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Patch Picks: The Spring Break Edition

Here are some of our picks for things to do with the kids over spring break.

The kids are off for spring break! While they are excited to leave school behind, now you have your hands full. What to do except to use this time to have a blast! Looking for things to do this week? Here are some options.

Take a peak at the beak

At the Morton Arboretum children of all ages will learn how without hands and teeth, birds use their beaks to eat. The program will teach children how size and shape affects what a bird can eat.

Hit the pins during spring break bowling camp

The is holding a bowling camp over spring break at the . For ages 6 to 15, the camp is for beginning or advanced bowlers. Campers will be coached by Experienced Kids First Sports Safety, Inc. Bowlers will learn fundamentals, safety, techniques, bowling management, body balance, follow through, spin, ball placement, lane symbols, scoring, practice tips and sportsmanship. The fee includes T-shirt and shoe rental.

Take a trip to Australia

Kids in kindergarten through third grade are invited to visit Australia through the 's 95th Street program. Participants will enjoy stories, folktales, a craft and other activities. Registration is required, click here for information.

Meet Olympic superstar Kristy Yamaguchi

Tuesday night at , Kristy Yamaguchi will be signing and reading from her Dream Big, Little Pig! If you have a future Olympic skater in your household, this is a fun event that shouldn't be missed.

Foolish fun for kids

The will offer children in first through fifth grade the chance to participate in "Foolish Fun on April 1." The program includes games, activities and crafts. The fee is $40-$45.

Dodge ball camp

The Naperville Park District is offering a dodge ball camp over spring break. Gator skin balls are used. It will be held from 9 a.m.-10:15 a.m. for kids in third to fifth grade and from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. for kids in sixth to eighth grade.

Suzanne Flynn March 28, 2011 at 01:30 PM
Players sports also have a sports camp on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. For $20, kids grade 1-6, can spend 4 hours (from 10-2) playing all sorts of sports. http://www.playersindoor.com/special-events/spring-break-sports-camp-2

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