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Visit Lakeshore Learning Stores for free children's crafts during April 2014

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Chicago moms and dads can visit local Lakeshore Learning Stores during the month of April to bring their children to free craft activities. Each Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., stores will host cute projects, many of which are themed to the season of spring. Kids ages 3 and up will be supplied with all of the free materials they need to complete each craft.

On Saturday, April 5, boys and girls can make an adorable spring bird's nest, complete with colorful bird. Children will have the fun of designing their own unique birds and nests and then enjoying imaginative play with the completed project.

On Saturday, April 12, children will be provided with a useful Write & Wipe Schedule that they can decorate themselves. Kids can use the finished craft to plan their week's schedule, then erase what they have written and plan for the next week.

On Saturday, April 19, kids can make colorful sun catchers that will glow with beautiful patterns when hung in a window in the path of the shining spring sun.

On Saturday, April 26, boys and girls will learn how to make a clever sailor and boat puppet. Children can use the finished puppet to make up stories and plays.

Visit Lakeshore Learning Stores at 2255 W. 95th Street in Chicago, 15780 S. La Grange Road in Orland Park, or 1403 N. Rand Road in Palatine.

Read our review of Lakeshore Learning Stores.