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Cheerleading Programs for Kids in Chicago’s Southwest Suburbs

All-star cheerleading gyms and community programs are popping up all over the suburbs. It seems kids and their parents are discovering the many benefits the sport of cheerleading offers young athletes. Whether they’re participating in a recreational or competition-based program, cheerleaders learn firsthand the importance of teamwork and good sportsmanship. And because every cheerleader is a crucial member of a close-knit…


Bounce House Rentals in the Chicagoland Area

Bounce house rentals pump up the fun at kids’ birthday parties, graduations, or any event that a bunch of kids are expected to attend. Our guide lists some of the popular bounce house rental companies in the greater Chicagoland area. Many of these companies also rent tables, chairs, and other necessary items for party planning. Scroll through to find a…


25 Rainy Day Activities in the Southwest Suburbs

Rain, rain go away! Come again another day! It’s raining, it’s pouring, staying inside is getting boring! Rainy days offer just another challenge in the life of a parent. Cabin fever can set in fast and before you know, it the kids are bouncing off the walls and complaining that they are bored. With a little help from this list of…


Kids Art Classes

This list of art classes in the southwest suburbs is sponsored by PrairieArt Studio. PrairieArt Studio offers drawing classes and art workshops where artists of all ages can be proud of what they create.  In our fast-paced, technological world, students need to unplug and develop their problem solving and visual thinking skills. Art promotes critical thinking and concentration, which benefit all areas of…


Places to Bounce: Trampoline Parks and Inflatables

Did you know that bounding on a trampoline has many health benefits? Not only is it a fun form of exercise, bouncing on a trampoline may help balance and coordination, provide low impact cardiovascular activity, and improve lymphatic function. So how’s that for some all-around healthy fun for the entire family! See below for a list of indoor trampoline parks…


Calumet City Fire Department Open House

Fire Prevention Week 2017 is October 8th – 14th! Come out for some fun at the Calumet City Fire Department Training Center. Activities include a car fire, extrication demonstration, mobile smoke trailer, and fire simulators. Goodie bags will be offered for the kids as well as hotdogs, juice, and popcorn. For more information, call (708) 891-8145.


Haunted Walks, Hayrides, and Haunted Houses

There’s a chill in the air and frights to be found all over the Southwest Suburbs! Round up your little monsters and head to a haunted house. Or, get into the Halloween spirit by taking a spooky stroll through a haunted forest trail. But, beware! Some scares may be not be suitable for all ages. Contact the venues below for…


Fire Prevention Week Activities in the Southwest Suburbs

Fire Prevention Week is October 8–14, 2017 and this year’s theme is “Every second counts: Plan 2 ways out!” To celebrate, firehouses throughout the area will be opening their doors for station tours, interactive games, and educational demonstrations. Pack up the family and try on a uniform, handle a fire hose, or step inside a fire truck; all the while gaining knowledge…


Indoor Play Areas in the Southwest Suburbs

There are indoor play areas all over the south suburbs… if you know where to look! We’ve rounded up all the places you can head inside to play when it’s too hot out, too cold out, or you just want to mix up your routine a bit. Indoor Play Areas in the Southwest Suburbs Chuck E. Cheese’s 16090 Harlem Avenue…


Kid-Friendly Bowling Alleys in the Southwest Suburbs

As the weather starts to gets cooler, there are many different kid-friendly bowling alleys in your southwest suburban backyard to add to your indoor fun! Many offer bowler-specific rising bumper rails, bumper lanes, and ramps for launching the balls. All of these will add confidence for even the youngest bowler in your life. Many of these alleys offer birthday party…