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30+ Things to Do With Kids This Week…Virtually! (June 1-7)

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Take some breaks from homeschooling and have some fun at home with our roundup of this week’s virtual activities!

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All Week

Music Monkey Jungle

Daily at 10 am

 

Join Lori from MMJ every morning for singalongs, fun, and playtime. Join the free MMJ group to get access to the classes.

Free Romp n’ Roll at Home Classes 

Weekdays at 10 am

 

Romp n’ Roll hosts a week of free gym and music classes for toddlers and preschoolers on Facebook Live. On Fridays, it’s baby class!

Pete the Cat Club

Weekdays at 1 pm

 

James Dean reads from his Pete the Cat series and leads a fun video every day on Instagram.

Philly Zoo at 2

Weekdays at 2 pm

 

Explore the zoo, go behind the scenes, talk with experts, and meet some of the zoo’s most amazing creatures every day on Facebook. They’re even gearing up to introduce new babies that haven’t been introduced yet to the public as the series goes on!

The Rock and Roll Playhouse: Live From The Playroom

Weekdays at 3 pm

 

Rock out with free musical livestreams from the New York branch of the Rock and Roll Playhouse concerts you’ve come to love in Ardmore!

Home Safari Facebook Live with the Cincinnati Zoo

Daily at 3 pm

 

Every afternoon, the Cincinnati Zoo will highlight one of their animals and include an activity you can do from home on Facebook Live.

Mac’s Book Club Show with Author Mac Barnett

Weekdays at 3 pm

 

Book reading and discussion every day on the author’s Instagram at 3 pm.

Nightly Met Opera Streams

Daily at 7:30 pm

 

Stream a different opera on the Metropolitan Opera’s website each night!


Monday

Music Monkey Jungle DIY Music & Movement Lessons

June 1, 9 am

 

Lori will go live every Monday to share mini music, movement, instrument, and dance lessons that you can do with kids (ages 10 and under) in the comfort of your quarantine.

Roots with Ruark Live on Zoom

June 1, 11:30 am

 

Kids ages 5 and under can sing, move, and groove with musician Ruark Downey live on Zoom.

Storytime with Kristen Bell

June 1, noon

 

Actress  Kristen Bell will be reading “Goodnight, Daniel Tiger” on the PBS Kids Facebook page.

Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion Online Talks

June 1, 1 pm

 

Tune in to Facebook Live for fun and educational chats with Trisha, Director of Education at the Insectarium, every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Snapology Online: Medieval Transportation

June 1, 2 pm

 

Learn how people moved around the kingdoms in medieval times without cars, trucks, buses, airplanes, or trains to get them where they needed to be. Then, design your own form of transportation for this special time in history. For ages 5-12. Pre-register online.

Franklin Institute @ Home: Live COVID-19 Q&A

June 1, 3 pm

 

Join Dr. Jayatri Das and a few Franklin Institute colleagues for a fun challenge to test your critical thinking skills.

Virtual Yoga for Children with Ms. Danielle

June 1, 3 pm

 

Virtual yoga class on Facebook Live (https://www.facebook.com/FLPYouthServices/) for kids, offering a safe environment to play, explore, and experience the wonderful benefits of yoga, including grounding, self-expression, balance, and flexibility. Class is centered around a series of yoga poses that are rich in detail and experience. Free; no experience necessary.

Reframing High School

June 1, 3 pm

 

Current high school freshmen and sophomores are invited to join Shesheena Bray, MS Ed., in grieving the loss of the high school experience they expected and learning how to cope with uncertainty and fear about our “new normal.” This free workshop is part of the Free Library of Philadelphia’s program, Processing the Pandemic: A Workshop Series for Teens. Pre-register online.

Free ZoomDance at Home Class: Deep Under the Sea

June 1, 4 pm

 

Dance, music, storytelling, imagination, and fun for ages 2-7. Free; pre-registration required online.

Beginner Food Growing Workshop Series: Feeding Your Food Garden

June 1, 4 pm

 

PHS hosts a free Zoom webinar to teach you how to grow food from home! This week, learn about building up your composts and feeding uour gardens. It’s great if you’re thinking about participating in Harvest 2020 and need to get started.

