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After you’ve finished your holiday shopping on Small Business Saturday, why not keep on spreading the love to your local kids’ activity providers, too? Book a class at one of these great neighborhood gems, and not only are you giving back to your hood, but your kiddos will have a blast!

Baby Ballers Toddler Class at Pat the Roc Basketball Skills Academy
November 24th, 11 AM / Rockville / 24 months – 3 years old

Introduce your little athletes to basketball! Kids will learn to dribble, pass, and shoot, all while building confidence, learning about teamwork, and developing hand/eye coordination. Everyone’s a winner at this class!

Kids Boxing at Urban Boxing
Weekdays, 4:30 PM / Arlington / 5 – 17 years old

This class is the perfect combination of fast-paced cardio, strength training, and technique development, designed to help your kiddos develop stamina, agility, and body strength.


Move and Groove at MOCO Movement Center 
November 26th & 30th, 10:15 AM & 11:15 AM / Bethesda / 6 months – 6 years old

As the name of the class implies, your little ones will be on their feet moving and grooving at this class! Sing, dance, climb on over-sized blocks, roll down inclined mats, shake shakers, bang drums, and toss scarves around.

Ninjas Program at Action Martial Arts and Fitness
November 26th & 28th, 6:15 PM & 5:00 PM / Woodbridge / 3 – 4 years old

Whether your kids fancy themselves ninjas or just want to learn Tae Kwon Do, they’re going to love this program! Kids will learn martial arts through fun and interactive “ninja” activities, all while burning off energy!

Open Explore at the KID Museum
November 24th & 25th, 10 AM – 5 PM / Bethesda / 4 – 13 years old

Calling all thinkers and tinkerers! At Open Explore, the museum offers over a dozen rotating activities that integrate hands-on science, technology, engineering, art, and math learning. Maker Educators and Apprentices are on hand at every station to guide you through the activities.


Open Climb at Vertical Rock
November 28th & 30th, 3 PM – 5 PM / Manassas / 5 – 12 years old

Instead of climbing the walls at home, head to this indoor rock climbing facility for a day of fun. See how high your kiddies can climb, and even try to scale a wall yourself!

Open Play at Lemon Tree Playgroup
November 26th & 28th, 12:30 PM – 5 PM / Adams Morgan / 6 months – 4 years old

Take a break from the holiday bustle to have some fun and play! This playspace includes a soft playroom with climbing blocks and ball pit, a classroom with Legos, a train table, a kitchen, dress up, fine motor materials, and more!

Pre-K STEAM at NoVA PlayLabs
November 27th, 10 AM / Reston / 24 months – 6 years old

Your little preschoolers will explore concepts like gravity, structures, animals, colors, and mixtures with engaging lessons and lots of opportunities for hands-on activities.


Stories in Motion at Salsa with Silvia
November 29th, 10 AM / Columbia Heights / Birth – 3 years old

Explore the mysteries and wonders of books through movement, percussion, and song. Each class immerses the kids in a story full of lovable characters, cool animals, and contagious energy.  Little ones are encouraged to bring their creativity, thinking caps, and smiles!

Toddler & Me at Tippi Toes Dance 
November 24th & 27th, 10 AM / Arlington / 18 months – 3 years old

Put on your dancing shoes and tutus for this class! Music, movement, balance, and basic dance steps are introduced in a fun, friendly, and positive manner.

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