Outdoor kids classes
Near Sunnyside, Queens

Healthy, educational, and fun! Outdoor activity-based kids classes in local green spaces near Sunnyside, Queens.

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 Prospect Park: 3rd Street, Central Park: West 72nd Street, Brookdale Park, Morningside Park - 114th St, Central Park: 100th and North, Astoria Park, Owls Head Park, Fort Tryon Park, Willowbrook Park, Saddle River County Park, Shore Road Park, Carl Schurz Park, Forest Park, Richmond Hill, Central Park: Lilac Walk, Marine Park, Cunningham Park, Prospect Park: Windsor Terrace, Riverside Park Crab Apple Grove, Central Park Pinetum: 86th and CPW, Yellowstone Park, Forest Hills, The Overlook at Forest Park, Kew Gardens, Juniper Valley Park, Middle Village, Warinanco Park, McCarren Park , Inwood Hill Park, Prospect Park: Music Pagoda, Central Park Harlem, Central Park - The Great Hill, Grove Park, 82nd Street Park , Stephen R. Gregg Park, G. Thomas DiDomenico Park (16th St Park), Floods Hill, Allison Park (Palisades Interstate Park), Broad Channel (Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge), Rockaway (101st street), A Queens Area Park, James J. Braddock North Hudson County Park, Broad Channel (Sunset Cove Park), Kissena Park, Bowne Park, Rockaway (Fort Tilden), Memorial Field, Laguardia Landing Lights, Jackson Heights, Saint Mark's Garden, The Boathouse in Prospect Park, Clinton Cove, Chelsea Piers Field, Hunter's Point South Park, Msgr. McGolrick Park, Fort Greene Park, Charles Memorial Park (Gateway National Recreation Area), Central Park: 81st and CPW, Travers Park, Rockefeller Park, Englewood Cliffs area park, Milton A. Votee Park, Van Saun County Park, Griffin Park Tenafly , Tulip Springs, South Mountain Reservation, West Orange, Bronxville Lake (Bronx River Park), Westchester Lenoir Preserve, Wilde Memorial Park, Ridgewood Wild Duck Pond, Davis Park, A Scarsdale Area Park, Ridge Road Park, O'Hara Nature Center, Saxon Woods Park, and Harts Brook Preserve, and more!

Tinkergarten’s play-based learning curriculum of outdoor activities is the best way for kids to experience Sunnyside, Queens in the winter. 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 Queens 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