… If you’re the creative type who loves working with children, then owning a kid-friendly franchise is your ticket to success.

Andy’s Parties
Franchisees help parents throw a memorable birthday party with this full-service children’s party and event planning company. From set-up to clean-up and everything in between – including games, craft activities, music, goodie bags, party photos, food, drinks, custom invitations and costumed characters – everything is taken care of for parents.

Cartoon Cuts
For some kids, you’d think having their hair cut was tantamount to cutting off one of their limbs; but at a Cartoon Cuts salon, you’re likely to see more smiles than tears. It offers entertainment as well as hair styling, with video games in the waiting area and at each styling station, screens playing non-stop videos and cartoons, and an elephant trunk named ‘Ellie’ that washes their hair.

Drama Kids
This weekly after-school drama program teaches 5- to 17-year-olds how to be a star onstage and off by teaching them how to speak clearly and act confidently. At the end of the school year, the kids put on a full-scale production, complete with costumes and scenery, showing off everything they’ve learned.

Fun Bus
Franchisees teach kids how to have fun with fitness on this full-sized school bus turned kid gym. Each bus is equipped with removable seats, and is covered from floor to wall in carpet and padding to protect students as they participate in hands-on fitness activities. The Fun Bus can be arranged to pick up kids at school, daycare, birthday parties or any special event.

Kids ‘N’ Clay Pottery Studio
Kids love getting dirty, and pottery offers a way to make a mess creatively. Franchisees of Kids ‘N’ Clay Pottery Studio teach children ages 3 to 18 to explore their artistic sides and to create ceramic pottery they can show off to mom and dad.

Learning Express
Learning Express stores allow kids to learn and grow through educational toys and games. Franchise-owned stores offer a full line of children’s toys including developmental toys for infants, toddlers and preschoolers, as well as arts and crafts and other unique items like spy toys and construction sets.

Little Scoops
This retro ice cream parlor is a children’s party place that lets kids and adults take a step back in time to the 1950s. All parties come with pizza, soft drinks and – of course – ice cream sundaes. Kids take control by decorating their own sundaes with delicious, colorful toppings.

Pump It Up
Kids of all ages love inflatable bounce play areas, and Pump It Up party locations offer a variety of different environments for kids to climb on, jump in, slide down and run around. Locations offer party packages, as well as pop-in playtimes.

Soccer Shots
Young kids who are taught soccer skills by the Soccer Shots franchised teams are also taught sportsmanship, good character, teamwork, healthy habits, creativity and even a word of the day. The goal and philosophy of Soccer Shots is to use soccer as a teaching tool, so franchisees should enjoy teaching children as much as coaching.

Young Chefs Academy
This franchise takes the mystery out of cooking by teaching kids their way around a kitchen. In addition to learning how to cook, each class teaches kitchen safety, etiquette and other skills kids can use at home. Young Chefs Academy has locations throughout the east, in addition to California and Nevada.

Originally posted by Dane Carlson on May 11, 2007 in Franchise Site.


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