Youth

KIDS’ CROSS-COUNTRY MEETS

MORNINGSIDE PARK | AGES: 5–13

The Sioux Falls Area Running Club and Runner’s Block, along with SFPR, are hosting three kids’ cross-country meets this fall. The cross-country series is for children, kindergarten through sixth grade. Check-in for the meets will be in the picnic shelter. Registration begins at 4 p.m., with races beginning at 4:30 p.m. No need to participate in all three meets.

SEP 5 | WED | 4 P.M.
SEP 12 | WED | 4 P.M.
SEP 19 | WED | 4 P.M.

Register   FREE

FLAG FOOTBALL

HAYWARD PARK | AGES: 6–12

Are you missing being out on the football field scoring touchdowns with your friends? If so, gather your teammates and come play some flag football! Don’t have a team? No sweat; we will find a team for you to join for this “pickup game” format. All are welcome! Registration is required.

SEP 15 | SAT | 2–3:30 P.M.

Register   FREE

INTRO TO ULTIMATE FRISBEE

KENNY ANDERSON PARK | AGES: 6–9

Ultimate Frisbee is a noncontact sport that can be enjoyed by any level of experience. Join us for some outdoor fun and find your next favorite sport! We’ll practice the basics and put them into a pickup game scrimmage; frisbees will be provided. Registration is required.

SEP 20 | THU | 6:30–7:30 P.M.

Register   FREE

YOUTH KICKBALL

KUEHN PARK SOFTBALL DIAMONDS | AGES: 6–12

Lace up your shoes and head to the fields for this one-day pickup kickball game. You’ll have a ball as you kick for the fences! No team necessary, as we’ll place participants onto teams for this pickup game format! Participants must wear closed-toed shoes, no cleats. Registration is required.

OCT 6 | SAT | 10 A.M.–12 NOON

Register   FREE

SCHOOL’S OUT DAY CAMP

MARICAR C.C. | AGES: 7–12

Participants will enjoy a funfilled day of activities such as games, sports, crafts, stories, music and dance, and social skill development. Program will be held at a 10:1 ratio of staff to participants. Programming runs 8:00 am - 5:00 pm with drop off times beginning at 7:30 am and pick up time concluding at 5:30 pm. Pack a nonperishable sack lunch.

OCT 12 | FRI | 7:30 A.M.–5:30 P.M.
DEC 21 | FRI | 7:30 A.M.–5:30 P.M.

Register   $25 PER DAY

CREATING YOUR OWN PENDANTS

MORNINGSIDE C.C. | AGES: 6+

Create beautiful and unique jewelry pendants with alcohol ink. Learn a new skill as you put together a couple pendants to take home with you. You will enjoy wearing these pendants with all of your different outfits.

OCT 14 | SUN | 1–3 P.M. 

Register   $10 PER PERSON

FLOOR HOCKEY

KENNY ANDERSON C.C. | AGES: 6–9

Floor hockey is played indoors using plastic sticks, a plastic puck, and tennis shoes. With no contact or ice, you can learn all the basics of hockey wearing your own two shoes!

OCT 16 | TUE | 6:30–7:30 P.M.

Register   $5 PER PERSON

INDOOR ARCHERY

AGES: 7+

Come join South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks and Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation as we learn all the basics of archery while using compound bows. From proper technique and stance, to fun shooting challenges, the whole family will enjoy a night of indoor shooting fun together! Registration required.

OCT 17 | WED | 7–8 P.M. | MORNINGSIDE C.C.
NOV 6 | TUE | 7–8 P.M. | MARICAR C.C.

Register   FREE

HALLOWEEN PHOTO FRAME

MARICAR C.C. | AGES: 6+

Display your favorite Halloween photos with this fun and creative photo frame! All eyes will be on you after you’ve made this quick and easy DIY project.

OCT 22 | MON | 6–7 P.M.

Register   $5 PER PERSON

PUMPKIN CARVING CLASS

AGES: ALL AGES

Love carving pumpkins but not the mess? Come carve your very own masterpiece just in time for Halloween! You will have a spooktacular time as you create the best pumpkin that will have all of the other trickor-treaters talking. Pumpkins will be provided.

OCT 23 | TUE | 6:30–7:30 P.M. | KUEHN C.C.
OCT 25 | THU | 6:30–7:30 P.M. | KENNY ANDERSON C.C.

Register   $10 PER PERSON

GLOW HIKE

GREAT BEAR RECREATION AREA | AGES: 6+

Hiking in nature has been shown to be a powerful anxiety and stress reliever for people of all ages. This adventurous night hike is recommended for participants ages 6 and up that are able to hike at least one mile on sometimes uneven terrain. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Glow sticks will be provided, but a flashlight or headlamp is recommended. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring a water bottle. Registration required.

OCT 24 | WED | 7–8 P.M. |

Register   FREE

HOLIDAY PHOTO FRAMES

OYATE C.C. | AGES: 6+

Jingle bells go hand in hand with the holiday season! The ideas are really endless with all the fun crafts you can create with these gold jingle bells. Creating a DIY holiday jingle bell frame will be so simple to make, but it will add such glitz and glam to your seasonal decor! Plus, you won’t be able to help yourself every time you walk by but to give it a gentle jingle to hear the lovely sound it makes!

NOV 4 | SUN | 1–3 P.M.

Register   $10 PER PERSON

ELEMENTARY ENGINEERING

MARICAR C.C. | AGES: 6–9

Move over expensive building sets! Kids will have a blast just exploring with materials such as wooden clothespins, binder clips, and colored jumbo craft sticks. These simple materials will be a huge hit and the activities will be great for hand-eye coordination. After the kids have a chance to experiment with building, we will expand the activity with some fun engineering challenges!

NOV 21 | WED | 10 A.M.–12 NOON

Register   $10 PER PERSON

MARSHMALLOW LAUNCHERS

KENNY ANDERSON C.C. | AGES: 6–12

Come and make your own marshmallow launcher and you will have endless fun knocking down turkeys and Thanksgiving feasts! We will start by making and decorating a launcher and finish with using your launcher to make the marshmallows fly!

NOV 21 | WED | 6:30–8 P.M. | $10 PER PERSON

Register   $10 PER PERSON

CRAFTING WITH NATURE

MORNINGSIDE C.C. | AGES: 6–12

This class is perfect for those who love to create! Participants will enjoy an evening of socializing and expressing creative ability through crafting. Children will use what nature provides to make fun projects that they will take home. All supplies are provided.

DEC 4 | TUE | 6:30–8 P.M.

Register   $7.50 PER CHILD

SPY KIDS

MORNINGSIDE C.C. | AGES: 6–9

Discover your inner detective. Break codes, uncover fingerprints, find hidden clues, and sharpen your spy skills while helping SFPR discover the missing pieces to solve the mystery.

DEC 18 | TUE | 6–7 P.M.

Register   $5 PER PERSON