Educational Programs

Educational Programs

Fall & Winter Programs

INTRODUCTION TO THEATER 

8-12 Yr Olds

Interested in learning more about acting and the theater? This class will cover theater basics, include some fun games to encourage creativity, and give students the opportunity to try out their acting skills. 

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $35r/$50nr
  • Instructor: Jessica Fox
  • Dates: Saturdays | Oct 1, 8, 15
  • Time: 10am-11:15am
  • Location: Cityside MS - Performing Arts Room

CREATING A SCENE 

9-13 Yr Olds

Get ready to be creative! This program will walk participants through the process of creating a unique scene while also playing games that encourage improvisational skills, working together, and helping everyone on stage shine!

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $39r/$54nr
  • Instructor: Jessica Fox
  • Dates: Saturdays | Oct 1, 8, 15
  • Time: 12:30pm-2pm
  • Location: Cityside MS - Performing Arts Room

MOTOR MOVEMENT 

3-5 Yr Olds

Join us to improve body control, motor skills, physical awareness and more through music, games and other fun activities! This class will increase your child’s confidence and independence with their bodies, while also better preparing them to master more complex skilled activities and skills as they get older. All children must be potty trained. Enroll based on age at start date.


S.T.E.M. AND SENSORY DEVELOPMENT 

3-5 Yr Olds

Join us to explore S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) and Sensory concepts through a wide variety of activities! Studies show that S.T.E.M. and Sensory activities breeds curiosity, teaches kids how to learn from their mistakes, fosters creativity, and gets kids excited to learn! This is the perfect program to prepare your kiddos for Kindergarten through activities with blocks, boxes, legos, tubes, cups, popsicle sticks and more! Children must be potty trained before the start of the program. Enroll based on age at the start of the program. 

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $63r/$78nr
  • Instructor: Rachel Kenemer
  • Session 1: Wed | Oct 5-Dec 7 (skip Nov 23) | 10am
  • Session 2: Wed | Jan 11-Mar 15 (skip Feb 15) | 10am, 11am or 12pm
  • Session 3: Wed | Mar 22-May 24 (skip Apr 5) | 10am, 11am or 12pm
  • Location: Zeeland Recreation - Shoreline Sprinkling Studio

LONGFELLOW’S WHALE TALES: “WATER HABITS ARE LEARNED EARLY” 

5-10 Yr Olds

Join Longfellow the animated whale to learn about drowning prevention and water safety in a fun, engaging and age-appropriate way! Participants will learn crucial lessons that could save their life via fun activities with coloring, stickers, posters and more! Details on the topics each session will cover is below. Each participant will receive a completion certificate.

Session 1 Safety Topics: Swim as a Pair Near a Lifeguard’s Chair! | Be Cool… Follow the Rules! | Look Before You Leap! | Think So You Don’t Sink! | Reach or Throw, Don’t Go!

Session 2 Safety Topics: Don’t Just Pack It, Wear Your Jacket! | Think Twice Before Going Near Cold Water or Ice! | Know About Boating Before You Go Floating! | Too Much Sun Is No Fun! | In Your House and In Your Yard, Watch for Water, Be on Guard! | Wave, Tide or Ride, Follow the Guide!

  • Register Here
  • Registration Deadline: Sat, Oct 8
  • Cost: $59r/$74nr
  • Instructors: Zeeland Rec Aquatics Coordinators
  • Session I:  Saturdays | Oct 8-29
  • Session 2: Saturdays | Nov 5-Dec 3 (skip Nov 26)
  • 5-7 Yr Olds: 9-10am
  • 8-10 Yr Olds: 10-11am
  • LocationCityside MS - ELA Room (First Floor)

Parent-Child Cookie Decorating 

4-10 Year Olds + Guardian 

This is a PERFECT adult-child activity! Join us to make lifelong memories with your kiddo while also learning how to take your cookie decorating skills to the next level for years to come! Each child will leave with a dozen fully decorated cookies. Please only register the child - any guardian can attend without the guardian having to pay/register. Allergens warning: participants will be exposed to almond emulsion, gluten, dairy and eggs.

