After-school program activities

After-school programs play a crucial role in providing children with enriching experiences and opportunities for growth outside of the traditional classroom setting. Engaging activities not only keep children entertained but also promote learning, social development and physical activity. Here are some creative activities for kids after-school programs to inspire and excite kids!


STEM exploration

Encourage children to explore the world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through hands-on activities. From building robots and designing simple circuits to conducting experiments and constructing structures, STEM activities foster critical thinking, problem-solving skills and a love for learning.


Arts and crafts

Unleash creativity and imagination with art and craft projects. Provide a variety of materials such as paint, paper, beads, clay and recycled materials, and let them express themselves through drawing, painting, sculpting and crafting. Art activities promote self-expression, fine motor skills and appreciation for the arts.

Outdoor activities


Take advantage of the great outdoors by organizing outdoor adventures and nature-based activities. From nature walks to scavenger hunts to gardening, outdoor activities allow children to connect with nature, explore their surroundings and learn about the environment.


Sports and fitness activities

Promote physical activity by offering sports and fitness activities. Whether it's playing soccer, basketball, volleyball or participating in yoga or martial arts classes, sports and fitness activities help children develop motor skills, coordination, teamwork and good sportsmanship.


Cooking and child nutrition

Teach children valuable life skills and encourage healthy eating habits through cooking and nutrition activities. Plan cooking sessions where children can prepare simple and nutritious recipes, learn about food safety and hygiene and explore different cuisines from around the world.


Music and dance


Introduce children to the joy of music and dance with music and dance activities. Offer opportunities for them to learn to play musical instruments, sing, compose songs and participate in dance classes or choreography workshops. Music and dance activities promote self-expression, creativity and cultural appreciation.

Community service projects


Instill a sense of social responsibility and compassion in children by organizing community service projects. Collaborate with local organizations, charities or environmental groups to plan volunteer activities such as cleaning up parks, organizing food drives or visiting nursing homes. Community service projects teach children the importance of giving back and making a positive impact in their community.

DREAM offers a host of activities for kids after-school programs

With a wide range of engaging and educational activities, after-school programs can provide children with valuable opportunities to learn, grow and thrive outside of school hours. By incorporating these creative activity ideas into their programming, after-school programs can inspire children to explore new interests, develop essential skills and build lifelong memories. We’re always looking for volunteers to participate in activities for kids after-school programs. Contact us today to discover the wide range of programs we offer!