NightLight Classes - Fall 2023
Adventures with LEGO materials
Let your imagination run wild with tens of thousands of LEGO parts as we design and build leaping dolphins, buzzing beehives, and towering giraffes. Play, create, and learn in a world inspired by the animal kingdom. Design and build as never before and explore your craziest ideas.
Do you want to step up your game? Join Coach Gerald on the court! Learn the proper way to dribble, pass, and shoot through various drills while applying footwork techniques that are sure to improve your game. Strengthening character and teamwork skills will be emphasized. All abilities are welcomed.
basketball skills and drills
Coach Gerald will introduce the game of basketball through various fun drills so that even the youngest players can establish a strong foundation in the sport. Participants will learn how to dribble, pass, and shoot while learning the rules and regulations of the game. Footwork techniques will be introduced as participants build character. No prior experience necessary!
bubble smoke che-mystery
Have fun with chemistry! Make a crystal garden, synthesize your own slime, learn about our solar system by making a comet with everyday items, and have a shocking time with a Van de Graaff generator by experiencing lightning up close!
This class lays a foundation for those students who are ready to learn the principles and beginning technique of ballet and music theatre. The class will introduce basic beginning ballet steps in center time and across the floor. Basic stretches and terminology are also introduced. All of this is presented through a fun and imaginative teaching style along with engaging music so that the students can learn in a creative but disciplined setting. Introduction of the barre as well as simple choreography is also taught to introduce the students to the next level and prepare them for a musical dance performance.
cooking around the world
Do you love to cook? Would you like to learn more recipes? In this unique cooking class, students will learn all about kids' food from around the world: how to make it, how to make it safely, and how to make it well! Students will learn about food safety, meet new friends, and cook some (oven-less) recipes from different countries. Everything we cook will be easy to make, including finger-foods from Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America. During each session, students will play fun cooking games, learn food words from other cultures, and get simple recipes they can use at home for an awesome lunch or to cook alongside parents.
farm to fork
Explore how food gets from the farm to the plate, and all the processes in between. Students will learn how to make foods such as butter and jam using farm-fresh ingredients. Discover the basic needs of plants and insects while learning about their importance in our food production.
from disney to broadway
See your child take the big stage! In this class, students explore what it takes to be a Broadway star. By the end of our time together, your child will have grown in knowledge and confidence, which will be showcased in a fabulous final performance. Sing your favorite songs, from Disney to Broadway. Play your favorite characters and create fun scenes in a group. Learn basic choreography that Broadway stars use onstage. This class is for all regardless of experience. All that is required is a love for music and a willingness to try new fun things!
Lamplighter’s own version of Saturday Night Live is ready to create its 52nd show and we want YOU to be a part of it! Write your own comedy sketches! Work out the bugs in our writer’s circle! Perform your own material and make dozens of people laugh at our end of semester performance!
Kidokinetics First Tee Golf program is designed to instruct basic golf skills through an innovative curriculum developed by The First Tee Golf Association. The program was created in association with the PGA, LPGA, Champions Tour and Masters Association. The curriculum modifies the four basic shots of golf including putting, chipping, pitching, and full swing. Equipment is designed for young children with oversized club faces, color coded grips, and target oriented training tools and alignment markings. Each activity empowers young people to explore their abilities and develop life-enhancing values along the way. This program is perfect for a beginner golfer and young children wanting to explore the sport.
Hola Amigo! Join us in a FUN, interactive and enriching environment to learn and become confident Spanish speakers. Every class begins with our mascot, Paulina Parrot, who greets the kids and reveals the emphasis of the day. Our class emphasis changes weekly and incorporates age-appropriate songs, dance, crafts, games, and conversation to ensure every child remains engaged throughout the lesson. Each class will provide a review of the previous lessons to ensure the children retain their knowledge and continue to build confidence and vocabulary.
This class is for students with some chess experience who are interested in improving their skills. Chess is one of the best activities for young learners wanting to put down the electronics and play with friends. Students will learn about chess strategies and the history of the game, and, of course, will play many games with their friends. Begin a lifetime of learning today!
Explore the journey of our food from the farm to our plates. Learn about basic needs of plants and insects while tracing the origins of our food, how food is processed (or not). Students will learn to prepare a variety of fruits and vegetables using basic recipes.
Are you ready to innovate? Get your creative juices flowing in this project-based program where you will identify the need for an invention, think on your feet, and create real structures and solutions. Students also learn about famous inventors and internalize how recent innovations improve our lives.
This will is full of nature-based crafts, games, and hiking. Spend the afternoon with us as we explore the outdoors on our beautiful campus, make nature journals, and learn about local ecology. Each week will have a different focus and extension activity.
lamplighter kidz bop
Join an exceptional ensemble/band where talented children come together to perform clean versions of popular contemporary pop songs that consistently top the Billboard Top 100 charts. Join us as we create unforgettable musical experiences and showcase our passion for music.
mad machines and crazy contraptions
Journey to the future and examine the ultramodern inventions of the 23rd century. Design the future - today! Create mini lightsabers, “green energy,” and hovercraft. With a little bit of ingenuity, you’ll construct catapults and forts and then lay siege, fabricating a winning Egg Drop design.
