Chicago Coronavirus
Parent Survival Guide


We're here to help your kids stay busy, and to help you stay sane. We've adjusted ChicagoKids.com to provide you with Virtual versions of our regular content, plus additional information specific to staying at home!

  • Virtual Events and Activities
    We've modified our Calendar of Events to featured Virtual Classes, Events, and Take Home Activities - search by date for something to do!

  • Virtual Class Guide
    Our new Virtual Class Guide lets you find local and national providers offering Virtual Class for kids.

  • Virtual Party Guide
    We've pulled together resources to make your next Birthday super special! Find resources for virtual party entertainment, as well as pickup or delivery party decor, gifts, and birthday cakes and treats.

  • Online Resources
    Kids will love these online cultural, entertaining and educational resources.

  • At Home Activity Ideas
    We're building out more links to activity ideas for keeping your kids busy at home.



We appreciate the support of these sponsors that are helping ChicagoKids.com during this uncertain time:

  Virtual music lessons with Piano Power - the antidote to stay-at-home cabin fever!
There's a reason why so many moms recommend us. We custom-match each unique student with a teacher who "gets" them. While schools are closed, try our virtual lessons - using an app like FaceTime or Zoom - with no long-term commitment. Let Piano Power harmonize with your life. Schedule a call today!
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  Rock 'n' Kids is Rockin' at Home!
Join our virtual classes to sing, dance and play while staying safe at home! Tot Rock & Kid Rock are music and creative movement programs for 1-6 year olds. Class activities include rhythm, fine and gross motor, imagination play, sensory integration and listening skills. All the fun and none of the germs!
Summer session starts June 15! Enrollments at www.rockitkids.com



  Online Summer Programs: CTD at Home
CTD has been a pioneer in online and distancing learning for more than thirty years. We understand the challenges that many families have experienced since the onset of COVID-19, which is why our online courses offer individualized instruction and a large degree of flexibility to accommodate different schedules and needs of families. Summer courses are now enrolling! To learn more, visit us at https://www.ctd.northwestern.edu/online2020.



  Do-At-Home ART with The Paintbrush
Check out our website or join our email list for daily art adventures, from pro tips and project ideas and steps for tots and big kids, to virtual art museum tours, jokes, trivia, quotes and more! We'll keep you and your kids happily creating art until we meet again in person.
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  The Little Gym of Chicago At Home
During these tough times, The Little Gym of Chicago is bringing all sorts of fun into your home. We are adding new activities daily for all ages that your kids can do over and over. From both our gym and our personal homes, we want to stay a part of your lives... and hopefully bring some joy into your children's hearts! You will see full classes, story times, dances, songs, yoga, crafts, and more! Send your requests and feedback to us!
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  FREE Taste Buds Kitchen At-Home Cooking Club
Taste Buds Kitchen is spreading love by creating a fun place for budding chefs to learn something new and fill the days ahead at home! Join us for a new recipe video releasing video releasing every Tuesday and Thursday at 1pm CST, made with simple ingredients you hopefully already have in your pantry. Sign is FREE at tastebudskitchen.com/cooking-club.
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  Windy City Fieldhouse Facebook Live Classes
Join our Windy City Sports Academy Coaches in some at-home fun with our Facebook Live Classes! Coaches will lead interactive activities that are easy to do at home. Check our Facebook for an updated class schedule plus mini lessons posted daily. Stay active with Windy City Fieldhouse!
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  Mathnasium@Home is distance learning done right
Developed and tested over a three-year period, we are replicating our proven, in-center learning experience online! With Mathnasium@Home you get the same instructors and Mathnasium Method found in our centers - face-to-face, web-based instruction, in real time.
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