#childsafety | At-Home Activities for Chicago Families: July 13-17

While Illinois has reached Phase 4 during the COVID-19 pandemic, Chicago-area families should continue to practice social distancing. We’re providing families a weekly list of our “daily picks” filled with virtual events, indoor activities and other fun things to do with your kids while staying safe.

Are you sharing your at-home activities on social? Tag us @ChicagoParent or use our community hashtag #ShareChicagoParent.

Monday, July 13

Virtual Events

Find more virtual events happening on Monday here. 

Activities

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  • Chicago Parent‘s July issue features at-home summer camp ideas, family-friendly mini road trips and more. Read the digital magazine now. 

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Tuesday, July 14

Virtual Events

Find more virtual events happening on Tuesday here. 

Activities

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Wednesday, July 15

Virtual Events

Find more virtual events happening on Wednesday here. 

Activities

  • Watch Frozen IINow that you’ve seen the sequel, try these screen-free activities inspired by the five elements in the movie. 
  • Pick fresh blueberries. Blueberries are back in season and families can pick them at these local farms. 
  • Visit The Field Museum. Before the museum is reopens to the public, take a virtual field trip there with Mayor Lori Lightfoot. 

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  • If your kids love drawing, get them Lakeshore Learning’s People Colors Crayon Pack ($6.99) as they color and learn that people come in different colors. 

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Thursday, July 16

Virtual Events

Find more virtual events happening on Thursday here. 

Activities

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  • Not ready to send your kids to camp? Two Chicago moms have launched My Camp Box, a subscription box filled with a project and other camp surprises. 

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Friday, July 17

Virtual Events

Find more virtual events happening on Friday here. 

Activities

  • Read about Hamilton. Is your family watching Hamilton on Disney+ non-stop? Your young Hamilton fans will love these books. 
  • Make ice cube boats. Local mom @mama.and.og shares this fun summer activity for kids. 
  • Plan a camping trip. Need a break? Escape to nature at these family camping sites. 

Small Business Love

  • Try out the popular potato chip cookie at Give Me Some Sugah (South Shore). The shop also has other delicious cookie options like Chocolate Chip and Butter Pecan.

For Parents To Read

Weekend Picks: July 18-19

Looking for more fun things to do at home with your kids this weekend? Updated on Mondays, we have plenty of ideas over on our Weekend Picks! 


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