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We've added NEW categories for Virtual Classes, Virtual Events, and Take Home / Pick Up Activities.

Options from Chicago-based providers are listed first, so that you can support our local kid-friendly businesses during these tough times - let's give them lots of love!

Note that event information changes often these days, so always confirm your event before "attending."

+ Virtual Events - Chicago Based +
Any time
Age: All ages
Art with Ms. Choate
YouTube
Ms. Choate is a Chicago art teacher who is hosting a free daily online art class. New story...  See more
11-11:30am
Age: All ages
Brookfield Zoo Chats - Live
Facebook Live
Looking for ways to make your kids' time at home entertaining and educational? Or just need a...  See more
See web site
Age: 5 and Up
Community Building: 3D Print a City
Various Chicago Public Library locations
Have you ever wanted to design and create your own city? Join us this summer and help us build a...  See more
Any time
Age: All ages
Frederick Douglass: Agitator
Online: American Writers Museum
Online: visitors can see the content from the exhibit, learn about Douglass’ use of portraiture...  See more
Any time
Age: All ages
Frederick, A Virtual Puppet Performance
Chicago Children's Theatre YouTube
In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, Chicago Children’s Theatre, the city’s largest...  See more
You choose
Age: All ages
Live Princess or Superhero Chats
Google Hangouts
Royal Princess Parties LIVE Chat with a Princess OR Superhero. We conduct our live chat...  See more
Any time
Age: All ages
Miss Katie Sings
Instagram
Miss Katie is an early childhood music teacher creating fun videos for your little ones during...  See more
Any time
Age: All ages
Nature Sing-Along with Emily Oaks
YouTube
Join the Emily Oaks naturalists as they sing and strum some of their favorite campfire tunes...  See more
Any time, wrap up 4:30pm
Age: All ages
Royal Quarantine Quest from Royal Princess Parties
Facebook
Quarantine Quests for the KIDS daily Mon - Sat. Each quest is fun and if the kids do all 6 each...  See more
Anytime you choose.
Age: All Ages
Stan's Donut Virtual Run
Virtual
Grab your donut-lovin’ friends and register for the Stan’s Donut Virtual Race! The Stan’s Donut...  See more
On Your Schedule
Age: 5+
Stan's Donuts Kids Dash
Your Location
STAN'S IS GOING VIRTUAL!

