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Our Easter basket overfloweth!

If you are looking for The Bunny, look no further. You’ve come to the right place.

We hare you to find a more complete, interactive directory of places to go/things to do when it comes to celebrating the holiday with the Easter Bunny. And hey, not everybody is into the furry fella, so we’ve included some additional kid-oriented, family-friendly seasonal events, as well.

Fun hop-portunities for you and your family are right here at your fingertips. Let’s go! Come back often as we will add events here and on our website’s calendar, JAK Happenings, as we learn about them.

**DENOTES**activities and events that are designed for and/or welcoming to families of children/dependent young adults with special needs.

Finding Easter Bunny! 2017 Directory (updated 4.7)
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BUNNY EVENTS 2017:

Easter Bunny Photos
Southridge Mall, Center Court: 5300 South 76th Street, Greendale
Friday, March 17  through Saturday, April 15 (times vary daily)
Hop on over and visit the Easter Bunny in his over-sized Veggie Patch in Center Court!  The Bunny will be at the mall daily through Easter for photos and visits. A variety of photo packages, frames and accessories are available.  Kids will have the chance to visit with the Bunny and take home a treasured snapshot of the fun occasion. Visits with the Easter Bunny are complimentary; professional photo packages are available for purchase. For a list of hours, visit the website via link above or for more info, call (414)421-5600.

Easter Bunny at 2017 South Milwaukee Spring Market
South Milwaukee High School: 801 15th Avenue, South Milwaukee
Sunday, March 19: 9am – 2pm (Event times, Easter Bunny appearance may vary)
HOP on over for lunch, shopping and music. Bring your own camera for a selfie with the Easter Bunny. Student music groups will perform in the middle school section. Music will also be provided by South Milwaukee’s own MidKoast Entertainment. Free admission – plenty of parking in the east fieldhouse lot – East of the School.

Visits with the Easter Bunny
Mayfair Mall, Lower Level Center Court: 2500 North Mayfair Road, Wauwatosa
Friday, March 24 through Saturday, April 15
Hop by and visit the Mayfair Easter Bunny for your perfect holiday photos! He’s ready for your hugs and smiles in Center Court. For more info, call (414)771-1300.

**A Very Special Easter Event**
Mt. Zion Lutheran Church: 5927 37th Avenue, Kenosha
Saturday, April 1, 9am – noon

A FREE Easter event for children and adults (Ages 5 and up) with special needs. Enjoy crafts, Easter egg hunt, puppet show, cookie decorating, and games. A special service and lunch is also provided where families are invited too! Register by March 25th.  Space is limited! For more info, call (262)652-3054.

Photos with the Easter Bunny
Regency Mall, Near Boston Store: 5538 Durand Avenue, Racine
Saturday April 1 through Saturday, April 15
Monday – Saturday, 10am – 8pm; Sunday 11am – 6pm
For more info, call (262)554-7903.

Big Bunny Celebration & Easter Egg Hunt
Apple Holler: 5006 South Sylvania Avenue, Sturtevant
Saturday, April 1, 2, 8, 9, 14 & 15, 10am & 11:15am
Come on out and join our Easter Celebration with Easter Egg Hunt and More. Guests will begin their outing with The Country Bunny’s Easter Wish Puppet Show.  This interactive puppet show teaches the value in believing in yourself and the importance of following your dreams. After the puppet show, get ready to experience an activity-packed adventure which includes: hopping through the Big Bunny tunnel to an orchard tour on the Big Bunny Express kid’s train into the Enchanted Forest for an Easter Egg Hunt, a hand-led pony ride, a special Easter surprise for each child, homemade cookie, apple cider, a marshmallow roast around a cozy campfire, children’s games where every child wins and photo opportunities with the Big Bunny himself, so be sure to bring your camera! $10.00 per person (children & adults) Reservations required. For more info, call (262)884-7100.

4th Annual Community Wide Easter Egg Hunt: Passport to the Bunny Trail
Christ Church: 5109 Washington Avenue, Racine 
Saturday, April 1, 2 – 4pm
Children 10 and younger will make 10 stops along the Bunny Trail. They will play a game or perform a task and then have their passport stamped. At the end of the trail they will meet with the Easter Bunny and receive a goodie bag. Stop along the trail at the Oasis for a hot dog plate for $1.50 if you wish. This event is open to the community and will held indoors. Other than the optional meal, this is a free event. For more info, call (262)632-1607.

Annual Egg Stravaganza
Saturday, April 1, 1pm (Raindate: Sunday, April 2, 1pm)
Palazzo del Maré at St. Catherine Commons, 3524 7th Avenue, Kenosha 
Easter Egg Hunt for kids 8 & under features special prizes, hot cocoa & coffee bar, and pictures with the Easter Bunny (bring your camera). For more info, please call (262)653-1234.

3rd Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt
The Academy of Performing Arts: 9160 South Pennsylvania Avenue, Oak Creek
Sunday, April 2, 9 – 11am
9AM – Walking to Age 4,  9:30 AM – Ages 5-8, 10AM – Walking to Age 4, 10:30AM – Ages 5-8
The Academy of Performing Arts: 10001 West St. Martins Road, Franklin
Sunday, April 2, 1 – 3pm
1PM – Walking to Age 4, 1:30PM – Ages 5-8 FULL, 2PM – Walking to Age 4, 2:30PM – Ages 5-8
This event is FREE and open to the community! Plus, it’s held 100% indoors, so weather is not an issue! The Easter Bunny will be there for visits and pictures and the egg hunt is open to children walking to age 8. There will be hundreds of candy-filled eggs for the kids to find. The Easter Bunny will also be there to take pictures with the kids! Don’t forget to bring a basket and your camera! Please be prompt. Egg Hunt will start at exact times.  For more info and to reserve your spot, call (414)768-0101.

**An Extra Special Bunny at Southridge Mall**
Southridge Mall, Center Court: 5300 South 76th Street, Greendale
Sunday, April 2, 9 – 10:30am
Southridge Mall will once again host the FREE Caring Bunny™ event, which offers families that have children with special needs a subdued environment to participate in the Bunny Photo Experience.  For more info, call (414) 421-5600.  Reserve your spot at http://southridgemall.eventbrite.com/

2nd Annual Bowling with the Bunny 
Root River Center- Bowling Alley: 7220 W. Rawson Avenue, Franklin
Sunday, April 2, 1 – 5pm
Tickets include two rounds of bowling, shoe rental, face painting, professional family photo with the Easter Bunny, Easter egg hunt and admission to the vendor fair. Participating bowler $15+.  Hosted by Life’s a Party – Face Painting.

Pancake Breakfast with Egg Hunt
Brookwood Middle School: 1020 Hunters Ridge Drive, Genoa City
Saturday, April 8, 7am – 11pm
All you can eat pancakes served with sausage, juice, milk and coffee. Hosted by, Genoa City Lions Club. Adults $6, Children $4.  10am registration for the FREE Easter Egg Hunt. For more info, call (262)279-2016 or (262)295-8189.

Easter Bunny Breakfast
Sealed Air YMCA: 8501 Campus Drive, Mount Pleasant 
Saturday, April 8, 8 – 10am
Fun activities will include: Easter egg dying station, Easter themed activities and an opportunity for you to take a picture with the Easter Bunny. We will be doing the bunny hop into the gym where children will go on an Easter egg hunt! Families – $5 per family (up to 4 people -member)$8 per family (up to 4 people – non-member); Individual – $1/per person; Children 2 and under are free! Register by April 6th. For more information, or to register, call (262)634-1994.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny!
Kenosha Masonic Center: 115-56th Street, Suite 101, Kenosha
Saturday, April 8, 8am – 12noon
All You Can Eat Pancakes – featuring our famous cinnamon roll pancakes with cream cheese frosting. Plain and other flavors available too. Reservations NOT required. Bring your camera and take your own photos with the Easter Bunny! $9 – Adults & Children over 10 / $5 – Children (3 to 10 yrs) / Children under 3 free. For more info, email craigwepprecht.oes@gmail.com

5th Annual South Milwaukee Breakfast with the Easter Bunny & Easter Egg Hunt
Grobschmidt Senior Center: 2424 15th Avenue, South Milwaukee
Saturday, April 8, 8:30 – 11am
Come see the Easter Bunny, raffles, loads of activities, good food and fun.  The Egg Hunt will begin at 10:30am and bags to collect eggs will be provided to all the kids. $6.00 per person, Children 5 – 11 $4.00, Children 4 and under – Free. Bring your own cameras for a picture with the Easter Bunny. This event is sponsored by The Friends of the Mill Pond and the Lions Club.

Community Egg Hunt and Breakfast with the Bunny
New Berlin Community Center: 14750 West Cleveland Avenue, New Berlin
Saturday, April 8, 1st Seating: 8:30-9:30am (doors open at 8:15am)
2nd Seating: 10 – 11am (doors open at 9:45am)
New Berlin Junior Woman’s Club is hosting this special event including a bake sale, face painting, live bunnies and chicks in the Community Room. Bring your camera for a photo with the bunny.  An egg hunt starts at 9:30, rain, (snow!), or shine. Tickets are not needed for the Egg Hunt.  Admission for the hunt is 1 non-perishable food donation per child. Please bring a basket for gathering the eggs! The hunt is for ages 3rd grade and younger. For Breakfast with the Bunny, advance tickets recommended (seating is limited).  Adults $7.00, children (under 12) $5.00, under 2 is free.  Online registration HERE. -or- Mail a check to: New Berlin Junior Woman’s Club, PO Box 510094, New Berlin, WI 53151. Please include which seating time and your email address for registration confirmation. For more info email, newberlinjr@gmail.com.

Sixth Annual Easter Egg-Stravaganza
Malicki’s Piggly Wiggly, 5201 Washington Avenue, Racine
Saturday, April 8, 9am sharp!
All children, 9 years of age or younger, are welcome to participate in the egg hunt. The Easter Bunny will be available for pictures near the floral section. Pictures can be professionally taken for a donation of $5 with all proceeds going to Racine Relay for Life. For more info, call (262)619-3230.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny 
Borzynski’s Farm & Floral Market: 11600 Washington Avenue (Highway 20), Sturtevant
Saturday, April 8, seatings at 9am, 10:30 am and 12noon
Breakfast includes scrambled eggs, sausage, french toast sticks, fresh fruit, pastries and choices of beverage. An Easter story will be read, and children are invited to participate in an indoor Easter egg hunt after their breakfast. Tickets are $8.95 per person ages 2 and up. You may purchase tickets at the store or by calling us at (262)886-2235.

Springtime Fun!
Godsell Farm: S105W15585 Loomis Drive, Muskego
Saturday, April 8, 9am – 4pm (By Appointment Only)
Join us for pictures with the Easter Bunny. Then hunt for eggs and visit with the animals! You will have a private visit with the Easter Bunny while our photographer captures the experience! All photos taken will be uploaded to a private online gallery where you be able to download the images and even order prints! $25 per family. Email godsellfarmwi@gmail.com to reserve your spot.

Bunny Train
East Troy Railroad Museum: 2002 Church Street, East Troy
Saturday, April 8, Sunday, April 9, and Saturday, April 15
Departures at 9am, 10am, 11am, 12noon, 1pm & 2pm
Join the East Troy Railroad’s Bunny Train for some family fun! Enjoy face painting (8am – 2pm) and coloring activities at the East Troy depot before departure. Then enjoy a scavenger hunt as you look for many things out the train window as you travel aboard a ten-mile round trip to the Elegant Farmer. Upon arrival, kids will see live bunnies and chicks on display by local 4-H students. Visit with the Easter Bunny for photos. All child ticket holders will receive a stuffed bunny on the return trip and jelly beans for all!  Advance reservations are recommended. Toddlers (ages 0-2, on adult’s lap) $6, Children (ages 3-14) $12.50, Adults (ages 15 and up), Members $10. For more info, email info@easttroyrr.org, or call (262)642-3263.