music and movement
Children love engaging with music and movement in early childhood education. It helps them express their feelings and emotions, learn to work in groups, and develop their self-confidence and imagination. This class will help strengthen both fine and gross motor skills while developing self-expression. Students will communicate feelings, ideas, and thoughts through music, movement, or playing an instrument. Students will also work on social skills like cooperation, taking turns, and sharing the music experience of learning how to dance and play instruments with others.
pass the manners
This class explores the following topics of manners: Appearance and Meeting and Greeting; Titles and Acknowledging People; Conversations and Good Listener; Table Manners and How to Set a Table; Utensils and Eat at School; Restaurant and Balanced and Polite Eating; Respect and Rude; Trick or Treat; School (Field Trip) Bus; Mistakes and Thank You Notes; It’s Not All About YOU and Sad Occasions; Inviting People and Good Guest/Host; Parties Arriving and Parties Departing; Entertaining and Gifts; and Cultural Events.
pirates and mermaids
Ahoy little shipmates, pirates and mermaids. Let your creative imagination set sail, while participating in themed activities, crafts, and more! All things under the sea from treasure hunts to underwater adventures this class will be fun for all maytees.
private guitar, Piano, violin, and voice
All lessons are taught by acclaimed concert artists and teachers from the DFW Institute of Musical Advancement (DIMATexas). Children will divide their time between solo lessons with their respective instrument/voice, as well as learning music theory and music history. They will prepare memorized repertoire to perform in front of an audience in the DIMATexas Recital Series. Students will have access to beautiful recitals, fun festivals, and concerts, while developing their self-esteem and building confidence. Children are taught easy lullabies, memorization techniques, reading skills, and lively rhythms to aid their learning. Soon, your childr will be performing well-known melodies for all the family to enjoy. The most important thing is to make expressive, beautiful music, while having fun learning a new instrument!
robotics with physics and legos
In this class, we will use LEGO’s SPIKEEssential set which is a cross-curricular STEAM tool for primary grades. Students will progress through different builds as well as learn the coding elements required to make their robots move. We will alternate units between SPIKE and another LEGO set, BricQ Essential, which introduces physics concepts appropriate to the age level. Instead of coding robots to move, the BricQ set requires students to experiment with concepts in forces and motion.
The Scratch Jr. app allows younger students to explore computational thinking and logic through block based programming. Students will learn how to create their own interactive animations and games using computer science concepts.
sensational soccer skills
This program focus on skill development followed by games and fun with the soccer ball. The goal is to develop a passion while learning soccer skills and fostering a love for the game, teamwork, and improvement.
STEM Explorations with LEGO® Materials Master your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO parts! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects. Projects are rotated seasonally to ensure that even returning students get a new experience, so join us to design and build as never before and explore your craziest ideas.
Enjoy classic and new storytime books while exploring fun science projects related to each story. Students will love learning engineering principles while building a house to protect the Three Little Pigs, watching a real Hungry Caterpillar go through its life cycle, growing ice crystals for a Snowy Day, and more!
strength and conditioning
Each class is an exciting, age-appropriate mix of different sports and their skills along with fun speed, strength, and agility games and activities. Students will experience great success through perseverance and goal setting no matter their athletic ability. Sportsmanship, respect, and kindness are also valuable components of a PowerKids experience!
We ALL have super powers!! Superhero YOU-Niversity is an unforgettable experience in movement and motor development. It's like having a personal trainer and a confidence-specialist all-in-one! This extraordinary class develops the total child. Core and grip strength improvements will help with handwriting, focus, and behavior. Come experience goal setting, fun challenges, obstacle courses, and ropes.
super sports sampler
Kidokinetics Super Sports Sampler programs are designed to provide a fun, healthy semester of exercise, games, nutrition and sports activities. Each class introduces a new sport or sport activity teaching the skills and drills associated with the sport. Sports activities include Golf, Tennis, Basketball, Baseball/T-ball, Football, Hockey, Obstacle Course, Hula Hoops, Jump Rope, PE games, Jai Lai (scoop ball), Throw & Catch, Relays and Parachute activities. This program is a fun, first introduction to sports for children of all abilities!
tiny traveling chefs
Welcome our Tiny Traveling Chefs! In this program, we will go on a bite size journey around the world. We will create finger foods like Vietnamese salad rolls, shakshuka cups from Tunisia, mini halwa bowls from India, and many more! Pack your appetites and all aboard our trip to dishes served at your size!
Once Upon a Song: Students will take familiar stories and rewrite the narrative, mixing characters from different stories to solve a common problem. Students will tell this story through spoken dialogue and song, using the melodies of well known Disney Movie themes to write their own tale of what happens before the happily ever after.
Treat your child to a course in all things ukulele! Kids learn about this small but mighty instrument. Students will learn melodies, chords, and how to read rhythms and TAB notation. By the end of the course, they will be able to play melodies and strum chords to sing along with. Plus, ukulele is a great stepping stone toward learning guitar!
who is doctor who?
The world-famous Who Kids Of Lamplighter continue their operations with favorite episodes, Classic and New, including the new 14th Doctor! We’ll write new content for our Twitter feed (@WhoKidsLL) including episode reviews, fan art, Daleks Telling Jokes and more! We’ll have lunchtime Zoom chats with the people who make our favorite show! We might even go on a field trip or two!
yippe yi yoga
Let’s play yoga! Students will have fun learning yoga poses and breathing techniques through stories and games. Children will develop strength and flexibility, increase focus and concentration, build self-esteem and confidence, and learn how to relax with personalized lavender eye pillows!