Mommy & Me Classes around Greater Grand Rapids

As a stay-at-home mom of young children, I am always on the hunt for good activities to pass the time. I love when I find good classes for my kids and it’s even more fun when we can do the class together! However, it can start to affect one’s sanity when you attend the same type of class over and over again.

Grand Rapids Kids is excited to share a list of all different kinds of Mommy & Me classes.

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10 Classes You’ll Love Attending With Your Baby or Little Kids

Getting out of the house is just the first step! Finding different ways to interact with your little one can add a little spice into your life as a caregiver. Hanging out with other adults in the same boat is an added bonus. Try these different mommy and me options around Grand Rapids and let us know how they go!

1 – Baby Sign Language, STEAM Classes and More at The Village

The Village is an early childhood enrichment and parent resource center with locations in Grand Rapids and Holland, offering enrichment classes for children ages 2 months and up – from Toddler STEM classes to music classes to baby sign language classes, and everything in between for kids up to age 7.

WEBSITE   FACEBOOK 616-366-4231 

2 – Barre and Yoga at Renew Mama Studio

Renew Mama Studio is a great place for moms of all stages to go for a little self-care. In addition to classes just for moms, Renew Mama also offers several classes for moms and children to attend together. They offer a baby-wearing friendly barre class. Moms can tone their postpartum bodies while wearing their babies.

There are also two yoga classes available. Mom & Baby Yoga is for moms and babies up to nine months or crawling. In Pre-Tot Yoga, moms help their kids, ages nine months through two years, to learn yoga. Renew Mama Studio offers single class drop in for $22. Memberships are available for discounted class rates.

WEBSITE   FACEBOOK  616- 425-9642

3 – Stroller Strides / Stroller Barre at FIT4MOM Grand Rapids

If you are interested in attending a fitness class outdoors with your baby, check out Stroller Strides. Walk, jog and strength train with your baby and stroller. Instructors include songs and activities in the routines to keep baby engaged while moms get fit.

FIT4MOM also offers Stroller Barre which blends ballet, Pilates, barre, yoga and stroller-based exercises. FIT4MOM Grand Rapids meets in East Grand Rapids and Wyoming. FIT4MOM West Grand Rapids meets in Jenison, Hudsonville, Grandville and Walker. FIT4MOM also has a branch in Holland. Class rates vary by location. Your first class is free.

Main FIT4MOM WEBSITE  FACEBOOK  616-745-0726

West FIT4MOM WEBSITE  FACEBOOK  616-322-8830

Holland FIT4MOM WEBSITE  FACEBOOK  616-368-9735

4 – Fine Arts at the Grand Rapids Kroc Center

The Grand Rapids Kroc Center offers classes in a wide range of topics and interests, including several Mommy & Me style classes in the fine arts.

Mommy & Me Dance teaches dance fundamentals and is offered by HIS Dance Academy. Music & Me teaches toddlers early music concepts through music, storytelling and imaginative play. Parent & Tot Art encourages parents and toddlers to work together to develop fine motor and social skills.

Each of these classes has six sessions. You do not need to be a member to take these classes, but members do receive discounted prices.

WEBSITE  FACEBOOK  616-588-7200

5 – Gymnastics at Kids Unlimited     

Kids Unlimited begins their gymnastics program with Kangazoo, a program developed using the USA Gymnastics team curriculum. In this preschool program, children develop their hand-eye coordination and flexibility while using the bars, vault, beam, floor and trampoline. Their Baby Bears program is for children 18 months through three years with an adult. Tuition is $46 a month for four classes plus a yearly enrollment fee.

WEBSITE  FACEBOOK  616-457-4848

6 – Music at Kindermusik

In Kindermusik, children develop their music, cognitive and social skills through singing, moving, playing instruments and listening to stories. The program begins with the Foundations class for babies through 18 months and their caregiver.

Babies learn with their caregiver in a sensory-rich environment with songs, rhymes, baby-safe instruments and more. They build on these skills in each successive level. Caregivers continue to participate with their children through level two and for a portion of the class in levels three through five. These classes are offered in Grand Rapids, Jenison, Holland and Spring Lake. Cost varies by location and type of at-home materials provided.