First Annual Easter Egg Hunt
YIM South Shore: 3244 E. College Avenue, Cudahy
Saturday, April 8, 11am – 2pm
A fun-filled afternoon of Easter crafts, games, activities, an Easter Egg Hunt, and a visit from the Easter Bunny! 11:00-1:00- Games, photobooth, activities, snacks, bingo, and Pictures with the Easter Bunny. 1:00-2:00- Egg Hunt! Bring your own Easter basket for the Egg Hunt and a camera for pictures! FREE! For more information, call (414)574-5111.

Easter Bunny Hop & Easter Egg Hunt
Downtown Kenosha: starts at 4900 block of 7th Avenue to Library Park
Saturday, April 8, 10 – 11:30am
Paraders will gather at 10am with LIVE music and fun. Parade will kick-off at 10:30am and be led by the Easter Bunny and head down the sidewalk parade route downtown, singing and dancing along the way to Library Park. Participants are encouraged to wear fun, Easter Bunny or Spring-themed attire/costumes. The Egg Hunt will begin at 11:15am and hunters need not participate in the parade (although they are encouraged). Hunters will be divided into 3 groups: 2 years old and under (assisted by adult), 3 – 4 years old, 5 – 10 years old. FREE.

**Bunny Hop! at Festival Foods**
Kenosha Location: 3207 80th Street
Mt. Pleasant Location: 5740 Washington Avenue
Somers: 6000 31st Street
Saturday, April 8, 10am – 1pm
For kids 8 and under, the Bunny Hop has a ton of fun activities and treats for kids as well as a chance to meet the Easter Bunny.  Festival Foods will be offering an allergen-free option to the Bunny Hop. That means plenty of non-food treats and activities for those kiddos with food allergies — just look for those teal bunnies! For more info, call (262)694-7200 (Kenosha), (884)878-6949 (Mt. Pleasant), or (884)358-1453

Callen’s Easter Bunny & Egg Hunt Event
Callen Construction Muskego Showroom: S63 W13131 Janesville Road, Muskego
Saturday, April 8, 11am – 1pm
The event will feature plenty of photo opportunities and fun family events, including meeting the Easter Bunny, an Easter coloring contest for a Toys R’ Us gift card, an Easter egg hunt for children 10 and under at noon, and complimentary refreshments. For more info, call (414)529-5509.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
Saint Florian Parish: 1210 South 45th Street, West Milwaukee
Sunday, April 9, 8:30am – 12:30pm
A delicious all-you-can-eat breakfast with the Easter Bunny! Breakfast includes scrambled eggs, cheese omelets, doughnuts, french-toast sticks, ham, bacon, sausage links, potatoes, muffins, bagels, fruit, coffee, milk and fruit juices. Along with this delicious breakfast, there will be a wonderful bake sale, raffles and fun kid games! The cost is $9 for Adults and Children ages 3-10 is $4.50.  Each family will receive one FREE picture with the Easter Bunny thanks to a generous donation from the parishioners of St. Florian Church! Pictures will be from 9am to noon. For more info, call (414)383-3565. Handicap Accessible – Elevator Available.

Easter Bunny at Great Lakes Farmers Market
Milaeger’s: 4838 Douglas Avenue, Racine
Sunday, April 9, 10am – 2pm
The Easter Bunny will be at the market for an Easter egg hunt! Fun kids activities and games while you shop the market! For more info, call (262)639-2040.

Spring Fling benefiting Woofgang Rescue
Roundabout Bar & Grill: 5844 Douglas Avenue, Racine
Sunday, April 9, 10am – 3pm
Craft and vendor fair, basket raffle, bake sale, sand adoption event. Come meet with some of the dogs currently available for adoption. Get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny. Easter egg hunt kicks off at noon. $2 per participating child.

Lunch with the Easter Bunny
Oak Creek Community Center: 8580 S Howell Ave, Oak Creek
Sunday, April 9, 11am – 1pm
Easter Egg Hunt, egg coloring for kids, musical entertainment, craft projects, visit with the Easter Bunny, cookie decorating, and an Easter surprise for all children! Menu: hot dogs, chicken tenders, tator tots, salad, apple sauce, and veggies. Cost: $5 for ages 2 and under. $10 for all other ages. Visit the Oak Creek Community Center or call (414)768-5840 to purchase tickets.

Pet Photo Night
Southridge Mall, Center Court: 5300 South 76th Street, Greendale
Sunday, April 9, 6 – 8pm
Pet lovers are invited to bring their furry family member to the mall to take a photo with the Easter Bunny. Pets must remain on their leash while on the property. Visits with the Bunny are complimentary; professional photo packages are available for purchase. For more info, call (414)421-5600.

Sturtevant’s Annual Pancake Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
South Shore Fire Department Station #9: 2801 89th Street, Sturtevant
Saturday, April 15, 8 – 11:30am 

Egg Hunts begins at 10am, rain or shine. Proceeds will support under-budgeted activities and events in the Village. $7 adults/$5 children/2yrs and under free.

3rd Annual Easter Buffet and Easter Egg Hunt
Roma Lodge: 7130 Spring Street, Racine

Saturday, April 15, 8:30 – 10:30am (buffet served), 10:45 am (Easter egg hunt starts)
Buffet will feature: chef carved ham, scrambled eggs, sausage/bacon, hashbrowns, pancakes, assorted juices. Easter Bunny in attendance. Adults $9.95, 12 & under $5.95 , 4 & under FREE. Please call for reservations (262)886-3610.

Midwest Twisters Easter Egg Hunt
Midwest Twisters Gymnastics: 600 East Rawson Avenue, Oak Creek
Saturday, April 15
9am for those walking through 3 years old; 10am for 4 and 5 year olds; and 11am for those 6 to 9 years old
Midwest Twisters has hidden filled eggs in their gym. The bonus is that it’s indoors, so it’s warm and dry. Admission is $2 per child. Pictures with Easter Bunny are FREE after entry. No registration required. For more info, call (414) 764-6540.

HOP to the Movies! 
Marcus Renaissance Cinema; 10411 Washington Avenue, Sturtevant, (262) 884-9253.
Marcus Ridge Cinema: 5200 South Moorland Road, New Berlin, (262) 797-9021
Saturday, April 15, 9am – 12noon
Activities will include: Pictures with the Easter Bunny, Coloring & Craft Stations, Easter Egg Hunt – Begins 9:30am, “Hop” movie showing  begins 10am. Tickets are just $8!
Purchase your tickets now, before they sell out! Come on out for a wonderful spring event!

Egg-Stavaganza
Racine Zoo: 2131 North Main Street, Racine
Saturday, April 15, 9am – 4:30pm
Gather the little ones and come enjoy: Hunt for the six cluck-cluck doors throughout the Zoo to collect eggs, play specialty-themed games, make fun crafts & yummy snacktivities, take advantage of great food specials at Max & Jenny’s Jungle Grill, Have your photo taken with our extra special guest…the Easter Bunny!  Event is included with regular Zoo admission.  Members and children 2 and under are free, adults $4, seniors $3.50, kids ages 3 to 15 $3. Photo with the Easter Bunny is extra (a digital photo with commemorative border will be emailed to you).  For more info, call (262)636-9189.

Brunch with the Easter Bunny
Maggiano’s: 2500 North Mayfair Road, Wauwatosa
Saturday, April 15, 9:30am – 12:30pm
Start the morning with and Easter egg hunt, then move from station to station making Easter treats, dye Easter eggs, an Easter craft, pictures with the Easter Bunny,  before sitting down to a fantastic Easter Brunch! $25/person. For more info, call (414)978-1000.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt!
Village Park: 13600 Juneau Boulevard, Elm Grove
Saturday, April 15, promptly at 10am
Hip Hop Hooray the Bunny is on his way!  Elm Grove’s annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place rain or shine. Funded and organized by the Elm Grove Junior Guild, the event is free and open to the public. Families are encouraged to arrive early for a chance to meet the Easter Bunny and enjoy free coffee and hot chocolate. Bring your Easter basket and head over to the large gazebo, just south of the playground for some hunting fun. For more info, email childrensprograms@elmgrovejuniorguild.org.

**A Special Needs – Easter Egg Hunt & Brunch**
Redeemer Church: 7735 W. Howard Avenue, Milwaukee
Saturday, April 15, 10am – 12noon
Redeemer Church has a special place in its heart for special needs children and their families and we wanted to do something extra nice during the most important holiday of the Christian faith–Easter. Hosted by Breathe, we are planning an Easter Egg Hunt for both your kids and for you! The eggs will have a variety of prizes, candy (GF/CF for those who you on the diet), and even some encouragement from our church family to your family. The egg hunt will begin at 10:00 AM, baskets will be provided. Families will stay together with their children. We will also have some special things for any typical siblings during the egg hunt. Then, at 11:00 AM we would love to treat you and your family to a brunch (again GF/CF)! The egg hunt will be held outdoors, with a plan B should we experience inclement weather. If you are a family with a special needs child, 18 years old or younger, we would be honored to have you as our guest! And if you know someone else who may enjoy this event, please feel free to pass along the invitation! So that we can plan well, please RSVP by Tuesday, April 11th, to Gwen Brown in the church office via email at gwen@redeemerefc.com or phone (414)541-5580.

Kid’s Easter Bunny & Planting
Milaeger’s Racine Location: 4838 Douglas Avenue
Saturday, April 15, 10:30am – 12pm
Join us for some Easter fun in our Expo greenhouse! There will be a variety of activities for your kids including games and dancing. Bring an old tennis shoe and plant a pansy inside to take home! Cost is only $5 plus tax to plant a pansy. Visit the Easter Bunny who will be handing out filled Easter eggs! So bring your camera and meet the Easter Bunny! Please RSVP so we can plan accordingly. Cost is $5 plus tax. Pre-register in stores or online. For more info, call (262)639-2040.

DAD’S CLUB Egg Hunt
Pierce Woods Park: 3600 Pierce Boulevard, Racine
Saturday, April 15, 12noon – 4pm
Games, prizes, and huge egg hunt. Bring your kids whatever the age, and have some fun with the Dad’s Club.

Easter Happenings at Jelly Belly
10100 Jelly Belly Lane, Pleasant Prairie
Saturday, April 15, 1 – 3:30pm
Visit and have your picture taken with Easter Bunny. Pictures 4×6 for $15 by Sharrett Studio Photography. Join us for Face Painting, Balloon Art, Raffles, and Prizes. Belly Flops Deal! For more info, call (800) 522-3267.

Easter Eggstavaganza
The Way Church: 5201 South 76th Street, Greendale
(meets inside of Martin Luther High School)
Sunday, April 16, 10:15am – 12noon
FREE egg hunt with over 10,000 Easter Eggs. The first 50 kids to arrive will receive a cool FREE cinch sack, perfect for collecting all those Easter Eggs after the worship experience. You and your children must be present during the worship experience in order to participate in the FREE egg hunt. During the worship experience, your child will receive a wristband which will allow them to participate in the FREE egg hunt. The Easter Bunny will be there too for you to take FREE pictures with. REGISTRATION is free but required due to limited seating. Register today and join us at The Way Church for an unforgettable Easter Experience! Register today! For more info, call (262)649-3120.

Easter Sunday
StoneFire Pizza Company: 5320 S. Moorland Road, New Berlin
Sunday, April 16, 11am – 8pm
An all-day Easter egg hunt (while supplies last), Easter themed craft, pictures with Easter Bunny, and tons of fun out on the game floor. Purchase a $20 game card and receive the ALL You Can Eat Buffet for just a quarter .25! Buffet closes at 7pm. For more info, call (262)970-8800.

 

EGG-xtra EVENTS 2017:

Easter 4 Kids (& Families Too!)
Mt. Zion Lutheran Church: 5927 37th Avenue, Kenosha
Saturday, April 8, 9 – 11:30am
Children along with families are invited to this FREE Easter Experience! Take a journey through the first Easter with Jesus! Meet a Roman Soldier! All or part of the family (children 2  & under MUST be accompanied by an adult). Fun! Games! Snacks! Call to register, (262)652-3054.

