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What to Do This Weekend: Baking for Mom, Kindness Education & More!

There’s a lot going on in the next week, and they are all solid activities! The farmer’s market is kicking off (a true sign that summer is on the way!), plus singing, crafting and baking for mom, just in time for Mother’s Day! What more could you ask for!?

Baking for Mom Kid's Activities.

Photo Credit: Red Tricycle, Scary Mommy, Williams Sonoma, iFrog Digital Marketing, Serious Eats Chicago & Mikiko Endo.

Pop Up Book Pop Up at A Little Photo Studio: This event at A Little Photo Studio is a pop up shop filled with pop up books (how cute is that?!). On Saturday the 29th from 3pm-5pm all the books are for sale, and the proceeds will fund the purchase of books authored by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, which will be given to kids at Lurie Children’s Hospital (you might recognize this piece she wrote before she passed away). 

Crafting at American Girl: On Wednesday, May 3rd girls ages eight and over can head to American Girl on Michigan Avenue for some crafting! It’s a free event and it starts at 3pm. Get all the details here.

Baking for Mom at Williams Sonoma: This baking class is ideal for kids between the ages of eight and thirteen. On Saturday, May 6th at 10am little chefs will get to learn how to make a tasty treat that’s perfect for Mother’s Day later in the month! You’ll want to call ahead and reserve a seat for this, find the phone number and more details here. 

Kindness Education with Fox & Trove at Mr. Dave’s: Tomorrow (Saturday, the 29th) Mr. Dave is hosting the Fox & Trove crew to educate babes on the importance of kindness. This is geared toward littles ages three through six, tickets are $18 and must be bought ahead of time here.

Green City Market Opening Day: It’s finally time! On Saturday, May 6th Green City Market is taking things outdoors after spending winter inside at the Nature Museum, and moving to their summertime home in Lincoln Park (right across from Hotel Lincoln). Besides all the great vendors to shop, they’ll have a ton of things to do, including some fun with The Kids’ Table from 8am to 12pm!

Drawing Comics & Storyboards at Chicago Children’s Museum: At 1pm, 2pm and 3pm this Sunday, April 30th your babe can hone their storytelling skills. Tickets are $14 each, get more info here

Seattle, Washington

Looking for a fun summer trip? Check out Seattle! It’s beautiful and there is so much to do. Here are a couple of ideas to get you started! 

Seattle kids activities.

Photo Credit: Trip Advisor, Pacific Science Center & Eli Duke. 

Pacific Science Center: Chicago’s Field Museum had the Terracotta Warriors a little while back, and now they have made their way to Seattle for the West Coast to enjoy! Ticket prices vary based on what you want to do, check out all the options here

Theo Chocolate Tour: For $10 you can go behind the scenes at Theo, a chocolate company in Seattle. Their website says tours are best for kids over six years old, but they do offer some other options for younger kids like a story time! You’ll want to book ahead and read over some helpful pieces of info here before you go. 

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