Kids’ Cooking Workshop: Ice Cream Cone Cake Pops

June 1, 4 pm

 

Kids will learn to crumble, make perfect cake pop dough, melt chocolate, dip, and decorate these yummy treats for the whole family to enjoy. Pre-register online, as space is limited.

Ask a Naturalist

June 1, 5 pm

 

Tune in via Zoom to hear fun facts based on your questions to Schuylkill Center naturalists.

Songs and Bedtime Stories with The Snow Queen

June 1, 6 pm

 

Join Elsa free on Facebook as she reads stories, answers questions, sings songs, and more!

Make Snowflakes with the Ice Queen

June 1, 7 pm

 

More Elsa fun, different Facebook page! Come join the Ice Queen as she guides you through the art of making paper snowflake decorations that will make your home into a winter wonderland.

Tinkering with a Fairy

June 1, 8 pm

 

Stop by Tinker Bell’s hollow (but really just Facebook) for a bedtime story and learn how to make your very own tinker-jar!

Tuesday: Election Day!! Go Vote!

Roots with Ruark Live on Zoom

June 2, 9:30 am

 

Kids ages 5 and under can sing, move, and groove with musician Ruark Downey live on Zoom.

Brickmasters Animation Club

June 2, 10 am

 

Join the library on their YouTube channel each Tuesday for a new video. Learn how to make stop-motion animations!

Settlement Kids: Live

June 2, 10:30 am

 

Keep your kids entertained, engaged, and connected with free music and dance shows brought right to your home by Settlement Music School. Their Playshop, Workshop, and Creative Movement teachers will get you dancing, singing, and smiling on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Virtual Storytime with Parkway Central Library

June 2, 10:30 am

 

Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, music, movement, and lots of fun for children ages 2-7 and their caregivers. Storytime with a yoga and mindfulness twist! Storytime will be posted on the library’s Instagram (@freelibraryccd).

Yoga with Rapunzel

June 2, 11 am

 

Join Rapunzel for a fun beginner yoga class. Pre-register online at Bowfish Kids.

Ballet Tea Party Dance Class

June 2, 11:15 am

 

Break out your tutus, your tights, or whatever feels best to twirl in, and learn basic ballet positions and movements to work on coordination and balance. For ages 1.5-8. Pre-register online.

Free Craft Time with The Little Mermaid

June 2, 11:30 am

 

Join Ariel for free virtual craft time and singalong

Angelina Ballerina Storytime

June 2, 11:30 am

 

Join LeRoux School of Dance instructors Miss Taylor and Miss Kelly over Zoom for a virtual storytime and dance class featuring the adventures of Angelina Ballerina.

Recycled Crafting

June 2, noon

 

Learn how to make something new from recyclables! Step-by-step instructions will be posted to Walnut Street West Library’s Facebook.

Play Your Way to a Happier Quarantine

June 2, 12:30 pm

 

Elizabeth Walker, PhD will teach simple play skills you can use daily to get more “bang for your buck” out of playtime and turn even the grumpiest toddler into a happy little camper. Pre-register online.

Learn about Baby Animals with John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge

June 2, 1 pm

 

A ranger from John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge will bring you some cuteness with baby animal facts and a craft! This program will be on Facebook Live and the recorded video will be available after the program.

New Parent Virtual Support Group

June 2, 1 pm

 

Kith + Kin’s new parent support groups are facilitated by trained doulas who help guide the transition into the new role of parenthood. Share stories, ask hard questions, and more. Pay what you can; join on Zoom via Kith + Kin’s website.

Lincoln Center Pop-Up Classroom

June 2, 2 pm

 

In this free workshop, create a series of prints using objects found in the kitchen.

Virtual Bilingual Storytime

June 2, 2 pm

 

Join Mr. Pagan from Durham Library on Facebook Live for bilingual storytime with stories in Spanish and English.