Spring Fling Egg Hunt
Discovery World: 500 North Harbor Drive, Milwaukee
Saturday, April 8, 9 – 10am (members only early access) 10am – 5pm (members & general public)
Bring the whole family to hunt for eggs throughout the museum! Find 7 eggs (one of each color), show them to the Ticket Counter, and be entered into a drawing to win a FREE Family Membership! PLUS, if you find a GOLD bonus egg with a gold coin inside, bring it to the special Egg Hunt station on the promenade and redeem for a special prize*! To make sure we have enough for everybody, please limit your eggs to one of each color per child. The Egg Hunt will continue all day or until egg supplies are exhausted. *Limit of 5 prizes for the day. FREE with general admission. For more info, call (414)765-8620.

Simon Kidgits Club’s Hop into Spring Celebration
Southridge Mall, Macy’s Court: 5300 South 76th Street, Greendale
Saturday, April 8, 1 – 3pm
Families are invited to hop down to the Simon Kidgits Club’s Easter Eggstravaganza in front of Macy’s.  Kids are sure to have an ‘egg’cellent time celebrating the arrival of spring with seasonal crafts, games, giveaways and more as part of the free event. For more info, call (414)421-5600.

Spring Family Funfest “The Great Surprise: Jesus is Alive”
Christ Church: 5109 Washington Avenue, Racine 
Saturday, April 8, 1 – 3pm
Families with children in preschool – 5th grade are encouraged to attend! Kids and their families will move from station to station, learning, trying and creating surprising new things. It will be a presentation of the Easter story in a new, amazing way!  Snacks will be provided and each child will leave with a surprising sack of goodies to help remind them of the new things they have learned. Families that preregister will be entered into a raffle to win a surprising prize at the end of the event. For more information , please contact the church office at (262)632-1607 or VBS Director Marci Laehr Tenuta at (262)945-8385.

Easter Egg Hunt
The Salvation Army of Kenosha: 3116 75th Street, Kenosha
Sunday, April 9, 10 – 11am 
Bring Your Own Basket! Ages 1-10 years welcome! 10am for 1-4 year olds and 10:15am for 5-10 year olds. Come for the fun stay for church service at 11am. For more information, e-mail or call Jenny at   Jennifer_Chalekian@usc.salvationarmy.org or (242)564-0286

Easter with Geoffrey!
Toys R Us: 2433 South Green Bay Road, Racine
Sunday, April 9, 1 – 3pm
Color your own Easter bag, take part in an awesome Egg Hunt, win prizes & of course, meet Geoffrey! Events are at all Toys R Us locations. All giveaways and event materials while supplies last and distributed to participants only. Be sure to reserve your spot! Visit http://www.Toysrus.come/ToyEvents for more. For more information, call (262)637-8697.

Egg Hunt 2017 hosted by City of Light Church
Kids In Motion, 14135 West Greenfield Avenue, New Berlin
Saturday, April 15, 9 – 11am
Join City of Light for a FREE brunch, children’s crafts, face painting, games, family prizes and an Eggciting Egg Hunt. Ages for the hunt range from 2-8 year olds. Activities available for pre-teens as well. This is a free event to kick off City of Light’s Easter weekend happening Sunday @ AMC Theaters in Mayfair Mall 10:30 am.

Egg Day 
Milwaukee County Zoo: 10001 West Bluemound Road, Milwaukee
Saturday, April 15, 9am – 4:30pm
Activities included in zoo admission. Highlights include: “Bubble Wonders” Show, Easter Egg search with sweet treat redemption, Easter Parade featuring Easter Bunny, bunny nose and whiskers face painting, bunny ear designing, I Spy…Easter Eggs spotting aboard the famous Safari Train, and animal enrichment activities. Zoo admission is $14.25 for adults, $11.25 for children (3 to 12 years), free for children 2 and under, and $13.25 for senior citizens (60 and older).  Milwaukee County residents with I.D. receive $1.75 off regular Zoo admission.  Parking is $12.  Zoological Society membership is valid for Egg Day. For more information, please contact the Zoo’s Marketing and Communications Division at (414)265-5466.

Easter Egg Hunt
Twin Lakes Country Club: 1230 Legion Drive, Twin Lakes
Saturday, April 15, 11am sharp!
Free and open to the public. For more info, call (262) 877-2500.

Easter at OakVue Farm
OakVue Farm: 14700 104th Street (Highway Q), Bristol
Sunday, April 16, 8:30am
Celebration Service and Brunch, plus Egg Hunt for Kids. Please come and enjoy Easter on the Farm with your family. For more information call (262)960-9145.

Easter Egg Hunt
Racine Assembly of God Church: 1325 Airline Road, Racine
Sunday, April 16, 11:30am – 12noon

Everyone should bring their baskets! Free. For more info, call (262)886-5644.

Glow in the Dark Egg Hunt at Tilt Studio
Tilt Studio at Rink Side Sports in Gurnee Mills,  6152 W. Grand Avenue, Gurnee IL
Sunday, April 16, 12:30 – 1:30pm
Children ages 2 to 6 will get to pick an egg from our dazzling array of glow-in-the-dark eggs in our Black Light Mini Golf Course at 12:30 pm sharp. Children ages 7 to 11 will get their chance to pick an egg that is up for grabs in our Black Light Laser Tag Arena at 1:00 pm. Easter candy or coupons for FREE. $10 or $25 Game Cards will be inside EVERY egg! One egg per child, please! Tilt Studio in the Gurnee Mills Mall will be open Easter Sunday from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, so hop on in and have a BLAST! For more information call (847) 856-1064.

 

If you are hosting, or know of a children’s Easter event that is not listed above, please send us all of the details including: name of the event, date(s), times, description including family-friendly aspect along with contact info (name, phone, email, website).
Email: contact@justaddkidsonline.net
Subject: Finding Easter Bunny Event

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He’s Making A List…

…Of Santa Stops!
Finding Santa sponsored by Educators Credit Union 2015Compiled by
Just Add Kids

 

‘Tis the season!

It’s the battle of the “Breakfast with Santa’s”.

Let the games begin!

The jolly man in the big fuzzy red suit is coming town. We here at Just Add Kids are compiling an ongoing list of where you can find Santa Claus ’round our corner of southeastern Wisconsin.

So check this list, and do it twice, or more! We’ll add Santa events here and on our website’s calendar JAK Happenings, along with other kid-oriented, holiday happenings as we learn about them.

Ho Ho Hope you have fun!

**DENOTES**activities and events that are designed for and/or welcoming to families of children/dependent young adults with special needs.

Finding Santa 2016 Directory (updated 12/21/16)
Sponsored by Educators Credit Union
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Santa’s Waiting – Photos with Santa
Southridge Mall, 5300 S. 76th Street, Greendale
November 4 to December 17
It’s time for holiday photos with Santa.  Come and get your pictures taken with Santa in Center Court!  Santa will be at Southridge for visits and professional photos daily. A complete listing of hours Santa is available to meet with children of all ages. For Santa’s daily hours or package pricing, call the mall Guest Services Center at (414) 421-5600.

Visit Santa
Regency Mall (east court near Boston Store), 5538 Durand Avenue, Racine
November 19 to December 24, Monday – Saturday, 10am – 8pm;  Sunday 11am -6pm; Christmas Eve 10am – 6pm.  Santa Takes A Break To Feed His Reindeer:  Monday – Saturday 1pm – 2pm and 5pm – 6pm, Sunday 3pm – 4pm.
Santa is available for visits and photos. For package prices click link, or for more info, call (262) 554-7979.  

Special Meet & Greet with Santa
KK Photography, 300 E. Main Street, Suite A, Waterford
Friday, November 18, 5 – 7pm
KK Photography will waive the sitting fee for this special guest. Instant 4×6 for $5.00 plus photo packages will be available. Perfect time to order Christmas cards. No crowded mall just a magical time to see Santa. Can set up an appointment or stop in between 5:00 and 7:00. Call (414) 861-8749 for more info.

Visit with Santa
Rhode Center for the Arts, 5819 Sixth Avenue, Kenosha
Friday, November 25,  5 -8pm
As part of Downtown Kenosha’s Lightin’ Up  City Tree Lighting celebration. Visits with Santa are free. Don’t forget your camera to capture these memories!

Breakfast with Santa at Grand Geneva
Ballroom: 7036 Grand Geneva Way, Lake Geneva
Every Saturday and Sunday, November 26 – December 24, 8am – 12noon
Join us for live holiday music and meet Santa while enjoying a delicious breakfast buffet. Featuring fun holiday activities, plus separate kids’ and adults’ buffets to accommodate every taste. All attire is welcome, whether you want to dress up for your photo with Santa or show up in your PJ’s. It’s almost as fun as Christmas morning. Bring your list!  Adults $30, Kids (6-12) $18, Kids (2-5) $10.  Reservations recommended: call (262) 249-4788.

Breakfast with Santa at Watts Tea Shop
George Watts & Son, 761 North Jefferson Street, Milwaukee
Every Saturday, 9am, November 26th, December 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th at 9:00am
Come dressed up in your holiday attire and bring the children to tell Santa their heart’s desire. A scrumptious breakfast with a fabulous surprise gift for every child at Milwaukee’s most historic Tea Room. Meet the Jolly Old Elf, for a photo opportunity, while Mrs. Claus reads her lively version of The Night Before Christmas.  $25 per person includes a meal, photo opportunities, and free gift for EVERY attendee. Call for reservations (414)290-5700.

East Troy Electric Railroad’s Christmas Express Train
2002 Church Street, East Troy
November 26 & 27; December 3 & 4; 10 & 11; 17 & 18
9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm on Saturdays and Sundays listed
The magical ride will take you a half hour from the East Troy Depot to Santa’s workshop located at the Elegant Farmer. Here children can visit Santa and get a photo taken with the jolly elf himself! Santa’s workshop wouldn’t be complete without a craft project and some hot chocolate and cookies to enjoy after working on those crafts! Advanced reservations are required (262) 642-3263. Adults (ages 12 and up) $15, children (ages 0-11) $17.50

Visit Santa at Santa’s Chalet – West Racine
Northwest corner of Washington Avenue & Grove Avenue, Racine
Every Saturday & Sunday, 12noon – 3pm, from November 26 through December 18.
Kids, be sure to drop your wish list in the mailbox at the chalet to receive a response from Santa!

Christmas with Mrs. Claus
Borzynski’s Farm & Floral Market
11600 Washington Avenue, Sturtevant
Saturdays, November 26, December 3, 10 & 17,  1 – 4pm
Storytelling, crafts, cookie decorating & more! Free. Ages 1-12. Call (262)886-2235 for more info.

Santa Visits at Grand Geneva
Main Lobby: 7036 Grand Geneva Way, Lake Geneva
Every Saturday, 2 – 4pm, from November 26 through December 24
Bring your list and check it twice! Visit Santa and his elves while enjoying live holiday musical performances (1:30 – 3:30). Local High School entertainment will perform throughout the season.

Santa’s Workshop at Wisconsin Christmas Carnival of Lights
Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park: 8425 Hwy 38 Caledonia, WI 53108
Saturday, November 26, 5:30 – 9:30pm; December 2 – 24; every Wednesday 6 – 8:30pm, Friday & Saturday 5:30-9:30pm
Kids are invited to sit on Santa’s lap, have their photo taken and tell him what they hope to see under the tree on Christmas morning! Photos with Santa are $8 each. Believers age 12 and under can write Santa a letter on the nights they cannot meet him in person and we’ll make sure he receives it. Santa then emails a personalized letter back to each child! (Deadline for receiving a response is December 20.) Enjoy a variety of beverages available at Santa’s Workshop, including hot chocolate, apple cider, lattes, mochas and more. Admission to Christmas Carnival of Lights includes “Santa’s Workshop”. Car (up to 8 people) $20, Large passenger vans, camper, limo, mini bus $30, Large Bus, Greyhound or Large Motorhome $35 (CASH ONLY- ATM located in store).

