Activities at Home


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.

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.

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.

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.