Observation Site: Easel Art Studio, Bucktown.
Hypothesis: Owner Kerry Peagram (art school grad and former nanny) inspires tykes to create refrigerator-worthy oeuvres.
Materials: Paintbrushes, pencils, watercolors, clay, recycled paper, found objects.
Procedure: Peagram introduces kids to concepts like cubism and pointillism; petite Pollocks make collages, illustrations, paintings, and sculptures. Open workshop time is available outside of scheduled classes.
Results: Finished artworks go home or are hung on studio walls.
Conclusion: Boosted esteem + heightened creativity = successful experiment.
Easel Art Studio, 1830 North Milwaukee Avenue, between Leavitt Street and Oakley Avenue (773-360-1720 or easelartstudio.com). Sign up now for spring sessions starting March 16.
Milly’s (Almost) All Kids Revue
What: Fam-friendly version of the variety hit Milly’s Orchid Show mixes magic, music, circus stunts, and more.
Why: No attention span is too short.
When: Sun., 3 p.m.
Where: Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave., at Sunnyside Ave. Tickets online at oldtownschool.tix.com or call 773-728-6000.
What: Three- and 4-year-olds dress up as explorers to find butterflies and make butterfly juice for feeding time.
Why: Flutter by.
When: Thurs., 9:30 a.m.
Where: Judy Istock Butterfly Haven, at The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Dr., at Fullerton Pkwy. Reservations at 773-755-5111 ext. 6.
What: Betty MacDonald’s children’s book about a funny lady living in an upside-down house gets recast as a musical.
Why: You’ll giggle.
When: Sat.-May 3. Sat., 1 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Where: Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave., b/t Morse & Farwell Aves. Tickets online at ovationtix.com or call 773-761-4477.