Articles by Jill Borkowicz

Score Birthday Freebies Galore for Your Whole Family

There’s something about a free treat on your birthday that makes it all the more special and oh-so-fun! There are tons of businesses all around town that offer very cool deals, you just need to know where to look. Kidlist has you covered on the birthday freebies front with this fantastic list for our amazing readers to enjoy. Birthday Freebies…


Fun Guide for Tweens and Teens 9+ in Chicago’s Suburbs

Have your kids reached a new stage where entertaining them has become more of a challenge? Suddenly, they are “too old” for all the usual spots that used to provide hours of amusement. Welcome to the tween/teen years! Thankfully, there are still plenty of awesome ideas out there to keep these older kids engaged, learning and happy. Enjoy this comprehensive…


Kids Pottery Classes, Workshops, and Studio Time

There are loads of choices in our area for places that teach kids (from tots to teenagers) the fundamentals of pottery. Whether it’s hand-building, wheel throwing, or simply painting, there’s certainly a place nearby to discover the art of pottery with your kids! Local Pottery Studios in Chicagoland Our local businesses are doing an amazing job pivoting and adjusting to…


Sewing Classes for Kids in Chicago’s West Suburbs

After my daughter received a sewing machine for her birthday, a spark lit inside her for all things sewing! As a result, I was on the hunt for any class I could find to fuel that desire to learn something new. I was delighted to find a myriad of programs locally to teach young kids how to sew. From classes…



5 Ways to Honor Your Special Class of 2020 Graduate!

Graduation is normally such a memorable and exciting milestone, but it’s looking a bit different this year as many of these events move to a virtual platform. We’ve come up with some inventive ways to make these moments extra special for such deserving kiddos! You can tailor these to just about any age, from preschool to high school. The Kidlist…


Let’s Go Fly a Kite! Making, Buying, and Celebrating Kites

There’s something so sweet and special about the image of a family flying kites together on a spring day. Maybe you’ve flown a kite before with your kiddos, or maybe it’s something that you’ve been wanting to try together. Right now is a great time to try to fly a kite — it’s an outdoor activity where you can’t get…


How Do We Make Our Kids’ Birthdays Special Right Now?

For many of us parents who have kids with spring birthdays, we are scrambling to find new ways to make these occasions special during the coronavirus stay-at-home order. My daughter recently celebrated her 12th birthday, and in the end, it was nothing short of spectacular! In fact, she has asked for some of the new traditions we created at home…


Chicagoland Kids Theater Guide: Spring – Summer 2020

Sharing the arts with your kids is such a wonderful and memorable experience. And lucky for us, there are tons of amazing, family-friendly theater productions in the Chicagoland area! Kidlist has you covered with a fantastic listing of shows that include an adult ensemble, as well as ones with an all-kids cast. Line up your theater tickets for the coming…



30 Wonderful Winter Break Activities in Chicago’s Western Suburbs

After the excitement of the holidays, we find ourselves faced with many long winter break days ahead! Luckily, we have a whole bunch of fabulous ideas to keep everyone entertained — whether you prefer to venture out around town, travel into the city, or just stay home. Get inspired with our lists for the very best activities to keep the family…


Local Events for the Happiest of Hanukkahs in 2019!

If your family celebrates Hanukkah, we’ve found some awesome events to celebrate with the ones you love all around town! From plays to pottery and parties, too, Kidlist has you covered with all things Hanukkah. Get ready to light some candles, spin your dreidel, and eat yummy potato pancakes with these great Hanukkah events! (Heard of Hanukkah, but don’t know…