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30+ Things to Do With Kids This Week in Philly (and Online): February 8-14

At home and in person, plan your week!

Have some fun with our roundup of this week’s in-person and virtual activities! Be sure to check with the venue in case of weather closures! Enjoy the snow!!!

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Black History Month Activities

In February, Philadelphia institutions have special programming to celebrate and educate about the role that African-Americans have played and the innumerable contributions they have made to our nation. Despite the reality that many things have moved online, there is still so much to learn, see, and do. Check out our roundup to learn more.

Celebrate Lunar New Year!

The Year of the Ox begins on February 12, so get ready and celebrate with resources and activities around town and online.

Get Ready for Valentine’s Day

Celebrate as a family! This may take some creativity, planning, and pre-orders, so start planning now with our guide (including lots of goodies and at-home kits!)

Museums Reopen in Philly

It’s a new year, and while the pandemic is still very much happening, we are looking forward to new experiences and the reopening of some of our favorite spots. Here’s what’s planned, and what to expect. 

Parks on Tap Pop-Up at the Greenhouse in Fairmount Park

Wednesdays–Sundays

100 N. Horticultural Drive, Fairmount Park

 

The popular family-friendly beer garden benefiting Philly parks moves indoors! The 30,000 square foot indoor greenhouse space will provide ample opportunity for social distancing, and a space to enjoy fresh food, beers on tap, wine, and hot beverages. Reservations are strongly recommended, and masks are required. Read more in our preview.

Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest

Through March 7

101 S. Columbus Blvd.

 

Come to skate, ride the Ferris wheel, enjoy the lights, play boardwalk games, and more. This rink is a Philadelphia favorite for a reason. Timed reservations required for skating.

Winter in Franklin Square

Extended through February 28

200 N. Sixth St.

 

In addition to the carousel and fountain display, Franklin Square’s Chilly Philly Mini Golf puts a holiday spin on their beloved golf course complete with lights, holiday music, and larger-than-life wintertime friends! Masks and social distancing are required.

Longwood Winter Wonder

Now through March 21

Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Rd., Kennett Square

 

Longwood reimagines winter with spacious outdoor tranquility, an indoor oasis, and guided storytime along the way that honors and celebrates the strength, resilience, and contributions of the African American community through the lens of horticulture and the power of story. Timed admission tickets are required.

Indoor Mini Golf at Linvilla Orchards

January 16–March 28

137 West Knowlton Rd., Media

 

‘Fore! The Planet’ is a highly interactive and playful museum exhibit created by the Academy of Natural Sciences with 18 holes of golf that each explores a different topic of our natural world. Due to the pandemic, timed tickets will be required for golfing during the 2021 season.

Winter in Dilworth Park: Rothman Rink and Wintergarden

Through February 28

Dilworth Park, 1 S. 15th St.

 

Right outside City Hall, go skating on the Rothman Rink and running through the beautiful Wintergarden. Stop by the Cabin for snacks and drinks.


Monday

PlayArts’ PlayMusic Plus: Beatlemania!

February 8, 10:30 am

 

Build your child’s fine and large motor skills, sensory skills, vocabulary, and musical foundations in this virtual, play-based music class using Beatles songs to explore weekly themes. Register to get access to the class.

Shake Rattle Roll: Infant Movement Class

February 8, 11 am

 

In this Zoom class, your infant’s motor development will be assessed by a physical therapist, and you can ask any questions about why your baby does (or does not) move in certain ways. As a group, parents will position their babies in a variety of ways to see how their child responds with movement, and activities will be modified for each child based upon age or skill level. Parents or caregivers will come away with a clear understanding of commonly asked questions regarding infant development. This class is for non-walkers (newborns through infants who can not yet pull-to-stand). Pre-register online with Kith + Kin.

 
 
Kids ages 9-14 will learn to create movies by making toys, figures, and LEGOs come alive with stop motion animation using their smartphone or tablet. Pre-register online.
 

Tuesday

Kids’ Yoga Adventure

February 9, 10 am

 

Join Ms. Amy from Jitterbugs Music and Movement, as she takes kids age 3 and up on a yoga storytelling adventure that consists of a warm-up, the adventure, and relaxation. During the story, children will work on 20-25 yoga postures. Free; pre-registration is required, and an email with the Zoom link will be sent the morning of the program.

Music with Miss Jill

February 9, 10:15 am

 

Music with Miss Jill is a lively interactive music program for toddlers through kindergarten. Activities consist of songs, fingerplays, props, musical games, and puppets. Free; pre-register online.

