Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Easter Bunnies and Earth Day}

**UPDATED: Change of time for Culver's Easter Egg Hunt.

Are you gearing up for a fun weekend? Between Earth Day and Easter, there are a lot of fun activities to enjoy this weekend. I hope that everyone has their Easter baskets and walking shoes ready! Here are some ideas for this weekend:

Saturday, April 19

Hop over to Knupper's Nursery in Palatine for Hippity Hop Fun from 9:30AM-11:00AM. The fun includes an Easter egg hunt, Easter bunny visit, face painting and balloons. The hunt starts at 9:30AM. Bring a basket and camera for this free event!

There will be an Easter Egg Hunt at Culver's in Palatine at 10AM for kids 12 and under. Eggs will contain prizes including coupons for free scoops and value baskets. There will also be face painting. The event is free!

Celebrate the Earth at the Earth Day Celebration at the Kent Fuller Air Station Prairie/Tyner Center in Glenview from 10AM-2PM. The fun will include family activities, nature walks, exhibits and more. Goodwill will be accepting donations. The event is free!

Visit Schaumburg for the Schaumburg Boomers Easter Egg Hunt at 10AM. The event is $2 per person. The hunt will be divided into 4 different age groups. Everyone will receive a ticket to a May game. There will also be a tennis ball toss. The event is cash only. Gates open at 9:30AM.

Bring your basket to the Highland Park Egg Hunt at West Ridge Park in Highland Park. The free hunt starts at 10AM.

Get Ready for Earth Day at the Nordstrom's in Woodfield. Head to the Children's Department from 10AM-2PM make an Earth Day necklace and receive a free "Save Our Planet" charm. The event is free!

Head over to Wilder Park in Elmhurst for an Egg Hunt at 10AM. Bring your own basket. The hunt is divided into age groups. The event is free!

Cantigny Park in Wheaton is holding an Easter Egg Hunt from 10:30AM-12:30PM. Start at McCormick Museum. Meet the Easter Bunny, make a craft and meet baby animals. The egg hunt is at 11AM. Bring a basket. There is a 5 egg per child limit. There is $5 per car parking fee. Admission is free.

Enjoy the  Family Easter Egg Event at the Des Plaines History Center from 1PM-4PM. Learn about the history of Easter eggs. There will be different stations to learn and explore. Each participant can choose their own style and decorate an egg to bring home. Admission is $4 per child for nonmembers, $2 for members. The event is drop in and is great for kids 5-12.

Sunday, April 20

Head over to Crabtree Nature Center in Barrington for Almost Earth Day from 12PM-4PM. Learn how to lessen your impact on the Earth and create a recycled art project for free!

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