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Everyone is welcome to add events to the Kidlist calendar, given that they are drop-in and/or free special events (no ongoing classes or camps that require registration) and are local to the west and/or southwest suburbs of Chicago. Click on the blue “Submit an Event” button and fill out the form.
Build a robot and play an exciting game of robot soccer in this entertaining workshop! Our lesson plans are built around RoboThink’s innovative kits, plans and STEM curriculum, designed by teachers and engineers. The activities are interactive, hands-on and engaging to promote learning in a fun way. No prior experience required.Find out more »
Who says physics is boring? Test out some of Sir Isaac Newton’s Laws of Motion with amusement park models that illustrate the concepts of inertia, force, mass, acceleration, centrifugal force and the observation that every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Introduce kids to physics by explaining terms like inertia and mass using simple words. Bricks 4 Kidz lessons give students a foundation for understanding concepts that they will delve deeper into in years to come. Students will use…Find out more »
Young ladies and their favorite date are formally invited to the Princess Ball, which promises to be Villa Park’s gala event of the year! You will be treated like royalty with a plated meal before you dance the night away with Coach Josh and DJ Superman. You will also walk away from the night with a keepsake photo of you and your date in our photo booth. Registration deadline for the event is Saturday, February 29 and registration is not…Find out more »
Can a robot see? Ours can! Now you can build your own infra-red sensor robots! Have fun as you learn how to build robots that use IR sensors, then engage them in robotics challenges. Our lesson plans are built around RoboThink’s innovative kits and STEM curriculum. The activities are interactive, hands-on and engaging to promote learning in a fun way. No prior experience required. There are different curricula to adjust for different experience levels.sunset knollFind out more »
Coding is an important part of 21st century learning. Our Bricks 4 Kidz® Junior Robotics workshop offers all the fun of engineering with LEGO® Bricks, plus the challenge of computer programming! LEGO Education’s WeDo 2.0 is a drag-and-drop, icon-based software that introduces kids to the world of wireless computer coding and robotics. This will equip children with the experiences they need to succeed in a technologybased marketplace. The updated WeDo 2.0 software allows your child to bring our proprietary Bricks…Find out more »
Young men and their special date are invited to enjoy a special evening at Diplomat West where everyone will be treated to a tasty plated meal. Enjoy great music and entertainment provided by Coach Josh and DJ Superman. A photo keepsake of the evening is included. Registration deadline for the event is Saturday, March 28 and registration is not taken at the door so be sure to register early. Orders will be accepted at registration for corsage and boutonniere packages.…Find out more »
Have fun with your family and learn how to build robots, then battle your creations against other robots in our exciting workshop! Price is based on a team of two consisting of one adult and one child up to 12 years of age. Build your own robot equipped with RoboThink’s innovative robotics kit, which includes motors, switches, axles and gears. Towards the end of the event, each team will be battling their robots in a battle royale. Our lesson plans…Find out more »
Come out and bake Easter goodies! While the delicious goodies are baking, children will participate in a variety of holiday activities highlighted by a visit from the Villa Park Bunny.Find out more »
Bring a basket and get ready to hunt for eggs. Each age group will have the chance to find a golden egg and win a special prize. Children will be grouped as ages under 2, 2-4, 5-7 and 8-11. Age groups may be combined depended on enrollment and attendance. Parents can assist children ages 4 and younger. The egg hunt will be held rain or shine and pre-registration is encouraged because day of registration is subject to availability.Find out more »
After the egg hunt head indoors and have Bites with the Bunny. You’ll enjoy an assortment of bagels, doughnut holes, muffins, fruit and more. Make sure to bring you camera to capture photos with the Bunny. Everyone attending must be registered. Bites with the Bunny will follow the Egg Hunt and start at approximately 9:45 am.Find out more »
Egg hunting has gone to the dogs! Leash up your pup and have fun with this event where your dog searches for dog friendly treat-filled eggs. Find the special eggs for additional prizes. Owners must stay with their dog at all times. Please bring a basket or bag for collecting eggs and arrive early because the egg hunt will start promptly at 10:45 am. Pre-registration is encouraged because day of registration will be subject to availability.Find out more »
Making it move is the name of the game in this exciting program! Kids will love to see their creations in motion using LEGO wireless remote controls. We will use fascinating and challenging LEGO components including gears, beams, motors and battery packs to create dynamic motorized LEGO® machines! As they enjoy the fun of building, students will understand the basic working principles of many ingenious devices that are part of our everyday lives. This program is loads of fun and…Find out more »
Now you see it…now you don’t! You’ll have a great time learning fascinating tricks from the Magic Team of Gary Kantor! Amaze family and friends with tricks that involve cards, ropes, coins, mind-reading and more. All materials are provided and you receive a magic kit to take home. If you already participated in one of our magic classes, join us again as you will learn new and different tricks!Find out more »
Explore the structures and landscapes of a city! Students will put on their “safety hats” and engineer motorized models of construction equipment, vehicles and more! Using our proprietary kits and model plans, students will construct one-of-a-kind LEGO® City themed models using LEGO® bricks! Our specialized model plans incorporate beams, gears, axles, motors, battery packs and other technic LEGO® components. Learn what it takes to become a LEGO® City planner!Find out more »
It’s Back! The very popular Life Size Candy Land event is back and better than ever. During the hiatus the game was spruced up, touched up and is now ready to come to life with you as the gingerbread boy or girl. You don’t want to miss out on the fun with Mr. Mint, Jolly, Lolly, Gloppy and the rest of the Candy Land characters. Players will go through the game in groups of four but before they start their…Find out more »
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