Use a plastic coffee can with lid (or something similar), place any number of objects or just one for a variety of sounds.
"Shake it, shake it, shake it, shake it all you can. Shake it like a milkshake and shake it once again!"
Age 3 to 5
Make a shaker!
Use a clear plastic bottle; partially fill with some colored beads (allow the child to choose), seal with glue-filled cap and decorate with stickers and ribbons.
Dance using scarves!
We all have scarves around the house. Use your newly created shaker!
Community Partners Celebrating Week of the Young Child
Age 1.5 to 3
9:30 - 10:10 AM
137 N. Oak Park Ave., Room 107
(Behind Magic Tree Bookstore)
Go, Go, GO!
Kindermusik playdate. $15.
Chug-a-lug, beep-beep, and swish your oars while you explore vehicle sounds and the stop-and-go, this-way and that-a-way movements of trains, cars, and boats. Ages 1.5-3 year old with adult. Get $15 off if you sign up that day for a regularly scheduled class!
RSVP required: email@example.com, 708-763-9823
Age birth to 6
10:00 to 11:00 AM
405 S. Euclid Ave.
New Moms Morning Parent Meetup (MPM)
FREE. No fee for the hour.
for kids with free time and take home ideas for parents.
Receive $5 off a future visit to MPM!
RSVP by 4/11 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
10:30 - 11: 30 AM
Wonder Works Children's Museum
6445 W. North Ave.
Action songs in English & Spanish!
Sing Action Songs in English and Spanish. Join Maria from Learning Oak/Mi Escuela for fun songs and music. Included with general admission.
Age 2 to 5
10:45 - 11:30 AM
911 S. Lombard
Buddha Belly Kids Yoga
Romping Around the Garden drop-in yoga class for children 2-5 years with caregivers. $10 RSVP encouraged.
Buddha Belly Kids Yoga is a mobile yoga company dedicated to nurturing kids' innate desire for movement and play. We explore yoga through sequences incorporating traditional yoga poses, literature, songs, games, props, dance, and more. Classes balance both structure and spontaneity as we honor each child's unique energy. With over 15 years of experience in education, co-founders Erin Bracco and Meg Reckley bring a fierce passion for developing a safe space for children to feel successful. Buddha Belly Kids Yoga is thrilled to collaborate with Musikgarten of Oak Park to offer heart-centered, play-based education in the creative and calming space of HeartGarden. Through yoga, children will learn tools and techniques to deepen self-awareness, regulate emotions, build self-confidence, and cultivate creativity.
Age 3 to 5
11:00 to 11:45 AM
237 Harrison Street
Intro to Ballet. $5
Drop-in class for ages 3-5.
For more information: email@example.com or 312-505-0186
Age 5 & under
1:00 - 1:45 PM
1100 Lake Street, Suite 100C
Rock & roll
Get ready to rock and roll with your little one in a class full of music and fun at Dynamic Lynks! $5 Dance to awesome tunes, play instruments, and work on skill development through fun music and movement activities! RSVP by 4/13 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Age 3 to 5
7:30 to 8:15 PM
7515 Madison St.
Read Every Day!
Visit your local library for more activities and book recommendations!