Recreation & Art



Recreation classes are offered after school during the week from September to June.


An I.E.P. or 504 plan is required for sports league and programs. For more information, please email Jennifer Quirk the Adaptive Recreation Coordinator or call 973-535-7925, ext. 403  Program are open to non-residents.

Shining Stars Recreational Activities Programs Include:

  • Backyard Games:  Play a variety of backyard/BBQ/Picnic type games such as Bean Bag Toss, Horseshoes, Frisbee,  Badminton, and Yard Darts.
  • Board Games and Socialization:  Play a variety of classic board games while learning to take-turns, frustration tolerance and interact with peers.
  • Cooking Basic foods will be prepared while learning to follow directions, identify and retrieve items needed and work together to make a snack.  Socializing and eating will be the end result to this small group activity.
  • Gym Games:  Play a variety of gym games such as Kickball, Dodge-ball,  Steel the Bacon, Scooter races, Freeze Tag, etc.
  • Martial Arts - *contact us for recommendations*
  • Music and Movement:  Sing, play instruments and dance while socializing with friends.  Focus is on following directions, listening to the beat and moving around to folk music.
  • Nature Walk and Safety Education:  Explore nature on the Orchard Hill Trail, learn outdoor safety education and following directions while in an outdoor public space. *Parent participation required.*
  • Yoga: Parent/Child stress relief, open toe 6 grade +