Grab your donut-lovin' friends and register for the Stan's...  See more
Any time
Age: All ages
That's Weird Grandma: House Par-Tay
Patreon online
Now in its 19th year, That’s Weird, Grandma features adaptations of stories written during...  See more
Time and Days will be individually scheduled upon registration
Age: Ages 6 through adult
Try an Instrument
Musical Chairs Studio on Zoom
During the summer months, our "Try an Instrument" offers eight weekly 30 minute lessons for...  See more
- Virtual Classes - Chicago Based -
See schedule
Age: Ages 3 and up
A&A Ballet Classes
Online
Online classes are open to current A&A Ballet students. However, guest students are welcome to...  See more
Various
Age: All ages
Buddha Belly Kids Virtual Yoga
Online
Bring the whole family or yoga with your siblings! Yoga is about building confidence...  See more
Any time
Age: All ages
Chicago Loves Dance: Dance, Cheer and More
YouTube
Chicago Loves Dance offers a YouTube channel where you can follow along to warm up, games,learn...  See more
Schedule varies
Age: All ages
Cocoon Care Yoga Classes
Web site
Register for classes, events or workshops. Chicago's original fitness and wellness center...  See more
Any Time
Age: All ages
Daily Brick Loot Challenge
On the Brick Loot Facebook Page
Brick Loot has partnered with Tyler Clites of LEGO MASTERS to bring you a daily build challenge...  See more
9:00 am
Age: 0-5 years
Family Music & Movement
Zoom
Get movin' & groovin' with us in a Virtual Family Music & Movement class! Recommended for ages...  See more
Any time
Age: All ages
Four Point Play Basketball Drill Series
YouTube
Check out these Basketball Drills e-clips for beginner, intermediate and advance players! We...  See more
Daily, times vary
Age: All ages
Hi-Five Sports @ Home
Hi Five Sports Zone Northbrook Court
Hi-Five Sports @ Home are classes that focus on in-home PE Enrichment and most importantly…...  See more
Any time
Age: 5 and up
Improv Video Tutorials
Knuckleball Comedy LLC
We are providing "Pay as You Can" improv video tutorials so kids and parents can play games at...  See more
Flexible
Age: Ages 6-13
Introduction to Coding with Codeverse
Online
Get introduced to the world of coding through our free online Introduction to Coding...  See more
Any time
Age: 3 and up
Kidlates - Core Method Pilates for Kids
Web site
Do your kids need a fun and engaging way to burn some energy at home, while helping with...  See more
Times vary
Age: All ages
Kids Table Virtual Cooking Class
Online
Virtual Cooking Classes Adventures in Healthy Cooking - from our Kitchen to Yours! Join in our...  See more
Tues - Friday 1pm-5pm, Saturday - Sunday 10am-2pm
Age: K - Grade 12
Mathnasium@Home
Mathnasium
Developed and tested over a three year period, Mathnasium@Home is designed to replicate our...  See more
See web site
Age: Ages 0-6
Merit School of Music Early Childhood Online Classes
Online - Registration Required
While Merit’s building is temporarily closed to keep our community healthy and safe during the...  See more
9am
Age: Ages 3-7
Miss Megan's Camp Kindergarten
Facebook
I will Facebook Live a “Morning Meeting” to get your 3-7 year old’s day started! We will do...  See more
Wed, Thur Fri at 10:15am and 4pm; Saturday at 10:15
Age: Ages 6 and under
Mr. Dave Music Classes
Online
Virtual music classes with Mr. Dave get the littlest kids singing, clapping, jumping and...  See more
See web site for schedule
Age: K-12
Naperville Chess Academy Online Classes
Online Class
From ChicagoKids.com: For ongoing classes we are posting 12/31 as the end date since we don't...  See more
See options
Age: K-12
Online STEM Programs
Digital Adventures
Digital Adventures’ offers all ages and skill levels engaging, instructor-guided, live-streamed...  See more
Any Time
Age: All ages
Oui Chef Cooking Class
YouTube
Oui Chef will be posting cooking videos for you to try at home with your kids.  See more
Any time
Age: All ages
Power Up Tech Academy: Online Minecraft & Coding for Kids
Online
Online Minecraft & Coding for Kids. A great escape when you're stuck inside! Power Up Tech...  See more
Days and Times will be scheduled individually upon registration
Age: ages 6 and above
Private Instrument Lessons
Musical Chairs Studio on Zoom
Private instrument lessons currently being offered virtually by video. In person lessons can...  See more
Any time
Age: Ages 8 and up
Private Music Lessons with School of Rock Chicago West
Zoom
School of Rock Chicago West is offering special rates on private lessons!