Insectarium Creature Feature on Facebook Live

June 2, 2 pm

 

Join the Philadelphia Insectarium for a behind-the-scenes educational lesson with their Director of Living Exhibits.

Snapology Online: Design your Own Crown

June 2, 2 pm

 

Learn about the royals and how their clothing sets them apart. Then, create your own LEGO crown and scepter to wear as your marker of LEGO royalty. For ages 5-14. Pre-register online.

Snapology Online: Superhero Labs

June 2, 4 pm

 

If you could create a superhero, what kind would you create? Build together to find out! Ages 5-14. Pre-register online.

Kids’ DIY Sushi Workshop

June 2, 4 pm

 

Kids will learn different veggie cutting techniques, sushi rolling techniques, and how to create their very own delicious dipping sauce to serve alongside. Go on a kitchen scavenger hunt together and forage your fridge, freezer, and pantry for yummy toppings, mix-in’s and more! Pre-register online to hold your spot.

Superhero Pretend Adventure Class

June 2, 4:15 pm

 

Little Heroes in Training, or “HIT Squad” will unlock a new themed adventure and develop their super skills and strength using only their imaginations and their bodies! Meanwhile, the class will guide big kids through skill-building challenges that would make any hero proud. This class is action-packed fun for all, and perfect for fighting the afternoon sillies in costume! Pre-register online.

Managing COVID-19 Anxiety: A Virtual Workshop

June 2, 7 pm

 

Join local Psychotherapist Perri Shaw Borish in a virtual online chat around how to manage the uncertainty and anxiety COVID-19 is causing you and your family. This will be a chance to connect with others and hear how they are coping, as well as walk away with some tangible coping skills from Perri for stress and anxiety reduction. Advanced registration is required.

Sing Along: Snow Princess

June 2, 7 pm

 

Enjoy a free bedtime sing-along with Princess Anna on Facebook.

Storytime with Merida

June 2, 7 pm

 

Join the Scottish princess for a relaxing storytime over Facebook before bed.

Wednesday

Kids Yoga Online

June 3, 10 am

 

Malvern Public Library hosts a free, online yoga-class for kids! Stretch, bend, and move your bodies while having fun and exercising from home.

Pride Poetry

June 3, 10 am

 

June is Pride Month! Celebrate LGBTQ+ heroes with the National Liberty Museum and Educator Lyssa Horvath. Learn about key figures and important allies in the LGBTQ+ movement. Read and listen to important speeches, poetry, and articles about equal rights, respectful treatment, and inclusiveness, and then write your own creative poem celebrating the LGBTQ+ moment. Register online.

Storytime with Rapunzel

June 3, 10 am

 

Rapunzel hosts a Facebook storytime full of singing, engaging storytelling, and Q&A.

 

Take a closer look at the things that live and grow right under our very noses–there’s plenty to see on your own block! Join Bartram’s Garden on Facebook for this live-streamed Little Explorers program.

PlayMusic Family

June 3, 10:30 am

 

PlayArts takes it online with Ms. Maria! Join a musical adventure right in your own living room for ages 4 and under. Through fun and familiar songs, sing, move, and play using simple materials you might have lying around your home. Click “Join Class” on their website when it’s time for class.

Wednesdays With Walter

June 3, 10:30 am

 

Do you know Walter, the fish that lives at the West Oak Lane Library?  A librarian will read a story to him each Wednesday, so tune in!

Tots Circus Class

June 3, 10:30 am

 

Kids ages 3-4 can get moving with a free class from Philadelphia School of Circus Arts! Join on Zoom.

Franklin Institute Science + Stories: ‘Way Past Mad’

June 3, 11 am

 

Author Hallee Adelman leads an interactive read-aloud of Way Past Mad, sharing the story of Keya and how she finds different ways to get past her mad to make things right with her sibling and best friend. Following the reading, Hallee will join a Franklin Institute educator to guide an interactive emotions activity—and end with a demo on how to make your own stress putty. Participating kids will leave with ideas about good ways to get “way past mad.” Free; register online.

