Macaroni Minute!

Macaroni Minute!

Click HERE to view the entire newsletter in your browser. It's hot, it's cold, it's hot, it's cold. Chicago can't quite make up its mind about the weather! Thankfully it looks like Memorial Day weekend is going to be a ...

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20 Tips to Make the Most of Macaroni Kid!

20 Tips to Make the Most of Macaroni Kid!

Thank you for subscribing to Macaroni Kid Chicago-North! I hope you find this newsletter and website to be informative and full of fun things for you to do with your family! 1. CALENDAR: The calendar feature will allow you to ...

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Mac Kid Reviews: Dippin' Dots

Mac Kid Reviews: Dippin' Dots

"Such a fun and different way to eat ice cream!" "I just love 'em!" "Yummy!" "I want more!" Those are just a few of the quotes from guests at our Summer Fun Party last weekend. And what fun, different and ...

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Mac Kid Reviews: Hasbro

Mac Kid Reviews: Hasbro

Rumor has it we are in for record high temps in Chicago this summer. What's the best way to beat the heat? Water! Yes, you can go to the pool or run through the sprinklers, but why not have an ...

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Mac Kid Reviews: Purell

Mac Kid Reviews: Purell

I don't know about you, but I had no idea how messy life could be until I became a mom. If there's a mud puddle, a sticky spot, a germ anywhere in our vicinity you can bet my Mac Kid ...

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Mac Kid Reviews: TTPM

Mac Kid Reviews: TTPM

How often has this happened to you? Wandering through a toy store with your Mac Kid and they fall in love with a toy, but it's all boxed up. How do you know if the toy is easy to use? ...

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Our Business Directory is GROWING!

Our Business Directory is GROWING!

I am so excited to share the update Macaroni Kid Chicago Business Directory with you. This resource will feature the best kid-friendly products, services, stores, restaurants, and other businesses catering to families in Chicago. The business directory is just starting ...

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Calling All Chicago Birthday Businesses!

Calling All Chicago Birthday Businesses!

Does your Chicago business cater to birthday party clientele? Photographers, party venues, entertainment, bakers, chefs, party decorators and planners, party favor companies and more? Mac Kid Chicago is putting together our Birthday Party Guide and would like to include your ...

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Movies in the Parks -  May & June

Movies in the Parks - May & June

Most movies start at dusk unless otherwise noted. Macaroni Kid is not responsible for changes in the schedule. Check the Chicago Parks website to confirm dates and times. Armour Square Park, 3309 S Shields Ave. June 12 - The Wizard ...

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Chicago Farmers Market Guide

Chicago Farmers Market Guide

Farmers markets are not only a great place to buy fresh, locally grown and seasonal food, but they also make the perfect outing with kids. City kids can learn a bit about where their food comes from, and you may ...

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Cool Berry Flag Cake

Cool Berry Flag Cake

This cool, refreshing "cake" does double-duty for the summer holidays of Memorial Day and July 4th.You'll Need: 10 sheets graham crackers 3 tablespoons sugar 4 teaspoons butter, melted Light whipped topping, room temperature (for easy spreading) Strawberries, sliced Blueberries How ...

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Simple Mosaic Sun Catchers

Simple Mosaic Sun Catchers

This project is a fun way to use up paper scraps while celebrating the fact that spring is in full swing. Depending on the age of your kids, they may be able to do all, most or some of this ...

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2015 Preschool Guide is Here!

2015 Preschool Guide is Here!

Choosing a preschool is an important decision for any family. As a trusted resource for Chicago parents, I am pleased to launch the Macaroni Kid Chicago Preschool Guide! Click through to our guide then select a preschool that interests you ...

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Movies in the Parks - July 1-15

Movies in the Parks - July 1-15

Most movies start at dusk unless otherwise noted. Macaroni Kid is not responsible for changes in the schedule. Check the Chicago Parks website to confirm dates and times. Avondale Park, 3516 W School St. July 7 - The Pacifier Beverly ...

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Movies in the Park - July 16 - 31

Movies in the Park - July 16 - 31

Most movies start at dusk unless otherwise noted. Macaroni Kid is not responsible for changes in the schedule. Check the Chicago Parks website to confirm dates and times. Armstrong Park, 4433 S. St. Lawrence Ave July 18 - The Single ...

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Movies in the Parks - August 1 - 10

Movies in the Parks - August 1 - 10

Most movies start at dusk unless otherwise noted. Macaroni Kid is not responsible for changes in the schedule. Check the Chicago Parks website to confirm dates and times. Archer Park, 4901 S. Kilbourn Ave. Aug. 5 - Big Hero 6 ...

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Movies in the Parks - August 11- 19

Movies in the Parks - August 11- 19

Most movies start at dusk unless otherwise noted. Macaroni Kid is not responsible for changes in the schedule. Check the Chicago Parks website to confirm dates and times. Adams Playground Park, 1919 N. Seminary Ave. Aug. 11 - A Bug's ...

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Movies in the Parks - August 20 - Aug. 27

Movies in the Parks - August 20 - Aug. 27

Most movies start at dusk unless otherwise noted. Macaroni Kid is not responsible for changes in the schedule. Check the Chicago Parks website to confirm dates and times. Armour Square Park, 3309 S Shields Ave. Aug. 22 - Frozen Augusta ...

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Movies in the Parks - August 28 -  Sept. 3

Movies in the Parks - August 28 - Sept. 3

Most movies start at dusk unless otherwise noted. Macaroni Kid is not responsible for changes in the schedule. Check the Chicago Parks website to confirm dates and times. Abbott Park, 49 E. 95th St. Aug. 28 - Annie (2014) Athletic ...

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Macaroni Kid Summer Camp Guide 2015

Macaroni Kid Summer Camp Guide 2015

Now is the time to register your kids for an AWESOME local summer camp. Our Macaroni Kid Chicago Summer Camp Guide 2015 should be your first stop!Many camps offer special pricing so we've included that information too! Click the name ...

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Area Museum FREE Days

*Macaroni Kid is not responsible for changes or cancellations. Please check with the museum prior to your visit. Museum of Science and Industry June 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 September 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, ...

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Chicago Area Story Times

Chicago Area Story Times

*Macaroni Kid is not responsible for cancellations. Always check with the venue to ensure story time is still scheduled. SUNDAYMONDAY Little Threads2033 Roscoe Street, (773) 327-932010:30AMFREETimeless Toys4749 N Lincoln Ave, (773) 334-444510:30AMFREEGet Up & Dance! - Toddler/Preschool music & movement ...

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Kids Eat FREE or Cheap!

Kids Eat FREE or Cheap!

Kids Eat Free at Texas de BrazilKids age 6 and under eat free every day. Kids aged 7 - 12 years eat for half price. Kids Eat Free at Al Primo CantoKids 6 and under eat free at Al Primo ...

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