WEBSITE  FACEBOOK  800- 628-5687

7 – Goldfish Swim Lessons for Babies 4 months and Up with a Care Giver

  • For babies and toddlers ages 4 – 35 months
  • No prior swim lesson or aquatic experience required
  • Gentle introduction to the water
  • Basic swim and safety skills taught
  • Great bonding experience for the parent and child

WEBSITE  FACEBOOK 616 – 275-3086

8 – Little Feet through Sprout and Blossom

Little Feet is a unique caregiver-child movement program for children ages 3 months to 3 years old. Includes Musical Instruments, Rhyming Exercises, Folk Dances (you don’t need to know how to dance to enjoy this class) Take home enriching activities for your baby and more.

WEBSITE  FACEBOOK 616-460-7932

9 – Baby buddies through Kent ISD

Baby Buddies is a group facilitated by a Parent Educator. It is a delightful setting for babies who are pre-walkers and their caregivers to engage in activities together. Developmental activities include circle time with songs and activities as well as a special topic related to development.

WEBSITE

10 – Make Music at Joyful Sounds

Enjoy a rich musical journey as you sing, dance, play, learn, laugh and love at Joyful Sounds. With classes just for babies and others for kids up to age 8, everyone will find something they love. Plus Joyful Sounds offers a Generations class at a retirement home so you and your child can spread joy to the residents!

WEBSITE  FACEBOOK 616-916-0478

What other Mommy & Me classes do you attend? Let me know in the comments!

Baby Events – Grand Rapids and West Michigan

Tuesday May 21, 2019

Indoor Play at Holland Playland

Location: Central Wesleyan – 446 W 40th St Holland
The Playland is a free resource for the Holland community! While the kids play, you are welcome to check out the Gathering Grounds, our coffee shop and hang-out place. The Gathering Grounds is adjacent to the Playland so you are never leaving the Playland area. It is the perfect place [...]
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Open Play at Encounter Church

Location: Encounter Church – 4620 Kalamazoo Ave SE Kentwood
Enjoy a play date @ Encounter Church! Our Kids! Play Lobby is a great space for birth-kindergartners to explore while adults enjoy complimentary WiFi & coffee!
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Play & Learn Group – Harrison Park PK-8

Location: Harrison Park Elementary School – 1440 Davis Ave NW Grand Rapids
Children have fun. Adults learn. Parents, grandparents and caregivers are welcome to bring their 1-5 year old child to a weekly 90 minute program that helps you and your child get ready for success in school. Participants receive a free book to take home weekly. These early learning sessions are [...]
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

GRAM Baby and Me Tour – Maya Lin

Location: Grand Rapids Art Museum – 101 Monroe Center St. Grand Rapids
GRAM docents will guide participants through an exhibition featuring the work of renowned artist, architect, and designer Maya Lin. Organized by GRAM in collaboration with Lin’s studio, the exhibition focuses on large-scale sculpture that demonstrates Lin’s fascination with water as a subject. Created in materials such as silver, carved and [...]
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

GRGymnastics Babies Class- FREE!

Location: Grand Rapids Gymnastics – 1601 Galbraith Ave, STE 301 Grand Rapids
How can a baby do gymnastics? Pre-crawlers and Pre-walkers can enjoy FUN tummy time, sensory exposure, and varying movements. Babies learn through PLAY.  Come PLAY for FREE at GRG and help your child grow. Every Tuesday at 11am.
Time: 11:00 am - 11:45 am

Wednesday May 22, 2019

Play & Learn Group – Congress Elementary

Location: Congress Elementary School – 940 Baldwin St SE Grand Rapids
Children have fun. Adults learn. Parents, grandparents and caregivers are welcome to bring their 1-5 year old child to a weekly 90 minute program that helps you and your child get ready for success in school. Participants receive a free book to take home weekly. These early learning sessions are [...]
Time: 8:30 am

