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Fun Outdoor Activities for Kids in Chicago

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There are many fun outdoor activities for kids in Chicago that you and your children can undertake. We offer a variety of fun outdoor activities to do and keep your preschoolers and toddlers occupied and having fun.

Climbing a Jungle Gym in Chicago, Illinois (IL)

This is a great activity that kids can engage in. Kids will build up the athlete in them as they make friendships on the playgrounds.

Nature Scavenger Hunt in Chicago

Being one of the most fun outdoor things to do, we will provide you a list of simple scavenger hunt items that are age appropriate and easy for the toddler or preschoolers to identify for example;

  • Find a flying insect
  • Find a cone shaped tree
  • Find a bright colored flower.

Making a Nature Collage

Kids absolutely love collecting leaves, flowers and twigs. If they have an attraction to flowers, we allow them to pic as many as they want then make a collage. You will need;

  • Con-Tact paper that is clear
  • Masking tape
  • Glue

Playing with Water Balloons

For the most active, high-energy kids who love to be competitive, there are a lot of fun games one can play with water balloons;

  • Angry birds
  • Water balloon toss
  • Water balloon spoon race in Chicago


Gardening is also a nice outdoor activity to get the children dirty and take part in taking care of their environment.

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McCormick Tribune Ice Rink

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Island Party Boat

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cat-icon 400 E Monroe St
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cat-icon 450 E Benton Pl,

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cat-icon 500 N Kingsbury St
Chicago Running Tours & More

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The Escape Game Chicago

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cat-icon 42 E Ontario St
Watson Adventures Scavenger Hunts

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Wrigley Field Rooftop Club

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cat-icon 3619 N Sheffield Ave
Chica-GO Off The Beaten Path Tours

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North Avenue Beach

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cat-icon 1600 North Lake Shore Drive
Lincoln Park Zoo

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cat-icon 2001 N Clark St
Seadog Cruises

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Bobby’s Bike Hike Chicago

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cat-icon 540 N Lake Shore Dr
Free Tours by Foot

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Bike and Roll

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cat-icon 239 E Randolph St
Wendella Sightseeing Boats

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cat-icon 400 N Michigan Ave
Chicago Line Cruises

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Chicago’s First Lady Cruises

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Room Escape Adventures

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cat-icon 410 S Michigan Ave
3rd Coast Charters

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cat-icon 111 N Lake Shore Dr
Union Station

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cat-icon 225 S Canal St
Empire Builder

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Chicago River Canoe & Kayak

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