Toddler & Youth Programs

Sandwich Park Disitrict

Mother Goose Club Preschool

Instructor: Barb Olin

Aide: Tracie Hutson


Your child can expect a safe, warm, and secure environment with developmentally appropriate activities, materials, and equipment. Children are encouraged to express themselves through math, science, art, and manipulative play experiences. “Together Time”, with stories, songs, and finger plays adds to the fun; along with large and small muscle activities. The alphabet, numbers, colors, shapes, and name printing are introduced, along with counting and cutting skills. A nutritious snack is provided each day.


Young children learn best through hands-on experiences and need many opportunities to express their feelings. Emphasis is placed on social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development with our “learn through play” approach. The Mother Goose Club program is designed to encourage play, which is a child’s primary means of expression and problem solving.

  • Ages: 3, 4, 5 / Child must be potty trained
  • Day: Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday
  • Time: 9:00-11:00A or 12:15-2:15P
  • Fee: $75/ $112 per month*

*NOTE: Monthly fees are set for the entire academic school year and are not reduced

or discounted during the term for holidays or breaks. Fees are due on the first of each

month. A $5 late fee is applied after the 15th of each month if payment has not been received.

Princess Party

Instructor: Amanda Garrey

Hear ye! Hear ye! All the youth of the kingdom are formally invited to join us for a Princess Party. It’s certain to be a royally good time. Enjoy a fun time pretending to be a princess! Wear your favorite princess dress up clothes. Everyone will make a special princess hat to wear and enjoy a tea party of mini sandwiches and punch. Parents please plan to stay and play.

Ages 3 - 5

Saturday, October 12

10:30A - 11:30A

$15 / $18

Pirate Party

Instructor: Amanda Garrey

Ahoy, Mateys! Chart ye a course for a pirate party or ye be walkin’ the plank. Shiver me timbers! Come and enjoy a fun time with all things pirate. We will snack on pirate ships made from apple wedges and cheese cubes. Each child will make their own pirate hat and treasure bottle to take home. We will even walk the plank – but don’t worry, it will be fun! Parents, please plan to stay and play.

  • Ages 1 – 3
  • Saturday, November 9
  • 9:45A – 10:30A
  • $15 / $18

Dinosaur Day

Instructor: Amanda Garrey

Participants can enjoy stories and crafts as they go back in time to the prehistoric dinosaur age. Meet a T-Rex, a Pterodactyl, and all of their friends at this new program offered at the Sandwich Park District.

  • Ages 1 - 3
  • Saturday, November 30
  • 9:30A - 10:15A
  • $12 / $15

Junior Paleontologists

Instructor: Amanda Garrey

Calling all junior paleontologists! Play games, sing songs, listen to stories, all about dinosaurs. Future scientists will also enjoy making their own dinosaur fossils and digging for dinosaur bones, and make a dinosaur tooth necklace. This program is

sure to dig up some dino-riffic fun.

  • Ages 3 - 5
  • Saturday, November 30
  • 10:45A - 11:45A
  • $15 / $18

Halloween Bash

Instructor: Jessica Kaltenecker

As night falls and the wind blows through the trees, ghosts, witches and ghouls come out to play. Join in the fun and solve a mystery like Scooby Doo and Mystery Incorporated to find some ghosts. Play Pin the Nose on Zero, the dog from Nightmare Before Christmas. Create a witch/wizard hat using construction paper, glue and string, and a wand using a straw, construction paper, and a bead. Everyone will enjoy a Halloween snack and drink.

  • Ages 3 - 5
  • Friday, October 25
  • 9:15A - 10:15A
  • $8 / $12

Monster Mash Halloween Party

Instructor: Amanda Garrey

Come to the Halloween Monster Mash! It’ll be a graveyard smash! Enjoy some ghoulish fun, silly monster games, a snack, hear some monster songs, share some silly Halloween jokes and more. Don’t worry, this “monster” event will be fun and creative, not scary. Everyone will make a Monster treat bag to take home. Wear a costume and enjoy some Halloween Fun!

  • Ages 5 - 9
  • Saturday, October 26
  • 9:45A - 11:00A
  • $16 / $19

Turkey Fun

Instructor: Jessica Kaltenecker

A long time ago, turkeys ran wild and Indians lived off the land. Come in and create your own turkey by finger painting the feathers and creating its body from construction paper. Make an Indian headband to wear on Thanksgiving Day. Also enjoy creating an Indian pal using a paper roll, string, glue, crayons and markers. After all crafts are done, it’s time to find where turkeys are hiding. Everyone will enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving snack and drink.

  • Ages 3 - 5
  • Friday, November 22
  • 9:15A - 10:15A
  • $8 / $12

Ornament Fun

Instructor: Barb Olin

Start a new tradition or continue an old one in this annual class. It’s holiday fun for everyone as we make three different ornaments to “deck the halls.” It will be so exciting hanging your finished ornaments on the tree at home or giving them as a gift to someone special.