Oak Creek’s Annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting 
Oak Creek Community Center, 8580 South Howell Avenue, Oak Creek
Sunday, November 27, 5 – 7pm
5pm Community Center’s Courtyard Tree Lighting and Santa arrives on a Fire Truck.
5:15pm In the Community Center enjoy cookies and milk, enter a coloring contest for kids, listen to entertainment, pictures with Santa and receive a gift bag of goodies while supplies last. Parents bring your cameras for pictures with Santa. Please bring a nonperishable food item for the Salvation Army Food Pantry.

Pictures with Santa at Educators Credit Union
Santa will be available for free pictures with your camera/cell phone. One of Santa’s helpers will also be joining him & can take and print off an individual picture at the credit union for you to take home.
Parents: as a friendly reminder, please say your child’s name before they visit Santa to help Santa personalize his greeting. For example: “Ok, Nick, let’s say hello to Santa…” helps Santa recall that it is Nick he is about to interact with.

Friday, December 2, 3 – 6pm at 4000 W. Loomis Road, Milwaukee; 1201 Marquette Avenue, South Milwaukee; and 611 E. Geneva Street, Elkhorn

Saturday, December 3, 9am – 12noon at 1300 90th Street, Sturtevant; 1600 Summit Avenue, Waukesha

Friday, December 9, from 3 – 6 pm at 4215 Green Bay Road, Kenosha; W. Ryan Road, Oak Creek ; and 10811 W. Park Place, Milwaukee

Saturday, December 10, 9am – 12noon at 448 Falcon Ridge, Burlington; and 6131 W. Center Street,  Milwaukee

Saturday, December 10, 1 – 3pm at 2243 N. Prospect Avenue, Milwaukee

Friday, December 16, 3 – 6 pm at 7139 N. Port Washington Avenue, Glendale; 15350 W. Howard Avenue, New Berlin; and 3525 Rapids Drive, Racine

Saturday, December 17, 9am – 12noon at 1400 N. Newman Road, Racine

Santa’s Chalet at Wehmhoff Square Park
355 N. Pine Street, Burlington
December 2 through December 18
Friday evenings from 6 – 8pm
Saturday and Sundays from 2 – 4pm
Parents you are welcome to bring your cameras so you can capture your little ones smiles as they talk to Santa and receive a special treat. The chalet will be open starting Dec. 2 following our “Christmas Vacation” Christmas Parade and every weekend until Christmas. FREE.

Holiday Celebration Breakfast
Kenosha YMCA, 7101 53rd Street, Kenosha
Saturday, December 3, 9am – 11am
Your family will enjoy pictures and story time with Santa, and creating family ornaments and cards. Menu: Mrs. Claus Egg-cellent Casserole, Reindeer Trailmix Cereal, Frosty’s Yogurt, Elf Fruit and Santa’s Special Hot Cocoa. This is a FREE family holiday event; a donation to the Y’s Annual Campaign would be greatly appreciated.

Breakfast with Santa at the Pfister Hotel
424 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee
Saturdays, December 3, 10, 17, 9:30 – 11:30am
A Pfister tradition for lifelong memories. Share a jolly breakfast with Santa and his elves in the festively decorated ballroom with a special gift awaiting each child. Afterward, check out Storytime Saturdays to get your child’s letter to Santa and get a peek of his workshop! Don’t forget the cameras to capture that moment with Santa! $45 Adults, $20 Children 3 to 10 years, 2 and under free (tax and gratuity are not included). To reserve your spot with Santa, please call (877) 704-5340 or (414) 935-5950.

Santa, His Elves, and Live Reindeer
Starbucks, 685 Main Street, Lake Geneva
Saturdays, December 3, 10, and 17, 11am – 2pm
Santa, his Elves, and real Live Reindeer will be at the downtown Lake Geneva Starbucks. Come sit on Santa’s lap with your wish list and see his Reindeer up close and personal. Bring your own camera for free photos or purchase a professional photo.

Santa Fest at Boston Store
Saturdays, December 3 & 10, 11am – 2pm
Join us for a free holiday celebration filled with Santa selfies, reindeer crafts, prizes, and special sales.
Bayshore Town Center, 5701 N. Lydell Ave, Milwaukee
Brookfield Square, 15875 W. Bluemound Rd, Brookfield
Grand Avenue Mall, 331 W. Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee
Mayfair Mall, 2400 N. Mayfair Rd, Wauwatosa
Regency Mall, 5500 Durand Ave, Racine
Southridge Mall, 5300 S. 76th St, Greendale

Lunch with Santa
Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W Bluemound Road, Milwaukee
Every Saturday & Sunday, 12noon, December 3-4, 10-11, 17-18
During each of the seatings, visitors are encouraged to join in the fun and merriment of Fred Turk, as he sings everyone’s favorite holiday carols. Santa will make his entrance with Mrs. Claus and the elves, and share a special gift with each child.
Tickets are $20 per child or adult; children 2 and under are $6. Price includes Zoo admission and lunch. Zoological Society membership is not valid. Parking is $12.

Santa at “Winter Wonderland” Trees on Parade
St. John The Evangelist Community Center, 701 N. Lake Avenue, Twin Lakes
Friday, December 2, 4 – 8pm and Saturday, December 3, 1 – 5pm
Start your holiday shopping at Winter Wonderland featuring Trees on Parade! Tree decorating contest, gingerbread contest, Kids Korner with crafts and activities for the little ones, retail vendors and crafters, door prize and raffle table. As indicated above Santa will be there on Friday from 4-8pm and Saturday from 1-5pm The admission cost for the event is: 12-Adults $2.00 Ages  3-11 $1.00 under 3 free. For more information, call (262) 877-2220.

Breakfast with Santa at the Hilton
Hilton Milwaukee: 509 West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee
Saturdays, December 3, 10 and 17,  9 – 11am
Share a jolly breakfast with Santa and his elves in the festively decorated ballroom with a special gift for each child. Kids will enjoy building and decorating their own keepsake ornament, face painting, and crafting letters to Santa, a holiday movie and much more. And don’t forget the camera to capture that moment with Santa. $35 Adults, $20 Children (3-10),  2 and under free. For reservations call (877) 704-5327.

Old World Holiday Breakfast
Old World Wisconsin, W372S9727 Wisconsin 67, Eagle
Saturday seatings 9, 10 & 11am and Sunday seating at 9am, December 3 – 11
A fantastic way to celebrate the coming holidays! Enjoy a hearty holiday buffet in the big, red Clausing Barn.  Make it a full day of fun when you purchase a Holiday Combo Ticket to Old World Holiday Breakfast and An Old World Christmas and enjoy a festive breakfast and a photo opportunity with Father Christmas! Advance Reservations Required. Breakfast only: Adults $24, children 5-12 $17, plus 5.1% tax and one-time $3 service charge, children 4 and under free.

Mrs. Claus and the Littlest Reindeer
Apple Holler – 5006 S Sylvania Avenue, Sturtevant
Saturdays and Sundays, December 3 to 18,  10:00 – 11:30am
Cost: $10.00 per person (children & adults) A children’s interactive holiday musical with a special appearance and photo opportunity with Santa Claus, live reindeer, and Mrs. Claus (bring your camera!). Homemade holiday cookie, surprise holiday activity, holiday display and a ride on the Candy Cane Express. Reservations required, and are available online.

Frozen Tea Party Adventure with the Ice Queen & Santa
C.A.T.H.E. Center, 125 E. State Street, Burlington
Sunday, December 3, 1 – 4pm
Treats, mini-makeovers, crafts, singing, and visiting with the Queen and her special guest Santa Claus. $10 per person. Order tickets online. For more info, call (262) 758-2225.

Dinner with Santa
Sturtevant Village Hall, 2801 89th Street, Sturtevant
Saturday, December 3, 4:30 – 7:30pm
Mostaccioli & Salad Dinner (catered by Durango’s Pizza)
Adults $7, Kids 3 -12 $5, under 3 free. Tickets sold at the door.
Featuring friends, music, raffle, crafts, face painting, and more!  For more info, phone (262)488-3414.

**Caring Santa (for children with special needs)**
Southridge Mall, 5300 S. 76th Street, Greendale
Sunday, December 4th,  7:30 – 9am
Join us for a private photo session with Caring Santa. This event is designed to support children with special needs and their families. Care is taken to create an environment that will support the sensory and physical needs of kids with all abilities.The mall is purposely made as quiet as possible, lighting is turned down and the children can either go directly to Santa or take their time and color a little bit before they are “ready” to approach him. Since this is before the mall is open for business, there is next to no one in the mall. Register via the link.

Breakfast with Santa
Racine Masonic Center, 1012 Main Street, Racine
Sunday, December 4 and Saturday, December 17, 8am – 12noon
$8 for adults & children over 12 years old. $5 children 3 – 11 years old. Children under 3 eat FREE! No reservations required. Call (262)308-3500 for more info.

Breakfast with Santa
Borzynski’s Farm & Floral Market, 11600 Washington Avenue, Sturtevant
Sundays, December 4 and 11, at 9:00am, 10:30am and 12:00noon
Adults $8.95, Children 2-10 $6.95. Under 2 FREE. Tickets can be purchased in-store or over the phone. Breakfast includes scrambled eggs, sausage, french toast sticks, fresh fruit, pastries and an assortment of beverages. Each child will have an opportunity to sit on Santa’s lap and tell them their Christmas wishes. Limited seating, so don’t wait! Buy your tickets today! Call (262)886-2235 for more info.

Community Christmas Party
The Academy of Performing Arts
Oak Creek location – 9160 South Pennsylvania Avenue, Sunday, December 4, 10am – 12noon
Franklin location –  10001 W. St. Martins Road, Sunday, December 4, 3:30 – 5:30pm
FREE and open to the community. Visits and photos with Santa, cookies, and juice, games, coloring, crafts and more! Don’t forget our Toy Drive with all proceeds going to The Marine Corps Toys for Tots foundation. For each new, unwrapped toy donation you will receive one entry to our raffle. We have some great prizes for you! For more information call (414) 768-0101.

Breakfast with Santa
Oak Creek Community Center, 8580 South Howell Avenue, Oak Creek
Sundays, December 4 & 11, 10 – 11am
Stocking stuffer from Santa, entertainment, music, hash browns, sausage, all you can eat pancakes, milk, coffee.Advance tickets required as events do sell out. Kids 3 and under $4. All others $8. For more information call (414) 768-5840.

Soda with Santa
Sprecher Brewery, 701 W. Glendale Avenue, Glendale
Sundays,  December 4, 11 and 18, 12noon – 3pm
Go on a brewery tour, enjoy samples (beer samples for adults, soda samples for everyone), and have your picture taken with Santa. Admission prices are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, and $3 for minors. Reservations required by calling (414) 964-2739.

Breakfast with Santa
Sealed Air YMCA: 8501 Campus Drive, Mount Pleasant
Saturday, December 10,  8 – 10:30pm
Enjoy eating pancakes and a visit from Santa. Children will have pictures taken with Santa, and be read a Christmas story. Parents bring a camera. Cost:Family of 4 – $12 (member)$18 (non-member); Individual – $3/per person (member), $5 per person (non-member).  Call (262)634-1994 for more information.

Breakfast with Santa
Robert’s Roost, 600 6th Street, Racine
Saturday, December 10, 8am – 12noon
Adults: $11.95; Kids (4-12) $6.95; Children under 4: Free
All-you-can-eat breakfast buffet: scrambled eggs, cheesy hashbrown casserole, sausage & bacon, French Toast, fruit, donuts, build your own omelet, hat carved prime rib and ham. Kids buffet includes small milk or juice. Includes also: photo booth with Santa, Christmas crafts, and lots of other holiday fun. Call (262)770-4648 for more info.

**Winter Holiday Party featuring Breakfast with Santa**
Hosted by Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin
The Richardson School, 175 South Barker Road, Brookfield
Saturday, December 10, 9 – 11am
Enjoy a continental-style breakfast and time to visit with Santa. If you have special dietary restrictions, please bring your own food. There will also be crafts, cookie decorating and entertainment. This event is free and open to the community, but please register so we know how many guests to expect, as all children will have a little something from Santa. Also collecting personal care products for adults with developmental disabilities.