Virtual Princess Storytime: Rapunzel

June 3, 11 am

 

Join an interactive storytime with Rapunzel free on Facebook Live.

Barnes Art Adventures

June 3, 11 am

 

Barnes Art Adventures is an interactive educational program for grades 3 and up that encourages students and grownups to move, play, and create while learning about art from home. This week, express yourself with movement and artwork. Join on the Barnes’ Twitch.tv channel.

Kids’ Cooking Class: Monkey Bread

June 3, 11 am

 

In this class, your child will make a delicious treat of gooey cinnamon rolls, pull-apart style. They’ll make the dough from scratch, roll in cinnamon sugar, and place in the pan for a yummy dessert or breakfast the whole family will love. Pre-register online.

InMovement Mini Ninja Class

June 3, 11 am

 

InHomeMovement presents a 30-minute interactive class experience for kids 3-5 years including warmup, movement activities, hand-eye coordination challenges, games, and more designed to bring out your preschooler’s inner Ninja warrior! Pre-register online to reserve your spot.

Kids’ Yoga (Ages 4-6)

June 3, 11 am

 

Mama’s Wellness Joint moves online with Kids’ Yoga for ages 5-8. Pre-register online.

Virtual Snake Party

June 3, 11 am

 

Snake expert Scott Prior will introduce kids to a number of his reptilian friends, telling them all about their behavior, characteristics, habitats, and lives. Get up close and personal through a series of videos, to be shared on Facebook.

Free Hula Hoop Class from Philly Circus School

June 3, noon

 

Kids ages 5 and up can learn circus skills in a free virtual class from Philadelphia School of Circus Arts! Join on Zoom.

Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion Online Talks

June 3, 1 pm

 

Tune in to Facebook Live for fun and educational chats with Trisha, Director of Education at the Insectarium, every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Trolls Dance Party

June 3, 1:30 pm

 

In this one-day class, kids ages 6-10 will learn jazz dances and techniques all to the fun songs from Trolls World Tour! Pre-register online.

Snapology Online: Magical Rooms and Secret Passages

June 3, 2 pm

 

Kids ages 5-14 will use LEGO to design a common room for their own magical castle equipped with hidden entrances, passages, and magical features. Pre-register online.

Free Kids’ Cooking Class: Thumbprint Cookies

June 3, 2 pm

 

Pre-register online for this free cooking class by Freshmade. Kids will measure and mix up their own cookie dough for delicious thumbprint cookies. Use any jam you have in your pantry! No jam on hand? Learn how to whip up a simple one with fresh or frozen fruits, too.

What’s Next? Finishing High School in an Uncertain Time

June 3, 3 pm

 

Current high school juniors are invited to join Liz Sutton, Ed.M., MAPP, in learning strategies to cope with uncertainty about the future as well as grief over lost milestones of the high school experience such as prom and graduation. This free workshop is part of the Free Library of Philadelphia’s program, Processing the Pandemic: A Workshop Series for Teens. Pre-register online.

#ConcertsForKids: Mark Mulcahy

June 3, 4 pm

 

For family audiences, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is teaming up with kids’ music artists who will bring world-class performances and diverse musical perspectives straight from their homes to yours.

Snapology Online: Superhero Hideouts

June 3, 4 pm

 

Where do superheroes go when they aren’t battling villains in the city streets? To their super high-tech superhero hideouts of course! Create an epic hideout, worthy of a superhero. LEGO class for ages 5-14. Pre-register online.

Free ZoomDance Class

June 3, 4 pm

 

Dance, music, storytelling, imagination, and fun for ages 2-7. Free; pre-registration required online.

Kids’ Circus Class

June 3, 4:15 pm

 

Kids ages 5-7 can get moving with a free class from Philadelphia School of Circus Arts! Join on Zoom.

Juggling Class

June 3, 5 pm

 

Kids ages 8 and up can learn juggling in a free virtual class from Philadelphia School of Circus Arts! Join on Zoom.

Mindful Wednesdays with Ms. Becky

June 3, 6:30 pm

 

Join Parkway Central Library’s Instagram Stories and Facebook Stories for a children’s mindfulness activity with Ms. Becky. Activities will include mindful writing prompts, read-alouds, music & movement, and more before bed.

