Outdoor kids classes
Near Oak Lawn, Dallas

Healthy, educational, and fun! Outdoor activity-based kids classes in local green spaces near Oak Lawn, Dallas.

Tinkergarten’s kids classes are age appropriate for 18 month - 8 year olds, and are run by parents and other community members. Classes take place in The Big Thicket at White Rock Lake Park, Samuell Farm North Park, Heights Park, Mike Lewis Park, Caruth Park, Tietze Park, Les Lacs Park, Mary Heads Carter Park and Playground, Northaven Park & Greenbelt, Cottonwood Park, Harold K. Bessire Park, Arbor Hills Nature Preserve, First Methodist Church Carrollton (outdoor creek area), St. Andrew United Methodist Church, Wonderland Montessori Academy, Pecan Grove Park, Coyote Creek Park, Bicentennial Park, Wimbledon Park, Forney Community Park, a Forney area park, Community Park, Wylie Municipal Complex Trail, Parr Park, Rockledge Park, Heritage Park, Stewart Creek Park, Connemara Meadow Nature Preserve , A park in the Plano area, L.L. Woods Park , A Flower Mound Area Park, Katherine Rose Memorial Park, F.J. "Red" Kane Park, Allan Saxe Park, Clayton W Chandler Park, Ridgeview Park, Allen Lakeside Clubhouse, Joel Scott Memorial Park, Jaycee Park, City Park Neighborhood , Tom Bass Regional Park, Christia V Adair Park, Helms Elementary School, Resoft County Park, Nature Discovery Center, Walter Hall Park, Frankie Carter Randolph Park, Baldwin Park, Frisco Commons Park, Stephen's Green Park, Beard Park, Bear Creek Park, Crossroads Bible Church , Keller Smithfield Activity Node, Keller Town Hall Field, Linda Spurlock Park, Buffalo Ridge Park, Whites Branch Park, and Harry Myers Park City Of Rockwall, and more!

Tinkergarten’s play-based learning curriculum of outdoor activities is the best way for kids to experience Oak Lawn, Dallas in the summer. Moms, dads and their kids can enroll in a class and join one of our existing playgroups, or improve their own playgroup by becoming a Tinkergarten leader. Join the other parents and kids in Dallas to play and learn outdoors together!

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Skill-Based Curriculum

Tinkergarten is not a typical kids’ class—we share ideas with educational frameworks like Montessori, Waldorf and Reggio Emilia, but we’re much more. Our technology-enabled, expert designed curriculum adapts to region and season, is age appropriate, and spans a broad range of skills. Activities progressively build week after week, season after season.
“The classes are so well-thought-out and organized without being rigid.”
– Kate, Mom to a 3 year old
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Outside is healthier

Tinkergarten parents are not anti-tech. Our kids get ample screen time, too. Isn’t our greatest gift, then, to balance that time with healthy, rejuvenating, and developmentally stimulating time outdoors?
“She’ll get plenty of time with the iPad soon. At her age, being outside just seems right.”
– Rachael, Mom to an 18-month-old
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Let them Play, like we did

Our classes bring back something that seems to be lost on this new generation — something that was a most influential part of our own childhoods — free time to tinker outdoors.
“My youngest was more independent in this class than any other we’ve taken.”
– Julie, Mom to a 3-year-old
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Prepare them

Kids learn leadership, problem solving, persistence, and more through well-designed, guided play. At Tinkergarten, we think independent exploration, risk taking, getting dirty, and making help kids achieve far greater things than drills at the local tutoring center.
“I've learned to see his play as learning. Amazing!”
– Jon, Dad of a 2-year-old
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It takes a Village

The most critical social development happens in the first 5 years. Tinkergarten is purposefully designed to bring kids together with their peers, their parents, and allow mom and dad to bond with their child more meaningfully.
“He lost himself at Tinkergarten, and before he knew it, he was working with the other kids.”
– Elif, Mom to a 3-year-old