You love helping a good cause. But lately your life has more “give back my toy” than giving back.
Show your child how to fight a good fight with The Honeycomb Project, a new organization that creates volunteer opportunities for families. Founded by two moms, the project partners with nonprofits to plan community service events (scheduled around nap time, naturally) related to everything from the environment to hunger to disaster relief.
So far, budding do-gooders have gardened at Kilbourn Organic Greenhouse and assembled food and utensils for the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Next up is the chance to run a bingo game for seniors and clean up a city beach.
All opportunities are posted online, where you can register your family.
Be sure to tell your friends. After all, sharing is caring.
For more information and to register, go to thehoneycombproject.org.
Outdoor Deck at Little Beans Cafe
What: Relax with warm summer breezes, Homer’s ice cream, and concerts on the newly opened patio.
Why: Can’t stay cooped up, can you?
When: Daily, 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: 1809 W. Webster Ave., at Wood St. (773-251-1025). Play space daily pass, $12; siblings, $7.
Science + You
What: Budding scientists peer through microscopes and learn about healthy food choices by making a soup in a lab created for the pint size.
Why: They’ll love learning how the body fights germs.
When: Thru Dec. 30.
Where: Kohl Children’s Museum, 2100 Patriot Blvd., at Lake Ave., Glenview (847-832-6600). Museum admission is $8.50.
Craft Fridays at Building Blocks
What: Every week there’s a new project for tots, from pipe-cleaner animals to sidewalk chalk art.
Why: Free fun while you get shopping done.
When: Thru Aug. 27. Every Fri., 3-5 p.m.
Where: 2130 W. Division St., b/t Hoyne Ave. & Leavitt St. (773-235-1888).
Photo: Courtesy of The Honeycomb Project