Whether your Sim is in grade school, or high school, they can join after school activities that will provide them some benefits which can steer the direction of their life. Little boys and girls can join scouts or ballet, while teens can join one of the many standard school clubs and special programs we see in actual high schools. You can do this by clicking the school or computer. Parents can also forcibly sign their children up for, and take them out of, afterschool activities.
Children - Scouts and Ballet The Scouts and Ballet both meet Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 3-5PM. Scouts will give your child the ability to tie a knot, salute, and show off their scout badges. This pursuit will also give them fishing skill, from learning about the great outdoors.
Ballet teaches your Sim multiple dance moves, which, like above, mainly serve to be cute and to impress other Sims. Continuing in either will result in levels gained, and new abilities unlocked. At the end of level 3, they will graduate and may earn a participation or best-in-class trophy. These will help to decorate their home and commemorate their accomplishments.
Scouting is probably the best, given it can easily see your little scout to level 4 in fishing before finishing school. Either way, these will result in a happier child with a better foundation for later. The extra time spent is worth the payoff, given it's only 6 hours per week.
High School Activities Afterschool activities for High Schoolers last from 2-4pm. All but one will boost a skill. If you want to be the best there is, take on the skill of choice outside the school in order to get a better trophy. All of these have a participation trophy, and the top gun trophy. Toward the end of high school, you will get an opportunity to go to an awards ceremony. The reward says none, but you'll get trophies appropriate for your Sim's activities and be judged on how well you did in that field.
The difference between the big and little trophies is fairly insignificant, but if you select an appropriate lifetime wish this hard work will pay off quickly. The teens who worked hard in afterschool programs are going to advance faster in careers, and master trades earlier in adulthood thanks to this head start. Note that with the exception of music, these all boost a single skill that is found in Vanilla Sims 3. Each runs from 2-4 PM and meets two days a week. You can only select two, due to there being only 5 school days a week. Let's look at your options so you can ponder the combination for your teen:
Art Club Monday, Thursday - raises Painting, and possibly sculpting. Kids coming home from this activity will have drawings.
Sports Club Thursday, Friday - raises Athletic skill.
Study Class Tuesday, Thursday - raises rate Sim does homework. Not as useful as other after school classes.
So, you could pick Drama Club and Music Club, but not Newspaper and Sports as those have conflicting days. This guide should have given you a good idea what afterschool classes you'd like your Sims to participate in. Send me an email to email@example.com if you have any suggestions for this page.
If you have a computer, send a family member to it and select 'sign child up for afterschool class' then click 'ballet' or any other class you want. If you don't have a computer, you can sign them up by clicking on the school.After they're signed up, that child will automatically go to ballet after school. =)
How do I send my kid to the ballet recitals? It comes up telling me the recital is on a certain day but nothing else comes up she misses it everytime. I can't figure out how to make her go. The same with my teenage sims in art and newspaper class, they wanted her to come to an art-a-thon I couldn't figure out how to make her go. Please help.
When your child has a recital or something like that to go to, you do have to click on the school to make them go. Otherwise, as previously noted, they will miss it. The rest of the family will automatically attend if able to, like stated in the game.
Hey guys i got generations for 2 years now and i had a chIld boy going scouting and a child girl going ballet so u need to click onthe computer with a adult sim and there will be a optian to sign up for ballet or scouting so if u dont have a comupter click on the school and the same optian will come out
I need help with my afterschool activities! I have 3 children and two teens, and all of them are signed up for after school activities. The three children automatically go to their activities after school, but the teens don't. And whenever I try clicking on the school to go to the activities I get a message that says "Your sim must be in class prior to attending" Even though both my teens were in class all day. Also, I though maybe it was because of her job, but my other teen has no job and she still won't go to her class. I am not getting any opportunities to go to ballet recitals or anything and I don't even think my teens have gone to any of their afterschool classes. Someone help please?
I am having the same problem with sending my Sim to an activity related to the afterschool activities. My child sim had a scouts award ceremony at the school that I was supposed to attend but there was no interaction button to make my sim attend the ceremony. Now I have a presidential debate and a sports competition coming up for my teenage sims (there's 2 of them) and there still is no interaction button! Please help!
What town are you playing in, and does the school share space with another facility? I do know that in Moonlight Falls, where the school and stadium are one building, this interferes with opportunities and events of this kind. If you are in a town with a school that shares space with other facilities, you'll want to go to Edit Town and delete that building, replacing it with a school that is only a school. You'll want to place a stadium as well.
Hello, I too have had problems with not being able to attend events related to after school activities. I haven't tested it but I have a theory that if you have a school without the Sports center attached that it might work. I didn't have any problems until I started playing in worlds with the two combined so I wonder if it will work if they are seperate. Could be a glitch with the lot itself.
I was having the same problem when I was playing in the worlds where the school is attached to something else. I have the pets and generations expansion packs and when I play on Sunset Valley, the "attend recital" option shows, but when I play in Appaloosa plains, there is no "attend recital" option. I think EA just needs to make a new patch for this.
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