Get your kiddos out of the house for indoor activities at the library or community center.

Indoor Activities for Children Near Goose Creek, SC

by Amy Sutton

When you're a mom of little ones, you know what little busy bodies they can be. This is why it can pay off to have some activities planned for them. If you live in Goose Creek, within the Charleston, South Carolina metropolitan area, you will find activities to keep your kiddos happy, even if it's rainy outside.

1. Recreation Department Activities

Take your little man to the community center in Goose Creek for some indoor activities. The City of Goose Creek Department of Recreation (goosecreekrecreation.com) offers youth programs like Romp 'n Roll Playtime. This program is for children over 9 months and involves play in a 5,000-square-foot gym with blocks, balls, climbing toys and gymnastic equipment. Your toddler can take a beginners gymnastics class and your preschooler is old enough for the beginners 1 and 2 class, as well. Children 5 to 14 can participate in the basketball clinic, to learn the fundamentals of the game and teamwork. After the clinic, your child can join a basketball league.

2. Goose Creek Library

Take your cutie pie over to the Goose Creek Library (bcls.sc.gov) on a rainy day for some activities. Seasonal events take place, like the Family Snowflake Parties, where your little one can work with you to cut out snowflakes and then enjoy stories and treats. You can also participate in some of the story times at the library for silly or exciting stories, music, crafts and activities. Children can also join the Read To Me youth reading program at the Goose Creek Library. This programs has stories available online for you and your little princess to listen to together. It's a free program that encourages literacy in children.

3. Classes

Sign your kiddo up for a class in Goose Creek. The BC/WA Schools of Performing Arts with Darlene's School of Dance (bc-waschoolofperformingarts.com) offers dance classes to little ones. Choose from Baby Bop Disney, Kinder Gym or Kinder Ballet/Tap/Gym for your sweetie pie. Camps are also scheduled at various times during the year, like the Christmas Camp, for 2 to 6 year olds, in December. Let your child give martial arts a try at Goose Creek Team Martial Arts and Karate (teammartialartssc.com). These classes teach the importance of being active, along with a variety of life skills that will benefit your child throughout her life. Her class would include aerobic and anaerobic activities, self-defense lessons, stretching and conditioning and tons of fun.

4. Events

Plan to attend some of the special events that take place in Goose Creek through the City of Goose Creek Department of Recreation (goosecreekrecreation.com). Parent's Night Out events are regularly scheduled and are for children 4 and up. This gives you the opportunity to drop your youngster off for an evening of games, crafts, pizza and a movie, while you get some well-deserved mom time. Other seasonal events include Letter to Santa where your little man can bring his letter to Santa over to the Community Center to drop off and will receive a letter back from the big guy.

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