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Afterschool activities are part-time hobbies for children and teens in The Sims 3: Generations, The Sims 4: Seasons and The Sims 4: Get Famous. The Sims 4: Discover University adds afterschool activities for university students.

The Sims 3: GenerationsEdit

In The Sims 3: Generations, children and teens can enroll themselves (or be enrolled by a parent or a guardian) in afterschool activities (also referred to as afterschool classes), either by entering the school or by using a computer.

Once enrolled in an after-school activity, students will spend two extra hours in school, learning a special set of skills. Which days an after-school class meets on depends on whether the student is a child or teen, and (for teens) on which class is taken. Students (or their guardians) can quit the class either by visiting the school or by using a computer.

The after-school activity will end when teen Sims are about to age up. There will be an award ceremony at the school which all of the teens' household members are supposed to attend. They will be given an award which can be found in the Sim's inventory.

For children, after-school activities end well before their birthday and there is also an award ceremony. Once an after-school activity has ended, they will be unable to take the same after-school activity again.

If a Sim has a field trip on the same day as an afterschool activity, they will be excused from that activity and will not be required to attend.

Activities for childrenEdit

There are two classes for children to join. Child Sims who joined one of these classes earn a hidden skill and on every level, they unlock new interactions. There are three levels to these skills.

These classes are on every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.

BalletEdit

TS3 Ballet

A ballet student showing off her dancing technique

Children who enrolled in ballet will learn ballet techniques which they can show off as an interaction. Continuing the class will result in levels gained and new abilities unlocked. At the end of the third level of the ballet skill, they will graduate and may earn a participation or best-in-class trophy. They can put the trophy at home as a decoration.

They will have a ballet recital at the school in the neighborhood and the students' parents can attend to the recital.

Children gets a hidden skill called ballet skill. There are three levels which each unlocks an interaction.

  • Level 1: Show off Plie
  • Level 2: Show off Pirouette
  • Level 3: Show off Echappe

The hidden Ballet skill will transfer to the hidden Dancing skill once children grow up into teenagers.

ScoutingEdit

Boy scouts

Two boys wearing their scout uniform

Children who are enrolled in scouting will learn the fishing skill. In addition, the child Sim will learn how to tie a knot and salute, both of which are interactions that may be performed on any Sim after learning them. They earn badges which they can show off to other Sims or use as wall decorations. Boys and girls appear to share the same scouting regiment.

Scouting is probably the best of the two after-school activities, as it can easily allow for a child Sim to learn fishing skill level four before finishing school. Either way, after-school activities will result in a happier child with a better foundation of skills for later. The extra time spent is worth the payoff, given that it is only six hours per week.

Children gets a hidden skill called scouting skill. There are three levels which each unlocks an interaction.

  • Level 1: Show off Badge
  • Level 2: Show off Salute
  • Level 3: Show off Tie a Knot

The hidden Scouting skill will transfer to the Gardening skill once children grow up into teenagers.

Note that the salute learned from scouting is not the same as the one gained from going to military school or having a parent high in the military. This means it will not be usable once the child has grown up.

Activities for teensEdit

Teen Sims cannot have part-time jobs that have the same time slot as their after-school activities.[1] The only part-time job that does not conflict with any after-school activities is Mausoleum Clerk, as it starts at 6pm and after-school activities usually end at 4pm.

List of clubs teen Sims can attend
Icon Club Skills Raised Days Notes
Aa club art Art Painting
Sculpting
S M T W T F S
Aa club debate Debate Logic S M T W T F S
Aa club drama Drama Charisma S M T W T F S Teens can work as Spa Receptionists, as they need not work on Tuesdays and Fridays
Aa club music Music Guitar
Piano
Drums
Bass
S M T W T F S
Aa club newspaper Newspaper Writing
Photography
S M T W T F S
Aa club shop Shop Handiness S M T W T F S
Aa club sports Sports Athletic S M T W T F S
Aa club study Study Homework S M T W T F S Teen Sims would have less homework or no homework when returning home from study club

At the end of their school, they will have a participation trophy and if so, they might get a top gun trophy. Teen Sims will get an opportunity to go to an awards ceremony to get the trophies. The trophies will be judged on their after-school activities and on how well they did in their classes. Any teen Sims who worked hard in afterschool activities are going to advance faster in careers and master trades earlier in adulthood.

