Grab and Go Kids Planner: Stroller Strut, Egg Hunt, Family Festival

The Easter festivities continue this weekend, with events including a conservation egg hunt, crafting and an Easter family festival.

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Where/When: , 1420 Willow Tree Dr., Crystal Lake. Thursday, April 21 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

Why go: Kids and their dads will make stuffed bunnies, name them, make a birth certificate and decorate a T-shirt and collar for their new friend.

Pricing: Residents $41/$31 sibling rate; non-residents $56/$46 sibling rate. Registration required, register at crystallakeparks.org, by phone at 815-459-0680, ext. 218 or by e-mail at badams@crystallakeparks.org.


Where/When: , 600 Harvest Gate, Lake in the Hills. Thursday, April 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.  

Why go: You provide the kids—they’ll provide the materials and the space to get messy!    

Pricing: $8, registration required. Register at lith.org or by phone at 847-960-7400.    


Where/When: Fel-Pro RRR Conservation Area, 1520 Crystal Lake Rd., Cary. Friday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Why go: Parents, enjoy an easy outdoor stroll and bonding with your younger kids. And during the walk a guide will tell kids all about nature.   

Pricing: $0/$3, registration required. Register at mccdistrict.org, by phone at 815-338-6223 or by e-mail at MCCD@MCCDistrict.org


Where/When: , Children’s Room, 11000 Ruth Rd., Huntley. Friday, April 22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Why go: Stop by any time during the day and help your kids make a special Easter craft.    

Pricing: Free, drop-in participants welcome.  


Where/When: , 115 Eastgate St., Algonquin. Friday, April 22 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.     

Why go: Kids ages 5 to 14 can compete against each other in Mario Kart on Wii, plus prizes will be awarded to the winners. 

Pricing: Free, drop-in participants welcome.  


Where/When: , 724 W. Northwest Hwy, Barrington. Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Why go: This family-centered festival at The Foundry Shops of Barrington features a free petting zoo, free photos with the Easter Bunny, face painting, treats and kids can explore Barrington fire trucks and police department vehicles.  

Pricing: Free.


Where/When: Brookdale Paulsen Road Shelter, 18410 US Highway 14, Woodstock. Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Why go: Kids will love looking outdoors for the eggs of local birds, plus all participants get a prize.   

Pricing: $2/$2.50, registration required. Register at mccdistrict.org, by phone at 815-338-6223 or by e-mail at MCCD@MCCDistrict.org.


Where/When: , 422 Krenz Ave., Cary. Saturday, April 23 at 11:30 a.m.

Why go: Support youth sports at the Cary Youth Baseball opening day parade and ceremony. 

Pricing: Free.  


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