Afterschoolz Makes Finding Kid’s Activities Easy {$100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway}

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post but all thoughts are my own.

It’s no secret that I believe in the importance of extracurricular activities for kids and that my boys are very involved in activities they enjoy. One of the main reasons I started putting them in activities was so they could work on their social skills and I’ve shared before how much growth I’ve seen in them over the past few years. I have no doubt that putting them in activities and sports has been one of the main things that has positively impacted them in that area.

Lucas in particular, who is on the Autism Spectrum and has had language delays, struggled in his younger years with forming friendships. Not only was he unable to communicate, but the majority of the time he was in his own world. I can remember when Luke was on a soccer team for the first time and, as the season went on, I saw him start to try to talk with other kids. All those hours spent practicing and on the sidelines helped him start to bond with other children. From social skills to teamwork to responsibility, after school activities have proven to be beneficial for us.

I’ve been asked before how I find out about activities my kids participate in and, in the past, I’ve shared that I scour the internet for activities. From our school’s website to the community recreation site to local Churches, I hunt down activities I think my children will enjoy. I find a lot of great things but I’ve discovered that it’s so time consuming to do this search every couple of months. Wouldn’t it be great if there was just one site that parents needed to go to in order to discover after school activities for kids?

Thankfully there is a resource like that being developed for all of us in Illinois (don’t worry if you live in another state- they will be expanding to other cities in the future)! The Afterschoolz website already has such a great variety of activities listed and more are being added as new activity providers sign up. Parents can find everything from the typical soccer and art lessons to activities that are a bit more out of the box, like anime club and a class on how to make a candy bouquet. Check out what fun activities are listed in your town here.

Afterschoolz allows parents to not only discover after school activities available in our state, but to view ratings for the activities as well. Considering a certain summer camp but not sure if it’s a good option? Check out how it’s rated on Afterschoolz to see what other parents thought of the camp! Wondering if a specific dance class has good reviews? Check out what other parents have to say on the Afterschoolz website. Find an activity you want to enroll your child in? Some listings let you book lessons or classes right on the Afterschoolz website!

This site is really such a fantastic tool for parents looking to get their children involved in an afterschool activity. Afterschoolz is currently growing and looking to improve their service. To do so, they are asking for feedback from parents who have checked out their website and can offer feedback on what they thought about the site, if they found it easy to use, what they’d like to see added or changed, or really any other feedback parents have about the site. I love when businesses care enough to ask their users for suggestions!

As an incentive to offer feedback, Afterschoolz is offering one Making Time For Mommy reader a $100 Amazon gift card! To enter to win the gift card all you have to do is fill out the form with your thoughts on their website/service and then enter the giveaway via the Rafflecopter form at the end of this post. Comments on the form should be a minimum of three sentences and they want your honest opinion, regardless of what that is.

First, fill this form out with your feedback on the Afterschoolz website.

(Please note that there are two questions on this form so make sure to scroll down. After you answer both questions then submit the form by clicking the blue submit button.)

After you’ve filled out the form, enter the giveaway here:
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Thanks for reading and entering the giveaway! I’d love to hear about what sports and activities your children enjoy in the comments below!

Comments

  1. My daughter enjoys ballet.

  2. My son enjoys playing basketball. My daughter likes Girl Scouts.

  3. My favorite son’s after school activity is baseball and basketball. And my daughter loves soccer!

  4. My son’s favorite is tennis

  5. elizabeth miller says

    Currently my 11 year old daughter takes and loves both gymnastics and hip hop. She is getting ready to start taking Krav Maga as well.

  6. Steve Weber says

    My favorite was running. I ran cross country so I loved just running and running when I was in school.

  7. Julie Lundstrom says

    My son is really interested in cooking right now and video games. I was so surprised on how many activities they had near me for us to go cooking together.

  8. My favorite after school activity was cross country running.

  9. Cami Valenzuela says

    My sons favorite after school activity is football and soccer. Kids out here play a lot of soccer.

  10. Cami Valenzuela says

    My sons favorite after school activity is football and soccer. Kids out here play a lot of soccer. Thanks for a chance

  11. My afterschool activities only included homework and cleaning my room! My daughter always loved going to karate!

  12. I am blessed to be with my kids after school and we usually snack, do crafts, practice guitar, play outdoors, read, etc.

  13. Heather Sebastian says

    I loved dancing ballet after school, my daughter loves art and my son loves soccer!

  14. Emily Smith says

    My oldest son is learning to play the violin and my youngest enjoys all sports.

  15. My kids are grown now, but they did LOTS of classes and activities. We did basketball, fencing, theater, dance, swimming, soccer, t-ball, band, 4-H, Hoby, sewing club, community service clubs and more! Not to mention the hours and hours of at home and family activities. No wonder I have no more energy! LOL!

  16. Kelly Tupick says

    My favorite after school activity was cheerleading!

  17. My favorite after school activity is swimming
    Thank You

  18. I accidentally posted the incorrect share in the form. Here is my real share: https://twitter.com/blessed_nc_mom/status/820487799497457665

  19. Oh our little one loves swimming, baseball, soccer, and gymnastics!

  20. Angela Ingles says

    I like taking my toddler (almost preschooler) to library storytimes, music classes, and art classes. Occasionally, we also go to Mommy and Me yoga classes or classes at the local science center or nature center.

  21. My kids enjoy playing soccer.

  22. My kids really enjoy cooking classes

  23. Rajee Pandi says

    they are ready for sports activity

  24. My granddaughter is into computers or coding. I didn’t see anything available for where we reside. I used to love sports and participated in many activities after school.

  25. Amber Cheras says

    Growing up I loved cheerleading and girl scouts. Now my family loves it too!

  26. Thomas Murphy says

    I liked playing soccer.

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