After school activities are important for kids to get involved in. Studies have shown that children who are involved in after school activities increases their overall academic performance. Metro Family Magazine has come up with a great list of activities for kids:

Edmond Parks and Recreation: Archery

Gabrielle Parker, 9, of Enid takes aim during a Junior Olympic Archery Development Club shoot put on by the Trosper Archery Club on Saturday, August 24, 2013, at Trosper Park in Oklahoma City. Parker has come down from Enid about 4 times this summer and was one of over 60 participants, from beginners to intermediates, that took part in the shoot which takes place every Saturday. For $5 each person is supplied with equipment and instruction starting at 9am for beginners and 10am for intermediate shooters. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

  • $40/month
  • Ages 8-17
  • Located at 2733 Marilyn Williams Dr.
  • Call 405-359-4630 for class registration and more details
  • Classes are held weekly during the months of September, October, March, April, and May

Solid Rock Basketball

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  • Located at 140 W. 15th St.
  • New facility providing training for kids of all ages from K-12
  • Specialized camps, tournaments, and specialty training
  • Fall league begins on September 17
  • Click here for registration information

Victory Dance

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  • Dance classes for all ages in a Christian environment
  • Ages 3-adult
  • Offers a variety of different class types and competitions
  • Click here for registration and class details

Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma

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  • Fosters leadership skills in girls and provides activities to build problem solving techniques in the community
  • $15/year- scholarships available
  • Located at 6100 N. Robinson in Oklahoma City
  • Click here for details

Little Spanish Bridge

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  • 2000 N.W. 150th Street in Oklahoma City
  • Offers exercise, dance and singing to promote language development
  • Ages 4+, classes start this month
  • Click here to enroll

Art Lessons at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art

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  • 415 Couch Dr. Oklahoma City
  • Ages 15 months+
  • Provides creativity classes, technique, education and experimentation through visual art
  • Registration opens August 15th at 9am
  • Click here for more information or call 405-236-3100

YMCA Youth Sports Programs

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  • Offers a variety of sports leagues including basketball, softball, volleyball, softball, soccer, swimming, martial arts and more
  • Provides kids to learn specific skills while learning teamwork, cooperation and having fun
  • Click here to see the different YMCA branches and classes offered

Yoga Bliss Family Studio

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  • Yoga shown to kids through music, story time, games and crafts
  • After school classes are 45 minutes and include a snack
  • Classes begin in September
  • Click here for registration info and class details

To view more after school activities, visit the Metro Family Magazine website here.

 

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