Indoor Play at Holland Playland

Location: Central Wesleyan – 446 W 40th St Holland
The Playland is a free resource for the Holland community! While the kids play, you are welcome to check out the Gathering Grounds, our coffee shop and hang-out place. The Gathering Grounds is adjacent to the Playland so you are never leaving the Playland area. It is the perfect place [...]
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Play & Learn Group – Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Academy

Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Academy – 645 Logan St SE Grand Rapids
Children have fun. Adults learn. Parents, grandparents and caregivers are welcome to bring their 1-5 year old child to a weekly 90 minute program that helps you and your child get ready for success in school. Participants receive a free book to take home weekly. These early learning sessions are [...]
Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Fun Foundations Class (8-30 months): Sing + Read + Movement + Sensory Play

Location: The Village – 3300 Burton St. SE, Suite 104 Grand Rapids
**FIRST 2 CLASSES AT THE VILLAGE ARE ALWAYS FREE!!** Fun Foundations Class supports your toddler's early speech, language, literacy, behavioral, social and sensory development while having FUN! We sing. We move our bodies. We read. We sign. We have sensory play. Caregivers connect with each other. Children connect with their [...]
Time: 9:15 am - 10:15 am

Hope Church Moms & Tots Playgroup

Location: Hope Church- Grand Haven – 14932 Mercury Drive Grand Haven
Community Group Moms with Tots welcome to come play at the playground. Moms must stay.
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Moms & Tots

Location: Hope Christian Reformed – 3110 Barrett Ave SW, Grandville
Moms, dads, and caretakers of all kinds are welcome to bring their little ones to Moms & Tots. We have lots of space for the kids to play while the grown-ups take a coffee break and eat some sweets! No fees, no registration required. Simply show up and connect with [...]
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Little Lambs Story Hour

Location: Clyde Park Church of the Nazarene – 2545 Clyde Park Ave Wyoming
Little Lambs Story Hour is a great free activity to break up the week with your little ones. Stories & crafts.  Open play for the kids to burn off some energy and time for adults to mingle. Every Wednesday at 10:30am - 11:30am Find the group page on Facebook: Clyde [...]
Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Babytime at KDL Cascade

Location: KDL Cascade Branch Library – 2870 Jack Smith Ave. SE Grand Rapids
Delight and stimulate your baby with songs, a story and playtime. Get to know other families and help your baby develop listening and language skills. For babies from birth to 18 months with a caregiver.
Time: 11:00 am

Family Storytime at the Kelloggsville KDL

Location: KDL Kelloggsville Branch Library – 4787 Division Ave S, Wyoming
Read and sing together as a family. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills.
Time: 6:30 pm

Thursday May 23, 2019

Square Play Cafe is Turning 2

Location: Square Play Cafe – 436 Washington Ave Holland
**We are turning TWO!** Two years of creative play and delicious coffee drinks...come and celebrate with us! **All day long, we will have TWO dollars off play and giveaways for TWO month memberships.** Thank you for supporting Square Play Café, we are so grateful for all our customers!!
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Family Storytime at the Alpine Township KDL

Location: KDL Alpine Branch Library – 5255 Alpine Ave. NW Comstock Park
Read and sing together. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills and encourage everyone in the family to share their love of reading.  
Time: 10:00 am

Play & Learn Group – Coit Creative Arts Academy

Location: Coit Creative Arts Academy – 617 Coit Ave NE Grand Rapids
A weekly offering throughout the year where children have fun. Adults learn. Parents, grandparents and caregivers are welcome to bring their 1-5 year old child to a weekly 90 minute program that helps you and your child get ready for success in school. Participants receive a free book to take [...]
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Play & Learn Group – Grand Rapids Main Library

Location: Grand Rapids Public Library – Main Branch – 111 Library St NE Grand Rapids
Children have fun. Adults learn. Parents, grandparents and caregivers are welcome to bring their 1-5 year old child to a weekly 90 minute program that helps you and your child get ready for success in school. Participants receive a free book to take home weekly. These early learning sessions are [...]
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