  • Ages 5 - 7
  • Monday, December 9
  • 3:15P - 4:15P
  • $12 / $18

Holly Jolly Holiday Party

Instructor: Amanda Garrey

Have loads of holly jolly fun at this holiday themed party. Play fun holiday games like a Santa beanbag toss, and pin the star on the tree! Listen to holiday themed music. Make a candy cane bead ornament to take home for your Christmas tree, and decorate a sugar cookie for a snack, all in one fun program.

  • Ages 5 - 9
  • Saturday, December 14
  • 9:45A - 11:00A
  • $16 / $19

Holiday Cookie Decorating

Instructor: Barb Olin

What would the holiday be like without deliciously decorated cookies? Bring your creative ideas to this one time class. Frosting, sprinkles, and more will be provided as we decorate pre-made cookies. Note: Please bring a container to carry home your tasty treats.

  • Ages 4 - 6
  • Monday, December 16
  • 3:30P - 4:15P
  • $10 / $15

Piano Lessons

Instructor: Michelle O'Hara

Learn for fun and learn for life, by developing the fundamentals of piano. Students will progress to playing their favorite musical pieces and acquire a talent that will put a song in their heart and a smile on their face. Piano instruction is personalized for each student’s skill level and needs. To play percussion in Sandwich schools, one year of piano is required before 5th grade. Piano lessons are six-week sessions on Tuesdays or Wednesdays, 30 minutes each, between 10:00A and noon or 3:00P and 6:00P. at the David A Francis Center. The instructor will schedule sessions based on enrollment and availability. Please note: An additional fee of $13 for the required lesson book is due on the first day of the session, payable to the instructor.

  • Ages: 4 - Adult
  • Sessions:
  1. Tuesdays October 29 - December 10 (*No class 11/5, 11/27)
  2. Wednesdays October 30 - December 11*
(*No class 11/5, 11/27)
  • Time: 3:00P - 6:00P
  • Fee: $81 / $121

Marz Jamzz 1 - Guitar Lessons

Instructor: Guitar Fundamentals

Mars Jamzz I is an intro-to-Guitar program. This new proprietary group guitar method teaches the students all of the basics, such as how to hold the guitar, hold the pick, strum the strings on the guitar, 3 string and full chords, single notes, tablature, standard notation and much more. It also teaches the students how to play as a group with chord and melody note sections meant to be played simultaneously rounding out the group experience. The cost of the instructional book is $12.95. Guitars can be rented at $10 per day or $50 per week. Please indicate when registering if participant will need to rent a guitar.

  • Ages 7-12
  • Thursdays, October 24 - December 19* (No class November 28)
  • 5:00P - 6:00P
  • Fee $96 / $144

Schools Out Youth Day Trips

Sky High Sports

Jump for joy, school’s out! Jump for fun, jump for exercise, just jump! This “Schools Out Day Trip” to Sky High Sports, the trampoline place is a large indoor arena filled with trampolines. The fee for this trip includes transportation and two hours of trampoline fun and a certified teacher chaperone. Participant’s parents are required to sign a Sky High waiver at the time of registration. Please bring a sack lunch with a beverage; the group will stop at an area park and have lunch before returning home. Space is limited, register early.

  • Ages 13 - 16
  • Monday, October 14
  • 8:00A - 3:00P
  • $30 / $32

Six Flags Fright Fest

Here’s another adventure in our new “Schools Out Day Trip” series!! With numerous horrifyingly delightful haunted mazes, shows and rides, you and your friends will have the fright of your life. In addition to the world-class line-up of thrill rides, the theme park will transform into a Halloween playground where you’ll have a ghoulish good time. From hair-raising shows to paralyzing haunted houses, Six Flags is the ultimate destination for frightful fun. Gather your friends and join in the fun on this spooktackular trip. Participants will enjoy the thrills at Fright Fest as a group. The fee includes school bus transportation and entrance to the theme park. Register now for an evening full of frightful fun. The trip departs from the Sandwich Park District’s David A. Francis Center, 1001 N. Latham Street, Sandwich. Warning: If you are afraid of the dark this trip is NOT for you!

  • Ages 13 - 16
  • Saturday, October 19
  • 4:00P - 11:00P
  • $61

Premium Outlet Mall

The Holiday is over. Time for bargain hunting! Gather a few friends and enjoy this “Schools Out Day Trip” at the Premium Outlet Mall in Aurora. Shop till you drop at all

your favorite designer outlet stores. This day trip just for teens includes van transportation and a chaperon. How many shopping bags will you have at the end of this trip?

Ages 13 - 16

Friday, December 27

9:00P - 4:00P

$22 / $25