Activities at Home


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.

At-Home Activities Inside and Out + Free Bucket List Printable
We put together an at home bucket list to get through social distancing together. Let's find the fun in whatever life throws our way!

Music Together Online! Mattix Music Studio Brings Music to Your Home
Keep the fun and music going at home with Music Together Online from Miss Katie of Mattix Music Studio, based in Western Springs, IL.

Updated Map! Chicagoland Easter Egg Hunt: Social Distancing Edition

How Do We Make Our Kids’ Birthdays Special Right Now?
An amazing assortment of ideas for making birthdays at home special and fun: yard sign options, activities for curbside pickup and more!

Western Springs Family Saves Spring Break with Theme Days
When their Spring Break vacation plans got cancelled, this Western Springs family came up with amazing ideas for family theme nights.

An Open Letter to Parents Working From Home with Young Kids
One day at a time, we’ll make it through this together: an open letter to parents working from home during the coronavirus pandemic.

Play and Learn at These Virtual Events for Kids
Virtual family-friendly events are fun ways to sing, dance, create, and cook along with other kids while taking part in social distancing.

Let the Library Come to You with eBooks, Streaming Movies, and More
eBooks are just the start. Stream movies, explore digital picture books, learn crafts, take tech classes, and more.