Chicago weather is unpredictable at best, downright bummer-inducing at worst. And there's nothing quite so disappointing as waking up on a weekend or a precious holiday and seeing gray skies overhead. So we've got a few suggestions for what to do when the clouds move into Chicagoland.
With Chicago's unpredictable winter weather, it's good to know a few places where kids can play and parents can stay sane all season long.
Nothing's more fun than heading to one of the many children's museums in the Chicago area, where it's all about hands-on learning and fun.
Come on--get your hands dirty. These pottery shops all let kids (and parents!) work the clay, make a mess and actually create something wonderful to take home.
Malls have the best of both worlds--a chance to get some shopping done plus kids' play areas to let kids run and shout.
There's nothing like a combination of antsy kids and bad weather to make you seriously consider boarding school. But an afternoon at these five indoor play spots will let your kids let loose - and let you keep your sanity.
Turn old socks, cardboard tubes and plastic lids into fun craft projects.