- 50% off a...  See more
Any time
Age: 1-5 years
Rock 'n' Kids is Rockin' at Home
YouTube
Rock 'n' Kids is Rockin' at Home! Join our virtual classes to sing, dance and play while staying...  See more
Any time
Age: All ages
Science at Home from Museum of Science and Industry
Web site
Keep learning in place and at your pace with science activities and topics you can access...  See more
Any time
Age: All ages
Stages Performing Arts Virtual Classes
Facebook
Check out the YouTube channel for virtual baby music classes, musical theater classes, and more...  See more
Multiple options
Age: Kindergarten - 2nd Grade
Step into Piano
Online
This group option for children will begin teaching basic piano skills through two themed...  See more
Sat 9:30, Tues and Wed 10am
Age: All ages
Stomp and Shout
Instagram
Join us on Instagram Live! We're starting streaming classes on Saturday! We have many PreSchools...  See more
Any time
Age: All ages
Virtual Learning at the Field Museum
Web site
Bring learning from the Field Museum to your home! The learning resources bring the Field’s...  See more
Various Times
Age: Ages 6 mo - 5 years
Wiggleworms at Home
Old Town School online
Have all the fun, giggles, and music of Wiggleworms streamed right into your home. Our seasoned...  See more
| Take Home Activities |
During open hours
Age: All ages
Brick Loot Curbside Pickup
Brick Loot
From ChicagoKids.com: For ongoing activites we are posting 12/31 as the end date since we don't...  See more
See listing
Age: All ages
Building Blocks Curbside Shopping
Building Blocks Toy Stores
In these very uncertain times, please know that we are here for you. We can help to supply you...  See more
During regular hours
Age: All ages
Color Me Mine TO-GO
Color Me Mine - Glenview
In this unique time, we find ourselves adapting to accommodate customer needs and preferences as...  See more
During open hours
Age: All ages
Creativita Education Art Kits
Creativita
Although our kids are grown, we remember the struggle of trying to keep them busy when school is...  See more
During regular hours
Age: All ages
Curbside "Pottery to Go"
Ceramics for You
Choose your kit.
Pick up your order at the curb.
Get creative!
Drop them off when...  See more
All day, every day!
Age: All!
Game On Sports 4 Girls Sports Resources - Videos, Printables + more
Web site
We’ve created this resource page for you to help keep your kids active, moving and thinking...  See more
Check schedule
Age: All ages
Kids Clay Room Clay at Home
Kids Clay Room
Kids Clay Room is offering take home clay packages so your child can get creative in the safety...  See more
Any time
Age: All ages
Noggin Builders STEM Explorer Box
Ships to you
Bring Noggin Builders fun, hands-on explorations to your home! You will receive a full STEM...  See more
During pickup hours
Age: Ages 0-15
One Strange Bird Kids Craft Boxes
One Strange Bird
These amazing boxes have one craft for the kids to make everyday for only $22.50. Every week we...  See more
Any Time
Age: All ages
The Painted Penguin
Pick up or Delivery Available
During this uncertain time of social distancing, The Painted Penguin can bring an art experience...  See more
During open hours
Age: All ages
Unicoi Art Studio Art Kits
Unicoi Art Studio
Unicoi Art Studio is happy to help by providing kits with 5 fun art projects to do at home...  See more
| Virtual Classes - National |
CST: Tues 4pm, Wed - Fri 10am
Age: Ages 0-6
Bilingual Birdies Zoom Classes
Zoom
Experience the bilingual magic from home with virtual classes for kids up to age...  See more
Any time
Age: Best for ages 7-15
CodaKid
online
CodaKid is a kids coding platform that teaches kids how to use real programming languages and...  See more
Several Time Options
Age: Ages 8-18
CodeWizardsHQ School Break Coding Classes
Online Class
Live, Online Coding classes for kids and teens. Attend from home. No driving! Stay productive...  See more
Any time
Age: All ages
Cosmic Kids Yoga
App
More than a million kids do yoga, mindfulness and relaxation with Jaime on the Cosmic Kids...  See more
Any time
Age: All ages
Florida Aquarium SEA SPAN
Web site
The Florida Aquarium is posting live videos that are available to view any time to show what...  See more
10am
Age: Ages 1-5 years old
Music Class with Patty Shukla
Facebook
The children have so much fun singing, dancing, meeting friends and playing musical instruments...  See more
Varies by class
Age: All ages
Outschool
Web site
Outschool is an educational marketplace offering live online classes for students ages 3-18...  See more
Any time
Age: All ages
The Body Coach - PE WIth Joe Home Workouts for Kids
YouTube
This YouTube channel offers free home workouts for all ages with Joe Wicks. New videas are...  See more
Times vary
Age: 5-14
Virtual STEAM Challenges from Challenge Island - Oakland County West
Online
Looking to beat quarantine boredom? Sign your kids up for this! -

