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30+ Things to Do With Kids This Week…Virtually! (August 10-16)

Plus some in-person stuff too! Yay!

Have some fun at home with our roundup of this week’s virtual activities! Stay safe (and cool) indoors!

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It is surreal that this is even a section, but things are reopening (yay!) so don’t miss out on Reopening Guides for Philly and the Main Line to see what is happening in real life! Plus:

 


Snapology Online Camp: Jedi Masters

Monday-Friday, 9 am-noon

 

Kids ages 5-14 will participate in Star Wars-themed activities using LEGO bricks and other interactive learning tools, build scenes from the movie, build ships, lightsabers, and more. Pre-register online for the whole week or by the day.

Summer Reading

Stay busy (and beat summer slide) with virtual summer reading programs in Philly and on the Main Line.

Nightly Met Opera Streams

Daily at 7:30 pm

 

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


Monday

Free Online ‘From Head to Toe’ Kids Yoga

August 10, 10 am

 

Kula Yoga Kids hosts a free yoga class for ages 2-6. Pre-register online.

Music Play Patrol

August 10, 10:30 am

 

Music Play Patrol will livestream free classes via Zoom with Bala Cynwyd Library. Pre-registration required online.

Magic School Bus with Ms. Frizzle

August 10, 10:30 am

 

Join Ms. Frizzle as she teaches kids all about the ocean on Facebook Live.

Storytime with Lolly

August 10, 10:30 am

 

Join Lolly for a free musical storytime for kids. Pre-register online.

PlayMusic Family

August 10, 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.

Civics 101 for Girls Webinar

August 10, noon

 

The Girls in Politics initiative introduces girls ages 10 to 15 the structure of the United States government, the state and federal electoral systems, and the ways that girls can become civically engaged in their communities. Pre-registration required online.

Snapology Online: The Lion King

August 10, 2 pm

 

Fun LEGO-based class for ages 4-12. Explore the African Savannah through the eyes and experiences of your favorite Lion King characters. Create 3D LEGO versions of your favorite characters and build a background for them to be live in. Pre-register online.


Tuesday

In PersonGrow Up Green at Sister Cities Park

August 11, 11 am

18th St. and the Parkway

 

This Philadelphia Parks & Recreation program will feature unique activities and imaginative adventures for young children. Masks are required for adults and recommended for children over 2.

Kids Yoga Adventures with Jitterbugs (Ages 2-12)

August 11, 10 am

 

Join Ms. Amy from Jitterbugs Music and Movement, as she takes you on a yoga storytelling adventure which consists of a warm-up, adventure, and relaxation. During the story, children will work on 20-25 yoga postures. Registration required online.  An email with the password and Zoom link will be sent on the day before the program.

Settlement Kids: Live

August 11, 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

August 11, 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).

Princess and Frog Storytime

August 11, 10:30 am

 

Join the Frog Princess from Once Upon a Dream Performances for a magical morning of stories, songs, and activities via Zoom. Pre-register online.

Kiddo and Me Zoom Workout

August 11, 11 am

 

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!

Free Craft with Dorothy

August 11, 11:30 am

 

Join Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz for virtual craft time on Facebook Live.

New Parent Virtual Support Group

August 11, 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.

Virtual Art with The Clay Studio

August 11, 1 pm

 

Join The Clay Studio weekly for a hands-on, virtual crafting session. Space is limited for the Zoom sessions, but the event will also be streamed live on the Youth Services and Programs Facebook page as well.

Superhero Storytime

August 11, 2 pm

 

Dress up as your favorite superhero or villain and join a heroic storytime with Wonder Woman on Facebook Live.

Family Food and Wellness: Cooking

August 11, 2 pm

 

Tune in to the Culinary Literacy Center’s Facebook Live and get the whole family working together in the kitchen. Ingredients and recipes will be posted to the Facebook page advance of each cooking session.

Snapology Online: Trolls

August 11, 2 pm

 

Kids ages 4-12 will use LEGO bricks, creativity, and their Trolls knowledge, to build their own troll tribe. Pre-register online.

Broadway Dance Teen Tuesdays

August 11, 2–3:15 pm

 

Music Theatre Philly’s teaching artist Miss Julianna will lead teens ages 13-18 in a dance number from a different musical each week. This week, it’s Anastasia. Pre-register online and join on Zoom.

Pajama Storytime with Haverford Township Free Library

August 11, 7 pm

 

Grab your jammies and a special friend and get ready for some stories before bed! Join free on Facebook.


Wednesday

In Person: Roots with Ruark Outdoor Jam with Kith + Kin

August 12, 10:15 am

Smith Memorial Playground, 3500 Reservoir Dr.

 

Join Roots with Ruark at Smith Memorial Playground for an outdoor music class full of energy and excitement for ages 0-5. Ruark will provide individual, sanitized prop bags consisting of egg shakers, a scarf, a streamer, and a few kiddie instruments, but feel free to bring your own. Pre-registration is required online.