Drag Queen Story Time Celebrates Black History Month with National Liberty Museum

February 9, 11 am

 

Philly Drag Queen Miss Brittany Lynn will read some of her favorite books written by black authors, including Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry. After the reading, join Miss Brittany Lynn’s friends as they talk about diversity, inclusion, and representation on a virtual visit to the National Liberty Museum to see Sandy Skoglund’s sculpture The Jellybean People. This event is free, but registration is required.

 

Learn how select symbols represent objects associated with unique stories or beliefs. Follow along to draw a symbol yourself and discover the meaning. This 30-minute session is free, and perfect for elementary and middle school kids. Pre-register online.

In Person  Mommy, Me & Nature: Maple Sugaring

February 9, 1 pm

Pennypack Environmental Center, 8600 Verree Road

 

Join PEC for a short walk to discover maple trees and watch as the sap is boiled to syrup. A simple craft and other sugaring activities will also be part of the day. Class is for children 3-5 years old with a caregiver.  Registration required by emailing PEC@phila.gov

New Parent Virtual Support Group

February 9, 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.

 

Join Mr. Bob from GOALS Martial Arts as he demonstrates martial arts moves and techniques. For ages 4 and up. Free; pre-register online. An email with the Zoom link will be sent the morning of the program.

In Person  Sesame Place 40th Birthday Drive-Thru

Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5-8 pm, through February 24

100 Sesame Road, Langhorne

 

After the success of their holiday drive-thru this year, Sesame Place is doing it again with another illuminated drive-thru to celebrate their 40th anniversary. Drive through the bright and colorful birthday scenes, listen to energetic tracks from the popular Neighborhood Birthday Party Parade, and wave to Sesame Street friends dressed in their birthday best! Weave through birthday lights, venture through an illuminated cake of frosted fun, and wave to furry friends atop their birthday-themed floats. Timed tickets are required in advance.

Virtual Hip Hop Dance Clinic

February 9, 5 pm

 

This beginner 75-minute hip hop class is designed to introduce kids ages 7-12 to the field of dance in a fun and exciting way. Coach Helen will lead athletes step-by-step through fun choreography creating a full dance routine virtually. Enroll in the whole session, or drop in for $15. 

Lunar New Year Storytime

February 9, 7 pm

 

Join Media-Upper Providence Free Library to read Bringing in the New Year by Grace Lin and share a Year of the Ox craft. Best for ages 2-7.

Pajama Storytime with Haverford Township Free Library

February 9, 7 pm

 

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


Wednesday

Academy of Natural Sciences hosts Paleo Playdates

February 10, 10 am

 

Have some fun with Academy experts and other young natural history fans for a very special science storytime. Each week will feature new stories, new activities to try at home, and room to move and explore. Everyone can chat, play, and show off their knowledge, and you’ll meet a new special guest each week. Pay-what-you-wish; pre-register online.

PlayArts’ PlayMusic Plus: Beatlemania!

February 10, 10:30 am

 

Build your child’s fine and large motor skills, sensory skills, vocabulary, and musical foundations in this virtual, play-based music class using Beatles songs to explore weekly themes. Register to get access to the class.

Family Yoga Fun

February 10, noon

 

In this virtual yoga class for families with kids ages 3-8, practice yoga postures, meditation and pranayama breathing while having fun. Pre-register online.

 
 
Kids ages 9-14 will learn to create movies by making toys, figures, and LEGOs come alive with stop motion animation using their smartphone or tablet. Pre-register online.

Tots Circus Class

February 10, 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.

Dinner Club: Crepes

February 10, 4:30 pm

 

In this class, kids will learn to measure and mix up their own crepe batter for their custom creations, then add savory fillings for dinner. For ages 10-15. Pre-register online.

Teen Cooking Club: Pot Pies

February 10, 5 pm

 

Teens will work step-by-step with a chef instructor over Zoom, and meet other teens who are interesting in cooking, too. This week, they’ll make chicken (or veggie) pot pie from scratch. Pre-register online.

In Person  Sesame Place 40th Birthday Drive-Thru

Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5-8 pm, through February 24

100 Sesame Road, Langhorne

 

After the success of their holiday drive-thru this year, Sesame Place is doing it again with another illuminated drive-thru to celebrate their 40th anniversary. Drive through the bright and colorful birthday scenes, listen to energetic tracks from the popular Neighborhood Birthday Party Parade, and wave to Sesame Street friends dressed in their birthday best! Weave through birthday lights, venture through an illuminated cake of frosted fun, and wave to furry friends atop their birthday-themed floats. Timed tickets are required in advance. and the future, featuring movement and improv exercises for kids ages 6-11. Pre-register online for access.