Challenge Island -...  See more
Varies
Age: Ages 7-19
Virtual Tech Camps from iD Tech
Online
Whether you're on spring break or enduring a school closure, our online courses are the perfect...  See more
9am CST
Age: All ages
Yoga 4 Kids
Facebook Live
Join us everyday for 45 minutes of kid-friendly yoga, breath work, relaxation techniques, a...  See more
| Virtual Events - National |
You schedule
Age: Ages 10 and up
Breakout Virtual Escape Room
Online
This isn’t your average outing or everyday experience—Breakout is for those who would rather...  See more
2pm and 5pm CST
Age: All ages
Charlie's Corner Live Story Time
YouTube
Charlie’s Corner is an independent neighborhood bookstore in San Francisco carrying a wide...  See more
Posted Wednesday mornings
Age: Ages 4 and up
Julie Andrews' Library
Online
Every week, Julie Andrews and her daughter Emma Walton Hamilton will settle into the reading...  See more
1pm CST
Age: All ages
Philly Zoo at 2 (1pm CST)
Facebook Live
Get an insider’s look at the Zoo during our Philly Zoo at 2 Facebook Live series and virtually...  See more
M-F 2pm CST, Sat noon and Sun 10am CST
Age: All ages
Rock and Roll Playhouse: Live from the Playroom
Facebook Live
The Rock and Roll Playhouse presents Live From The Playroom, our new FREE DAILY FAMILY CONCERTS...  See more
Activity
10:30 am-12:00 pm
Age: All ages
Chinatown History & Culture Tour
Chinatown Square Chinatown Square by the Zodiac Animal Statues
Are you seeking fun and unique activities for your family and/or friends? Chinatown History &...  See more
6:30pm-9pm Friday; 8-8:30am Saturday
Age: Best for ages 5-12
Virtual Campout at LPZ
Online: Lincoln Park Zoo
Join the zoo in a fun and interactive way during this one-of-a-kind campout experience! Set up...  See more
Saturdays from 11:00 AM - Noon and on Sundays from 12:30 - 1:30 PM.
Age: All ages
Weekend Arts & Stories Program
Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
Our Weekend Arts & Stories program focuses on one theme throughout the whole month. Some months...  See more
For Parents
8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Age: 3-10
Play Well Days
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago
The Play Well Days for 2020 are:
March 7, April 11, May 2, June 6, July 11, Aug. 1, Sept...  See more
Ongoing Exhibits
During regular hours
Age: All ages
Dinos Everywhere!
Brookfield Zoo
Over 40 animatronic dinosaurs that are BIGGER and BADDER than ever before have arrived at...  See more
Online/Small Camps: Art Camps
9am - 11am CST
Age: Rising: 3rd – 8th grade
Fabric Design Workshop
Online: Kids Rock
Watch your child’s creativity flow with the Fabric Design Workshop. Immerse your child in a...  See more
Online/Small Camps: Day Camps
See schedule
Age: Ages 4-10
Camp Beyond - Free Summer Camp
Online: Bump Club and Beyond
Summer camp may be cancelled or look different because of social distancing norms, but that...  See more
Online/Small Camps: Language Camps
3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Age: Middle Schoolers
Eat Your Words - Middle School Writers Camp
Google Classroom
Word Lab is a creative writing and visual & performing arts themed summer camp for students...  See more
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT
Age: 3-14
Virtual Spanish Camp
Little Linguists on Zoom
Join us for a fun-filled Virtual Summer Camp! Our experienced teachers will lead the students to...  See more
Online/Small Camps: Sports/Active Camps
See web site
Age: 3-14
i9 Sports Summer Clinics
In-Person: Foster Avenue Turf Fields
We are offering safe sport-specific instructional programs for flag football and soccer as well...  See more
Flexible
Age: Ages 3 and up
P2 Soccer Home Soccer Program
Online: P2 Soccer
P2 Soccer has been training Chicago’s athletes for ten years, developing a proven curriculum to...  See more
Online/Small Camps: STEM Camps

Age: Ages 8-18
Summer 3-Week Coding Classes for Kids
Online: Code Wizards
Learn to code in 3 weeks! Join our accelerated 3-week summer online coding classes for kids...  See more
Several times available
Age: Ages 7-9
Weekly Camps: Roblox Game Design: Make Your Own Obby
Online: iD Tech
Get your creativity flowing with Roblox Studio, an immersive game engine that can be accessed...  See more
Online/Small Camps: Theater/Writing/Film Camps
8am CST
Age: Ages 8-15
How To Make A Movie: Take One
Online: Summer Camp Online
Students will, as a team come up with a story idea, write a script, and star in their own movie...  See more
10 a.m. and 12 p.m.
Age: Grades 7-12
Publishing Academy: Virtual Edition
Online: Open Books
This year, Publishing Academy will be a virtual program over the summer. With a combination of...  See more
Performance
10 am to 11:00 am
Age: All ages
How a Lipizzan Stallion learns to dance
Tempel Lipizzans
Join us for a rare opportunity to see Lipizzan horses learning their dance moves in a serene...  See more