Activities at Home


2019 Holiday Gift Guide with Discounts, a Giveaway, and Ideas for Kids of All Ages
We've scoped out all the new toys and games this season and only our favorites are included in this holiday gift guide.

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

Things to Do During Thanksgiving Week, Ideas for Family Traditions, Easy Prepared Food, and More
Get ideas for what to do over Thanksgiving break, family Thanksgiving traditions, where to get easy prepared foods, thankful books, and more.

Toy Drives and Donations to Spread the Cheer
Local toy drives for unopened toys, plus where to donate gently used toys. Get in the holiday spirit of giving!

Backyard Chickens in the Chicago Suburbs

28 Things to Do When School Is Closed in the Western Suburbs
Looking for fun things to do when school is closed in Chicago's west suburbs? Check out our round-up of kid-friendly places to go and things to do at home.

The Ultimate Guide to Halloween for Families in the Suburbs
Halloween events, trunk-or-treat, best decorated houses, where kids eat free, allergy-friendly fun, haunted houses, haunted walks, pumpkin patches and more!

Live in the Western Suburbs? Content Contributor Positions Open
Want to be part of the Kidlist Team? We have writing positions available. Find out what we are looking for and how to apply.

The Teal Pumpkin Project and Other Allergy-Friendly Halloween Ideas
Halloween can be tricky to navigate for parents of kids with food allergies. We put together some strategies for an allergy-friendly Halloween night.

“Kindness Rocks” and Local Rock Painting Groups
Local rock painting groups are getting in on the fun of painting and placing fun, inspirational Kindness Rocks around town. Check out local groups!

Favorite Kids Books
Looking for some fresh book ideas for your kids? We asked Kidlist readers for their favorite kids books suitable for toddlers through tweens and added ours!

Cute and Creative Valentines