Macaroni Minute!

Macaroni Minute!

Click HERE to view the entire newsletter in your browser.Greetings Macaroni Parents! This week.... Congrats to our April Birthday Club winner! Have you signed your Mac Kid up for the Macaroni Kid Chicago Birthday Club yet? Plan a great summer ...

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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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ChiArts Summer Camp

ChiArts Summer Camp

A three-week summer camp designed for students in grades K-5 and 6-8 to explore the artistic disciplines of Creative Writing, Dance, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts in a joyful and nurturing environment, led by the expert teaching artists from The ...

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Galileo Innovation Camps for Kids

Galileo Innovation Camps for Kids is coming to Chicagoland! We believe that summer camp should be crazy fun and profoundly enriching at the same time. That's why our summertime silliness is backed by thoughtful curriculum and an audacious educational approach ...

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Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Summer Camps

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Summer Camps

Creative. Technical. Comprehensive. Hubbard Street Dance Chicago is among the most original forces in contemporary dance. The Youth Dance Program provides an in-depth dance education that focuses on creativity and the techniques that support contemporary dance. Hubbard Street's Youth Dance ...

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Big City Day Camp & Sunflower Day Camp

Big City Day Camp & Sunflower Day Camp

Big City Day CampGrades K - 8A one-of-a-kind urban day camp offering swim lessons; sessions with professional sports coaches, artists, and more; and unique behind-the-scenes field trips. Campers have fun exploring the great city of Chicago with weekly field trips ...

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British Swim School Summer Swim Camp: Passport around the World!

British Swim School Summer Swim Camp: Passport around the World!

Journey with us and get your passport to a world of cultures! Each week is full of fun cultural games, education in & out of the water, arts, language & so much more all themed around the different influential countries ...

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Bucktown Academy

Bucktown Academy

Bucktown Academy offers a three-week summer camp where campers will enjoy a fun mix of creative activities, games, and sports. This camp is specially designed for three- through five-year-old campers who are ready to explore, play, and make new friends ...

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Camp Explorations at Bright Horizons

Camp Explorations at Bright Horizons

Summer camp at Bright Horizons offers fun and excitement for your child and meets your expectations convenience, flexibility, a healthy and safe environment, and experienced counselors. Join us for a jam-packed summer that features separate programs for preschool and school-aged ...

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Cervantes Kids Spanish Camp

Cervantes Kids Spanish Camp

Instituto Cervantes' Spanish Camp offers children the unique opportunity to learn Spanish in a playful and enriching environment. It is an experience that will leave Campers with happy lifelong memories.THE PROGRAM The Instituto Cervantes Camp is a program designed to ...

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Childrens Lighthouse Summer Journey

Looking for summer fun and adventure? Let your child, ages 3-12, join us on our Summer Journey. Kids will enjoy weekly themes, creative crafts, fun activities, special guests, and field trips. Camp runs from 9-4pm with extended hours available from ...

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Daystar Summer Camp

Daystar Summer Camp

Theme: The Olympics. Did you know the Olympics includes art? Daystar Summer Camp is a great balance of physical activity and artistic creation. Weekly field trips. Daily time spent outdoors, reading, and creating art. Daystar is a place where learning ...

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Easel Art Studio Art Camp

Easel Art Studio Art Camp

Easel Art Studio Art Camp is where kids age 5-11 years old can learn and be educated on the history of art & artists, be encouraged to be creative & curious, and most importantly have fun! Join our teachers as ...

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Filament Summer Theatre Camp

Filament Summer Theatre Camp

Filament Theatre Camps are fun, imaginative and encourage children ages 5 -12 to work together, gain confidence, and build their performance skills. What To Expect at Filament Camp:We will play fun, imaginative games that encourage the students to work together, ...

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IK Gymnastics Summer Camp

IK Gymnastics Summer Camp

The IK Gymnastics Summer Camp is a dynamic, fun way for gymnastics enthusiasts to kick off their summer. Our unique program combines high-intensity training for gymnasts interested in advancing and learning new skills, along with challenging, step-by-step instruction for beginners. ...

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Inspire STEAM! Summer Camp for Girls

Inspire STEAM! Summer Camp for Girls

Inspire STEAM! summer day camp explores STEAM through real-word engagement. Girls 4-6 discover a new way of thinking, approaching problems, experimenting, and finding solutions. Our curriculum will provide key skills through play, art, yoga, hands-on inquiry, and more. Located in ...

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Kidstreet at Lillstreet

Kidstreet at Lillstreet

Whether your child is developing a new passion for art or creating a portfolio for college applications, we offer expert instruction that will lead them on the path of creative discovery. In our relaxed and non-competitive environment, children gain knowledge ...

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Little Beans Cafe Summer Camp

Little Beans Cafe Summer Camp

Little Beans offers a fun filled camp for kids 3-5.5 years in Chicago and Evanston and 5.5-9 as well in Evanston. Each week brings a new theme and unique fun. The weeks theme is included in the weeks activities and ...

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Mad Science Camps

Mad Science Camps

Mad Science has camps at our Humboldt Park Lab as well as a variety of other locations with exciting science activities for preK - 6th grade young scientists.Mad Science has a variety of camps available for your young scientists! The ...