FREE Family Night at Grand Rapids Children's Museum

Location: Grand Rapids Children’s Museum – 11 Sheldon Ave NE Grand Rapids
Get your holiday weekend off to the right start with a free night of play at the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum!  Blow bubbles, visit our new bee colony, or build giant structures in our Kidstruction Zone and Boxes exhibits. Free Family Night is offered on Thursday, May 23 from 5pm [...]
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Friday May 24, 2019

Play & Learn Group – Burton Elementary

Location: Burton Elementary School – 2133 Buchanan Ave SW Grand Rapids
A weekly offering throughout the year where children have fun. Adults learn. Parents, grandparents and caregivers are welcome to bring their 1-5 year old child to a weekly 90 minute program that helps you and your child get ready for success in school. Participants receive a free book to take [...]
Time: 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Indoor Play at Holland Playland

Location: Central Wesleyan – 446 W 40th St Holland
The Playland is a free resource for the Holland community! While the kids play, you are welcome to check out the Gathering Grounds, our coffee shop and hang-out place. The Gathering Grounds is adjacent to the Playland so you are never leaving the Playland area. It is the perfect place [...]
Time: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Play & Learn Group – Aberdeen K-8

Location: Aberdeen K-8 School – 928 Aberdeen St NE Grand Rapids
Children have fun. Adults learn. Parents, grandparents and caregivers are welcome to bring their 1-5 year old child to a weekly 90 minute program that helps you and your child get ready for success in school. Participants receive a free book to take home weekly. These early learning sessions are [...]
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Saturday May 25, 2019

Indoor Play at Holland Playland

Location: Central Wesleyan – 446 W 40th St Holland
The Playland is a free resource for the Holland community! While the kids play, you are welcome to check out the Gathering Grounds, our coffee shop and hang-out place. The Gathering Grounds is adjacent to the Playland so you are never leaving the Playland area. It is the perfect place [...]
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Story Time at Schuler Books

Location: Schulers Books and Music- 28th Street – 2660 28th Street SE Grand Rapids
Join us at Schuler Books for story time! Each week we work to create a new theme. The book we share will be specially selected by our children's bookselling team and we will wrap up each story time with a craft.
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Monday May 27, 2019

Play & Learn Group – Madison Square Church

Location: Madison Square Church – 1441 Madison Ave SE Grand Rapids
Children have fun. Adults learn. Parents, grandparents and caregivers are welcome to bring their 1-5 year old child to a weekly 90 minute program that helps you and your child get ready for success in school. Participants receive a free book to take home weekly. These early learning sessions are [...]
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Breastfeeding Support Group at Metro Health

Location: Metro Health – 5900 Byron Center Ave. Wyoming
Are you home with baby and struggling with breastfeeding? Whether it is discomfort while nursing, low milk supply, sleepy babies or pumping to return to work, let us help you overcome common breast feeding issues. You will gain confidence in breastfeeding through friendship and encouragement. This group is led by [...]
Time: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Tuesday May 28, 2019

Indoor Play at Holland Playland

Location: Central Wesleyan – 446 W 40th St Holland
The Playland is a free resource for the Holland community! While the kids play, you are welcome to check out the Gathering Grounds, our coffee shop and hang-out place. The Gathering Grounds is adjacent to the Playland so you are never leaving the Playland area. It is the perfect place [...]
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Mini Movers – Open Playtime for Tots at Gymco

Location: Gymco – 2306 Camelot Ridge Court SE Grand Rapids
Mini Movers is an hour of open gym just for toddlers. The little ones take over the gym twice a week to explore the gym and enjoy social time with other tots. It’s healthy, active fun for tots and the adults who love to watch them play. No matter what [...]
Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Play & Learn Group – Harrison Park PK-8

Location: Harrison Park Elementary School – 1440 Davis Ave NW Grand Rapids
Children have fun. Adults learn. Parents, grandparents and caregivers are welcome to bring their 1-5 year old child to a weekly 90 minute program that helps you and your child get ready for success in school. Participants receive a free book to take home weekly. These early learning sessions are [...]
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Sensory Playtime at Allendale Township Library

Location: Allendale Township Library – 6175 Library Ln Allendale
Stop by for some fun free-play with other kids. We will have different play stations available with a variety of sensory activities for children to enjoy.
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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