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Now that the initial excitement of summer is waning, the "I'm
bored" is kicking in. If you've run out of ideas to keep the
whining at bay, we've come up with 101 things to do to fill your
lazy summer days.
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Find some yummy 'summery' treats in Chicago
For a special treat, head to Black Dog Gelato on Damen in
Chicago's Ukranian Village. Your kids will like the basic fruit
flavors, while you get to indulge in the Goat Cheese Cashew
Make homemade pizza and watch a movie.
Take a worldwide trip without leaving Chicago. Visit Chinatown
or Little Italy. Try eating something new.
It's backwards day! Start with dinner and have breakfast at
night. Wear your clothes backwards.
Pick berries and other seasonal fruit. Search "u-pick" on
chicagoparent.com for places to go.
Get an Italian ice at Mario's Italian Lemonade stand in
University Village, 1068 W. Taylor St., Chicago.
Cook dinner together as a family.
Grab some bubble gum and have a bubble blowing contest.