Chicago Coronavirus
Parent Survival Guide


We're here to help your kids stay busy, and to help you stay sane! Use these resources to get through the coming weeks.

  • 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
    We're pulling together a new version of our Class Guide for Virtual classes only! This is being built up daily so check back often!

  • 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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  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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  Online S.T.E.A.M. Programs from Snapology of Chicago
We understand the closure of schools can be challenging for students and parents, so we are taking Snapology enrichment programs online! We have adapted our curriculum so that children can make their screen time count with interactive engagement. Our instructor-guided programs provide fun, focused activities for students who have access to LEGO bricks and other creative materials.
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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 Online Mini Tot Rock & Kid Rock Classes!
We miss our Tot Rock & Kid Rock friends! We are posting mini classes on U-Tube to enjoy at your convenience! Primarily for ages 1-5, but fun for everyone, each mini class includes a DIY musical instrument and several songs to participate in from our original CD. Sing, dance and play the COVID-19 way with Rock 'n' Kids!
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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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  Online Minecraft & Coding for Kids. A great escape when you're stuck inside!
Power Up Tech Academy is online! We are now offering a variety of options for learning, social time and fun! Check out our daily online Minecraft sessions, with Creative and Survival options. Join a 4 day online Coding Camp. Or reach out to set up solo or duo private lessons. Keep calm. Keep engaged. Keep learning.
Daily Online Minecraft
Weekly Online Coding Camps