Breakfast with Santa
Maggiano’s Little Italy, 2500 N. Mayfair Road, Wauwatosa
Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, December 18; 9 – 11am
Doors will not open until check-in at 8:30am with fun and food starting at 9am! $25.00 per person (adult or children 3-12 years old) and includes food, beverage, activities for children, tax and service.  Fun activities inspired by the holiday! Kids will also have the chance to sit on Santa’s lap, all captured with a memorable photo keepsake. All reservations and payments are handled online.

Holiday Party
Chasing Tales, 7265 S. 1st Street, Oak Creek
Saturday, December 10, 10am – 12noon
Join us for a morning of organized holiday themed games, crafts, a visit and picture with Santa, cookie decorating, and hot cocoa all included with admission! You may also stay and play after the organized activities are completed. $20 first child, $15 each additional sibling. Pre-paid tickets available through November 30th. $18 first child, $12 each additional sibling. Members receive 10% off.

7th Annual “Cookies with Santa”
Lou Perrine’s Gas and Grocery, 5145 Sheridan Road, Kenosha
Saturday, December 10, 11am – 2pm
FREE pictures with Santa, cookie decorating, face painting, goodie bags, and more! Bring your own camera.

Cocoa with the Clauses
Cathedral Square Park – 520 E Wells Street, Milwaukee
Saturday, December 10, 11am – 2pm
Cathedral Square Park hosts the North Pole’s most recognizable residents in this outdoor cocoa klatch. Santa and Mrs. Claus will hear wish lists, while moms and dads can snap a free keepsake photos. Just remember to bring your camera! Elves and other holiday characters will also be there. Other free treats include hot cocoa and cookies. Plus, there will be games and face painting! And if that isn’t reason enough to bundle up for some holiday fun, neighboring restaurants will offer meal deals just for kids. It’s sure to be a blast! For info, call 414.220.4700 ext. 5. While Cocoa with the Clauses is a free event, a nonperishable food donation for Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin is encouraged.

Annual Spaghetti Dinner & Pie Auction
Kansasville Fire & Rescue, 23730 Durand Avenue, Kansasville
(on Hwy 11 just West of Hwy 75)
Saturday, December 10, 4 – 8pm
There is always a good time for all that attend, good food, good fun, and good friends! The evening includes activities for the kids as well as a visit by Santa.  Children and families are welcome to have their photo taken with Santa. Be sure to be ready to bid on some of the best pies in the county!  We have an exciting time as bidders fight for the rights to dig into scrumptious pies. Cost: $9 for Adults, $5 for Children age 4-12, FREE). For more info, call (262) 878-3811.

43rd Annual Muskego Lions Club Breakfast with Santa
Muskego High School Cafeteria, W183S8750 Racine Avenue, Muskego
Sunday, December 11, 8am – 12:30pm
An all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast is served.  Adults $6, Children 4 – 12  $3, Under 4 years old – FREE!  Enjoy photos with Santa ($3 each or 2/$5), face painting bake sale, raffles, and crafters.

Sunday Brunch with Santa
Twin Lakes Country Club, 1230 Legion Drive, Twin Lakes
Sunday, December 11, 9am – 12noon
Seatings from 9:00 am through 2:00 pm.
Cost: Adults – $15.95 and Children (12 and under) – $9.95.
Entrees to include: made to order omelets, biscuits and gravy, country potatoes, bacon and sausage, French Toast, Potatoes O’Brien, baked ham, chicken wings, mini hot dogs, fresh fruits, green beans, assorted salads, dessert table, milk and juice and much more. Call for reservations, 262-877-2500.

**A.S.P. Autism Solution Pieces Christmas Celebration**
Career Industries,  4811 Washington Avenue, Racine
Tuesday, December 13, 6:30 – 8pm
Join us for this annual FREE festive evening! Photos with Santa, crafts with his elves, and hot cocoa with Frosty! For a Jolly Good Time, please rsvp to autismsolutionpieces@gmail.com or calling (262)497-5890 or (262)639-3041 

Photos & Story Time With Santa
American Family Insurance Agency – Trevor Morgan, 6216 Washington Avenue, Suite F, Mount Pleasant
Saturday, December 16, 5 – 9pm
FREE experience with Santa. Professional photography will be provided for your family. There will be free food and refreshments. Santa will also be reading stories to the children, as well as, individual meet and greets. Additionally, Safe Assured ID will be there providing families with an all-inclusive senior or child ID package. Call (262)321-0892 or email tmorgan@amfam.com and let us know how many plan to attend. If possible, please bring any canned goods in for our local homeless Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin shelter.

Breakfast with Santa
YIM South Shore Center, 3244 E. College Avenue, Cudahy
Saturday, December 17th, 9 – 11am
There will be food, games, and opportunities to get your picture with Santa!
$8 per family. Members and non-members are welcome. For more info, call (414)574-5111.

Cops ‘n  Kids 14th Annual Book Giveaway
Festival Hall, 5 Fifth Street, Racine 
Saturday, December 17th, 9 – 11am
Free book giveaway is open to ALL CHILDREN regardless of income. Children can choose their favorite books, gift wrap books and have their picture taken with Santa Claus, courtesy of Walgreens. Special guests include the Racine Police Department, Racine County Sheriff’s Department, many other Law Enforcement Officers from surrounding SE WIS agencies, Racine and South Shore Fire Department, and the FBI to autograph your books if you like. The Holiday Book Giveaway is for children–All adults must be accompanied by a child. No strollers allowed. Bags will be given for books.

Holiday Celebration with Santa
Westosha Senior Community Center, 19200 93rd Street, Bristol
Saturday, December 17th, 11am – 2pm
Stop out to the Westosha Senior Center and get into the holiday spirit!  Taste-test the many entries into this year’s Chili Cook-Off and then cast your vote while the kids and grandkids visit with Santa or let their minds run wild with arts and crafts. It’s a FREE event for the whole family! For more info, call (262)891-3436.
Strolling Santa 
Pleasant Prairie Premium Outlets, 11211 120th Avenue, Pleasant Prairie
Saturday, December 17, 2 – 4pm
Santa will be strolling around the center to meet with kids and families for pictures and balloon animals. Weather permitting he will be outside various family retailers otherwise you will find him inside The Eatery. Free. For more info, call (312)470-0829.

Pictures with Santa
K-mart, 4100 52nd Street, Kenosha

Saturday, December 17th and Sunday, December 18th;  1 – 7pm
A fundraiser sponsored by Kenosha Noon Lions Club. A $5 donation per 4″ x 6″ portrait will help support charitable projects for the Vision and Hearing Impaired within the Kenosha community.

Breakfast with Santa
Milwaukee Public Museum, 800 W. Wells Street, Milwaukee
Sunday, December 18, 8 – 11am
Join us for breakfast and visit with Santa in the Streets of Old Milwaukee, decked out in Victorian-era flair for the holidays! Guests will be treated to a delicious breakfast, holiday activities and live musical performances. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture your child’s moment with Santa. Cost (includes general admission to the museum on 12/18): Adult $24, Child (3-12) $12, 2 and Under Free. Member discount. All children must attend with an adult.

Slice of Ice Holiday Hoopla
Red Arrow Park, 920 North Water Street, Milwaukee
Wednesday, December 21, 4 – 7pm
With ice skating if the weather allows, the event will go on with or without ice.
~Meet our new Penguin Pals….new skating aids sponsored by WaterStone Bank!
~Visit with Santa Claus….free photo opportunity, bring your cameras!
~Live holiday music…by Vern & the Originals.
~Free drink samples….provided by Starbucks and Pepsi Co., while supplies last.
~Free giveaways…to the first 100 visitors. Goodie bags filled with little prizes and park coupons.

Santa at the Rhode
Rhode Center for the Arts, 514 56th Street, Kenosha
Wednesday, December 21, 5 – 9pm
Visits with Santa are FREE and personal cameras to capture those magical moments are welcome. Enjoy coloring and fun activities for the kids too! Additional Arts and Crafts Vendors and Holiday Music Open Mic, hosted by Kaptain Kenosha Kai Andersen Sr.

Cookies and A Story with Santa & Mrs. Claus
Racine Masonic Center, 1012 Main Street, Racine
Friday, December 23, 2 seating times: 10:30am – 12pm and 3 – 4:30pm
Mr. & Mrs. Claus will be hosting this holiday get-together for kids, and kids at heart.  Santa Claus will be taking last minute suggestions as he prepares for the big night.  $8 per person.  Designed for children under 12 years old, accompanied by an adult. Reservations required. Seating is limited. Call (262)308-3500 for reservations or more info.

Holiday Pancake Breakfast
Georgie Porgie’s, 9555 S. Howell Avenue, Oak Creek 
Saturday, December 24th, 7 – 10:30am
Enjoy fluffy pancakes topped with vanilla custard and your favorite sundae toppings. A great holiday tradition! Santa will also be visiting from 8-10 a.m.

Holiday Pancake Breakfast
Georgie Porgie’s, 5502 Washington Avenue, Racine
Saturday, December 24th, 7 – 10:30am
Enjoy fluffy pancakes topped with vanilla custard and your favorite sundae toppings. A great holiday tradition! Santa will also be visiting from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

 

WE WILL ADD MORE LISTINGS AS WE LEARN ABOUT THEM!

** **DENOTES**activities & events that are designed for and/or welcoming to
families of children/dependent young adults with special needs**

If you are hosting, or know of a Santa event that is not listed above, please send us all of the details including: name of the event, date(s), times, the description including family-friendly aspect along with contact info (name, phone, email, website).

Email: contact@justaddkidsonline.net
Subject: Finding Santa Event

 

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Community Trick or Treat Directory 2016

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How Sweet It Is!
Compiled by
Just Add Kids Founder,
Paula Herrmann
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Did you know that the average Jack-O-Lantern bucket, when full, carries approximately 250 pieces of candy loaded with 9,000 calories and 3 lbs. of sugar?
Holy molars!
With that said, load it up (with parental discretion)! Fill up on some sweet family time together planning your kiddo’s costume and Trick or Treat action plan.  We can help with the latter. Presenting Just Add Kids’ 2016 Community Trick or Treat Directory, sponsored by Educators Credit Union  Read more…

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2016 Community Trick or Treat Directory 
sponsored by Educators Credit Union

Bay View, October 29th 5 – 8pm

Big Bend, October 31st 6 – 8pm

Bristol, October 31st 4 – 7pm

Burlington, (City of), October 31st 6 – 8pm

Caledonia, October 31st 5:30 – 7:30pm

Cudahy, October 29th 5 – 7pm

Dover, October 31st 6 – 8pm

Franklin, October 30th 4 – 7pm

Greendale, October 30th 4 – 7pm, Parade begins at 3pm by Brinkman Field (line up at 2:30pm)

Greenfield, October 30th 1 – 4pm

Hales Corners, October 30th 4 – 7pm

Kansasville, October 31st 6 – 8pm

Kenosha, October 31st 4 – 8pm

Lake Geneva, October 31st 1 4 – 7pm

Lyons, October 29th 2 – 5pm

Mt. Pleasant, October 31st 5 – 7pm

Mukwonago (Town of), October 30th 5 – 8pm

Mukwonago (Village of), October 30th 4 – 6pm

Muskego, October 31st 6 – 8pm

New Berlin, October 30th 4 – 7pm

Norway, October 31st 5 – 7pm

Oak Creek, October 31st 5 – 7pm

Paddock Lake, October 31st 4 – 7pm

Pleasant Prairie, October 30th 3 – 6pm

Racine, October 30th 4 – 7pm

Randall, October 31st 4 – 7pm

Raymond, October 30th  2 – 5pm

Rochester, October 30th 1 – 4pm

Salem, October 31st 4 – 7pm

Silver Lake, October 31st 5 – 8pm

Somers, October 31st 4 – 7pm

South Milwaukee, October 31st 5:30 – 7:30pm

St. Francis, October 30th 5 – 7pm

Sturtevant, October 31st 5 – 7pm

Twin Lakes, October 31st 4 – 7pm

Union Grove, October 31st 5 – 7pm

Vernon, October 30th 1– 3pm

Waterford (Town of), October 31st 5 – 7:30pm

Waterford (Village of), October 31st 5:30 – 7:30pm

Wheatland, October 30th 2 – 5pm

Wind Lake, October 31st 5 – 7pm

Wind Point, October 30th 4 – 7pm

Yorkville, October 31st 4 – 6pm

 

Updated 10.6.2016
Do not be scared if your community is not listed above. Frightening as it may seem, there are some municipalities that have yet to confirm theirs. JAK’s got its feelers out there and once we get those dates, we’ll post ’em. We’re happy to hear from you, too!  Feel free to shoot JAK an email at contact@justaddkidsonline.net!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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pumpkin patchHarvest Happenings 2016
by Just Add Kids founder, Paula Herrmann

Autumn will soon be in full swing with leaves changing color, crisp fall breezes a blowin’, and our favorite restaurants offering all of those spicy frothy sweet satisfying drinks. A lot of fun and a lot of yum is on tap! Fall is so delectable!