Free Online ‘Hungry Caterpillar’ Kids Yoga

August 12, 10 am

 

Kula Yoga Kids hosts a free yoga class for ages 2-6. Pre-register online.

NLM @ Home: Philadelphia Reimagined

August 12, 10 am

 

Join NLM Educator Leah Coppage Gross as she explores artistic expression and First Amendment Rights through a Philly lens. View curated art pieces from the National Liberty Museum and from around the city. Then use your own freedom of expression to reimagine the iconic LOVE Park statue as you see it. Submit your piece for a chance to be featured in the upcoming Philly’s Freedom exhibit. Free, but pre-registration is required. A Zoom link and password will be sent an hour before the lesson is set to start.

PlayMusic Family

August 12, 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 Performance: Jazzy Ash

August 12, 11 am

 

A special free video performance entitled “Fly Through My Window” by celebrated children’s performer Jazzy Ash, who specializes in bringing New Orleans-style jazz to children and families. This concert will be available on the Free Library’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/FLPYouthServices/).

Elmwood Park Zoo’s Kamp Keeper

August 12, 11 am

 

Join EPZ educators every Wednesday on Facebook live as they share with you the ins and outs of taking care of some of the planet’s most unique animals. Topics include enrichment, exhibit design, and training wild animals.

Penn Museum World Wonders

August 12, 11 am

 

Solve riddles by looking closely at Penn Museum artifacts. Uncover the tools and techniques used by ancient engineers and craftspeople to create these artifacts. Best for school-aged children and their families. Free; pre-register online.

PHS Kids: DIY Seed Packet

August 12, 1 pm

 

PHS Kids is a play-based series for families and young gardeners. This week, save Your own seeds to use for future seasons and make your own seed packets to store them in. Free; register online.

Free Ocean Themed Kids’ Yoga Class

August 12, 2 pm

 

Yoga postures, breathing techniques, meditation, and mindfulness practices for ages 6-10. Free; pre-register online.

Advocacy 101 for Teen Girls Webinar

August 12, 3 pm

 

Advocacy 101 for Teen Girls Webinar is an advocacy and fundraising webinar designed for the passionate young activist. For girls ages 13 to 17, this class begins with an introduction to the policy-making process then explores the ways to advocate and issue campaigns. The class concludes with fundraising planning. Pre-registration required online.

Tots Circus Class

August 12, 3:30 pm

 

Kids ages 3-5 can get moving with a class from Philadelphia School of Circus Arts! Pre-register online and join on Zoom.

Kids’ Circus Class

August 12, 4:15 pm

 

Kids ages 5-8 can get moving with a class from Philadelphia School of Circus Arts! Pre-register online and join on Zoom.

Frozen Live Sing-Along Concert

August 12, 6:15 pm

 

Join Elsa live on Instagram for a fun-filled Frozen sing-along!


Thursday

In PersonParkway Pals Concert at Sister Cities Park

August 13, 11 am

18th St. and the Parkway

 

Guests of all ages are invited to relax on the lawn (6 feet apart, of course) as a local singer-songwriter performs. Masks are required for adults and recommended for children over 2.

Free Online ‘Dear Zoo’ Kids’ Yoga Class

August 13, 10 am

 

Inspired by the classic book Dear Zoo, go on a virtual yoga adventure to the zoo while practicing asana, breathing, and mindfulness. This class is most appropriate for kids 2-5 years old. Free; pre-register online.

Settlement Kids: Live

August 13, 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 (ages 4 and under)

August 13, 10:30 am

 

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.

Storytime with Snow White

August 13, 11 am

 

Join Snow White for a morning of magical songs and fairytales on Facebook Live.

Parent and Child Preschool Snapology Class: Animals

August 13, noon

 

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

Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding Virtual Support Group

August 13, 1 pm

 

Kith + Kin moves their group online so you can continue on your journey while you’re home. Facilitated by an international board-certified lactation consultant who can help answer your questions and provide tips for success, the group meets on Zoom (call-in info in the link in title); pay what you can over Venmo.

Wildlife of the Week: Monarch Butterfly

August 13, 1 pm

 

John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge leads a live nature program via Facebook about one of the Earth’s greatest migration phenomenon.

Family Food and Wellness: Wellness

August 13, 2 pm

 

Tune in to the Culinary Literacy Center’s Facebook Live for ways to have fun and get moving as a family.

Virtual Thursday Crafternoon

August 13, 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.

Pajama Storytime

August 13, 6:30 pm

 

Listen to fun sleepytime stories in your pajamas, and don’t forget your favorite stuffed friend! Join via Lovett Memorial Library’s Facebook page.


Friday

In Person: Parkway Pals Story Art at Sister Cities Park

August 14, 11 am

18th St. and the Parkway

 

Story hour and individual arts and crafts with Free Library of Philadelphia. Masks are required for adults and recommended for children over 2.

