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Chicagoland Area Homeschool Meet Up Groups

One of my goals for this year is to get my daughter involved with homeschool groups where she can meet other homeschool kids her age.  Up until recently, she hadn’t really met other homeschoolers her age, and she was getting very curious.  Most of the kids in her dance and gymnastics classes attend traditional schools.  She’s been eager to meet homeschoolers.  So in 2015, I am making sure to make an effort to go on outings and field trips with other homeschoolers, go to homeschool gatherings, and plan activities with other homeschoolers.  Below, I will list my top 4 choices for Homeschool Meet Ups in the Chicagoland area of Illinois.

South Suburbs Homeschool Meet Up

This Meet Up is for homeschooling families looking to get together in the South Suburbs of Chicago for outings and activities.  Kids of all ages are welcome.  This Meet Up group is just getting started and is looking for new members.  It’s hard to find Meet Ups in the South Suburbs of Chicago, so this Meet Up is near and dear to me.

South Suburbs Homeschool Meetup

Richton Park, IL
2 Homeschoolers

This group is for anyone interested in getting together for affordable activities for our homeschool kids. I’m looking to plan outings to farms, zoos, parks, splash pads, natu…

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Children’s Museum Outing

Thursday, Apr 23, 2015, 1:00 PM
1 Attending

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Fox Valley Homeschool Meet Up

Another Meet Up group in the Chicagoland Area is in the Western Suburbs.  This meet up has been active for awhile and does a lot of activities each month.  I believe this group started in 2010, but I am not positive.  They have MANY outings and activities planned each month from play dates, park days, educational trips to restaurants, roller skating days, tours of Viking Ships, etc.  I have not fond another Homeschool Meet Up that is as active as this group.  This would probably be my top pick in the Chicagoland area for Homeschool Meet Ups simply because of the amount of activities planned each month.  There is always something going on.  On the downside, most of the outings and activities are planned in the West and Northwest Suburbs.  If you live South of Chicago, some of these outings may be a far drive for you.  I would still recommend attending at least a couple of their Meet Ups.  See the link below.

Fox Valley Homeschoolers

Naperville, IL
228 Homeschoolers

If you’re a homeschooling parent living in the Fox Valley area who is looking for fellow homeschoolers to connect with then this is the group for you!Our members have childre…

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Downers Grove Homeschool Play Group

A third option is a Meet Up group located in the Downer’s Grove Area, outside of Chicago.  This Meet Up has been active for about 6 months.  They try to plan a couple activities/outings each month, but it’s been a little slow lately.  It should pick up again soon with summer being just around the corner.

Downers Grove Homeschool Playgroup

Downers Grove, IL
53 Parents

This is a play group for homeschool children and parents in Downers Grove, Woodridge, and the surrounding areas. We currently have children in the group between the ages of 5 …

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The World is Our Classroom

And last but not least is my 4th choice for Homeschool Meet Up groups.  They are located in the Western Suburbs of Chicago and tend to do most of their Meet Ups in the West and Southwest Suburbs.  What I like most about this group is they attend a lot of plays for kids.  Since my daughter is old enough now to go and enjoy plays, I am drawn to this group.  Going to see plays can be such an amazing experience for kids, and it’s something the adults can enjoy too.

The world is our classroom!

Joliet, IL
192 Members

Are you a home-school parent looking for other families to share educational trips with? Let’s get together and visit museums, cultural tours, along with parent led educationa…

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Tuesday, Apr 7, 2015, 10:00 AM
23 Attending

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Well, there you have it.  My top 4 choices for Homeschool Meet Ups in the Chicagoland Area of Illinois.  If you’re not from the Chicagoland Area, but are looking for Homeschool Meet Ups in your are, check out the website below to search for your local Meet Ups.


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