Saturday, September 15, 2018

Tips on Choosing After-School Activities - Go Organically Fruit Snacks Giveaway


With back-to-school season in full swing means after-school activities are as well. Are your kids involved?! If not, Go Organically Fruit Snacks wants to help you find the best extracurricular programs for your kids to participate in this school year.

Choosing After-School Activities

School’s back in session—and so are after-school activities! From soccer to singing to scouting, there’s certainly no shortage of kid-centric extracurricular programs where you can spend your time and hard-earned cash. But how do you know which ones are right for your kid? Go Organically Fruit Snacks is here to help you find out!


Gauge Their Interests

The best activity for your kid is the one they’re interested in. Older kids are likely to be drawn to what their friends are trying. Toddlers and younger kids may have trouble articulating what they want to try, but there are sure to be clues to look out for. Are they constantly running around? Maybe soccer would be a good fit. Do they like to bop along to the radio in the car? Perhaps they’d appreciate a music class.

 Consider Their Personality

Have a shy kid who hides behind mama when meeting new people? An acting class probably isn’t the best idea. As tempting as it can be to use activities to help break kids out of their shell, it’s best to stick with classes that align with a kid’s authentic spirit. The more comfortable they are, the more confident they’ll be—which will hopefully lead to a willingness to try new things later on.

Individual Activities
Independent-minded kids tend to enjoy individual sports, such as gymnastics, tennis, dance or martial arts. Non-sport options could include private lessons in music or art. Benefits of these types of activities include building self-esteem, motor skills and attention/focus.

Group Activities
Socially-minded kids often prefer the camaraderie of team sports, such as soccer, basketball or hockey. Non-sport options could include scouting troops or theater arts. These types of activities emphasize teamwork, communication and discipline.

Take Advantage of Free Trial Classes

Once you’ve narrowed down your options, see if you can “try before you buy” with a free trial class. Many program facilitators understand that kids can be finicky creatures, with a passion for tap one day and taekwondo the next. And it’s a good idea to decide as a family before the program starts whether you’ll let your kiddo quit before the session is over if they don’t enjoy it or ask them to stick it out to the end to honor their commitment.

Think About Your Schedule

How many activities are too many? Well, that depends on the family and the child. Some kids have the interest and energy to take a bunch of different classes while others may feel overscheduled and stressed. Budget and work timetables can also be a factor. Only you can know what’s right for your family, so trust your gut and enjoy the ride!


When shuttling kids around to activities, be sure to take along Go Organically Organic Fruit Snacks. Made with real fruit and no artificial colors, Go Organically gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free kids snacks are individually packaged for on-the-go convenience. Be sure to follow Go Organically on Facebook for kid-friendly ideas and inspiration!

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41 comments:

Maryann D. said...

My daughter was always involved in all the art clubs after school since she is a talented artist.
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Peggy said...

They have music classes and soccer practice.

aperry said...

My son is on the Hockey team.

Suburban prep said...

The nephews are into soccer and football and the nieces are into track and dance.

Jessy Yarrell said...

My nephew is on the soccer team.

Teresa Kunberger said...

My daughters like soccer and cheerleading.

Jan Lee said...

I only have one great niece in school and she's in first grade so there's no after school activities right now.

JJAY100 said...

My daughter was involved in Tennis.

Nancy said...

She is taking swimming lessons.

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Kobi Hensley said...

Soccer!! Lots of soccer

Sandra Watts said...

Kids are grown. Grand kids are gonna get into soccer.

Annamarie Voss said...

I didn't have kids and now the nieces and nephews are grown and I have one great niece but she is only 2 so no after school activities around here right now.

Mary Cloud said...

My kids don't have any after school activities

Shelly Peterson said...

My son is in football

Lauren said...

My kids are in scouts, soccer and basketball.

reddon30 said...

My twin girls are involved with marching band, robotics and scholar bowl.

Kelly Nicholson said...



Leave a comment on this blog post with what after-school activities your kid is involved with, if any.

dont have kids,have no idea...i may be glad about it too

chrissybum said...

My grandkids are involved in basketball, soccer, cheerleading and gymnastics.

Julie Lynn Bickham said...

My son is on his high school's football team.

Charlene S. said...

My oldest son is into football.

Dena said...

I can't wait to try these, always on the go!!

slb3334 said...

She is invited in dance.

bison61 said...

the boys play football

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Kyla D'Arensbourg said...

My daughter is in the band! They practice three days a week after school.

clc408 said...

My kids are grown, but my nieces love to play outdoors, go to dance class and play soccer.

Amanda said...

My son is only in preschool and doesn't participate in any after school activity.

alissa apel said...

They are busy this year! Isaak the 10 yr old is in soccer with school, and we signed him up with basketball before school started. Mica the 13 yr old is in Cross Country.

Nafeeza Chung said...

My son is a toddler so there is no school as yet

Abigail Gibson said...

My nephew likes to walk his dog after school.

Christina Gould said...

My daughter did softball and summer day camp. Thanks for the giveaway!

msrodeobrat said...

We aren't involved in any after school activities yet
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Sue Hull said...

My daughter is grown.My nieces are taking tennis lessons.My sister went to an auction that was a fund raiser for my youngest nieces school. She got $500 of tennis lessons for $80.So both my nieces get lessons.Thank you for the chance ☺

Ms. Taylor said...

Coding club!

Renee said...

Currently they are in ballet, gymnastics, middle school and travel softball, and band. Soon we'll add basketball for both of them to that mix.

Antoinette M said...

swimming lessons

Anne Higgins said...

sports and music

Charity and John said...

Martial arts, church and dance.

Jennifer Q. said...

My son loves being in the Boy Scouts and he takes a Chinese class after school.

mirka07 said...

My kids don't have any after school activities but We do different things like visiting the park, zoo etc.

Jamie Martin said...

We weren't allowed to do that sort of thing. It ruined us as adults, as we have no social skills at all!

Gina Ferrell said...

My daughter runs track for her after school activities.