Re: Tips for kids class
A favorite in my dojos is a variation of Simon Says, but call it "Sensei says". But DON'T elimintate anyone. When kids messup, just say "Ok - we'll start over". Never make anyone sit down for making a mistake.
A kids class with games or fun is a boring dry class. Kids learn best when they are playing.
Another game is to teach them 3 different things (tenkan, irimi, switch feet). Assign each a differnt number, then call them by number. Then start to switch up the order. Kids love it.