Activities at Home


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!

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.