Activities at Home


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

Things to Do During Thanksgiving Week, Ideas for Family Traditions, Easy Prepared Food, and More
Get ideas for what to do over Thanksgiving break, family Thanksgiving traditions, where to get easy prepared foods, thankful books, and more.

Toy Drives and Donations to Spread the Cheer
Local toy drives for unopened toys, plus where to donate gently used toys. Get in the holiday spirit of giving!

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!

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!

Favorite Kids Books
Looking for some fresh book ideas for your kids? We asked Kidlist readers for their favorite kids books suitable for toddlers through tweens and added ours!

Cute and Creative Valentines

Games To Play With Big Families

8 Ideas for a Perfect Moms Night In
Plan a warm and relaxing moms night in with some good friends! These are perfect ideas for quality time with mama friends.

The Man Behind the Residential Holiday Light Show in La Grange
Meet Bob Sherman, who creates the best residential holiday light show in La Grange, Illinois. Don't miss this every-other-year treat!