Activities at Home


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.

Local Restaurants Offering Family Meal Deals Right Now
Here's your menu of options for ordering family meals to-go. Take a break from cooking and support our wonderful local restaurant community!

Second City Camps, Classes, and Free Improv Shows are Sure to Bring Laughter to Your House
Second City sucessfully brings comedy camps and improv shows to our homes, creates connection, and brings laughter for all ages.

Oak Park Family Recreates Famous Works of Art and It’s Brilliant
An Oak Park art teacher inspired this local family to embark on a several month project to recreate famous works for art with found objects.

Local Kids Create a Memorable Date Night for Their Parents
Get inspired with this wonderfully executed date night at home. Candles, menus, call ahead reservations and everything!

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Joins Popular Museums for Behind-the-Scene Tours

20 Ideas to Make Your Backyard the Ultimate Summer Oasis

Change It Up with an At-Home Spa for Kids
How to create a spa for kids at home. Music, supplies, products, refreshments... we have the whole plan to set up a great experience!

How to Grow Your Own Food
Interested in vegetable gardening? We're sharing our years of experience and tips specific to the Chicago suburbs.