San Diego Kids Cooking Classes at Center For A Healthy Lifestyle

Kids Cooking Classes

Kids Cooking Class at CFAHL

We recently attended an Open House at The Center For A Healthy Lifestyle, also known as “The Sunny Yellow Cottage”, which is part of the Boys and Girls Clubs of San Dieguito, in Solana Beach. I took our eight year old daughter, because they were demonstrating their cooking classes for kids. The main instructor was the amazing, Chef Amanda, from the Emmy Award-winning show, (which happens to be filmed on location) The Good Food Factory!

Other instructors that teach there were demonstrating and cooking with the kids as well. They had the kids in attendance make things that they might normally make in an actual class. The teachers were very nice, and patient with the children.
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San Diego Improv Group Offers Classes For Kids and Teens!

nct_youth_workshopsMany years ago, in my youth, I had the interest in performing, but I wasn’t very comfortable on stage. My parents wanted to support me in my interest in performing, so they enrolled me in an acting class. It was in this class that I was first introduced to improvisation, commonly known as “improv”, and developed the confidence to stand and perform in front of an audience.

My acting instructor has long retired, but I was recently introduced to a local school that teaches improv to kids. National Comedy Theatre (NCT), the same organization that performs live family-friendly improv shows, conducts improv camps, classes, and workshops for kids and teens.

The classes, camps, and workshops through NCT are held in their studio location in the Liberty Station area of San Diego, an area which has become the hub of instruction of the arts for youth in San Diego. Improv classes are currently held from 10am-11:30am Saturday mornings for kids age 8-12 & for teens age 13-17 on Saturday afternoons from 12:30pm-2pm. They also offer camps and workshops throughout the year. A new session is starting soon! Click HERE for more details about youth improv opportunities in San Diego through NCT.

Mommy & Me Under the Sea at SEA LIFE Aquarium!

Update 2014: Mommy & Me Under The Sea is no longer being offered at this time. We’d love to see the program return! Loved it!

mommynmeunderseaSEA LIFE Aquarium, located in Carlsbad, is starting a brand new Mommy & Me program starting February 1st! Mommy and Me Under the Sea will be a fun, interactive journey for you (mom or dad) and your little one(s) to learn about ocean habitats, and experience it with other families. This staff-led program includes a tour, play activities, mini creature exploration and a weekly craft.

The cost for the program is just $35 for one parent and one child on either Tuesdays or Wednesdays for one month. There are three different sessions to choose from on either day, and parking is FREE! Additional children are just $10 each per session, and LEGOLAND Resort Members have the opportunity to upgrade for just $20 per session as well. Click HERE for session times and weekly topics.

This new program is a great way for you and your little one(s) to participate in a fun, educational, and affordable Mommy & Me program. The aquarium has set a limit of just 10 children per session, and reservations are required. Call 760-438-5346 to reserve your spot. Perhaps we’ll see you there!

First Friends At Helen Woodward Animal Center!

hwacHelen Woodward Animal Center hosts First Friends, an hour and a half long parent-child participation class designed to introduce children ages 3-6 to the amazing world of animals!

The classes are a great opportunity for children to learn about animals in a fun and safe environment. The instructors emphasize how to be compassionate and respectful towards animals, and help to develop a foundation as a compassionate animal lover for life.

birdfeethwacWith seven themes to choose from including “Fur, Feathers and Scales” and “Out of Africa,”. Children participate in craft activities and meet a variety of animals from hissing cockroaches to skinks, dogs and cockatiels. Each class includes meeting three of the Helen Woodward Animal Center’s animal ambassadors, a craft, game, and snack break.

tortoisehwacSessions are Thursdays and Fridays from 10am-11:30am. The cost is $17 per child with a discount for booking four or all seven sessions. Maximum 2 children per participating adult. Parents are FREE!

Please click HERE, or call 858-756-4117 ext. 318 to register, or receive more information about dates of First Friends class sessions. The SoCal Kids had the opportunity to have an individual First Friends class, and they absolutely loved it! They keep asking to go back, so perhaps we’ll see you there!

Website: Helen Woodward Animal Center
Facebook: Education at Helen Woodward Animal Center on Facebook
Twitter: @HWAC