Nasty February snow in Chicago caused us to cancel our awesome Special Needs Playdate; we just couldn’t risk families’ safety. So we picked a month super unlikely for snow to reschedule. That’s this month! Not only will our all-inclusive day of fun include acoustic entertainment such as Super Stolie, Royal Princess Parties, WTTW Big Idea Traveling Lab and Buddha Belly Kids Yoga, it will have bounce houses, activities for kids with special needs and their siblings and valuable info for parents. A to Z Mobility will even be on site offering free minor repairs and adjustments for most wheelchairs.
10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 20, DePaul College Prep, 3633 N. California, Chicago.
There’s something about May’s warmer breezes that makes even the most uninterested kite flyer want to go fly a kite. So we’re in luck that there are two great events this month—Chicago Kids & Kites Festival in Chicago and Go Fly A Kite in Wheaton—to do just that. And, in case the kids didn’t get their fill of candy the last few months, you’ll want to be on hand to score more during the Kite Candy Drop planned at both spots.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 5, Cricket Hill, West Montrose Drive, Chicago
10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 6, Graf Park, 1855 Manchester Road, Wheaton
Why go the traditional Mother’s Day route of breakfast in bed and flowers when you can spend the day learning how to catch fish? At Fishing With Mom, the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County wants moms and their kids, ages 8 and up, to have some quiet time together in nature at the 390-acre Forest Preserve.
10 a.m.-noon May 13, Hidden Lake, just south of Butterfield Road, Downers Grove. Register in advance at (630) 933-7248.