Mindful Play and Games

This game-filled experience for kids of all ages will help children develop situational awareness of the people and physical world around them, greater control of their bodies, mind-body connection, and the ability to self-regulate; that is, to move from excitement/activity into calm/focus. They'll also get plenty of exercise while having fun!

Chock-full of games, kids will rotate through classics like Red Light Green Light, dodgeball games, foam noodle “battles," Soccer, Tee-ball, Tag, Capture the Flag, Hide and Seek, Duck Duck Goose, Eye Spy, and Tug of War. Integrated within play, Jackson will introduce them to several mindful meditations and breathing practices. This experience is sure to tucker kids, while also centering them 🧘

When booked as a multi-week series, Jackson will deep-dive each week into a specific game or sport, while also balancing the 2-hours with a mix of games, mindfulness, technique, and free play.

About Jackson

Coach and Athlete

Coach Jackson has over a decade of experience coaching and working with kids. His philosophy is that exploration and play through games and physical activities is one of the most basic and powerful ways to learn.

He's worked closely with children as an elementary Physical Education teacer; after school sports and programming (football, chess, wrestling, soccer, and general games); coaching extracurriculars like soccer and tee-ball; and early on in his career in a daycare setting. Many Bay Area kids have some of their first sports experiences with Coach Jackson, and his goal is to always bring the same appreciation for form and technique, enthusiasm for the game, working together while having fun to every learner!

Jackson is vaccinated 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!

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!

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.

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Coach Jackson was beyond phenomenal and immediately built strong relationships with all the students. He led games that are engaging and fun while maintaining a safe and respectful environment. Students of all skill levels were included in the games and kids left every session beaming with confidence!
Aaryn H, Enrichment Coordinator
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We love the sports series class with Coach Jackson! The lesson is fun and age appropriate and Jackson is great with the kids! We know that every time we book with Grasshopper, our kids are going to have a great time!
Lisa Y
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Such a great experience, and so much fun!
Annabel E

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