elementary school kids

Flashlight Egg Hunt

The Easter Bunny has left some special treats around the park and it’s your job to find them! Bring your flashlight and basket and head out to look for eggs filled with candy and toys. Find one of the special eggs and redeem it for one of the grand prize baskets! Be sure to dress for the weather. Limited to…


Jelly Bean Contest Begins

From March 26 through April 10, there will be a jar full of jelly beans in the Bettenhausen Recreation Center. Come in and guess how many jelly beans are in the jar. Prizes will be awarded to the two children who come closest to the exact count. Children ages 3-12 only.


Young Artist Night at the Pet Rescue & Resource Center

Calling all young artists: Young Artist Night at the PRRC sponsored by the Hinsdale Humane Society’s Junior Board is a night to celebrate young artists and the animals they love. Come see their creations and support their hard work – appropriately themed “We Love Animals.” Attendees will vote on their favorite pieces and prizes will be awarded that night. Tickets…


Breakfast Book Club with Pete the Cat

Storybook characters come to life during this fun literary experience at the Museum. Enjoy a hot breakfast provided by Bean Sprouts Cafe, a photo op with Pete the Cat, a special story time, and exclusive time in Museum exhibits. Stay and continue to play after the Museum opens; each ticket includes Museum admission. $15 | DCM Member (age 1+) $25…


Parent’s Night Out at BIG Gymnastics

Announcing…BIG’s FIRST EVER Parent’s Night Out on Saturday, September 28th!!! Drop the kids (ages 5-12 yrs) off for an evening of fun at BIG and enjoy a night to yourself!! 6:30-8:00pm – Open Gym 🤸‍♀️🤸‍♂️ 8:00-8:30pm – Pizza Party (pizza and juice included) 🍕 8:30-9:00pm – Games 😁 Registration required. Sibling Discounts available. Register online at www.biggymnastics.com or by calling…


The Children’s Book Fair of Hyde Park

A free street festival celebrating literature, art, music, and crafts! Over 60 vendors and two stages of entertainment. Authors will be on hand signing free copies of their titles (while supplies last), complimentary craft activities and face painting, as well as music and dance performances from a variety of groups from around Chicago. Special story times, including a “knighting” ceremony,…


Touch a Truck

Elmhurst Park District invites you to bring the kids to Berens Park to touch, feel, and climb through a variety of trucks and vehicles, including fire trucks, tow trucks and more! Free Starbucks coffee (while supplies last!) Food trucks will also be at the park, so plan for a picnic. Presented by The Schiller Team. and Edward-Elmhurst Health.


Disc Golf Challenge

Test your skills in this fun introduction to disc golf. Brief instruction on how to throw and play the course will be provided. Challenges include closest to the basket, longest throw and fastest time around the basket! Youth will be divided by age group as registration dictates. Awards will be given to the top two in each division.


2K for Kids Fun Run

Join us for our 5th annual 2K kids race! At approximately 1.25 miles, this race is designed for kids of all ages. At each half mile, participants will compete against each other in fun, exciting, and age-appropriate challenges. Participants will be timed, and prizes will be awarded to the first, second, and third place runners in each age and gender…


Lake Ellyn Cardboard Regatta

Participants will race their handmade cardboard boats on beautiful Lake Ellyn. Winners are determined by the fastest race times! Awards will also be presented for most creative, team spirit, and best sink! Whether you are building a boat or just out to watch the fun, this family-friendly community event is a popular Glen Ellyn tradition. Food trucks, arranged by the…


Gone Fishin’ Derby

Come down to the watering hole and bring your favorite poles and pals for our annual catch-and-release fishing derby! You’ll have an hour to catch as many fish as you can, but don’t forget to try and get the big one. We’ll award trophies for Largest Fish Caught, Smallest Fish Caught, Most Fish Caught and Best Dressed Fisherman. All children…


Bike Rodeo

Test your bicycle knowledge on a miniature riding course, plus on-the-spot bike checks, bike-decorating station, BMX demonstrations, and bike raffles.