Free Livestream with Poppy

February 10, 7 pm

 

Join a free sing-along with Queen Poppy on Facebook Live before bedtime!


Thursday

Brandywine River Museum Virtual Read Aloud: ‘Imagine!’

February 11, 10:30 am

 

Families with young children are invited to join museum staff on Zoom for a morning of fun interactive storytelling and artwork engagement. Each family will receive suggestions for connecting to the book at home with craft and sensory exploration ideas. Free; pre-register online.

Media-Upper Providence Free Library’s Kindergarten Buddies: Valentine’s Day

February 11, 11:30 am

 

Join the library on Zoom and for a story and fun activities for ages 4-6. Free; pre-register online.

Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding Virtual Support Group

February 11, 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.

Virtual Thursday Crafternoon

February 11, 4 pm

 

Miss Mary will post a video every Thursday on the library’s Instagram (@freelibraryccd) for Thursday Crafternoons! She’ll share a story and then talk about a craft that relates.


Friday

In Person  National Constitution Center Reopens for Presidents Day Weekend

February 12, 10 am– 3 pm

 

Visitors will explore the ins and outs of the Electoral College, delve into the duties and requirements of the executive office, and take part in presidential role-play scenarios. Visitors are also invited to showcase their knowledge of past U.S. presidents at an interactive trivia game in the lobby. Advance tickets required. See our reopening guide for all the safety guidelines and tips.

PlayArts’ PlayMusic Plus: Beatlemania!

February 12, 10:30 am

 

Build your child’s fine and large motor skills, sensory skills, vocabulary, and musical foundations in this virtual, play-based music class using Beatles songs to explore weekly themes. Register to get access to the class.

Talking with Children About Covid-19: A Reading and Discussion with Author Jenny Delacruz

February 12, noon

 

As the pandemic continues, finding ways to talk to children about their very real fears around our “new normal” may feel difficult. In her newest book, Momma, Can I Sleep with You Tonight? Helping Children Cope with the Impact of COVID-19, local children’s author and licensed counselor Jenny Delacruz tackles the tough topic of talking to your kids about COVID-19 while calming panic or fear. Parents and caregivers are invited to join the Walnut Street West Library on Facebook Live for a reading and Q&A with the author.

Pop Art Fun: Drawing Like Keith Haring

February 12, noon

 

In this fun class, students will look at artwork created by Keith Haring, dissect his style, and discuss what makes his work unique. Then, students will create a drawing of their own in Keith Haring’s style using their observations of his art, with time at the end to share and discuss their drawings. For ages 8-12. Pre-register online.

Lunar New Year Cooking: Handmade Dumplings

February 12, noon

 

Dumplings are a symbolic food eaten to welcome the New Year. These round dumplings signify a family reunion as most families spend the eve of the New Year together preparing them together. Kids will work step-by-step with a chef instructor to make the dough and filling. Pre-register online.

Lunar New Year Cooking: Scallion Pancakes

February 12, 1 pm

 

In this class, kids will learn how to make scallion pancakes from scratch, step-by-step, with a chef instructor over Zoom, plus a simple dipping sauce to enjoy it with. Pre-register online.

Lunar New Year Cooking: Almond Cookies

February 12, 2 pm

 

Almond cookies are often enjoyed during the Lunar New Year and said to resemble coins and good fortune. In this class, make your very own almond cookies to pass out for the New Year! Pre-register online.

Pete The Cat: Valentine’s Day is Cool

February 12, 2 pm

 

Join a virtual Valentine’s storytime on Instagram  @mcphersonsqlibrary

Virtual Hip Hop Dance Clinic 

February 12, 3:30 pm

 

This beginner hip hop class is designed to introduce kids ages 7 and up to the field of dance in a fun and exciting way. Coach Helen will lead athletes step-by-step through fun choreography creating a full dance routine virtually. Enroll in the whole session, or drop in for $15. 

Virtual Chinese New Year Storytime

February 12, 4 pm

 

Join Southampton Free Library online for a Chinese New Year themed storytime over Zoom. Pre-register online to pick up a free craft bag (while supplies last); no registration required if you’re just interested in the storytime.