In the spirit of keeping “Family Fun @ Your Fingertips…” Just Add Kids has put together a listing of area destinations to help you make the most of creating fall memories with the kiddos. So jump in your minivan, your suv, or on your broom, momma. Let’s go! ==> Read more…

Festive Fall Family* Destinations
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Abandoned Haunted House Complex* – 2825 S. East Frontage Road, Mount Pleasant WI

Apple Holler – 5006 S. Sylvania Avenue, Sturtevant WI

Bear Den Zoo & Petting Farm –  6381 Big Bend Road (Highway 164), Waterford WI

Borzynski’s Farm & Floral Market – 11600 Washington Avenue, Sturtevant WI

Busy Barns Adventure Farm – W7675 US Hwy 12, Fort Atkinson WI

Elegant Farmer – 1545 N. Main Street Hwys ES & J, Mukwonago WI

Fright Fest at Six Flags Great America*- 1 Great America Parkway, Gurnee IL

Green Meadows Petting Farm – 33603 High Drive, East Troy WI

Godsell Farm –  S105 W15585 Loomis Drive, Muskego WI

Happy Jack’s Pumpkinland & Pumpkinfest – Basse’s Taste of Country Farm Market – 3190 County Road Q, Colgate WI

Haunted Hayrides at Grand Geneva’s Dan Patch Stables* – 7036 Grand Geneva Way, Lake Geneva WI

Hauntfest at Wisconsin State Fair Park* – 1200 S. 84th Street, Milwaukee WI

Jerry Smith’s Pumpkin Farm – 7150 18th Street (Hwy L), Kenosha WI

Jo-Don Farms – 5907 Nicolson Road, Franksville WI

Kemper Center Haunted House* – 6501 Third Avenue, Kenosha WI

Kroll’s Fall Harvest Farm – 13236 W. Townline Road, Waukegan IL

Land of the Giant Pumpkins – 11823 Durand Ave (Hwy 11), Sturtevant WI

Nightmare Before Christmas Bayview – 2700 block of Logan Avenue, Bayview WI

Old World Wisconsin – S103 W37890 Hwy 67, Eagle WI

Pumpkin Picking Time at Basse’s Country Delight Farm Market – S70 W16050 Janesville Road, Muskego WI

Racine’s Factory of Fear* – 615 S. Marquette Street, Racine WI

Richardson’s Adventure Farm – 9407 Richardson Road, Spring Grove IL

Schuett Farms – W299 S6370 Hwy 83, Mukwonago WI

Shades of Autumn Fall Festival at Stades Farm & Market – 370 W. Miller Road, McHenry IL

Swan’s Pumpkin Farm – 5930 Highway H, Franksville WI

The Haunted Parlor* – 4451 67th Street, Kenosha WI

The Rock Sports Complex presents: The Hill Has Eyes*- 7900 W. Crystal Ridge Drive, Franklin WI

Thompson Strawberry Farm – 14000 75th Street, Bristol WI

Walking Ghost Tour of Downtown Racine* – various destinations.

Wisconsin Feargrounds at Waukesha County Expo Center* – 1000 Northview Road, Waukesha WI

Now go.
Boo!
Git outta here!

Have fun!
And don’t forget to let them know that Just Add Kids sent you!

FOR MORE FAMILY FUN IDEAS, HEAD ON OVER TO OUR WEBSITE’S CALENDAR: Just Add Kids…Putting Family Fun @ Your Fingertips!

*attraction probably too scary for the littles. You know, use your best judgment.

 

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Top 5 Ways to Know if You’ll Thrive In An Online School

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Sponsored by Wisconsin Virtual Academy (WIVA), a full-time, tuition-free, online public charter school option for students in grades K-12 living anywhere in the state of Wisconsin.

 

Website: WIVA.K12.com

 

 

  1. Families do well when they believe an individualized education is important to their student’s future success.

We have found a common characteristic among parents who choose an online public school like Wisconsin Virtual Academy (WIVA): a drive to remove barriers that restrict their children from reaching their true potential. These parents are motivated to choose an education that is well suited to their child’s unique needs. They understand the power of individualized learning and are willing to get personally involved in their child’s schooling.

  1. Students who thrive in an online school respond well when encouraged to be independent.

Many schools talk about the importance of discipline and taking responsibility. Successful WIVA students live, learn, and thrive by embracing these critical qualities, and we help them get there over time. Students who have previously been distracted in a traditional school find they can finally focus in the online school. When the source of an alienating or frustrating school experience is lifted, such as bullying, many students respond with enthusiasm and hard work.

  1. Parents willing to take an active role in their student’s education will do well. So will their kids!

For WIVA students in early grades, a parent typically plays the active role of Learning Coach, working in partnership with the child’s teacher, supervising younger students closely on their assignments and tracking progress and attendance in the Online School. In the elementary years, the typical time commitment is 4 to 7 hours 5 days a week. And have no fear: we provide a tremendous range of supportive resources to help you become an effective Learning Coach. Naturally, less time is required as students enter the middle school years where the average is 4 hours 5 days a week. By high school, perhaps 1 to 2 hours per day are needed, consisting mainly of tracking progress and the usual dose of moral support.

  1. Those who stick with the online school program tend to enjoy great success.

Changing from a standard school to an online school can be a challenging transition. There are no magic bullets for doing so, other than determination—along with the willingness to use the supportive resources made available to you. And, especially for those who need to improve academically, it is an evolving process, not a sudden transformation. Bear in mind that each student is provided with an Individualized Learning Plan (ILP). Based on this comprehensive assessment, students receive a customized program. The ILP—along with guidance from our teachers, the engaging nature of online schooling, and the support you provide as Learning Coach—truly makes learning come alive and helps students thrive. What’s more, there is much evidence to show that the longer children remain in WIVA, the better they do. So, all we can say is: please stick with it!

  1. Parents who insist on high standards find WIVA to be a good fit.

WIVA uses the K12 curriculum and since its founding in 1999, the K12 curriculum used at WIVA has gained a reputation for being the “gold standard” in online education. The K12 approach is based on decades of research into how students learn, with interactive, media-rich lessons that engage young minds, plus superior instruction and support from the country’s most experienced online teachers. While an individualized education meets students where they are, make no mistake: the K12 curriculum is fairly rigorous. That’s because we want students to learn, and learn well. Setting the bar high turns out to be the best path for success in school—and in life.

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Learn More at an Upcoming Event!
Need more information before making a decision? Join us at an upcoming in-person or online event to meet and speak with school staff.

Milwaukee Education Expo
Miller Park
Saturday, April 16, 2016
10:00AM – 1:00PM
Register Now

K-12 Online Information Session
Thursday, April 21, 2016
6:30PM – 7:30PM
Register Now

Enroll Today!
Students interested in attending Wisconsin Virtual Academy for the upcoming 2016–2017 school year must submit an Open Enrollment Application prior to 4 PM on April 29, 2015.

Submitting an Open Enrollment Application does not commit you to enrolling your child for the fall; rather, it simply provides you with options. Even if you’re still uncertain, we encourage you to submit an Open Enrollment Application so that you’re able to make a final decision at a later date.

 

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Egg-citing Times Ahead!

Let’s Hop To It!Finding Easter Bunny Big Box ECU 2016
Compiled by 
Just Add Kids’ 
Silva Karapetian

Our Easter basket overfloweth!

If you are looking for The Bunny, look no further. You’ve come to the right place.

We hare you to find a
more complete, interactive directory of places to go/things to do when it comes to celebrating the holiday with the Easter Bunny. And hey, not everybody is into the furry fella, so we’ve included some additional kid-oriented, family-friendly seasonal events, as well.

Fun hop-portunities for you and your family are right here at your fingertips. Let’s go! Come back often as we will add events here and on our website’s calendar, JAK Happenings, as we learn about them.

**DENOTES**activities and events that are designed for and/or welcoming to families of children/dependent young adults with special needs.

Finding Easter Bunny! 2016 Directory (updated 3/26/2016)
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BUNNY EVENTS:

Easter Bunny Photo Experience
Southridge Mall, Center Court: 5300 South 76th Street, Greendale
Friday, February 26 through Saturday, March 26 (times vary daily)
Hop on over and visit the Easter Bunny in his over-sized Veggie Patch in Center Court!  The Bunny will be at the mall daily through Easter for photos and visits. A variety of photo packages, frames and accessories are available.  Kids will have the chance to visit with the Bunny and take home a treasured snapshot of the fun occasion. Visits with the Easter Bunny are complimentary; professional photo packages are available for purchase. For a list of hours, visit the website or for more info, call (414)421-5600.

Visits with the Easter Bunny
Mayfair Mall: 2500 North Mayfair Road, Wauwatosa
Monday through Saturday, starting March 4, 11am – 8pm, Sundays, 11am – 6pm
Saturday, March 19, 10am – 9pm
March 25 and 26, 10am – 9pm
Hop by and visit the Mayfair Easter Bunny for your perfect holiday photos! He’s ready for your hugs and smiles in Center Court. For more info, call (414)771-1300.

Easter Bunny Pictures
BAC Photography: 614 Sixth Street, Racine
Friday, March 4, 4pm – 7pm
Saturday, March 5, 11am – 2pm
Pre-register your kids to see the Easter Bunny (deadline is March 1).  Bring your own camera or cell phone.  $1 cash donation for each person in the picture.  For more info and to register, call (262)496-5490.

**An Extra Special Bunny at Southridge Mall**
Southridge Mall, Center Court: 5300 South 76th Street, Greendale
Sunday, March 6, 9 – 10:30am
Southridge Mall will once again host the FREE Caring Bunny™ event, which offers families that have children with special needs a subdued environment to participate in the Bunny Photo Experience. Caring Bunny has been developed by Simon and is guided by AbilityPath.org, a national online resource hub and special needs community. Many steps will be taken to reduce sensory triggers, creating a more comforting environment for children’s cherished visit with the Bunny. The subdued environment is likely to include (specific elements or aesthetics may vary): Turning off in-mall music, stopping escalators located near the photo set, dimming the lights and shutting down fountains for the duration of the event. Eliminating queue lines through the use of a numbering system whereby guests approach the set when their number is called. Special activities geared toward the needs of the child during the ‘wait’ period to help the child understand what activities will occur during the visit.  For more info, call (414) 421-5600.  Reserve your spot at http://southridgemall.eventbrite.com/

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
Saint Florian Parish: 1210 South 45th Street, West Milwaukee
Sunday, March 6, 8:30am – 12:30pm
A delicious breakfast with the Easter Bunny! Breakfast includes scrambled eggs, cheese omelets, dough nuts, French toast sticks, ham, bacon, sausage links, potatoes, muffins, bagels, fruit, coffee, milk and fruit juices. Along with this delicious breakfast, there will be a wonderful bake sale, basket raffle and fun games for the children! The cost is $9 for Adults and Children ages 3-10 is $4.50.  Each family will receive one FREE picture with the Easter Bunny thanks to a generous donation from the parishioners of St. Florian Church! Pictures will be from 8:30am to noon.  For more info, call (414)383-3565.

