Palatine Park District’s Youth & Teen programming features a variety of specialty classes for ages 5-16. Classes offerings often harmonize with each seasonal Holiday or tradition. Popular classes include Babysitting Skills, Magic Tricks, and Self-Esteem & Leadership.
Youth & Teen
Babysitting Skills | Ages 10-14
Learn everything you need to know to be a competent babysitter. Topics covered in the class will include babysitter etiquette and priorities, age appropriate and dangerous toys, a variety of activity ideas for children, how to care for an infant, and how to handle problem situations. Representatives for the Palatine Police and Fire Departments will also discuss safety and emergency procedures.
Magic Tricks | Ages 5-12
Have a great time learning fascinating tricks from a professional magician! Children will be able to amaze family and friends with tricks that involve cards, ropes, coins, mind-reading, and more. While the tricks may appear difficult, kids will discover that they are quick to learn and easy to perform.
Have the Slime of Your Life with the Easter Bunny | Ages 5-10
Friday, March 15, 2019
Have the slime of your life this spring making slime with the Easter Bunny! The Easter Bunny mascot will be on hand as kids make slime that stretches, bubbles, and smells like spring! Customize your slime in the concoction center to smell like Marshmallow Peeps, tulips, cotton candy and more spring scents. Then color it to be the magical colors known for Easter. Making themed seasonal slime is so fun! All kids leave with a golden egg surprise and their slime to take home.
Glitzy Girlz: Mother Daughter Bling Bestie Boutique | Ages 3-10
Friday, April 26, 2019
Come join Glitzy Girlz with your bestie/s and celebrate the love of BLING! Each couple will make two beautiful bracelets with a charm with our unique bead selection. Meaningful charms will celebrate your bond. Each person will decorate their own wooden heart frame and they can exchange. Paints, personalization stamps and jewels will accent your craft. Our staff will take photos for couples to have a memory for your frame and always remember your evening together!
Root Beer Stand Entrepreneur | Ages 6-13
Saturday, April 27, 2019
Whether your child is entrepreneurial or not, they will LOVE this 90-minute unique spring adventure as they are coached on how to become a Root Beer Stand Entrepreneur. In a group setting, children will be mentored and motivated as they create a partial business plan and then act out running their own mock ROOT BEER STAND! Targeted Skills: Communication, CEO Thinking, Self-Esteem, Financial Literacy, Marketing, Science and Building a Reputation. This unique enrichment offering is a Lisa Lombardi Coaching Exclusive and teaches the basics of entrepreneurship and making business fun through the sumptuous treat of Root Beer…a perfect platform to wet kid’s appetite for leadership! The coaching session will culminate with a decadent root beer treat. Content is adjusted for each child’s age range.
Science Secrets of Mini Golf | Ages 6-13
Saturday, April 27, 2019
Whoosh, you swing and get a hole in one! Or maybe you totally missed! How did this happen? We will investigate the science secrets of golf. There are actual S.T.E.M. principles behind the game of golf. From the swing to the ball landing, we will learn about Newton’s Laws, kinetic energy, and how the dimples in the ball impact your game. It wouldn’t be a day at the golf course without a trip to the snack stand, a treat is included!
Parent/Child: Princess & Pirate Hidden Treasure Night | Ages 3-10
Friday, May 17, 2019
Come join Glitzy Girlz and go on a treasure hunt to reveal some surprises! Inside will be fun goodies to choose from to take home. Each couple will decorate their own wooden treasure box with paints, embellishments, personalization and jewels/coins, fun foam. Each couple will also design a beaded project with cool bead selection. Your welcome to come dressed up for extra fun! Class fee is per couple.
Questions or Programming Suggestions?
Special Interest Coordinator
Palatine Park District