I’m thrilled to introduce a guest blogger today, Angel Ishmael, the Chief Mom Officer behind the cool site, Kidgrade.com, which is a resource for parent reviewed places to Eat, Play, Shop, and Stay in Chicago. Since our family is staying home for Spring Break this year, I asked her to give us some ideas of what to do during Spring Break in Chicago. Whether you live in the area or are flying in to visit the city, these ideas will help you have fun with your family. Take it away, Angel:
With Spring Break quickly approaching, it’s time to find some fun things to do with the kids. Although many will be traveling for Spring Break, there are a variety of family friendly activities that Chicago has to offer.
Head downtown to the Chicago River and watch them dye it Green. Festivities are at 10:45 a.m. along the Chicago Riverwalk. What child wouldn’t love to see a Green River?
The Peggy Notebaert Museum has some fabulous programs for the whole family.
Drop-in Family Fun: Animal Homes (Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays in March, 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.) Discover how different animals make their homes. Includes an exhibit of some of our resident creepy crawlers!
Make & Take: Owl Pellets (Saturdays in March, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) Dissect an owl pellet and make your own mini-osteology (the study of bones!) exhibit to take home. Cost: $3
Blissfolds Family Yoga (Sundays, March 13 – March 27, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.) $35/per family/per class or $240/per family for complete 8-week session (for families with children ages 5+)
For more info on these programs, check out the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum site.
MARCH 11th or MARCH 18th
Spend the Night at Shedd Aquarium. Geared towards Kindergarten – 6th Grade, what a better way to get up close and personal with all of the aquatic life. Price is $55 a person and includes continental breakfast. To register, see the Shedd Aquarium website.
MARCH 28th thru APRIL 1st
Spring Break Camp at the Chicago Botanic Gardens. Spring Break Camp lets children ages 5 to 8 engage in exciting indoor and outdoor activities while exploring the Garden as it begins to bloom! Call (847) 835-8361 for more information or to register.
Neighborhoods of the World at Navy Pier
Chicago is famous for its ethnic neighborhoods – and Navy Pier is proud to honor these ethnic communities with this first-ever performance series. Stop by Crystal Gardens each Sunday for a lively afternoon of music, dance, colorful costumes, authentic cuisine, and local vendors selling folk arts.
Events are FREE and run from 12-5 pm. Here’s a schedule of the neighborhoods featured:
Sunday, March 13, 2011
(Chicago Neighborhood: Little Italy)
Sunday, March 20, 2011
(Chicago Neighborhoods: Pilsen, Little Village)
A Greek Journey in the Windy City
Sunday, March 27, 2011
(Chicago Neighborhood: Greektown)
With Spring Break approaching and Spring weather in the air, take some time to see what Chicago has to offer for your family.
Guest Blogger: Angel Ishmael holds a B.A. in Communications and is the Chief Mom Executive of all things Kid-Friendly at Kidgrade.com. Angel resides in Northwest Indiana (soon to be Chicago) with her husband and 3 children.