course. Best for ages 9-12.
Cost: $220 per student
Minecraft + Architecture History = Awesome
Combine your kids’ love of Minecraft with a lesson on the history of Architecture that ranges from ancient times until now. This course runs for six weeks, and there are no scheduled video chats, instead, participants have discussions via a classroom forum and private teacher chats. Best for ages 9-14.
Cost: $70 per student
History of Ancient Egypt
If you kids can’t get enough of hieroglyphics, ancient Pharaohs and pyramids, this is the class for them! This is an eight-week course, with one class a week. Best for ages 10-13
Cost: $160 for the course
Murder Mystery at the Baxter Hotel
While this seems like just a game, participants that sign up for this one-time session will be using logic, learning about fact vs. opinion and using their problem solving skills. Best for ages 11-16.
If you don’t see a class that fits your kids’ interests on our list, be sure to check out the list of other options here. There are dozens of classes!!