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10 Activities to Support Small Businesses in San Francisco

In honor of Small Business Saturday, we want to help you show some love to the local kids’ activity providers in the Bay Area that fill your days with fun. Book one of these classes, and not only will you shop/play local, but you and your kiddos will have a blast!

Artistic Spotlight at Nine Studio
November 28th, 4 PM / Nob Hill / 5 – 11 years old

Young artists will explore different styles through the works of renowned artists such as Warhol, Pollack, Kusama, and Miro. Using a wide variety of media (acrylic, tempera, watercolor, colored pencils, and mixed media) your little ones will develop their own artistic self in a fun and supportive environment.

IYK Family Yoga at It’s Yoga Kids 
November 25th, 10 AM / Presidio / 12 months – 5 years old

Get ready to stretch, bend, and reach at this class designed for the whole fam. You and your little yogis will practicing poses joined together by breath and flowing movement.

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Kids Intro to Ballroom Dancing at Starlite Ballroom
November 24th, 10 AM / San Jose / 5 – 10 years old

If you’ve got a tiny dancer at home, try out this class where they can learn the basic steps of Ballroom dance. With emphasis on body awareness, timing, rhythm, and coordination, your kiddos will be gliding across the room in no time.

MiniSTEAMster at STEMful
November 26th, 11 AM / Mission / 2.5 – 4 years old

Stop into this class designed to develop the social skills needed for independent and group learning with a focus on STEAM. Stories and art inspired activities are integrated inside the curriculum to create a developmentally appropriate learning experience.

Mommy & Me Jewelry Making at Dragonfly Designs
November 24th, 9 AM / South San Francisco / 4 – 10 years old

At this Mommy & Me class, your kids will be empowered to make truly unique treasures by hand, not to mention have some fabulous new pieces to show off around town! Dragonfly Designs believe artistic expression is crucial to healthy development and that art should be an engaging, tactile, and rewarding experience.

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Musical Theatre at Broadway Babies and Kids
November 24th, 26th & 28th, 10 AM / San Carlos / Birth – 5 years old

Do you have a budding Broadway Star who just loves to sing and dance around the house? You and your little ones will sing, dance, and act to Musical Theatre favorites as well as learn the fundamentals of proper voice and dance techniques.  Instill confidence and hone their skills by introducing your child to the joy and beauty of musical theater!

Open Play at The COOP
Weekdays, 10 AM – 5 PM / South San Francisco / 12 months – 8 years old

It would be impossible for your kiddies to not be tuckered out after visiting this playspace! It boasts an enormous ball pit, two-story curly slide, super cool rope climbing tunnel, electronic dance floor, bounce house, lots of toys, and more! And they make sure to take care of the parents, too! Enjoy a cappuccino, sit back with a complimentary magazine, or just hang out in the open space with other parents.

Playtime at Bumble Los Altos
November 27th & 30th, 10 AM to 2 PM / Los Altos / 12 months – 10 years old

Take a break from holiday shopping, work, or just plain life and check out this amazing restaurant offering up not only good food, but child care! Sign your kids into their bright and sunny playroom for supervised play while you kick back and enjoy a cup of coffee,  glass of wine, or bite to eat!

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Rock + Rhyme at Wund3rkid
November 27th, 10:15 AM / Palo Alto / 12 months – 5 years old

This high-energy class introduces kids to foundational concepts in music through memorable songs, chants, and musical nursery rhymes. Participating in a variety of movement activities, as well as instrumental play, will help little ones develop essential musical capacities such as rhythm and timing—and they have a blast doing it!

Rudolph and His Sleigh at Sketchbook Studio SF
November 30th, 10 AM / Mission / 2.5 – 5 years old

It may not snow much in San Francisco, but you can still imagine it at this class! Your creative kiddos will construct their own miniature sleighs and Rudolph figurines (or another winter creature of your choosing) and get into the holiday spirit.

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