Friday Fun Five Jan 9 2015

Here are our top five favorite events for you and your family to enjoy this weekend! Get out there and make some memories! Sponsored by Disney on Ice Frozen   Meet the Authors January 10 in Highland Park Meet outstanding and award-winning children’s authors throughout the day as they talk about... Read More

Disney on Ice Frozen

It’s the hottest ticket in town! The Academy Award® winning tale will be told live for the first time in this production, capturing the dynamic between two royal sisters, Anna and Elsa. You’ll love the special effects and dazzling skating. The show is at the Allstate Arena from Jan. 21 –... Read More

Friday Fun Five Jan 2 2015

Here are our top five favorite events for you and your family to enjoy this weekend! Get out there and make some memories! Sponsored by Medieval Times   Winter Wonderfest at Navy Pier Through January 11 in Chicago Find thrills without the chills inside the 14th annual PNC Bank Winter WonderFest... Read More

Happy Feet!

                  Oaklee’s Family Guide Guest Post by Jamie Puffpaff, Director of Rock ‘n’ Kids www.rockitkids.com Children of all ages express themselves through music. In fact, we are all born with music inside of us already—our heart beats! Even while children are still... Read More

Special backpack for kids with cancer

While October’s focus is breast cancer, we know that cancer affects people of all ages. Childhood cancer is the number 1 killer of children worldwide. Today, over 400,000 children in the U.S. are living with cancer. Kylie Simonds was just 8 years old when she battled rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare childhood... Read More

Medieval Times

  Surrender to an age of bravery and honor and witness epic battles of steel and steed during our tournament spectacular.  From ringside seats, discover a feast for the eyes and appetite.  A day or evening of enchantment and excitement for all ages awaits you.

Whether you are celebrating a... Read More

Great Water Balloon Games

It is hot, hot, hot and there is nothing more fun than a good old fashion water balloon fight! This got me thinking – what are some fun games that we can make up to level this pool-less party up?!?! Catch – Partners stand close facing each other and... Read More

Keep Kids Reading!

Are your kids picking up a book this summer? A new survey finds that children spend nearly three times as many hours weekly watching TV or playing video games as they do reading in the summer, despite research that indicates the importance of summer reading to retain literacy skills.... Read More

Recipe for a Summer Day Trip

Oaklee’s guest post by Diane Malinowski with Elk Grove Park District   So all winter you are promising to take  the kids to that place you promised to take them last summer.  It’s not too late, get out the calendar and make a commitment. Summer goes fast.   Ingredients: 1... Read More