Chicago parents can bring children to area Lakeshore Learning Stores during February 2013 for free and educational weekend fun. From 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each Saturday, store staff will provide boys and girls with all of the supplies needed to complete an interesting craft activity, often themed to match the season or an upcoming holiday. While kids are creating, parents can shop for other arts and crafts supplies or stock up on an array of educational toys and games to keep children occupied during the cold winter months.
On Saturday, February 2, kids can use paper, markers, crayons, and chenille stems to make adorable puppy pal hangers for decorating a wall or door knob.
On Saturday, February 9, boys and girls can prepare to celebrate the Chinese New Year by using brightly colored crepe paper, construction paper, and other craft materials to make fun dragon puppets.
On Saturday, February 16, children will learn how to make a desk buddy pencil holder shaped like a funny snail.
On Saturday, February 23, kids can decorate the stores' trademarked precut paper people shapes to make unique marionette puppets for holding their own puppet shows.
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.
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