Get Active With Your Kids
See the show, donate your bike, guess how many jelly beans.
Each week, we'll give you the info on the five best family activities or events for the
week. You're time-pressed enough, so we're happy to do the research and find the best things to do and places to go, both locally and within reasonable striking distance.
Look for the kids’ planner each Wednesday, and help us build the planner with your own suggestions and tips—just add them to the comment box. Even if you disagree with our picks, let us know. We want to hear from you!
• CHILDREN'S THEATRE SHOW
Where/When: 2-3 p.m. Saturday at Glen Ellyn Public Library, 400 Duane St.
Why Go: Children’s Theatre of Western Springs present “Lyle, the Crocodile.”
• USED BIKE DRIVE
Where/When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday at Elmhurst Police Department, 125 E 1st St.
Why Go: Working Bikes Cooperative non-profit organization refurbishes old bikes to donate them to people in need- domestic and overseas.
• TOUCH A TRUCK
Where/When: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday at Maryknoll Park, 845 Pershing Ave, Glen Ellyn.
Why Go: This is a chance to climb on dump trucks, RVs, fire trucks, police cars, and other large vehicles on the road and at construction sites. Registration is not necessary.
• GREEN EGGS AND HAM FAMILY EGG HUNT
Where/When: 2-3 p.m. Sunday at Clarendon Hills Library, 7 N Prospect Ave.
Why Go: Come as a family and watch Green Eggs and Ham and then go on an egg hunt throughout the library. Eggs may contain candy, small toys, stickers, or book recommendations. Registration is required.
• JELLY BEAN CONTEST
Where/When: Monday at Glen Ellyn Park District, 185 Spring Ave.
Why Go: There will be a jars full of jelly beans at Spring Avenue Recreation Center and Main Street Recreation Center. Guess how many are in it! Winners will be notified by telephone to claim their prize by April 22. Prizes will be awarded to the two participants who come closest to the exact count. All guesses must be received by 4:30 p.m. on April 21.