Classes & Activities

What We Offer

X-Time offers a variety of classes and activities, so children can explore new areas and fuel their passions to learn more. Topics include engineering, gymnastics, creative writing, performing arts, math, martial arts, yoga, acting, cooking, coding, and so much more!

X-Time began offering free, online classes during the pandemic, taught by university professors, published authors, business owners, and teachers. Over forty online classes were offered, with more than 300 student registrations. 

X-Time now offers in person classes and activities! Come join X-Time for STEAM activities at park district events, as well as classes at its X-PLORE Station at the Martens Center. All classes are free, and check out the schedule below for more information.

upcoming classes:

Flannel Fest
Champaign Park District
Saturday October 15th, Centennial Park

Join X-Time and the Champaign Park District for a fun way to start off fall! X-Time will be leading STEM activities for children, and there will be music, games, and inflatables too. We hope to see you there! To learn more about Flannel Fest click here.

DIY Kids, Paper Chain Challenge
Douglass Branch Library
Wednesday, October 12th 4 pm to 5 pm

Come join the library and see how long of a chain you can make with only ONE piece of paper. Let your creativity run wide!

Howl-o-ween!
Champaign Public Library
Saturday, October 29th 2pm to 4 pm

Join the Champaign Library to celebrate Halloween with fun games and crafts. Make sure to wear your Halloween costume and all participants have the chance to take home a free book. It will be a Spootacular event!

Parent TESTIMONIALS

“My daughter loved the STEM building challenge with toothpicks and marshmallows led by X-Time at the park district event. The volunteers were so nice and encouraging. We can’t wait to do another class!” Erin 2022


“X-TIME is such an amazing online opportunity!! The various classes are very engaging! The 30 minute time frame is just right! My children(6 and 8) love getting to see new faces in our community and they love the learning activities!” -Robyne 2021

previous classes:

Martial Arts lead by Dragon Claw Academy
Acting lead by Class Act
Creative Writing with Alice McGinty
Yoga lead by Amara Yoga
Gymnastics with Champaign Gymnastics Academy
Music lead by Sam’s Cello Studio
Ballet with Champaign Ballet Academy
Math with Grace Jaffe, PhD candidate at the University of Illinois Department of Mathematics
Little Medical School
Halloween Party
Martial Arts lead by Leaders for Life
Hip Hop lead by Urbana Fine Arts
Create & Communicate with Confidence lead by Erin Tarr
Winter Celebration
Does this have DNA?
Drawing Class for Kids
Valentine’s Day Party
Dance Class lead by The University of Illinois Department of Dance
The Science and Engineering of Chocolate lead by Dr. Kim and Dr. Dave Henthorn from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Spanish lead by Maestra Flores
Biology Bites lead by three University of Illinois graduate students in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Creative Writing lead by children’s author Ted Sanders
How to Plant lead by the University of Illinois Horticulture Club
Cardboard Automata and Light Up Name Plate Creation with the Fab Lab
Young Artists Studio: Paper Cut-Outs with The Urbana Free Library
Science Exploration with the University of Illinois Graduates in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (GEEB)
Paper Art: Winter Scene Kit with The Urbana Free Library
Mammal Fun! with The Urbana Free Library
Jump into Science: Crystallization with The Urbana Free Library
PoeTREE Fun! with The Urbana Free Library
Free Comic Book Day with The Urbana Free Library

Email us at xtime.champaign.urbana@gmail.com with questions or comments.