Bedtime Stories with Snow White

June 3, 7 pm

 

Join Snow White on Facebook Live for a free story session before bed.

Not A Peep Sleep Workshop

June 3, 8 pm

 

During this one-hour workshop, sleep expert Maria Lopez of Not a Peep will teach you about the science of children’s sleep, why problems occur, how to prevent them and how to troubleshoot your current issues. topics include children’s sleep, ideal routines for each age, common sleep problems: regressions, night wakings, and short naps. Pre-register online, and bring all your questions!

Thursday

Roots With Ruark All Ages Virtual Music Class

June 4, 10:30—11:15 am

 

Roots with Ruark brings you and your little one a music class full of energy and excitement with that one on one connection that is so vital for the 0-5 age group. This week, he’s broadcasting via Zoom with Kith + Kin! Pre-register online.

Drag Queen Storytime with Brittany Lynn

June 4, 11 am

 

Join drag queen Brittany Lynn for a special storytime for Pride Month! Listen to stories teaching the importance of love and acceptance. This program is for children of all ages and their families. Pre-register online.

Kids’ Cooking Class: Apple Nachos

June 4, 11:30 am

 

In this class, your child will chop up apples, drizzle them with yogurt, and add their favorite toppings for a healthy treat. Pre-register online.

InMovement Ninja Class

June 4, 10:30 am

 

InHomeMovement presents a 45-minute interactive class experience for kids K – 8th grade! This super fun training session includes cardio and strength training, karate basics, hand-eye coordination challenges, focus-building activities, and games! Pre-register online to reserve your spot.

Settlement Kids: Live

June 4, 10:30 am

 

Keep your kids entertained, engaged, and connected with free music and dance shows brought right to your home by Settlement Music School. Their Playshop, Workshop, and Creative Movement teachers will get you dancing, singing, and smiling on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

PlayArts Movement Lab

June 4, 10:30 am (ages 4 and under); 2 pm (grades K-3)

 

Join Ms. Margot on an exploration of basic movement and dance concepts. You’ll need some space to move around, and lots of energy. Join the free class on the PlayArts website.

Free ZoomDance Class: Under the Sea

June 4, 11 am

 

Dance, music, storytelling, imagination, and fun for ages 2-7. Free; pre-registration required online.

Ballet with the Fifth Spirit

June 4, 11:30 am

 

Come join Elsa in your most colorful tutus for ballet! Free on Facebook live.

Parent and Child Preschool Snapology Class: Animals on Safari

June 4, noon

 

Parents and kids ages 3-5 will learn about animals and build some using LEGO or DUPLO blocks. Pre-register online.

Wildlife of the Week with John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge

June 4, 1 pm

 

Join John Heinz NWR for the first of the Wildlife of the Week series, where they highlight local animals in fun, informative segments. First up, the red fox!

Snapology Online: A Knight’s Coat of Armor

June 4, 2 pm

 

Learn about what it takes to become a medieval knight, including the importance of their family lineage, the types of weapons used, and the magical creatures they were rumored to have battled in this LEGO-based class. For ages 5-14. Pre-register online.

Lincoln Center Pop-Up Classroom: Dance

June 4, 2 pm

 

In this free workshop, explore the fusion of genres and styles within dance choreographies, with a close look at a piece by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater choreographer Ronald K. Brown.

Storytime with the Frog Princess

June 4, 2 pm

 

Join the Frog Princess for a free interactive storytime on Facebook.

Online Storytime with PlayArts

June 4, 4 pm

 

Grab a blanket and get cozy, it’s storytime! Join Ms. Krista as she takes your little ones on a literary adventure.

Snapology Online: Science of Superpowers

June 4, 4 pm

 

Students will explore the importance of DNA and how a slight change in your DNA can change everything about the way you interact with the world. Have fun creating the Hulk…and transforming him. For ages 5-12. Pre-register online.

