Guide to ExtraCurricular Activities in Rhode Island & Beyond

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Fall sports are winding down and “go outside and play” gets a little harder when you have to bundle up. We’ve pulled together a list of local extracurricular and after school programs to suit a variety of interests. So whether you have a budding Picasso, or your little is convinced she’s going to be the next American Ninja Warrior, we’ve got something to fit the bill.

If you know of program or activity that you think should be added to the list, let us know about it at [email protected]

Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America

The Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America provides an educational, character and citizenship building program to more than 13,000 youth in Southeastern New England. Cub Scout Programs are open to boys and girls from Kindergarten to fifth grade, Scouts BSA is open to youth in grades 6-12 and The VenturingExploring (Career Exploration) and Sea Scout Programs are open to youth ages 14-20.

kids enjoying Boy Scouts extracurricular activities in Rhode Island

Snapology of Northeast RI

The Snapology Approach
Our activities are designed to reinforce the core competencies and curricula being taught at
each grade level. Research has shown that many of children’s best learning experiences come
when they are engaged not simply in interacting with materials but in designing, creating, and
inventing with them. Our activities offer students an environment where they are encouraged to
create and interact with materials and technology enabling them to explore solutions through
hands-on “playful” learning through the use of LEGO bricks and technology.

Outdoor Extracurriculars 

Audubon Society of RI Bristol, RI- Nature programs for families, homeschoolers, preschoolers, toddlers and adults. Many of which are free.
Tinkergarten Various locations- Nature exploration classes for children 18months- 5 years with their families
Save The Bay  Multiple Locations, RI Offers after school and camp programs where kids learn about our local aquatic ecosystems and preservation.

Performing Arts 

The Theatre Department at Providence College Providence, RI- Creative drama  classes for children ages 5-12
Artists Exchange Cranston,RI –  Theater,  art & music classes for kids ages 5-15
Drama Kids Multiple  Locations, Southern MA  – Acting & drama class for kids ages 5-16
Stadium Theatre Conservatory Woonsocket, RI – Variety of theater related classes from musical theater to costume design for ages 4- Adult
Rhode Island Youth Theatre Saunderstown, RI – Theater workshops, including improv, playwriting. Summer & after school programs available. Ages 7-16
Children & Teens – Trinity Repertory Company Acting and improve classes for grade k-12
Everett Company Stage School Providence – Everett is an intergenerational, multicultural ensemble of dance and theater artists creating, performing, teaching and engaging a diverse community through the arts.

Music Classes

You Rock School of Music Cranston, RI – Group and Private Classes in guitar, bass, drums, piano, ukulele and voice.
School of Rock North Providence, RI | Seekonk, MA | Attleboro, MA – Guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, piano, voice, drum and singing lessons.
Rhode Island Philharmonic  East Providence, RI  – Offers a wide variety of music classes for all ages, (18m-Adult).
Artists Exchange Cranston, RI –  Theater,  art & music classes for kids ages 5-15
Zabinski Music Studio Pawtucket, RI – Featuring private lessons, mommy & me classes and classes in voice, piano, guitar and more.
Main Street Music East Greenwich, RI – Lessons for all age groups and ability levels on guitar, bass, piano, drums, mandolin, and ukulele.
Warwick School of Music Warwick, RI – We offer Private Music Instruction for all ages in a wide variety of instruments including voice, piano, guitar, bass, drums, and strings.
Bedrossian Music Warwick, RI – Lessons in voice/singing, guitar, violin, piano, saxophone, flute, clarinet, drums

Crafts & Fine Arts

Artists Exchange Cranston, RI –  Theater,  art & music classes for kids ages 5-15
Blue Door Art Studio  Smithfield, RI –  Art classes, including ceramics, for ages 2-17
RISD Providence – Fine art classes for kids & adults ages 6 and up
Rhode Island Art Classes Harmony, RI –  Art classes available for kids of all ages and adults
The East Side Art Center Providence, RI- Offers a variety of studio art classes for kids 5-15 & adults.
Providence CityArts  Providence, RI – This non profit provides free after school art classes to Providence youth ages 8-14
Educational Classes Offered at the WCFA Warwick, RI – Art classes using various mediums for youth and teens.
Local Arts & Craft Classes for Kids and Adults | Michaels Multiple Locations, Free in store arts and crafts workshops for kids ages 3+
The-Sew-Op North Kingstown, RI- Both beginner and advanced level sewing classes available for youth, teens and adults
Kids & DIY Workshops | At The Home Depot Multiple Locations-  Free, creative, skill building workshops for kids with their parents

Cooking Classes 

MADE BY ME Cooking School Warren, RI- Cooking classes for preschool & school aged kids
Taste Buds Kitchen East Greenwich, RI – Creative cooking classes for kids (and adults!)