No school for the kiddos next Monday on Martin Luther King Day? Looking for something to do? Plenty o’ options for Chicago families! Here are some activities for kids of all ages, ranging from service experiences to educational programs to interactive drop-off camps:
- What Does It Mean, Dr. King? at the Chicago Children’s Museum. Little ones can learn about the civil rights movement and what it means for kids today during in interactive musical drama. Shows at 11am, 1pm, 2pm and 3 pm.
- LP Zoo MLK Day Zoo Camp. This camp offers exciting learning opportunities for animal and nature lovers in preK–fourth grade. The theme for this camp is “All About Birds”! From the brightly colored flamingo to the mohawked crested wood partridge, birds have some unique appearances! But looks are only one of the curious characteristics of birds. Campers will get an inside look at the charming lives of our feathered friends while learning the reason European white storks clack their beaks and why hummingbirds build their nests using spider webs. This drop-off camp is from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and zoo members receive a discounted price.
- POW Kids Chicago Fit Kid Camp: Looking for an action-packed day for your little one? Parents can drop their kids at POW! for full or half day training. Every 40 minutes the kids move onto new sports drills, board games or interactive exercises (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.).
- Pickles Playroom MLK Drop Off. The kiddos can hang at Pickles Playroom for supervised play and a craft from either 10am-12pm or 1-3pm.
- MLK day of Service. If you and the kids will both be home on Monday, it is a great chance to be a part of the National MLK Day of Service. You can search for a project in the Chicago area that is a good fit for your family here.