We love going to the Morton Arboretum any time of year but it is even more fun during the summer because the Children’s Garden is full of water! Water table – check. Water full of tadpoles that you can try to see up close – check. Water in the stream that you can walk in – check. Yes, the Children’s Garden is a lot of fun in any season but it’s definitely our favorite in the summer.
And once you are done playing in the Children’s Garden, there are a lot of beautiful pathways through the gardens and trees for you to explore.
The checklist thus far:
Make lemonade. Eat at Big Bowl. Go to Millennium Park. Go to Adler Planetarium. Get space ice cream. Go to zoo. Go to Shedd Aquarium.
- Go bowling.
- Make banana pudding.
Go to the splash pads downtown. Play at Maggie Daley playground. Go to Field Museum.
- Go to Art Institute and do a JourneyMaker tour.
Go swimming. Go to the Children’s Museum. Play at playground. Have a pajama day (with daddy.) See a movie at the movie theater. See a movie outside. Go to the library.
- Go to the Family Festival downtown Chicago.
Make cookies. Read books at home. Ride the train at the mall. Go to the beach. Have a picnic.
- Go to American Girl Place.
- Draw pictures and cut them out.
Play with legos. Make muffins. Make pasta salad.
- Play with toys.
Go to a festival.
- Try to go to a water park.
Go to the Disney store downtown Chicago. Eat at Rainforest Cafe. Eat at Labriola Cafe.
- Bake an apple pie.
Play games on the iPad.
- Play Mario game with daddy.
Go to the Morton Arboretum. Go to Mimi and Pa’s house. Go to Granny and Pa’s house. Go on a hike. Go to the Museum of Science and Industry.