Sunday, December 18, 2016

Free Winter Break Activities in Chicago Suburbs


Free Winter Break Activities in the Chicago Suburbs

Winter Break time in the Chicago suburbs means coming up with ideas for keeping the kiddos busy! Here are some free ideas in the Chicago suburbs over the next couple of weeks:


Open Brick Tech at Arlington Heights Memorial Library: December 20 10:30AM-12:00PM, use LEGO We Do Kits to make a model and see it move, for those in 3rd grade and up, drop in

Youth and Adult Dance Day at Glenview Park District: December 20 -- variety of age groups, please check website

Mad Cap Puppets Presents: Monkey See, Monkey Do at Arlington Heights Memorial Library: December 22 10:30AM-11:30AM; for those 5 and up; must register -- card not needed

Winter Break Nature Drop-In Days at River Trail Nature Center in Northbrook: December 27, 28, 29, January 3, 4 and 5 at 1PM; kids will explore something new each day.

"Bone" Appetit at Trailside Museum of Natural History in River Forest: December 27 & 29 at 1PM, see naturalist feed outdoor resident animals and learn about them; afterwards check out the museum.

Turtle Drop-In Time at Trailside Museum of Natural History in River Forest: December 28 at 1PM-2:30PM, learn about resident turtles, meet a turtle and make a turtle craft.

Winter Walk In Days at Raupp Museum in Buffalo Grove: each of the following days 1PM-3:30PM -- December 19 Pinecone Birdfeeder December 20 Snowflake Suncatcher December 21 Hot Chocolate December 22 Clothespin Reindeer December 23 Paper Plate Snowman Date Activity December 26 Many Bean Soup Mix December 27 Pinecone Snowy Owl December 28 Snow Globes December 29 Ice Skate Bookmark December 30 New Year's Scrapbook

Barrington Area Library Kids Section: There is a lot to explore in the library's kids area like a huge light bright, pretend marketplace, puppet show area, duplo room, technology play and more. December 27 Paper City Art activity for families 10AM-12PM. Cardboard Challenge on December 28 2PM-4PM. Check website for hours

The Science of Snow at Indian Trails Public Library: December 28 1PM-2PM, for kids K-5th, learn about the science behind snow using hands-on experiments, drop in


The Shoemaker and the Elves & The Night Before Christmas Puppet Shows at the Glen Town Center Glenview: December 28 11AM-11:45AM; must register online

Family Theater -- The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe at the Barrington Area Library: December 29 at 2PM, drop in but those with Barrington Area Library cards given preference.

A Day at the Races at Arlington Heights Memorial Library - December 30 10:30AM-11:30AM, create a car from Legos and race, drop in

Wildwood Nature Center Park Ridge: Animal Feedings Wednesdays & Saturdays 10:30AM & 
3:30PM. (Closed December 25 & January 1)

Hawk Tales at Trailside Nature Museum in River Forest: January 4 at 1PM -- learn about hawks and meet a red tailed hawk.

Winter Breakout Adventure at Camp Reinberg in Palatine: January 5 12PM-5PM; all sorts of winter activities including sledding and snowshoeing depending on snow, call for more info

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