Our Childcare & School Fair will include an area just for families! Kids (and parents) will enjoy fun, hands-on activities, all free!
The amazing and talented staff from Chicago Children's Theatre will lead children of all ages in a series of short age-appropriate theatre games. To add to the fun, they will conduct a visual art activity based on the theme of the beloved children's book, Very Hungry Caterpillar. An exciting, interactive morning is in store for your little ones!
Engaging instructors from The Kids' Table will be working on a hands-on cooking project with children ages 2 and up. They'll package up the kids' culinary creations so they can gobble it up when they get home!
Your budding artists and crafters will enjoy creative activities led by the excellent teachers from Green Beginnings Childcare & Early Development Center.
Our friends at Building Blocks Toy Store will be giving away goodie bags and balloons to the first 100 children that visit the Family Connections Play & Learn Station. West Loop Families will join the fun with face painting for the little ones.
April D. Jordan, author of the charming children's picture book, Sweet Lily Pitter-Patter, What You Do Surely Matters, will hold special readings for our young guests. This wonderful children’s book is about a little girl who explores nature and all its beautiful creatures and becomes empowered to help take care of her world. It is a book every parent will want to add to their child's library.
Little ones ages 2 and up can join teachers from Bennett Day School at their Build Your Own Adventure table. With natural and found materials, children will have an opportunity to construct and deconstruct using wood disks, sticks and more. Dictate your story to one of the teachers and draw a picture of what you've created. We'll document it and email it to parents!
Since parents must accompany & supervise their children in the Family Connections Play & Learn Station, we thought we'd offer a little treat for them, too. Adults will enjoy complimentary chair massages performed by top-notch massage therapists from Massage Envy.
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