Activities at Home


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.

The Ultimate Guide to At-Home Activity Videos from Local Businesses
Kids can keep active, learn about local wildlife, and more with these fun videos put together by businesses in our local community.

School’s Closed. What Now? Ideas for a Day Off in the West 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.

Kidlist Content Contributor Positions Open
Want to be part of the Kidlist Team? We have writing positions available. Find out what we are looking for and how to apply.

Toy Review: Thinking Putty Puzzle, The Mind-Stretching Logic Game!

Backyard Chickens in the Chicago Suburbs

The Ultimate Guide to Halloween for Families in the Suburbs
Halloween events, trunk-or-treat, best decorated houses, where kids eat free, allergy-friendly fun, haunted houses, haunted walks, pumpkin patches and more!