Activities at Home


What to Do on a Snow Day
Outside, it's a winter wonderland. Inside, the kids are going crazy. Don't worry: we've got a ton of ideas for snow day fun, inside and out.

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.

Holiday Gift Guide 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.

Family Thanksgiving Traditions
The Kidlist Team shares their family Thanksgiving traditions! Get ideas for your own family and share your ideas to make Thanksgiving special each year.

Toy Drives and Donations in the Western Suburbs
Toy drives in Chicago's western suburbs for unopened toys and places to donate gently used toys. Find a great organization that provides for those in need!

Kid-Friendly Halloween Guide for the Western Suburbs
All of the kid-friendly Halloween events, activities, costumes ideas, kids eat free, books, crafts, and more in one place!

Kid-Friendly Halloween Guide for the Southwest Suburbs
Halloween events, books, crafts, costumes, allergy-friendly treats, kids eat free, and more in this guide to a kid-friendly Halloween.

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!

Games To Play With Big Families

3 Sunny Day Activities for Infants
It's time to get out and play in the sunshine! We've got three ideas for outdoor fun with even the littlest babies. Activities for infants at home.

Girls Birthday Party Themes
Photos and descriptions of some of our favorite birthday party themes. Creative and doable ideas here!