Broadway Dance with Music Theatre Philly (Ages 4-7)

August 14, 9:30 am

 

Dance to a different musical theme each week. This week, it’s Disney songs! Pre-register online and join on Zoom.

Virtual Animal Encounter with Briar Bush Nature Center

August 14, 10 am

 

Learn about five different animals who live at the Briar Bush Nature Center in this virtual program hosted by Falls of Schuylkill Library. This 40-minute program is best for children under 12 years old, but animal lovers of all ages are welcome. Registration is required to receive program link.  To save your spot, email Ms. Meredith at mcgovernm@freelibrary.org.

PlayMusic Family

August 14, 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.

Broadway Dance with Music Theatre Philly (Ages 8-12)

August 14, 11 am

 

Dance to a different musical theme each week! This week, it’s Disney songs! Pre-register online and join on Zoom.

Live Puppet Show with WonderSpark Puppets

August 14, 11 am

 

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

Live Chat with Princess Aurora

August 14, 2 pm

 

Join Princess Aurora for a magical one-on-one live chat via Zoom. Pre-register online.

Make Pizza Dough Using Fractions

August 14, 2:30 pm

 

Kids ages 9-13 will improve their cooking, measuring, and math skills as they learn to make pizza dough. They will be given a worksheet with the recipe which will focus on fractions and measurement, then make the dough recipe in class. Pre-registration required.

Kensington Library Minecraft Club

August 14, 3–5:30 pm

 

For ages 8 and up. Up to eight players can play together on Kensington Library’s Minecraft Realm. For login details and Realm access contact the Kensington Neighborhood Library at underhilla@freelibrary.org

Free Virtual Storytime and Craft with Elsa

August 14, 7 pm

 

Join Queen Elsa for a free storytime and craft using salt to create snowflake art! Supply list is on the Facebook event page.


Weekend Events

Philly Family Reopening Guide

If you’re looking to get out there, make reservations (where needed), grab your mask, and check out our guide to see what’s open!

Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest

Saturdays and Sundays, noon-11 pm

101 S. Columbus Blvd.

 

This year, instead of skating, the RiverRink is a giant sandbox called the “beach!” Plus, rides, mini-golf, games, food, and more by the river!


Saturday

In Person: Folk Tales in the Garden

Wednesdays through Saturdays at 10 am, by reservation only

People’s Light, 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern

 

Join People’s Light for Folk Tales in the Garden, a socially distanced, interactive, outdoor offering for families with children ages 2-10. In each 45-minute performance, two storytellers will lead families through a world creation story inspired by Korean and First Nations folk tales about curiosity, courage, and caring. And though the performers maintain a six-foot distance—even from each other!—audience participation is definitely still included. Tickets available online.

Virtual Youth Saturday Art Class

August 15, 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.

Virtual Teen Artist Workshop

August 15, 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.

Snow Sister Spectacular

August 15, 1 pm

 

Sing songs, hear stories, play games and interact with Anna and Elsa in a Zoom party. Pre-registration is required online by Thursday at 7 pm.

Animal Crossing Club

August 15, 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.

Paint with Rapunzel

August 15, 2:30 pm

 

Join adorable Rapunzel for a whimsical art lesson. Learn to paint a beautiful scene of Rapunzel and Flynn watching the floating lights. Class will end with a Tangled storytime and sing-along with Rapunzel. Pre-register online.

Drag Queen Story Hour

August 15, 4 pm

 

Join Miz Jade on @dqshnyc Instagram live for stories and songs for kids ages 3-8. Through storytelling and creativity, DQSH teaches children about gender diversity and all forms of difference to build empathy and give kids the confidence to express themselves however they feel comfortable.

Bedtime Stories with Alice

August 15, 6 pm

 

Join Alice in Wonderland on Facebook Live for a free storytime before bed.


Sunday

Summer Craft Sundays with the Free Library

August 16, 10:30 am

 

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

Pajama Party with the Mermaid Princess

August 16, 5 pm

 

Join Ariel in your coziest pajamas for a bedtime story, song, and a game. Pre-register online.

123 Andrés Concert

August 16, 5 pm

 

123 Andrés are Latin-Grammy winners making silly, sweet, and bilingual music and media for children and families. Watch their free online concert on their Facebook page.

Fairest of Them All Storytime

August 16, 7 pm

 

Join Snow White, her prince, and the Evil Queen for a free an interactive adventure.

Sunday Scaries for Teens

August 16, 7 pm

 

Join Miss Alex from Bala Cynwyd Library as she reads classic ghost stories on Facebook live. Appropriate for ages 13 and up.

Free Kids’ Sunday Bedtime Yoga

August 16, 7:30 pm

 

Wind the kids down for the day with a free 30-minute bedtime yoga and meditation. Spend 20 minutes practicing gentle yoga poses to yoga lullabies and other soft music, then work on deep breathing for relaxation. Recommended for ages 4 and up, but all are welcome.

 

 

 

 

Photograph courtesy of Visit Philadelphia.

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