Articles by Jill Borkowicz

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…



Kids Theater Guide: Fall ’19 – Winter ’20

This article originally published on August 15, 2019 but has been updated with February performance dates. We are so excited about all the fantastic family-friendly theater productions heading our way in the fall and winter months! From big shows in the city to smaller ones right in your neighborhood, there are plenty of excellent options to captivate the whole family….


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…


2019 Guide to Holiday Theater and Nutcracker Performances for Kids!

Make magical memories this holiday season with a kid-friendly holiday theater performance! There are so many options to take advantage of during Christmastime in the Chicagoland area. Why not start a special new tradition with your family? We live in such a wonderful area that offers holiday classics, old favorites, and new productions. Check out all these great options, including…


Toy Review: Thinking Putty Puzzle, The Mind-Stretching Logic Game!

We recently received Thinking Putty Puzzle, a hot new game that my 11 year old daughter absolutely loved! To play the game, you need to select a beginner to expert level challenge card, and attempt to solve it by connecting the dots of 6 different putty colors on a puzzle grid. The trick is to create thinking putty paths that…



The Best Frozen Events for Elsa and Anna Fans

When the original movie, Frozen, came out 5+ years ago, my girls quickly became captivated by the amazing storyline of two strong and loving sisters who would go to any length to protect one another. Couple the movie’s positive message with some incredibly catchy music, and soon we were listening to the new soundtrack for all of our lives as…