Activities at Home


Making Valentine’s Special for Kids: Kits to Go, Daddy-Daughter Dances, and More
Daddy-daughter dances give little girls a night with their special guy. We also have Valentine's acitivites for all ages in the west suburbs!

Where to Find Hot Cocoa Bombs in Chicago’s Western Suburbs
Places and descriptions of the hot trend for winter, hot cocoa bombs! This is where to find hot cocoa bombs in Chicago's western suburbs!

Manual Cinema’s “A Christmas Carol” Adds a 2020 Spin to the Classic Tale
This special livestreamed performance of "A Christmas Carol" has a few tricks up its sleeve to bring the holiday magic to families.

Fresh Ideas for Safe Fun as Illinois Moves to Phase 3 on Friday
On Friday, Illinois starts Phase 3 mitigation measures. Get the scoop on what that means for kid-friendly fun, both at-home and outdoors.

Experience Gifts to Give Kids for the 2020 Holidays
From memberships you'll use all year long to once-in-a-lifetime experiences, we've got the low-down on experience gifts for 2020!

Thanksgiving at Home Ideas, Scavenger Hunt, Books, and Traditions
Get ideas for what to do over Thanksgiving break, family Thanksgiving traditions, where to get easy prepared foods, thankful books, and more.

Thanksgiving Dinners + Family Meals from Local Restaurants
Here's your menu of options for ordering family meals to-go. Take a break from cooking and support our wonderful local restaurant community!

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

HGTV is Casting Suburban Chicago Homeowners for Their New Show!
Casting call! HGTV is looking for families in the west and northwest suburbs of Chicago for their new high-end renovation show.

Local Activity Kits and Subscriptions for Easy At-Home Fun
Keep your kids engaged this summer with activity kits to go from local business in Chicago's western subrubs.

Virtual VBS, Kits, and In-Person Options for Vacation Bible School 2020
Find a Vacation Bible School (VBS) where your children can learn about Bible stories through fun activities and songs through a local church.

Fresh Ideas for the Week: Virtual Events, At-Home Activities, and Outdoor Fun
Get ideas for next week in our handy graphic and day by dad breakdown with ideas, links, and details for each activity.