Unschoolers Platform Giveaway!

Unschoolers Platform has SO MUCH GREAT TO CELEBRATE!

This coming year, February 2017 we are hosting the most fabulous keynote speakers! Pam Laricchia, Sue Wolfe Patterson, and Erika Davis-Pitre for an awe-inspiring week! Full of magic, inspiration and celebration!

The excitement is oozing from our pores so much so that we’d love to host an Early Bird registration giveaway!!! That is a FULL family registration giveaway!!! Enter NOW (with in the next 48 hours…. by Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 5pm CST) and you will have a chance to win the family registration!

AND…. what’s more you ask?!?! You could have more than one entry to this giveaway! If you like/react to this post you will receive 1 entry for your family. If you comment in our FB group or closed page, you will receive 1 entry for your family. AND…. if you SHARE this post with friends, families or groups… receive 2 entries for your family! (And YES! If you share more than once, we will honor your shares per number of entries!)

AND…. YES, YES, YES…. do all three and you will receive four entries to the giveaway! What’s not great to celebrate about that!?

JOIN US! Have a blast! Find your tribe! Celebrate!



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My 8 year old is longing for some more BOY time…. interested in making more connections and hanging out with older peers. We are looking to start a BOOM Club :)

8-10 year olds join us Mondays, April 25th, May 2nd, 9th and 16th (for starters) from 12pm – 2:30pm. Meet at Peterson Park to blow things up, play in the woods, and hang out in the park. Can be drop off, or families with sibs of course may stick around and play too.
For starters, Shea (my 8y/0) has just built a rocket that he’d love to set off about a billion times. We will also do lots of pop rockets, and whatever fun science explosion stuff we can find…. perfect for that big open field at Peterson Park. I will help them with all explosions, follow them into woods excursions (or the Nature Center if they choose), and park play as well. It’s loose, free, casual. If ever explosion supplies become a cost, we’ll let folks know, but it’s intended to be nominal. Or we can ask folks to bring their own supplies for a particular project.
Again, the intent is to nurture connections and build new friendships. We have some travel in May, so after these dates, we would explore future gatherings as well. Just not yet planned out.
If interested, please email me directly: mommy@nakitababy.com. Let me know your name, kids name and age (if I don’t already know you), and if you’re interested in sticking around or dropping off.
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Teen Spring Fling Time!


Sure to knock your socks off! (Or at least those winter coats!!!)
Geesh! Come on Mother Nature!
We have some serious partying to do!



When: Thursday, May 12, 2016 from 7pm – 11pm.

What: Formal Dinner Dance! (Dinner at 7pm with a dance to follow at 8pm.)

Where: Key Lime Cove, at 1700 Nations Drive, Gurnee, IL 60031.

How much: $45 per person. Must be booked (through the form below) no later than Friday, May 6th, 2016. *** AND NOW *** $20 per dance ticket that will *exclude* dinner! If your teen missed the catering ticket but would like to come to the formal dance, he/she may purchase a formal dance ticket for $20 and enter at 8pm (till 11pm).

Who: Kids ages 12 – 19 years. (Sit this one out parents and sibs!)


AND…. not only can you (teens) come for an amazing formal dinner dance, you (families) can book a room with our amazing group rate! $119.95 for 1-6 people will get you access to the waterpark from 12pm onward on Thursday the 12th, and extended waterpark enjoyment on Friday the 13th should you like a morning dip as well! The resort fee is waived for this night! What a great way for teens to have extended social time in the waterpark, a room to get their ‘formal’ on, and a dinner-dance all in the same establishment. No late night driving parents! Reservations should be made by phone at: 224-656-8685. Mention the unschoolers teen formal group when booking to receive our group rate. **ALL hotel reservations must be made by May 1st to receive this group rate!**


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NEW Kaabilo Classes (added!!)

This is an exciting NEW development! Our beloved Joyce Elias is coming back to offer two wonderful three-week workshops at Kaabilo (at the Ethical Humanist Society at 7574 N Lincoln, Skokie) on Tuesdays this fall! Joyce has been teaching with us for quite some time now, and offers classes at her home studio in Evanston. You are missing out big time if you have yet to take a class with Joyce!

If you are interested in registering for either of these classes, please email Joyce directly at: krinklebein@aol.com

Making handmade books is so much fun! I have been doing it for years. Come learn basic bookbinding techniques. Projects will include journals/sketchbooks, accordion books and colored paper art books. For examples please check out my website: joyceeliasart.com
Dates: Tues. Nov. 17, Tues. Dec. 1 and Tues., Dec. 8
Time: 9:15-10:15
Fee: $70 (includes all materials)
In this class we will explore several different types of printmaking including potato prints, mono-prints and found object prints. Students will experiment with printing on various types of paper.
Dates: Tues. Nov. 17, Tues. Dec. 1 and Tues. Dec. 8
Time: 10:25 -11:25
Fee:$ 70 (includes all materials)
Both classes will be hosted at Kaabilo on Tuesdays at the Ethical Humanist Society at 7574 N Lincoln, Skokie.
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Halloween Dance 2015

My kids are just SOOOO excited for this awesome dance! Sherri and her family do SUCH an AMAZING job for the tweens and teens of our homeschool community! A fun, safe and thoroughly enjoyable evening for our young to join in some Halloween spirit! A fun dance party *and* costume contest to boot What’s not to love?!

I urge your tweens and teens to come on out and join in this super fun evening!

Halloween Party 2015



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