Chess and/or Kendama

2 Hour Experience at Your Home

Learn the basics of Chess and Kendama from Teacher Nathan who's been playing for over a decade. Children will understand the foundational rules of the game of Chess, how every piece moves, and the goal of the game. They'll play a few practice games, and learn some elementary strategy.

Kendama is a traditional Japanese skill toy that takes a lot of practice. It consists of a handle (ken), two cups (sarado), and a ball (tama) that are connected by a string. The game is played by tossing the ball into the air and trying to catch it, but it's not as easy as it sounds!

About Nathan

Scientist and Snowboarder

Nathan is originally from Vermont, and moved to Colorado in 2003 where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Biology, with a minor in Chemistry. He is skilled in building and construction, as well as in the STEM fields, and believes that kids can learn by doing which also serves to build their confidence. An avid snowboarder, he's tutored students of all ages (his oldest student was 66!) in math and science.

Nathan is vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19.

* Fully-vetted, background checked, and interviewed

What Parents Are Saying

We LOVED everything about Grasshopper! The customer service experience was exceptional! I felt like so much intentionality was taken to ensure that the activity would be both age appropriate and fun for my kids. Our experience leader was so easy going and chatted with the kids during the experience, and really took the time to engage and get to know them. We are definitely going to be using Grasshopper again! Thank you!

- Mandi B.

Grasshopper offered my daughter an opportunity to learn in a vibrant, fun setting that was continuously customized for her attention span and interests. Her Grasshopper teacher was fun, engaging and supremely personable. She took the time to get to know my daughter before diving into anything. I felt more than comfortable leaving my daughter in such capable hands…and love that she truly learned some new things from the experience. We will be using Grasshopper regularly to broaden her horizons and expose her to new concepts in a safe and compelling way. The icing on the cake is that the experience took place in our home, at a time that was convenient for us!

- Lauren G.

Our Grasshopper experience was amazing! I have four very curious kids at different ages with different interests, and the experience had all four of them engaged the whole time. Also, as an educator, I was very impressed with how the teacher led the program. She obviously knew what she was doing, and the minute she left, my kids were asking for another experience.

- Sarah L.