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Fun Fourth of July Activities for Kids

Posted by Helen McCarthy on Jul 3, 2017 10:02:00 PM

The Fourth of July is fast approaching! This holiday usually brings time spent with family and friends enjoying a classic summer bbq - and of course everything red, white, and blue. Whether you are attending a block party or celebrating at home, we have some great ideas for getting your little ones involved with some fun Independence Day activities for kids!

The most essential part of any party that you plan is the food! There are so many holiday snacks you can make, and the best part is that you can get the kids involved in the preparation. There is always fun to be had decorating cookies or cupcakes with red, white, and blue sprinkles or frosting. Its great to see all the creative designs the little ones come up with, and they have a blast helping you out. Another great summer dish that they can help you prepare is fruit salad. Not only is this a nutritional addition to any BBQ menu, but it is also such a refreshing, quick, and easy entree to prepare. Whether you just choose to prepare a classic fruit salad using your favorite festive fruit or get creative using cookie cutters to cut fruit into cute star shapes it’s sure to be a hit. You can also have the kids help you make a unique dessert by creating kabobs with fruit, brownies, marshmallows - really anything that you want! These are delicious and effortless!

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Moving on from the food, another great area of the prep that the little ones love to help out with is the decorating! This can be a tricky task, but don’t feel like you need to go out and buy decorations that you are only going to use for one day when you can make your own to last for years to come! We found a great way to not only create super cute star suncatchers, but also use all those old crayons you have laying around the house. These festive decorations will definitely be a crowd pleaser at any party, and the kids will have a blast making them with you!

We also have so many DYI craft ideas that kids and adults alike can play with while enjoying the food and festivities! Confetti launchers are the perfect at-home alternative to fireworks without all the safety hazards. There is sure to be fun to have with these confetti cannons for all ages. The kids can help out with creating their own unique designs on the outside of the cannons and will love setting off their own fireworks! Another easy craft that everyone can get involved in is the creation and exploration of slime! Not only can you make the slime Fourth of July themed, but it’s a great Independence day activity for kids. And finally, what better way to cool down on a hot summer’s day than to have a water balloon fight?! You can even split into different teams to have Patriots against the British to have your own historical battle.  

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The last key ingredient to any party is the music! Make sure to have a playlist planned with all your family’s favorite songs to groove to! Your little ones will love busting out some of the moves they have been learning in their Dance To EvOLvE classes or summer camps, and now is the perfect time to share them with the rest of the family!

And of course, the main attraction of any 4th of July festivities is the fireworks show! Don’t forget to plan out the best viewing sight to enjoy a fireworks show! In San Diego there are usually a few shows to be seen from anywhere along the beach or the bay. From watching the annual parades in Coronado or Old Town to enjoying the day at the Del Mar Fair, to spending the day at the beach. There are so many great Fourth of July activities for kids in San Diego. If you live in Chicago make sure to check out all the parades and music festivals they have located throughout the area! So much fun ready to ensue for the entire family with all the events planned - Chicago is definitely prepared with many activities for kids on Independence Day!

We hope you have a great time trying out some of these activities and exploring your city on this fun-filled holiday! Wishing you all the best dance parties and time spent with those you love with these 4th of July activities for kids!

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Where to Find Dance Classes for Kids Around North County San Diego

Posted by Dance To EvOLvE Team on Mar 4, 2015 12:30:50 PM

San Diego's North County is a vast, expansive region known for its natural beauty and diverse terrain. It is comprised of a collection of unique communities, from the gorgeous beachfront views in Del Mar to the lush mountains of Escondido and Carmel Mountain to scenic Rancho Bernardo. Other communities in this region include Miramar, Carlsbad, Fallbrook and Palomar Mountain.

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If you live around these areas and your kiddo is constantly turning your living room into a dance hall, maybe it’s time for you to search for North County dance classes for kids! Dance To EvOLvE offers dance classes at multiple convenient locations throughout North County San Diego. This means that you can get the best of EvOLvE without driving all around San Diego for your child’s dance classes.

1. Carmel Mountaindance classes for kids North county

Our kids dance classes at Carmel Mountain should be the first site to check out if you live in the community around Poway, Sabre Springs, Rancho Penasquitos, Black Mountain Ranch, or Ranch Bernardo. The classes are held in Carmel Mountain/Sabre Springs recreation center and are really close to some elementary schools such as Highland Ranch Elementary, Shoal Creek Elementary and Creekside Elementary. The neighborhood Carmel Mountain Ranch, or CMR, is home to fun Christmas events, “CMR Olympics” and the Christmas light show "Holiday Magic at Fairway Village". In 2015, EvOLvE offers an 8-week winter session dance classes for kids as young as 24 months at CMR center, including Tiny Movers classes, a dance class of ballet with tumbling and dance games. Here is an excerpt of feedback from a parent of a Tiny Mover Dancer at Carmel Mountain: “my daughter has really been enjoying her ballet/tumble dance class with the other children and looks forward to it every week! We are happy to be participants in the program!"

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4S Ranch is another place to consider for your kid’s North County dance classes. If you live around 4S Ranch, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Sante Fe, Black Mountain Ranch, Carmel Mountain, Rancho Peñasquitos, or if your children go to Stone Ranch Elementary School, Monterey Ridge Elementary School or Del Sur Elementary School, chances are high that you are not far away from our 4S Ranch classes in Kids Ventures! It is only a few minute drives from Ranch County Library, 4S Heritage park, 4S Ranch Community Park, or 4S Ranch Sports Park, where you probably have taken your kids for family outing. EvOLvE at 4S Ranch offers both affordable weekly dance classes and 12-week winter semester dance classes with a diversity of choices from ballet/tap combination classes to hip hop classes for all age groups. Moreover, we let you take a trial class before registering to ensure it is the right fit for you and your dancer.

3. Rancho Bernardo

Rancho Bernado is a community in the northern hills of San Diego just south of Lake Hodges and the San Pasqual Valley and is on the top list of where to find North County dance classes for kids as well. If you live in Rancho Bernado or near 4S Ranch, Carmel Mountain Ranch, Poway and Escondido, definitely check out our dance classes for kids located at the Rancho Bernardo Recreation Center. Here, you can find ballet/tap dancing combination classes designed for a wide range of dancers, from 2-year-old toddlers, to 5-year-old preschoolers. This is how a parent comments on our North County dance classes for kids in Rancho Bernardo: "Thanks so much for all your hard work and going the extra mile. My daughter absolutely loves your Dance To EvOLvE lessons and it has helped her self esteem to see that she has some natural talent as a dancer." Sign up for Rancho Bernardo kids dance classes and experience the growth of little dancers like she did!

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There are so many opportunities for kids to explore the dancing fun in San Diego’s North County. And it will be a bonus for parents if it comes with less car time. To select children’s dance classes based on where you live or where your kids go to school will save you time on driving and money on gas. Dance To EvOLvE offers dance classes in various locations all over North County including Carmel Mountain, 4S Ranch and Rancho Bernardo. Visit our website for more information about where we offer our North County dance classes and feel free to turn on Google maps to calculate the driving time!

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