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Mighty Superhero, Summer Safari and Summer in the City

Mighty Superhero, Summer Safari and Summer in the City

3 different camps for ages 3 -11. Pick 1 week or 2 week options. Camps focus on dance, creative play, theatre games, art projects and outdoor time! JULY 18-22, 9am - 12pmMIGHTY SUPERHEROAGES 3-5Superman, Wonder Woman, Iron Man and now ...

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Modeling Camp

MODELING CAMP invites all girls to 'discover the model in you' this summer! This exciting, empowering summer camp introduces girls to the exciting world of modeling and fashion. Each day, girls are stepped through a series of workshops, photo shoots ...

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Music House Inc. Fine Arts Camp

Music House Inc. Fine Arts Camp

Kids explore the exciting world of the arts in Fine Arts Camp. Every day campers adventure through visual arts, music, dance, and theater classes. The main goal: fun! The outcome: a passion for the arts! Fine Arts Camp is a ...

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Power Up Tech Academy

Power Up Tech Academy

At Power Up Tech Academy's summer camps, kids entering grades 1-8 code their own video games, Minecraft mods, animations, websites and more -; developing confidence, problem solving and logic skills. All levels welcome from beginner to advanced. Camps feature 4:1 ...

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School of the Art Institute of Chicago Summer Camps

School of the Art Institute of Chicago Summer Camps

In SAIC's Multi-Arts Camps, kids work together on a variety of fun projects, including painting, drawing, mixed-media, sculpture, printmaking, performance, digital art and more. One- and two-week camps for students ages 4 to 13 begin in June, July, and August. ...

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Sean Phillips Soccer Camp

Sean Phillips Soccer Camp

UIC Head Men's Soccer Coach and 2015 Horizon League Coach of the Year Sean Phillips looks forward to the 11th summer of soccer camp at UIC. Over the past ten years our camps have developed a reputation as a premier ...

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Second City Comedy Camps

Second City Comedy Camps

We offer Winter, Spring and Summer break comedy camps in improvisation, clowning and stand-up for kids and teens ages 8-18. Let your child's creativity run wild with us! Our comedy camps are a perfect way for children to build confidence, ...

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Soul City Kids Camp

Soul City Kids Camp

Soul City Church and Soul City Kids Camp are excited to present FLIPPED 2016! We are learning all about being people of God's kingdom.It is five weeks of fun and development for ages three - fifth grade. Kids will participate ...

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Steve & Kate's Camp

Steve & Kate's Camp

Grades Pre-K through 7th. 40+ locations. Founded in 1980. 415-389-KIDS. Register at www.steveandkate.com. Our camp conforms to kids, not the other way around. Instead of a rigid structure, we give our campers choice. Instead of teaching kids the typical way, ...

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Summer Camp CCT

Summer Camp CCT

Summer Camp CCT offers children an amazing opportunity to unleash their creativity and bring their imagination to life. Led by a staff of professional Chicago-based theatre artists, campers create an original musical production they present for family and friends on ...

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The Kids' Table Summer Cooking Camps

The Kids' Table Summer Cooking Camps

Join us for up to 12 weeks of hands-on cooking fun this summer for kids (ages 4-10) and teens (ages 11-16). Guided by our chef instructors, campers chop, grate and roll their way to different delicious dishes each day. Weekly ...

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KidSnips Chicago Toddler Haircuts

KidSnips Chicago Toddler Haircuts

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April Winner! Join the Birthday Club!

April Winner! Join the Birthday Club!

Here's to all of our April birthdays! Vivian C. Lucy W. Mateo F. Memphis H. Felix L. Freya D. Mycroft T. Deirdre F. Luke W. Raphion R. This month's winner is: Mycroft T!Mycroft has won: A drop in play pass ...

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BLING - FREE Movie Screening, Saturday, April 30th

BLING - FREE Movie Screening, Saturday, April 30th

Bling - Get Ready to Rock (Rated PG)FREE Movie Screening Saturday, April 30th at the Streets of Woodfield 20 in ChicagoIn Select Theatres: May 6, 2016Now is your chance to head to your local theater and rock out with the ...

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To My Sweet Benjamin This Mother's Day

To My Sweet Benjamin This Mother's Day

My darling boy,In just 6 weeks you will be 7 years old. I am amazed at how fast the last 7 years have gone. But I'm even more amazed at how joyful they have been. Before you were born, I ...

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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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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 April 22 May 21 June 1-5, 8 September 8-11, 14-18, 21-25, 28-30 October 5-6 Shedd Aquarium June ...

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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. MONDAY Chicago Botanic Garden1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, (847) 835-5440Every Monday through May 23 (except April 18), 10AMFREE Little Threads2033 Roscoe ...

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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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Macaroni Kid Summer Camp Guide 2016

Macaroni Kid Summer Camp Guide 2016

Now is the time to register your kids for an AWESOME local summer camp. Our Macaroni Kid Chicago Summer Camp Guide 2016 should be your first stop! With options ranging from dance, languages, sports, art, theatre, cooking and more, there's ...

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Find the perfect preschool for your Mac Kid!

Find the perfect preschool for your Mac Kid!

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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Our Business Directory is GROWING!

Our Business Directory is GROWING!

I am so excited to share the updated 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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