The Big Backyard offers a curriculum of classes your children are sure to enjoy! Whether you are looking for opportunities to spend quality time with your child, ready for a break while he or she enjoys a class, or want your child to explore a particular subject, we have options for you!

The classes are well organized, taught by excellent instructors, reasonably priced, and so much fun for the kids! All classes include a FREE open play pass equal to the number of sessions in your class.

Currently we are only offering classes during the summer.  Check back in April for our updated summer course catalog.

Move & Groove in Music

Target Audience: Ages 1 – 4 (plus a parent or caregiver)
This fun, sing-along musical activity is designed for children and their parents or caregivers. Enjoy traditional children’s songs, finger plays, rhythm instruments, dance movements and puppetry! Give kids an interest in and love of all kinds of music. Adults – be prepared to sing, dance, and be silly along with the kids.
Cost: $40 per session (4 classes)
Fridays, June 21 – July 19 (no class July 5)
10 – 10:30am
Thursdays, July 25 – August 15
11:15 – 11:45am

Little Animal Lovers

Target Audience: Ages 2 – 4 (plus a parent or caregiver)

Precious Pets

Come join us to learn about the animals we welcome into our homes as beloved pets. Each week we will study a new animal and have fun learning by reading stories, making crafts and singing songs.
Cost: $50 per session (4 classes)
Thursdays, June 20 – July 18 (no class July 4)
10:00 – 10:45am
Thursdays, July 25 – August 15
10:15 – 11:00am

Farmyard Fun

Are you looking for a squealin’ good time? Then join us on the farm to learn about the different animals that live there. We will focus on a new animal each week and have fun reading stories, making crafts and singing songs.
Cost: $50 per session (4 classes)
Fridays, June 21 – July 19 (no class on July 5)
10:45 – 11:30am
Fridays, July 26 – August 16 from
11:15am – 12:00pm

Fun with Food

Target Audience: Ages 5 – 8
Who doesn’t love a craft you can eat! We’ll get a little messy with good reason. We are combining art and food for a tasty good time. Some we will enjoy in class and others you can take home to share with the whole family.
Cost: $65 per session
Tuesday, June 11 – Friday, June 14
12:30 – 3:00pm
Tuesday, July 30 – Friday, August 2
9:30am – 12:00pm

Prospective Detectives

Target Audience: Ages 5 – 8
Looking for clues? Put on your detective hat to help us figure out who done it. We’ll use our problem solving, writing and math skills, practice teamwork, and have fun cracking the case.
Cost: $60 per session
Tuesday, July 9 – Friday, July 12
12:30 – 3:00pm
Tuesday, August 6 – Friday, August 9
12:30 – 3:00pm

Amazing Art

Target Audience: Ages 5 – 8
Give your child the opportunity to explore some famous artists and create their own unique masterpieces. We will experiment with a variety of art mediums such as pencil drawing, painting, and sculpture. Please send a smock as we are likely to get messy.
Cost: $65 per session
Tuesday, July 23 – Friday July, 26
9:30am – 12:00pm
Tuesday, August 13 – Friday, August 16
12:30 – 3:00pm

Art Explorers

Target Audience: Ages 2 – 4 (plus a parent or caregiver)
These beginning art classes are a fun, interactive way to introduce your toddler to art. Each class will be structured in a similar format to help develop a routine. We will sing a welcome song, do a craft project, and then end with a story matching our theme. Please bring a smock or old t-shirt as we tend to get messy!
Cost: $50 per session (4 classes)
Thursdays, June 20–July 18 (no class July 4)
11 – 11:45am
Fridays, July 26 – August 16
11 – 11:45am

Kick off to Kindergarten

Target Audience: Ages 3½ – 5
Headed to preschool or kindergarten in fall? This class will provide a structured group experience where your child will listen to stories, do crafts, work on calendar skills, improve social skills and learn kindergarten basics. It is a great opportunity to practice separating from a parent and working in a group setting. A snack will be provided.
Cost: $60 per session
Wedndesdays, July 17 – August 7
9:30am – 12:00pm
Tuesday, August 13 – Friday, August 16
12:30 – 3:00pm

Summer Playground

Target Audience: Ages 4 – 8
Drop off the kids for some structured and unstructured playtime. We’ll have a fabulous and fun group leader in charge of the kids. They will play games to get to know each other, enjoy board games, crafts and have free play to enjoy all the equipment we have to offer. We’ll send them home nice and tired after this class. A snack will be provided.
Cost: $45 per session
Tuesday, June 25 – Friday, June 28
9:30am – 12:00pm
Tuesday, July 9 – Friday, July 12
12:30 – 3:00pm
Tuesday, July 16 – Friday, July 19
9:30am – 12:00pm
Tuesday, July 23 – Friday July, 26
12:30 – 3:00pm
Tuesday, July 30 – Friday, August 2
9:30am – 12:00pm
Tuesday, August 6 – Friday, August 9
12:30 – 3:00pm
Tuesday, August 13 – Friday, August 16
9:30am – 12:00pm
Tuesday, August 20 – Friday, August 23
12:30 – 3:00pm

Rocket Scientists

Target Audience: Ages 5 – 8
Who said learning can’t be fun? We are getting hands-on with science to learn about cool topics:
Week 1: Magnets
Week 2: Water
Week 3: Flying Machines
Week 4: Space
Cost: $60 per session
Tuesday, June 18 – Friday, June 21
9:30 – 12:00pm

Superheroes in Training

Target Audience: Ages 5 – 8
Are you ready to save the world? You’ll need to sharpen those super powers before you take on any villains.bJoin us to learn what it takes to be a superhero. We’ll test your strength, speed, and agility through games, projects, books, and play. It will be an adventure!
Cost: $60 per session
Tuesday, June 25 – Friday, June 28
12:30 – 3:00pm
Class Policies

Confirmation of Registration
Each registration will receive an e-mail confirmation including course title, dates, times, and amount paid. This confirmation will also serve as a receipt for registrations received via e-mail or phone.

Cancellations
To cancel your registration, please call us at 262-797-9117. Credit can only be given for classes that continue to meet the minimum number of participants after the cancellation. If the class minimum is still met, a credit for the classes not yet held will be given to your family for use with future class registrations or for open play. No credit will be given for classes that have passed, regardless of attendance. If you would like to request a refund, a $10 processing fee will apply.

Waiting Lists
Any participant that wishes to take part in a class that is full may place their name on a waiting list. There is no guarantee for placement. The waiting list is compiled on a first come, first serve basis.

Medical Conditions
If there are any medical conditions that could affect your child’s participation in a class, please contact us to discuss the matter. We are glad to work with you to ensure that your children are able to participate and remain safe.

Age Requirements
The age requirements for our classes are guidelines. If you believe your child is ready for a particular class but does not meet the age minimum, please call us to discuss it. Some classes have more flexibility than others.

Inclement Weather
Cancellations due to inclement weather will be announced on local radio and TV stations. Every effort will be made to reschedule classes cancelled because of weather; however, if a class cannot be rescheduled you will be given a credit or refund.

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