Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Keeping Busy}


The temperature really likes to play games with us! I really enjoyed the little thaw that we had. Now, it is back to frigid. My grandmother always reminds me that there is a little thaw in January. I didn't really listen to her the past couple of years because the temperatures had been so mild overall. However, this year it has been a little more pronounced. Once again, Grandma knows what she is talking about!

We are about to start a long weekend, so I am busy finding things for my daughter to do. We actually have four days off. I am actually looking forward to it! Here are some ideas to keep the little ones busy this weekend:

Friday, January 17

For indoor fun, Palatine will have Frosty Family Fun in the Birchwood Gym from 6:30PM-8:30PM. The event includes winter themed games and crafts and costs $10 per resident family, $15 per nonresident family.

Saturday, January 18   

Celebrate Winter Fest at Century Park North in Vernon Hills from 11AM-2PM. The fun will include dog sledding, ice sculpting and sledding. The event is free! 

Sunday, January 19

On Sunday and Monday, head over to Crabtree Nature Center in Barrington for Let It Snow! from 1PM-2PM. Take a closer look at snow, make a snow catcher and taste ice cream for free!

It will be a Winter Wonderland at the Community Recreation Center in Wheeling from 11:30AM-1:30PM. Enjoy indoor fun, snowshoe through obstacle course, bring a small toy to preserve in your own snow globe, snow paint and ice skate for free! 

Monday, January 20

Visit Whole Foods Market in Northbrook for the Warm Wonderland Kid's Event from 11AM-2PM.  Head to lifestyle center to make your own cocoa mix, make a snowflake craft and go on a scavenger hunt for free! 

Palatine is holding Kids Day Out Monday and Tuesday at  Falcon Park Recreation Center from 2PM-5PM. The event is for kids 7-14. Kids will play soccer and basketball, enjoy arts & crafts and more. The cost is $6 if you preregister and $8 at the door.

The Arlington Heights Memorial Library will have 15 stations providing children with ways to explore STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields. The stations will be open 10AM-4PM and are geared towards those ages 5-13. The event is free and drop in.

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