Breakfast with the Bunny
St. Joseph Catholic Academy – Upper Campus: 2401 69th Street, Kenosha
Sunday, March 6, 9 – 11am
Come and join us for a morning with the Easter Bunny.  Free games, crafts, and raffles.  Breakfast catered by Luisa’s.  Pictures with the Easter Bunny are available!  Tickets are available.  Presale ($8 adults, $6 children 3-10, and 2 and under free) or at the door ($10 adults, $8 children 3-10, and 2 and under free). For presale tickets, contact the Lower Campus Parent Association at LCparentassociation@sjcawi.org.

Pet Photo Night
Southridge Mall, Center Court: 5300 South 76th Street, Greendale
Sunday, March 6 and Sunday, March 13, 6:30 – 7:30pm
Pet lovers are invited to bring their furry family member to the mall to take a photo with the Easter Bunny on Pets must remain on their leash while on property. Visits with the Bunny are complimentary; professional photo packages are available for purchase. For more info, call (414)421-5600.

Photos with the Easter Bunny
Regency Mall, Near Boston Store: 5538 Durand Avenue, Racine
Saturday, March 12 through Saturday March 26. Mondays through Fridays, 10am – 9pm; Saturdays 10am – 8pm; and Sundays 11am – 6pm.
All families who visit the Easter Bunny will receive an Easter Bunny coloring sheet and a coupon for a free drink upgrade from Gourmet Coffee. Photo packages start at $22.  For more info, call (262)554-7903.

Big Bunny Celebration & Egg Hunt
Apple Holler: 5006 South Sylvania Avenue, Sturtevant
Saturday, March 12, 13, 19, 20, 25 & 26, 10 – 11am
Come on out and join our Easter Celebration with Easter Egg Hunt and More. Guests will begin their outing with The Country Bunny’s Easter Wish Puppet Show.  This interactive puppet show teaches the value in believing in yourself and the importance of following your dreams.  After the puppet show, get ready to experience an activity-packed adventure which includes: hopping through the Big Bunny tunnel to an orchard tour on the Big Bunny Express kid’s train into the Enchanted Forest for an Easter Egg Hunt, a hand-led pony ride, a special Easter surprise for each child, homemade cookie, apple cider, a marshmallow roast around a cozy campfire, children’s games where every child wins and photo opportunities with the Big Bunny himself, so be sure to bring your camera! $9.00 per person (children & adults) Reservations required. For more info, call (262)884-7100.

Community Easter Egg Hunt
The Academy of Performing Arts: 10001 West St. Martins Road, Franklin
Sunday, March 13, 9 – 11am
Join APA for their 2nd Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt! This event is FREE and open to the community! Plus, it’s held 100% indoors, so weather is not an issue! The Easter Bunny will be there for visits and pictures and the egg hunt is open to children walking to age 8. For more info and to reserve your spot, call (414)768-0101.

Annual Open House with the Easter Bunny
Buddy Squirrel Headquarters: 1801 E. Bolivar Avenue, St. Francis
Sunday, March 13, 9am – 3pm
Join us for our annual Easter Open House offered the Sunday before Palm Sunday. Come rain or shine! Bring your family and friends for a day of fun and festivities.  See how Milwaukee’s “Original Whipped Crème Eggs” are made! Meet Mr. & Mrs. Easter Bunny and our very own “Buddy Squirrel”. Bring your children and camera for a day of  FREE fun, everyone who visits will receive a free sample of our famous whipped crème egg and our award-winning caramel corn. For more info, call (414)483-4500.

Picture with Easter Bunny
Guttormsen Recreation Center: 5411 Green Bay Road, Kenosha 
Sunday, March 13, 1 – 3pm
Get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny! You must be a customer of GRC to participate! Call Krista Ziccarelli Photography at (262)324-1012 for more info.

4th Annual South Milwaukee Breakfast with the Easter Bunny & Easter Egg Hunt
Grobschmidt Senior Center: 2424 15th Avenue, South Milwaukee
Saturday, March 19, 8:30 – 11am
Come see the Easter Bunny, raffles, loads of activities, good food and fun.  The Egg Hunt will begin at 10am and a collecting container will be provided to all the kids. $6.00 per person, Children 5 – 11 $4.00, Children 4 and under – Free. Bring your own cameras for a picture with the Easter Bunny. This event is sponsored by The Friends of the Mill Pond and the Lions Club.

Community Egg Hunt and Breakfast with the Bunny
New Berlin Community Center: 14750 West Cleveland Avenue, New Berlin
Saturday, March 19, 1st Seating: 8:30-9:30am (doors open at 8:15am)
2nd Seating: 10 – 11am (doors open at 9:45am)
New Berlin Junior Woman’s Club is hosting this special event including a bake sale, face painting, live bunnies, and chicks in the Community Room. Bring your camera for a photo with the bunny.  An egg hunt starts at 9:30, rain, (snow!), or shine. Tickets are not needed for the Egg Hunt.  Admission for the hunt is 1 non-perishable food donation per child. Please bring a basket for gathering the eggs! The hunt is for ages 3rd grade and younger.  For Breakfast with the Bunny, advance tickets recommended (seating is limited).  Adults $7.00, children (under 12) $5.00, under 2 is free.  Online registration HERE. -or- Mail a check to: New Berlin Junior Woman’s Club, PO Box 510094, New Berlin, WI 53151. Please include which seating time and your email address for registration confirmation. For more info email, newberlinjr@gmail.com.

Springtime Fun!
Godsell Farm: S105W15585 Loomis Drive, Muskego
Saturday, March 19, 9am – 4pm (By Appointment Only)
Join us for pictures with the Easter Bunny. Then hunt for eggs and visit with the animals! You will have a private visit with the Easter Bunny while our photographer captures the experience! All photos taken will be uploaded to a private online gallery where you be able to download the images and even order prints! $25 per family. Email godsellfarmwi@gmail.com to reserve your spot.

Callen’s Easter Bunny & Egg Hunt Event
Callen Construction Muskego Showroom: S63 W13131 Janesville Road, Muskego
Saturday, March 19, 11am – 1pm
The event will feature plenty of photo opportunities and fun family events, including meeting the Easter Bunny, an Easter coloring contest for a Toys R’ Us gift card, an Easter egg hunt for children 10 and under at noon, and complimentary refreshments. For more info, call (414)765-2585.

Breakfast or Lunch with the Easter Bunny
Milwaukee County Zoo: 10001 West Bluemound Road, Milwaukee
Saturday, March 19, and Sunday, March 20, 9am or 12pm
Hippity-hoppity to the Zoo and dine with the Easter Bunny! Breakfast is served at 9 am Saturday only, and lunch is at noon in the Zoo’s Peck Welcome Center. The cost includes breakfast or lunch, a special visit from the Easter Bunny, sweet treats, live entertainment and Zoo admission. Tickets are $20 per child or adult, children 2 and under are $6. Zoological Society membership is not valid. Parking is $12.Registration begins February 15 and event sells out quickly. For more info, call (414)771-3040.

Bunny Hop! at Festival Foods
Kenosha Location: 3207 80th Street
Mt. Pleasant Location: 5740 Washington Avenue
March 19, 10am – 1pm
All children 8 and under can HOP while you SHOP! The Easter Bunny will be there and you should bring a camera! Treats, trinkets, surprises! For more info, call (262)694-7200 (Kenosha), (884)878-6949 (Mt. Pleasant).

Simon Kidgits Club’s Easter Eggstravaganza
Southridge Mall, Center Court: 5300 South 76th Street, Greendale
Saturday, March 19, 1 – 3pm
Families are invited to hop down to the Simon Kidgits Club’s Easter Eggstravaganza in front of Macy’s.  Kids are sure to have an ‘egg’cellent time celebrating the arrival of spring with festive activities, interactive games, giveaways and more as part of the free event. The Easter Bunny may even “hop” through! For more info, call (414)421-5600.

Easter Celebration
St. Francis Library: 4230 South Nicholson Avenue, St. Francis
March 19, 1:30 – 2:30pm
Celebrate spring with a hopping good party at the St. Francis Library. We’ll get you ready with a story, games, a snack, and a chance to meet the Eggmaster himself: the Easter Bunny. He’s hidden a special egg just for you. We may have some special dancing guests, too! Here’s an egg-cellent chance to burst out of your winter doldrums and see the sweet side of life. Free. For more info, call (414)481-7323.

Breakfast with Benjamin Bunny
The Watts Tea Shop: 761 North Jefferson Street, Milwaukee
Saturday, March 19 and 26, 9am
$25 per person, reservations required. Bring the kids for a delicious breakfast and story with our two famous guests: Benjamin Bunny and Jemima Puddleduck. A rendition of a Beatrix Potter tale will be read and a digital photo will be taken and posted on the site for you to share will all of your friends and family. A special gift for all attendees. For more info or to make a reservation, call (414)290-5700.

Bunny Train
East Troy Railroad Museum: 2002 Church Street, East Troy
Saturday, March 19, and Sunday, March 20, 9am – 4pm
Saturday, March 26, 9am – 4pm
Join the East Troy Railroad’s Bunny Train for some family fun! Enjoy face painting and coloring at the East Troy depot before departure. Then enjoy Easter-themed activities aboard a ten-mile round trip to the Elegant Farmer, where kids will see live bunnies and chicks on display by local 4-H students. Visit with the Easter Bunny for photos, enjoy a treat and a special gift before returning to East Troy on board our heated train. Boarding is only done at our East Troy Depot. Departs at 9:30, noon and 2:30. Advance reservations are required. Ages 3+ = $12.50. Under 3 = $8.00. For more info, email info@easttroyrr.org, or call (262)642-3263.

3rd Annual Community Wide Easter Egg Hunt/Party
Christ Church: 5109 Washington Avenue, Racine 
Saturday, March 19, 3 – 4:30pm
Games, goody bags, chance to win Easter basket full of candy. Be sure to bring your camera to take a picture with the Easter Bunny. Hot dogs available for $1.50. For ages 6 months – 12 years old. For more info, call

Lunch with the Easter Bunny
Oak Creek Community Center: 8580 S Howell Ave, Oak Creek
Sunday, March 20, 11am – 12:30pm
Lunch will be served from 11:00 to noon. Last year was a sell-out, so get your tickets early! The Easter Bunny will be the very special guest and will bring and basket for every boy and girl. Cost: $2.75 for ages 2 and under. $8 for all other ages. Visit the Oak Creek Community Center or call 414-768-5840 to purchase tickets. For more info, call (414)768-5840.

Pet Night with the Easter Bunny
Regency Mall, Near Boston Store: 5538 Durand Avenue, Racine
Wednesday, March 23, 6 – 9pm.
Four-legged family members want to see the Easter Bunny too! Dogs, cats and rabbits attending Pet Night must be leashed or in a carrier at all times and use the Southeast Entrance. Photo packages start at $22.  For more info, call (262)554-7903.

Sturtevant’s Annual Pancake Breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt
South Shore Fire Department Station #9: 2801 89th Street, Sturtevant
Sturtevant Village Hall: 2801 89th Street, Sturtevant
Saturday, March 26, 8 – 11:30am Breakfast at Fire Station, 10am Easter Egg Hunt at Village Hall

Pancakes, sausage, milk, juice and coffee will be served. The Easter Bunny will be available for pictures, check out the smoke house, do a little spring time art. Fundraiser for all under-budgeted activities and events in the Village. $7 adults/$5 children/2yrs and under free.

Egg Hunt
Racine Assembly of God Church: 1325 Airline Road, Racine
Saturday, March 26, 9 – 11am
Games, prizes, face painting, 4 hunts (Ages released at 15 minute intervals starting at 9:30am) For more info, call (262)886-5644.

2nd Annual Easter Buffet and Easter Egg Hunt
Roma Lodge: 7130 Spring Street, Racine

Saturday, March 26, 8:30 – 10:30am (buffet served), 10:45 am (Easter egg hunt starts)
Buffet will feature: chef carved ham, scrambled eggs, sausage/bacon, hashbrowns, pancakes, assorted juices. Easter Bunny in attendance. Adults $9.95, 12 & under $5.95 , 4 & under FREE. Please call for reservations (262)886-3610.