Virtual Thursday Crafternoon

June 4, 4 pm

 

The Free Library will post a video every Thursday on their social media pages for Thursday Crafternoons! Miss Mary will share a story and then talk about a craft that relates.

ZoomBallet

June 4, 4 pm

 

An engaging, active, adventurous beginner ballet class to help young dancers discover the joy in dancing. Kids ages 5-8 will work on ballet moves in a less rigid format than standard ballet classes. Costumes are encouraged but no specific attire is necessary. Pre-register online; $10 per class.

Kiddo and Me Zoom Workout

June 4, 4:30 pm

 

Be Well With Beth’s classes give parents a full-body strength and flexibility workout using body weight, bands (or whatever you have laying around), and even your little one as resistance. Come for a great work out, stay for the play, social time, and conversation with other parents and kids! Plus, stay online at the end for an additional 15 minutes to discuss nutrition and meal planning with Beth, who is also a registered dietitian nutritionist!

Stretch and De-Stress for Tweens

June 4, 5:30 pm

 

Yoga@Play will help tweens work to get stronger physically and mentally through yoga movement, breathing, and yoga games in a non-competitive environment. There will also be time built in for the kids to connect and share via Zoom throughout the class. Kids will be provided fun activities and ideas to use outside the class in order to stay strong and calm during these uncertain times. Pre-register online.

Virtual Pajama Storytime

June 4, 6:30 pm

 

Listen to fun sleepytime stories in your pajamas! Don’t forget your favorite stuffed friend. This program will appear on the Lovett Memorial Library branch’s Facebook page.

Thursday Night L!VE: Nature Trivia with the Schuylkill Center

June 4, 7 pm

 

It’s a cornucopia of questions about nature, wildlife, the environment, and all things green. Gather around the computer and vie for prizes in this live trivia event; prizes will be awarded to the first, second, and third-place teams. Pre-register online.

Franklin Institute’s Night Skies at Home

June 4, 7:45 pm

 

The Franklin Institute’s Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts invites stargazers of all ages to step outside and join him for the first in a series of night sky tours from home– no telescopes needed!

Bedtime Stories with Elsa

June 4, 8 pm

 

Join the Snow Queen on Facebook Live for a free storytime before bed.

Friday

Romp n’ Roll at Baby Gym Class

June 5, 10 am

 

A free Facebook Live Romp n’ Roll at Home class designed just for babies 3 months – 18 months.

Friday PreK Parent/Child Gym Class

June 5, 10 am

 

Join your preschoolers (age 3-5) in a 30-minute fun and interactive workout with InMovement. Pre-register online to reserve your spot.

PlayMusic Family

June 5, 10:30 am

 

PlayArts takes it online with Ms. Maria! Join a musical adventure right in your own living room for ages 4 and under. Through fun and familiar songs, sing, move, and play using simple materials you might have lying around your home. Click “Join Class” on their website when it’s time for class.

Virtual Science Fun with Mr. Peter

June 5, 11 am

 

Librarian Peter will lead a science lesson for school-aged children encouraging discussion and participation. The event will be a videoconference during which participants will be encouraged to ask questions and make comments. Free; pre-register online.

Roots with Ruark Live on Zoom

June 5, 11 am

 

Kids ages 5 and under can sing, move, and groove with musician Ruark Downey live on Zoom.

Treasure Hunt with the Little Mermaid

June 5, 11 am

 

Join Ariel and find some treasure around your house! Pre-register online with Bowfish Kids.

Live Puppet Show with WonderSpark Puppets

June 5, 11 am

 

WonderSpark—a New York based mobile children’s theater—will be livestreaming one of their favorite puppet shows on Facebook!

Rhythm Babies Online!

June 5, noon

 

Join Rhythm Babies owner Julie for an interactive music class from the comfort of your own home. Julie loves incorporating hand signs, pictures, puppets, and rhythm instruments into her lesson plans. This lesson is for all ages 4 months-5 years. Pre-register online.

Virtual Drag Queen Storytime with Lili St. Queer

June 5, noon

 

Join drag queen Lili St. Queer for a special Pride Month storytime! Listen to stories teaching us kindness, inclusivity, and self-love. This program is for children of all ages and their families.

Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion Online Talks

June 5, 1 pm

 

Tune in to Facebook Live for fun and educational chats with Trisha, Director of Education at the Insectarium, every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Lincoln Center Pop-Up Classroom

June 5, 2 pm

 

In this free workshop, Lincoln Center brings creative art-making using simple materials found at home.

Painting With Lantern Princess

June 5, 3 pm

 

Bring your paints, paper, and imagination to this free Facebook live activity with Rapunzel.

Kids’ Cooking Class: S’Mores Cookies

June 5, 3 pm

 

In this class, your child will mix together the classic s’mores ingredients like chocolate, graham crackers, and marshmallows into a delicious cookie perfect for any virtual camp outing. Pre-register and pay online.

Science From Home: The Late Spring Butterfly Guide

June 5, 3:30 pm

 

The Academy of Natural Sciences’ entomologists will provide photos and details about the butterflies you’ll find in the Philadelphia region in the late spring and into the early summer. Their presentation will be followed by a Q&A with the scientists.

Snapology Online: How to Trap a Villain

June 5, 4 pm

 

Using LEGO bricks and your imagination, can you design a villain trap? For ages 5-14. Pre-register online.

All Are Welcome Pride Parade

June 5, 4:15 pm

 

In a fun twist on Kidville’s Friday afternoon Break the Internet Dance Party, come together by jumping, twisting, leaping, and wiggling to a playlist that will get the whole family moving! Your fave Play Professionals will be joined by extra special guests. Dress in all the colors of the rainbow and get ready to parade your pride and joy in this free party.

Santa Storytime

June 5, 7 pm

 

Join Santa for a free storytime as he reads the story of Dasher! Holly Jolly his elf will be joining him, too.

Not A Peep Sleep Workshop

June 5, 8 pm

 

During this 1.5-hour workshop, sleep expert Maria Lopez of Not a Peep will teach you about the science of children’s sleep, why problems occur, how to prevent them and how to troubleshoot your current issues. topics include children’s sleep, ideal routines for each age, common sleep problems: regressions, night wakings, and short naps. Pre-register online, and bring all your questions!

Weekend Events

Saturday

Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism (A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Kids and Families)

June 6, 10 am

 

Big Bird, Elmo, Abby, and more Sesame Street friends will join CNN to talk to kids about racism, the recent nationwide protests, embracing diversity, and being more empathetic and understanding. Watch on CNN or stream for free on CNN.com.

Virtual Youth Saturday Art Class

June 6, 10 am

 

In this virtual workshop by Portside Arts Center, children will explore a variety of age-appropriate art techniques learning basic 2D and 3D art skills and create a new art project each week. Enroll in one class or a four-class pack.

PlayArts’ Family ArtLab

June 6, 10:30 am

 

Children will explore process-based art-making techniques using basic art supplies, recycled materials, and items on hand at home with Ms. Amanda. This class will emphasize the process of creating art together and learning through fun and easy lessons that are adaptable for all ages. Join class via PlayArts’ website.

Madeline Reads ‘Madeline’

June 6, 11 am

 

Madeline visits from Paris, France to read her story on Facebook Live.

Kids’ Cooking Class: DIY Smoothie Bowls

June 6, 11 am

 

In this class, your child will blend their favorite fruits in a blender, pour it into a bowl and decorate it with their favorite toppings. Pre-register online.

Virtual Teen Artist Workshop

June 6, noon

 

This virtual workshop by Portside Arts Center is designed to help teens build a portfolio of work for school or personal use. The workshops will allow students to expand their artistic skill sets as well as to investigate their individuality and unique identities. They will create a new work of art each week. Pre-register online for one class or for a four-class pack.

Free Intro to Martial Arts

June 6, noon

 

Take a karate class with Philly martial artists at Action Karate Mt. Airy. The whole family can learn new skills, improve fitness, and have fun! Free; pre-registration required to get Zoom link.

