J Kids

We miss seeing you all at the J every day! We know this community extends far beyond the walls of the J, and as we navigate these unusual times together (yet physically farther apart), we want to offer ways you can stay connected to the J — even when you’re at home. Check out how you can stay connected through Virtual SJCC and SJCC TV.

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Check out our Virtual SJCC schedule for live online events, including our virtual Tot Shabbat, conversations thanks to partners like Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, and more. This schedule is just taking off, so check back often. Learn more >>


 

Little Coders Online Class
An online edition of the J’s Little Coders class for k-2nd grade, led by instructors from Coding with Kids. Class runs March 27-June 5. Details and registration here.

J Kids Live with Dave and Joel
Join our camp directors every day at 2 pm on Facebook for J Kids Live! Details >>

LIVE: PJ Library Song & Story Time
Move around, sing some songs, and hear new (or familiar stories) with Betsy and PJ Library. Tune in Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, at 11:30 am. Live on Zoom; or check PJ Library’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

LIVE: Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems
Let’s Doodle! The Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence Mo Willems (author of “Elephant & Piggie”, “Knuffle Bunny,” and more) is hosting lunchtime doodles in his home studio every day. Tune in at 10 am (1 pm EST). Draw, doodle, and explore new ways of writing! Start doodling >>

PJ Library March Madness
Lisa the Librarian leads you through a March Madness competition of Jewish kids books! Download and fill out your own bracket and then check out PJ Library’s Facebook and Instagram pages to see if your picks have made it to the next round.


 

Pen Pal Project: Kids + Teens
We know kids are losing valuable writing skills while school is cancelled, so we’re pairing elementary schoolers with teen volunteer pen pals so they can keep practicing. Each pair will send hand-written letters back and forth — a great way to practice writing skills and build community! Learn more + sign up >>

Letters for Seniors
Let’s send love and words of encouragement to our friends in isolation at senior living facilities. Whether its through words or drawings, help us bring a smile to theirfaces. Learn more >>

Make Masks for Healthcare Workers
Local healthcare organizations, including all local hospitals, will shortly be (or already are) in desperate need of protective masks. Follow the instructions below for how to make and deliver masks to our health professionals. 

Completed masks must be washed and dried on Sanitize setting or with bleach and sent to:
Volunteer Mask Brigade
℅ Hannah Lewis
20935 NE 77th ST
Redmond, WA 98053

Please try to package the masks in bags of either 10 or 25. Any amount welcome, but try to send 100 if you can. Click here for instructions >>


 

ParentMap Resources for Families
At ParentMap, they know the struggle is real because they’re in it, too. They’re pulling together a go-to guide for resources for families during these uncertain times. Check back often for updates. Read more >>

23 Fun Activities To Do with Kids Using Stuff You Already Have at Home
How do you stay sane if you’re indefinitely stuck inside with toddlers in the house? The Seattle Times rounded up their best kid-tested activities with supplies you probably already have at home. Read more >>

Pacific Science Center: Curiosity at Home
Our amazing J Camp partners Pacific Science Center offers daily activities to ignite your curiosity at home – streaming live science shows, hands-on STEM activities, tutorials, and more. Get curious >>


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Plug in to the J community wherever you are!

Watch your favorite Arts + Ideas performances, binge Israeli TV shows and movies, get to know your community through our Faces of the J series, listen to your favorite books, and much more.

 

 

Watch all J Kids videos >>

Meet our New J Camp Director
We’re so excited to have our new J Camp Director, Dave Flagler here! Get to know Dave >>

Cooking with Vance
Learn to make skillet cornbread. Watch now >>

Gardening with Vance
Head to Vance’s garden to see what he’s planting. Watch now >>

Hebrew Word of the Day with Jessica
Learn some Hebrew with these simple phrases!

Replay: Tot Shabbat with Dave
Sing and dance along at our virtual Tot Shabbat celebration. Watch now >>


 

ECS Storytime & Inside the Classroom
ECS teachers share some of their favorite stories, projects, and crafts with us. Watch now >>


 

Our J Kids programming has brought joy, adventure and learning to kids in the greater Seattle area for decades. From our award-winning Summer J Camp to our before and after school care program, Kidstown, there is something for every age. J Kids includes Summer J Camp, Kidstown, After School Classes (K-5th grade), Enrichment Classes (ages 3-5), School’s Out J Camp, Swim Lessons & Dinky Dunkers. All year round, the J is the place to be. Check out our programs below!

Summer J Camp

With over 50 camps for kids in pre-k through 10th grades, Summer J Camp lets kids explore, create, and connect through art, science, sports, theater, swimming, and so much more! Registration for 2020 J Camp is open. Save 10% if you register by Mar. 6. Act now, camps are filling up! Check out the camp listings, descriptions, and more!

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Kidstown + Kids City

Morning and afternoon care is available every day. Plus: the new Kids City is a space just for kids in 3rd-5th grades. Spring registration is OPEN. Session begins Mar. 30! Get the latest 4-1-1 here.

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After School Classes

We offer a variety of classes for grade schoolers to stay engaged and active after their school day. From Karate-X to computer programming, we have something for everyone. Spring registration is now OPEN! Classes begin Mar. 30.

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Swim Lessons

Whether your kids are just getting their feet wet or Olympic hopefuls, we offer after school swim lessons most days of the week (weekends options too!). Spring registration is now OPEN! Spring classes begin Mar. 30. Check out the schedule today!

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School's Out Camp

When school's out, J Camp is in! Join us for fun-filled camp days all year long. We have camps in January & don't forget Spring Break Camp!

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Preschool Enrichment Classes

Enrichment classes are created in conjunction with the J's Early Childhood Schol and designed specifically for preschoolers (ages 3-4) and pre-k students.

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