Drop In Classes and Activities for Kids

Posted: September 12, 2023

Fall Drop-In Classes

There are so many options for kids classes in Chicago and the surrounding areas, and many classes are available not only as sessions, but as drop-ins. With a drop-in class, you can try something different every week, and look for something that your child will enjoy!

You can find lots of great class providers in the ChicagoKids.com Class Guide. And this Fall, we've partnered with Sawyer to provide you with additional information on individual classes. You can now find many drop-in classes in our Calendar of Events so that you can find options for the dates that work with your schedule.

Below are some great Chicago area drop-in classes for a variety of ages, including kids art, cooking, music, language and development classes and more.

Bubbles Academy
2184 N. Elston Ave., Michigan Avenue, Highland Park and more
Bubbles Academy is Chicago's premiere early childhood arts enrichment center, providing imaginative and developmentally-focused classes, activities & events for ages 0-6. Bubbles Academy offers classes at its 3 locations in Bucktown, Michigan Avenue and Highland Park. Check out classes like Music: Crawlers for ages 8-15 months; Art + Music for ages 15 months - 3 years; and Family Music and Movement for ages 0-5 years.
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Mr. Dave Music
1935 W. Division St., Chicago Mr. Dave Music is a family-owned business designed to bring the joy of music, movement, and art into the lives of children, families and adults. You'll find daily music, movement and art classes for children ages 3 months - 6 years old and host a mix of live shows, baby raves, and outdoor concerts for families with children up to age 8. Check out drop in activities like Mr. Nick's Planet of Sound, Buddha Belly Kids Yoga, or Mr. Dave's Musical Experience.
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The Music Playhouse
At multiple locations
The Music Playhouse of Chicago offers high quality, super fun, educational early childhood music classes, birthday parties, and field trips for children ages 0-5. Classes take place at a variety of locations in Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Wrigleyville and more. Drop in on classes like the Music Class® OUTDOORS at Music Box, The Music Class at Harmony or Metta Music for babies.
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Chicago Family Picnic
5306 N Damen Ave, Chicago
Chicago Family Picnic offers a comprehensive Childbirth Class, breastfeeding support, and doulas for expectant parents; high quality groups for new moms, infants and toddlers; and workshops for parents with young children. Check out the Toddler Play Group for 2 - 4 Year-olds; Baby Play Group for babies 6 months to walking; or the Early Toddler Play Group For 1-2 Year Olds.
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Schoolhouse Kitchen + Studio
Wicker Park, Portage Park and River Forest
Schoolhouse Kitchen is the perfect place to explore creative recipes, try new foods and flavors, make new friends and celebrate, at three locations in Wicker Park, Portage Park and River Forest. Try out the Passport to Cooking for ages 5-11 in Portage Park; T/ween Bakeshop for ages 11-15 in River Forest; or DIY Poptarts for caregiver and child ages 3-11 in River Forest.
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Unicoi Art Studio
2059 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago
Unicoi’s mission is to “draw” out the imagination in every child, with projects designed to be informative, engaging and fun for children ages 3-15. Unicoi's teaching philosophy is for children to be able to use their creativity to explore the subjects that interest them and for our teachers to provide the safe and structured environment to support their exploration. Try out drop ins like a Freestyle Sketch and Paint class, a Preschool Create and Play Group for ages 1.5-5, or a Happy Hands Art Class for ages 4-12.
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Spanish Horizons
2836 N. Southport Ave, Chicago
Since 1996, Spanish Horizons, Inc. is committed to serving in a professional and friendly manner as a bridge between Spanish and English-speaking communities by facilitating communication and promoting intercultural understanding and respect through Classes, Translations, and Interpretations. Check out this Fall's Pequeños Exploradores for ages 3-7 years during the weekdays or on the weekends; or Spanish Immersion: Growing Bilingual for ages 6-9.
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Sones de Mexico
Belmont/Cragin, Pilsen, Lincoln Square/Ravenswood, Rogers Park and Zoom/Online
Families and individuals of all ages can learn the music and culture of Mexico together as a family activity at any of three Chicago locations - Pilsen, Rogers Park & Belmont Cragin. Try a beginner level Guitar Class or or violin class.
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Visit the ChicagoKids.com Class Guide and Sawyer to find more great options for your little ones!