Animal Crossing Club

June 6, 2—4 pm

 

Join Ms. Emily on Haverford Island and help her recreate HTFL in Animal Crossing on Saturdays from 2—4 pm. Hang out with other library friends, visit the Stop N’ Swap, and more at the virtual library. Bring items to swap with others, and share your item codes to have your art featured in the Art Corner! The day’s Dodo Code will be posted on Instagram and Facebook at 1:50 pm.

Free Live Chat with the Little Mermaid

June 6, 4 pm

 

Enjoy a story, songs, and a virtual game that you can play with Ariel right from the comfort of your home. Join free on Facebook.

Savasana Stories Free Yoga Class

June 6, 4 pm

 

Grab a cozy blanket and a soft place to lay your head as you cuddle up for some guided relaxation and storytime. Free; pre-register online.

Toy Story Virtual Playdate

June 6, 6 pm

 

Kids will interact with Buzz, Woody, and Bo Peep, and have a chance to become an honorary Space Ranger! Once your tickets are purchased, you will receive a Zoom link via email to participate.

‘Best Night Ever’ Zoom Party with Rapunzel

June 6, 6 pm

 

Party with Rapunzel and Flynn over Zoom.

Free Virtual Neverland Storytime

June 6, 7 pm

 

Join Peter, Wendy, Tinker Bell, and Hook for a magical storytime in Neverland!

Philadelphia Orchestra HearNOW: An At-Home Gala

June 6, 8 pm

 

Hosted by Nézet-Séguin, the hour-long event will feature performances by The Philadelphia Orchestra, individual members of the Orchestra, and an all-star lineup of guest artists. HearNOW will be simulcast for free on www.philorch.org and www.facebook.com/philorch, and will remain available for viewing through June 8.


Sunday

Brandywine River Museum’s First Sunday for Families: Virtual Adventures

June 7, 10 am–2 pm

 

Join Brandywine River Museum of Art for a day of online adventures featuring art activities, storytelling, curator’s talks on the Votes for Women exhibition, and highlights from last year’s river crossing by the wirewalkers of Funicular Circus.

Virtual Family Cooking Class: ‘Frozen’ Pancakes with Special Guests

June 7, 10 am

 

Make your own Frozen Blue Blueberry Pancakes with Powdered Sugar Elsa, Olaf, and Do-It-Yourself Snowflake designs. Plus, Elsa and Olaf pay a virtual visit to the cooking class! Pre-registration is required in advance.

Stories and Songs with PlayArts

June 7, 10:30 am

 

Grab your shakers and get ready for your favorite children’s stories and songs in one class! Mr. Jesse will read some fun books and lead you in singing a few songs that incorporate themes taken from the stories you will hear.

Spring Crafts Sundays with the Free Library

June 7, 10:30 am

 

Check out Parkway Central Library’s social media platforms to follow step-by-step instructions on creating a fun and easy springtime craft.

#ConcertsForKids: Gina Chavez

June 7, 11 am

 

For family audiences, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is teaming up with kids’ music artists who will bring world-class performances and diverse musical perspectives straight from their homes to yours. Gina Chavez performs an inspiring set of songs in English and Spanish with vocals, guitar, and a loop station.

The Rock and Roll Playhouse: Live From The Playroom

June 7, 11 am

 

Rock out with free musical livestream from the New York branch of the Rock and Roll Playhouse concerts you’ve come to love in Ardmore!

Virtual Sundays with PopUpPlay

June 7, 11:30 am

 

Experience the ultimate virtual Sunday Funday with PopUpPlay and the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation. This week, design flying objects with household materials.! This free live session will be facilitated via Zoom, and pre-registration is required to hold your spot.

World Sea Turtle Day

June 7, noon

 

Tune into the Lehigh Valley Zoo’s Facebook page to celebrate World Sea Turtle Week with their conservation mascot, Radley the Sea Turtle! At noon, catch a watch party on Facebook featuring a line up of fun and educational content themed around sea turtles. Then, stick around for more fun crafts and educational content.

 

 

 

 

Photograph by Laura Swartz.

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