Kids Activities Around Cincinnati & NKY

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kids activities in cincinnati

Local Mom Tips to Consider when Choosing the Best Kids Activities

  • What time commitment are you seeking and/or able to accommodate? Extra-curriculars are often worth the investment, but you do need to be realistic about what makes the most sense for your life and your child. Many kids activities meet weekly, some have flexibility, while some require a greater time commitment.
  • Location and budget. Like it or not, logistics DO matter, especially if your little one falls in love with what they are doing and wants to keep going!
  • What are your goals? Are you hoping to expose your child to the arts, encourage their creative interests, get them moving? When they are smaller and don’t know what to ask for, the activities chosen will reflect our goals as parents. (i.e. swim lessons for swim safety!)
  • Consider limiting activities to keep it reasonable for both them and you. As your child grows, you may consider an approach where your child can pick one athletic and one non-athletic extra-curricular.
  • Follow their lead! After all – it’s their activity and should reflect their interests!

The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati

the children's theatre of cincinnati classes for kids activities

It isn’t just learning how to sing, dance and act…It’s about gaining confidence, learning life skills and keeping your children active.

TCT Academy offers performing arts instruction from a professional theatre company, introducing children to all elements of live theatre, incorporating educational aspects as well as important life skills and milestones.

Our TCT Educational Team is top-notch, featuring national and world-renowned educators, Broadway and Hollywood performers, and highly-skilled teachers.

Register now for Spring or Fall sessions!

“I’ve done a bunch of classes with The Children’s Theatre since I was little, both in person at their new campus and online since the ‘Rona”… I always have so much fun and love the instructors! My mom really likes them, too.” – Adilyn S.O., Age 11

4015 Red Bank Road
Cincinnati, OH 45227
(513) 569-8080


IGKnight Music and Movement

summit igknight kids activities in cincinnati

Ignite your baby’s body and mind while experiencing music and movement together! You and your child will strengthen your everlasting bond while exploring age-appropriate instruments, songs, stories, movement, and dance. Activities are designed to stimulate children from birth to 24 months and can be replicated at home.

The 45-minute class meets weekly on Monday or Wednesday mornings over three sessions (fall, winter, & spring) and are ideal for grandparents and caregivers.

Check out this video to see the fun in action!

“Ms. Donna delights children with her high-energy approach to music education. She greets parents and students by name in a warm and genuine manner. She expertly modifies instruction to fit the needs of the energetic and busy toddlers in her classroom. Curriculum is rich and purposeful, and the children demonstrate understanding in unique ways. Thank you, Ms. Donna!” – S. McGuffey

2161 Grandin Road
Cincinnati, OH 45208
[email protected]
(513) 871-4700

McHarper Manor

mcharper manor kids activities in cincinnati

At McHarper Manor, they believe in the world-changing power of creativity and community! Their studio has become Cincinnati’s leading creative space for kids, teens, and adults to explore their creative powers in a variety of ways. Through weekly classes, day camps and mini-camps, one-time workshops, and private events, they hope to make something beautiful with everyone they meet. Knowledgeable instructors and low student-teacher ratios make their sessions intimate and impactful. Check out their classes and event listings to see what you can learn & create next!

“I wish I would have found this place sooner! I went for a birthday party and was impressed with the scope of activities/classes offered. The space is welcoming and instantly gets you in the creative mood. The paint party was led in a way that the group of teens were able to relax and have a good time – nary a cell phone in sight! – which is a feat unto itself. Highly recommend.” – Melissa Lawrence

1011 Business 28, Suite E
Milford, OH 45150
[email protected]

arts & language kids activities

Do you have a creative kiddo on your hands? You know the type we are talking about… the ones who collect the toilet paper rolls and trinkets they find around the house in order to create their next masterpiece. If you have a kiddo who is continually seeking that creative outlet… then these classes are for you.

World of Spanish

Locations Vary

Art Workshop

Hyde Park

Cincinnati Museum Center


Cincinnati Art Museum

Mt. Adams

Brazee Street Studios


dance kids activities

These classes are for those kids who are constantly twirling, shaking their booty, tapping their toes, & who love a good beat. No matter if your child is a born performer, loves the art of dance or enjoys being part of a peer group… dance can be a wonderful experience!

Planet Dance Cincinnati

'Arts' District Near Downtown

Perfection Gymnastics

West Chester

Cincinnati Ballet


Emerge Dance Academy

White Oak

Gotta Dance


Prestige Dance Center


Erickson Academy Irish Dance

Mt. Lookout


Liberty Township

Cincy Dance Studio


SDA Studios

Liberty Township

hands on kids activities

There are a ton of kids activities that are not only fun and engaging, but they help teach some important life skills as well. This category is devoted to those “hands-on” opportunities around town!

Healthy Hands Cooking


music kids activities

Most kids can’t resist shaking their booty or singing along to their favorite tunes, but did you know that music is also a great way to encourage developmental growth? Music classes can be a great way to stimulate your little one’s mind, but lessons can also be the perfect creative and challenging outlet for your older kids as well!

Miss Nancy's Musikgarten


Eric Blume, Drum Instruction


Baldwin Music Education Center


Peanut Butter & Jam



Locations Vary

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra - Young People's Concerts

Virtual and FREE!

science & tech kids activities

Coding, technology, STEAM, 4H, and more… the possibilities are endless in this arena and honestly, the things these kids can learn and create are incredible. We are big fans of the ever-growing opportunities for our kids in the world of science and tech.

The Cincinnati Zoo


The Highfield Discovery Garden


Boy Scouts of America

Various Troops Around Town

Girl Scouts of America

Various Troops Around Town

Cincy Arts Wave + STEM


Classroom Antics

Locations Vary

Girls Who Code

Locations Vary

Destination Imagination

Various School Affiliations

sports kids activities

Sports are amazing ways to encourage exercise, teamwork, personal drive, and so much more! And the options are endless as well. No matter if you have a little one tumbling on mats or an older one involved in team games or competitions, one this is for certain. They will learn all kinds of life lessons they don’t even realize they are learning and we love that.

Kid Strong


Perfection Gymnastics

West Chester

Gym Skills

Blue Ash

Cincy lil' Kickers


Pro Martial Arts

Kenwood & Loveland

Cincinnati Tae Kwon Do Academy


Top Flight Gymnastics

Crestview Hills, KY

Mercy Anderson HealthPlex - KidTown


toddler enrichment kids activities

Music, movement, motor skill development, and social skills! Toddler enrichment classes can be a great way to help enhance your little one’s natural development. And best of all… they are fun for grownups to attend as well!

For more information on local toddler enrichment opportunities, check this post out too!

Kid Strong


Gym Skills

Blue Ash

Go 2 Grow Gymnastics


Cincy lil' Kickers


World of Spanish

Locations Vary

The Little Gym


Blue Manatee Literacy Project



Symmes Township


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