The Wee Weekender (May 14th-16th)


A Family Workshop at the Lurie Garden in Millennium Park.

Looking for something fun do to? How about a hands-on gardening workshop, yoga for toddlers, making creative critters out of rocks, or a storytelling event for the whole family?

Lurie Garden Family Workshop: Plant Power.
Families with kids over age 6 can spend an afternoon in the lovely Lurie Garden in Millennium Park on Saturday May 15th. Participants will tour the gardens, learn about the healing power of some plants and make some plant-based surprises to take home. The program is free, but advanced registration is required. Visit the website for more details.

Yoga for Tots at the Lincoln Park Zoo.
Let your little one practice his tree pose in the presence of lions, tiger, and bears (oh my). On May 15, the Lincoln Park Zoo is offering free, 30-minute yoga classes on the zoo’s Main Mall. The first session (10:30-11 a.m.) is for parents with crawlers. The second session (11:15-11:45 a.m.) is for parents with kids ages 2-5. No registration necessary. Participants are encouraged to bring their own yoga mats.

Create-a-Creature at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Kiddos
can turn a plain old rock into a critter during the Create-a-Creature
at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum on Saturday, May 15th
from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Cost is $3.

A Well-Told Tale. On Sunday, May 16th, families can participate in a story-telling event at Dominican University in River Forest. According to the website, “With teller and teacher guides, children will be led on a journey through a story encountering characters, events and message in fresh and interesting ways.” The cost is $20 per family and the fun kicks off at 1:00 p.m.

Whatever your plans, happy weekending to you and your little ones.

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