  • Register Here (only register the child - any guardian can attend without having to pay/register)
  • Cost: $40r/$55nr per couple (only register the child - any guardian can attend without having to pay/register)
  • Instructor: Jen Meyering (Owner of One Smart Cookie + ZPS Teacher)
  • Halloween Cookies: Sat, Oct 22 | 12:30-2pm 
  • Christmas Cookies: Sat, Dec 3  | 12:30-2pm
  • Valentines Cookies: Sat, Feb 4 | 12:30-2pm
  • Location: New Groningen Elementary School - Cafeteria

Cookie Decorating 

8-15 Yr Olds

Join us for some cookie decorating fun! We will discuss decorating techniques with royal icing then create 12 fully decorated cookies based on our holidays theme! Allergens warning: participants will be exposed to almond emulsion, gluten, dairy and eggs.

  • Register Here 
  • Cost: $40r/$55nr
  • Instructor: Jen Meyering (Owner of One Smart Cookie + ZPS Teacher)
  • Halloween Cookies: Sat, Oct 22 | 10am-11:30am
  • Christmas Cookies: Sat, Dec 3  | 10am-11:30am
  • Valentines Cookies: Sat, Feb 4 | 10am-11:30am
  • Location: New Groningen Elementary School - Cafeteria

PARENT-CHILD SING SONG YOGA

2-6 Yr Olds + Guardian

Join us to help your child develop their motor skills and attention span while also making fun memories with a parent or caregiver! Sing Song Yoga® is an international kids musical yoga program in which song lyrics instruct children how to get into the poses.  Class includes yoga poses, yoga-based activities and songs to tie it all together.  Parents and kids sign up for this yoga class together.  It is a fast paced, 30-minute, child-centered class which was created specifically for 2-6-year olds. Enroll based on age at start dates. Taught by the founder.

  • Register for Morning Session Here
  • Register for Evening Session Here
  • Cost: $49r/$64nr
  • Instructor: Deb Weiss-Gelmi (founder of Song Yoga®)
  • AM Session 1: Thur | 9:15-9:45am | Sept 15-Oct 13 
  • AM Session 2: Thur | 9:15-9:45am | Oct 27-Dec 1 (skip Nov 24) 
  • AM Session 3: Thur | 9:15-9:45am | Jan 12-Feb 9 
  • AM Session 4: Thur | 9:15-9:45am | Feb 23-Mar 23 
  • AM Session 5: Thur | 9:15-9:45am | Apr 13-May 11 
  • PM Session 1: Thur | 5:45-6:15pm | Sept 15-Oct 13
  • PM Session 2: Thur | 5:45-6:15pm | Jan 12-Feb 9 
  • PM Session 3: Thur | 5:45-6:15pm | Apr 13-May 11 
  • Morning Location: Zeeland Recreation - Shoreline Sprinkling Studio
  • Evening LocationCityside Middle School - Performing Arts Studio

SING SONG YOGA CLASSIC

6-11 Yr Olds

Join us to develop your motor skills, flexibility, strength and attention span! Sing Song Yoga® is an international kids’ musical yoga program in which song lyrics instruct children how to get into the poses. Class includes yoga poses, yoga-based activities and songs to tie it all together. Enrollment based on age at start date.

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $49r/$64nr
  • Instructor: Deb Weiss-Gelmi (founder of Song Yoga®)
  • Session 1: Thur | Oct 27, Nov 3, 10, 17, Dec 1 (skip Nov 24) 
  • Session 2: Thur | Feb 23, Mar 2, 9, 16, 23
  • Time: 5:30-6:15pm

THEATER WORKSHOP: DEVELOPING A CHARACTER (HEROES AND VILLAINS)

9-13 Yr Olds

What makes a great story? Great characters, of course! This one day theater workshop will focus on teaching young actors how to develop interesting characters and how to become an interesting character on stage.      

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $25r/$40nr
  • Instructor: Jessica Fox
  • Date: Sat, Jan 6
  • Time: 1-4pm
  • Location: Cityside MS - Performing Arts Room