Planting Workshop & Visit with the Easter Bunny
Milaeger’s Racine Location: 4838 Douglas Avenue
Saturday, March 26, 10:30am – 12pm
Join us for some Easter fun in our Expo greenhouse! There will be a variety of activities for your kids including games and dancing. Bring an old tennis shoe and plant a pansy inside to take home! Cost is only $5 plus tax to plant a pansy. Visit the Easter Bunny who will be handing out filled Easter eggs! So bring your camera and meet the Easter Bunny! Please RSVP so we can plan accordingly. Cost is $5 plus tax. Pre-register in stores or online. For more info, call (262)639-2040.

Egg-Stavaganza
Racine Zoo: 2131 North Main Street, Racine
Saturday, March 26, 9am – 4:30pm
Join us as we celebrate the arrival of Spring!  Bring your chickadees to enjoy the following activities: Hunt for the seven knock-knock doors throughout the Zoo to earn eggs, Play special bunny-themed games, Make fun bunny crafts, Enjoy making a yummy snacktivity, Take advantage of great food specials at Max & Jenny’s Jungle Grill, Have your photo taken with our extra special guest…the Easter Bunny!  Event is included with regular Zoo admission.  Adults, $8; seniors, $7; kids ages 3 to 15, $6. Racine County residents, with valid photo ID, save $1.  Photo with the Easter Bunny is extra (a digital photo with commemorative border will be emailed to you).  For more info, call (262)636-9189.

Breakfast with the Bunny
Pleasant Prairie RecPlex: 9900 Terwall Terrace, Pleasant Prairie
Saturday, March 26, 9 – 10:30am
$15 RexPlex members, $19 non-members. Enjoy a breakfast buffet of pancakes, sausage, donut holes, milk, juice and coffee and then a visit from the Easter Bunny! A goody bag is provided for all registered children. High chairs are not provided.  For more info, call (262)947-0437.

Egg Day at the Milwaukee County Zoo
Milwaukee County Zoo: 10001 West Bluemound Road, Milwaukee
Saturday, March 26, 9:30am – 4:30pm
Kids age 8 and under can search for special Easter-themed tokens and redeem them for sweet treats! Join a parade with the Easter Bunny and his costumed character friends. Many other FUN activities! For more info, call (414)771-3040.

Brunch with the Easter Bunny
Maggiano’s: 2500 North Mayfair Road, Wauwatosa
Saturday, March 26, 10am – 1pm
Your day will be filled with making homemade peeps, Easter crafts, a picture with the Easter Bunny & a great Maggiano’s brunch! Children ages 2-13 are welcome and must be accompanied by an adult, children ages 0-2 are no charge with adult ticket. $25/person. For more info, call (414)978-1000.

Easter Happenings at Jelly Belly
10100 Jelly Belly Lane, Pleasant Prairie
Saturday, March 26, 11am – 1:30pm
Visit and have your picture taken with Easter Bunny. Pictures 4×6 for $15 by Sharrett Studio Photography. Join us for a Face Painting, Balloon Art, Magician, Raffles and Prizes. Belly Flops Deal! For more info, call (800) 522-3267.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt!
Village Park: 13600 Juneau Boulevard, Elm Grove
Saturday, March 26, promptly at 9:30am
Hip Hop Hooray the Bunny is on his way!  Elm Grove’s annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place rain or shine. Funded and organized by the Elm Grove Junior Guild, the event is free and open to the public. Families are encouraged to arrive early for a chance to meet the Easter Bunny and enjoy free coffee and hot chocolate. Bring your Easter basket and head over to the large gazebo, just south of the playground for some hunting fun. For more info, email childrensprograms@elmgrovejuniorguild.org.

Easter Bunny Hop & Easter Egg Hunt
Downtown Kenosha: starts at 4900 block of 7th Avenue to Library Park
Saturday, March 26, 10 – 11:30am
Paraders will gather at 10am with LIVE music and fun. Parade will kick-off at 10:30am and be led by the Easter Bunny and other mascots and head down the sidewalk parade route. The Egg Hunt will begin at 11am and hunters need not participate in the parade (although they are encouraged). Hunters will be divided into 2 groups: 4 and under & 5 and older. FREE.

Easter Eggstavaganza
The Way Church: 5201 South 76th Street, Greendale
Sunday, March 27, 10:30am – noon
Milwaukee’s largest FREE egg hunt with over 10,000 Easter Eggs. Join us at The Way Church for an unforgettable Easter Experience. Register your kids today! There will be a free continental breakfast before the 10:30am worship experience, 10,000 plus Easter Egg hunt and FREE pictures with the Easter Bunny immediately following the Worship Experience. Your child will receive a wristband to participate in the Egg Hunt during the worship experience. Register today! For more info, call (262)649-3120.

Easter Sunday
StoneFire Pizza Company: 5320 S. Moorland Road, New Berlin
Sunday March 27, 11am – 8pm
An all-day Easter egg hunt (while supplies last), Easter themed craft, pictures with Easter Bunny, and tons of fun out on the game floor. Spring specials including an all you can eat buffet (closes at 7pm), game card activation, and VIP wristband for unlimited rides. For more info, call (262)970-8800.

 

EGG-xtra EVENTS:

Easter Mini Photography Sessions
Krista Ziccarelli Photography, Pleasant Prairie
Saturday, March 5 and Sunday, March 6,  10am – 3pm by appointment.
Come snuggle with chicks, ducklings, bunnies, and/or our little lamb!
30 minute session for $75 where you will receive 5 edited images which can be purchased as a digital download for $25 or buy prints via our website.  Email kristaz@photosbykrista.com or call (262)324-1012.

Pancake Breakfast with Egg Hunt
Brookwood Middle School: 1020 Hunters Ridge Drive, Genoa City
Saturday, March 19, 7am – 11pm
All you can eat pancakes served with sausage, juice, milk and coffee.  Hosted by, Genoa City Lions Club. Adults $6, Children $4.  10am registration for the FREE Easter Egg Hunt. For more info, call (262)279-2016 or (262)295-8189.

Easter for Kids
Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church and School: 5038 19th Avenue, Kenosha
Saturday, March 19, 9 – 11:30am
Fun for ages 3-12 with the Easter story, crafts, and decorating cookies. Please register your child online today ir call the office at (262)654-7746

Easter for Kids
Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church: N108W14290 Bel Aire Lane, Germantown
Saturday, March 19, 9am – noon
We invite children ages 3K through 3rd grade to attend. Activities include: Bible skit, Music Time, Faith-based Games, Crafts Time. Your child will be assigned a buddy for the day to make sure they have a great morning. A lite morning snack will be served. For more info, call (414) 425-0181. Register your child for FREE via link.

**A Very Special Easter for Kids**
Mt. Zion Lutheran Church: 5927 37th Avenue, Kenosha
Saturday, March 19, 9am – noon

A FREE Easter event for children, ages 5 t0 20) with special needs. Enjoy crafts, Easter egg hunt, puppet show, cookie decorating, and games. A special service and lunch is also provided where families are invited too! Register by March 12th.  Space is limited! For more info, call (262)652-3054.

Easter Eggstravaganza
Fellowship Baptist Church: 5607 Wright Avenue, Racine
Saturday, March 19, 1-3pm
There’s an egg hunt, bounce house, games, crafts, face painting and raffle prize giveaways. It’s all free fun for everyone. Go on line to pre-register for your preferred egg time (3 times that fill up quickly!).  For more info, call (262)633-3206.

Spring Fling Egg Hunt
Discovery World: 500 North Harbor Drive, Milwaukee
Saturday, March 19 and Saturday, March 26, 9 – 10am (members only) 10am – 5pm (members & general public)
Bring the whole family to hunt for eggs throughout the museum! There will be special treats in each egg, PLUS if you find a red bonus egg with a gold coin inside, bring it to the Membership Information Desk and redeem for a special prize! The Egg Hunt will continue all day or until egg supplies are exhausted. FREE with general admission. For more info, call (414)765-8620.

Midwest Twisters Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 26
Oak Creek: 600 East Rawson Avenue
9am for those walking through 3 years old; 10am for 4 and 5 year olds; and 11am for those 6 to 9 years old
Franklin: 11227 West Forest Home Avenue
9:30am for those who have just started walking through 4 years old, and 10:30am for those 5 to 9 years old
Hartland: 602 Industrial Court
9:30 am for walkers through 4 year olds, and 10:30am for 5 to 9 year olds
Midwest Twisters has hidden filled eggs in gyms in three different locations. The bonus is that it’s indoors, so it’s warm and dry. Admission is $2 per child. No registration required. For more info, call (414) 764-6540.

Easter Egg Hunt
Twin Lakes Country Club: 1230 Legion Drive, Twin Lakes
Saturday, March 26 10am sharp!
Free and open to the public. For more info, call (262) 877-2500.

Hope of Easter Family Experience
Racine Community Church: 8440 Spring Street, Racine
March 26, 2 – 4pm
Join others in this interactive experience designed to engage people of all ages! There will be a directed Easter Egg Hunt with special application as well as a dessert fellowship time and a special showing of the Jesus movie for children! You won’t want to miss this opportunity to engage Easter in a fun and fulfilling way! For more info, call (262)886-6606.

Spring Fling
Chasing Tales: 7265 South First Street, Oak Creek
Friday, April 1, 4 – 7pm
$10/child, Adults are free.
For more info, call (414)254-7529.

 

If you are hosting, or know of a children’s Easter event that is not listed above, please send us all of the details including: name of the event, date(s), times, description including family-friendly aspect along with contact info (name, phone, email, website).
Email: silva.justaddkids@gmail.com
Subject: Finding Easter Bunny Event

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JAK gives birth…

Welcome JAK-SKE!Just Add Kids Special Kids Edition
by Just Add Kids founder,
Paula Herrmann

Okay, so JAK-SKE isn’t exactly new. Yet, if I asked for a show of hands as to how many of you know what JAK-SKE is, there’d be a majority of you who don’t know.

So, while JAK-SKE isn’t a newborn, he/she’s got a coming out, of sorts, to announce. Read more…

First, for those of you who don’t know what the what this JAK-SKE thing is all about, let me start there. JAK-SKE stands for Just Add Kids – Special Kids Edition. Oh yah, that’s what that hard to read type says on the logo above ^^!

We started with **’ing events in our JAK Happenings Calendar of Events. Those events are activities & events that are designed for and/or welcoming to families of children/dependent young adults with special needs. For instance, **Special Needs Family Day at Sealed Air YMCA** which we shall get to very soon in this blog post.

Soon after that, we launched our JAK-SKE Facebook group whose mission is for its members to connect around our common struggles and successes for the benefit our SE Wisconsin/NE Illinios extra needs & special needs children/dependent adults and ourselves. Parents, family members, caregivers, educators, healthcare providers, therapists, and children (13+) have a place to meet socially to be a resource for each other, share experiences, and to provide support. Click here to request to join in the conversation on Facebook.

Next, we created JAK-SKE’s own Happenings Calendar of Events. While we strive to be all -inclusive in our basic, original calendar with denoting the **’d events. We have also extracted those events out, just for ease of perusing. 

So finally, the exciting news you have been waiting for…. But, wait! You may have seen it already, because I just could not contain the excitement of this upcoming event until this blog post…. Either way,  Just Add Kids – Special Kids Edition is excited to announce its partnership with the Racine Family YMCA and Autism Solution Pieces in bringing the next Special Needs Family Fun Day which is taking place this Sunday at the Sealed Air YMCA from 1-3pm. Please see flier below. If you click on the flier, a pdf version will pop open that you can download and share. You do know, you can actually save the below flier in a jpg on your device, as well, right?

YMCA Special Needs Family Day 2.21.2016 (updated).jpg

All friends and families of individuals with special needs are welcome to come. We’d appreciate you letting others know. Thank you!

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