Afterschool activity opportunitiesEdit

There will be several afterschool activity opportunities, especially when the classes are about to end. These opportunities should be initiated manually by clicking on the exact location, or else they may simply drop out of the queue and be missed by the Sim.

After School Reward Ceremony

Received: By phone
Objective: Attend Ceremony at Community School
Reward: Trophies
Location: Community School
Description: An award ceremony is being held at the Community School! It's a great opportunity for Sims to get together and celebrate all of [Your Sim's Name]'s extracurricular activities. Trophies will be handed out, so be sure to attend.

Captain Bandsaw

Received: By phone
Objective: Attend Ceremony at Community School
Reward: Gilded Golden Saw
Location: Community School
Description: The Shop Club needs a captain, someone who can represent them well in any upcoming bridge building tournaments. Does [Sim's name] want to try out for this spot by building an awesome bridge? There will also be an additional reward sculpture. Make sure he shows up with strong handiness skills and in a good mood!

The Muscle Hustle

Received: By phone
Objective: Attend Ceremony at Community School
Reward: Framed Sports Jersey
Location: Community School
Description: The Sports Club is holding an event to promote health and fitness. Sims that compete should be fit and in good spirits! The winner gets a signed jersey once belonging to The Rocket Fuel's striker, Fernando Morales. Does [Sim's name] want to participate?

Lots of Drama

Received: By phone
Objective: Attend Ceremony at Community School
Reward: Signed Movie Poster
Location: Community School
Description: Lights, camera, action! The world famous actress Olivia Street will be visiting [School] this week! She'll be holding a master class for all drama club students. The student who gives the best monologue will win a movie poster signed by hers truly! Does [Sim's name] want to participate?

Presedential Debates

Received: By phone
Objective: Attend Ceremony at Community School
Reward: Mounted Gavel Sculpture
Location: Community School
Description: The Debate Team needs a president, someone who can represent them well in any upcoming debate tournaments. Does [Sim's name] want to debate for this position? Make sure he shows up with strong logic skills and in a good mood!

The Art-a-thon

Received: By phone
Objective: Attend Ceremony at Community School
Reward:
Location: Community School
Description: The Art Club is having an impromptu art-a-thon.It's a friendly compitition for students to get together and create pieces in a certain amount of time. Winners get their paintings hung in the [School] and a really sweet painting by Lilly O'Houllihan. Does [Sim's name] want to participate?

The Gossip Column

Received: By phone
Objective: Attend Ceremony at Community School
Reward:
Location: Community School
Description: Newspaper Club doesn't have enough articles for the first issue of Student Gossip Weekly! Would [Sim's name] like to show up for a few hours to write some articles? The student that writes the best articles will get a framed copy of the first issue.

All Strings Attached

Study club???

Received: By phone
Objective: Attend Ceremony at Community School
Reward:
Location: Community School
Description: The famous guitarist [] will be visiting the [School] for a few hours. He's going to sit in on guitar club and give a master class! The best prepared student will receive a signed record to hang on their wall. Does [Sim's name] want to participate?
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The Sims 4Edit

In The Sims 4: Seasons and The Sims 4: Get Famous, children and teens can join afterschool activities through their phones, similar to being employed in a career. Teens can't join an afterschool activity and have a part-time job simultaneously, and afterschool activities are unpaid. The Sims 4: Discover University adds two activities for university students.

Sims enrolled in activities will occasionally get texts from friends or family members congratulating them on "landing a sweet new job", since they function similarly to adult careers.

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ActivitiesEdit

Icon Activity Skills Raised Days Pack
Scouting Career Scout Depends on badge S M T W T F S TS4 Seasons Icon
TS4 Career Drama Club Drama club Creativity
Charisma
Acting
S M T W T F S TS4 EP6 GF Icon
TS4 E-Sports Competitor E-sports competitor Video gaming S M T W T F S TS4 EP8 Discover University Icon
TS4 Soccer Team Player Soccer team player Fitness S M T W T F S TS4 EP8 Discover University Icon

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