In Person Lunar New Year Celebration at Dilworth Park

February 12, 5–7 pm

1 S. 15th St.

 

Rothman Rink visitors are invited to celebrate Lunar New Year with festive décor, a special Cabin menu, and lucky red envelopes with secret prizes for skaters upon rink admission check-in, while supplies last. Be sure to mask up and keep your distance to keep everyone safe!

Free Livestream with Vanellope

February 12, 7 pm

 

Meet Wreck-It Ralph‘s Vanellope online, and do a craft with her free on Facebook Live.


Weekend Events

Get Ready for Valentine’s Day

Celebrate as a family! This may take some creativity, planning, and pre-orders, so start planning now with our Philly guide (including lots of goodies and at-home kits!)

Crayola IDEAworks: The Creativity Exhibition opens at Franklin Institute

February 13-July 18

222 N. 20th St.

 

A highly colorful and interactive exhibit makes its debut at the Franklin Institute this weekend! Crayola IDEAworks is an immersive experience that uses state-of-the-art technology to challenge visitors, expand creativity, and hone problem-solving skills. Even cooler, with more than 150 physical and digital inquiry-based interactive experiences and challenges, guests can track their progress on an RFID wristband and receive a customized summary of their unique creative strengths discovered on their journey! Stay tuned for our preview of the exhibit!

My Fuzzy Valentine at Sesame Place

February 13-15

Sesame Place, 100 Sesame Rd., Langhorne

 

Celebrate love and enjoy the rest of Sesame Place with limited-admission weekend events. Tickets must be purchased in advance in your desired timeslot.

Presidents Day Weekend with the Museum of the American Revolution

February 12-15

101 S. Third St. (and online)

 

Observe Presidents Day Weekend in person and online with family-friendly tours, talks, crafts, and more exploring the nation’s first president, George Washington, and the diverse range of people he would have interacted with.

Presidents Day Weekend at National Constitution Center

February 12-15

525 Arch St. (and online)

 

The NCC will reopen on February 12, just in time for Presidents Day weekend! This weekend, the Presidential Portrait Gallery will transform into an informational headquarters where visitors can learn about Article II of the Constitution, explore the ins and outs of the Electoral College, delve into the duties and requirements of the executive office, and take part in presidential role-play scenarios. Plus, play presidential trivia in the lobby! NCC is also offering online videos and other resources if you’d prefer to celebrate the holiday virtually. 

Elmwood Park Zoo Valentine’s Brunch

February 13 and 14

1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown 

 

Elmwood Park Zoo is giving you the choice: enjoy a family brunch or send the kiddos off to their fun and educational animal workshop! Brunch with a built-in babysitter is a real Valentine’s win for the whole family. Their brunch is on their spacious pavilion and includes an animal meet and greet as well as zoo admission. Pre-registration is required, so be sure to book your desired spot!

Longwood Gardens Winter Wonder

Now through March 21

Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Rd., Kennett Square

 

Longwood reimagines winter with spacious outdoor tranquility, an indoor oasis, and guided storytime along the way that honors and celebrates the strength, resilience, and contributions of the African American community through the lens of horticulture and the power of story. Timed admission tickets are required.

Parks on Tap Pop-Up at the Greenhouse in Fairmount Park

100 N. Horticultural Drive, Fairmount Park

 

The popular family-friendly beer garden benefiting Philly parks moves indoors! The 30,000 square foot indoor greenhouse space will provide ample opportunity for social distancing, and a space to enjoy fresh food, beers on tap, wine, and hot beverages. Reservations are strongly recommended, and masks are required. Read more in our preview.

Indoor Mini Golf at Linvilla Orchards

Through March 28

137 West Knowlton Rd., Media

 

‘Fore! The Planet’ is a highly interactive and playful museum exhibit created by the Academy of Natural Sciences with 18 holes of golf that each explores a different topic of our natural world. Due to the pandemic, timed tickets will be required for golfing during the 2021 season.

Winter in Franklin Square

Extended through February 28

200 N. Sixth St.

 

In addition to the carousel and fountain display, Franklin Square’s Chilly Philly Mini Golf puts a holiday spin on their beloved golf course complete with lights, holiday music, and larger-than-life wintertime friends! Masks and social distancing are required.

Winter at Dilworth Park

Through February 2021

Dilworth Park, 1 S. 15th St. 

 

Dilworth gets activated with the Rothman Ice Rink and Cabin, and the picturesque Wintergarden. In response to COVID-19 restrictions, a new online reservation system and limited rink capacity will be put in place for skating. The new online reservations system will provide safe contactless purchasing opportunities with scheduled timed, 90-minute skating sessions in order to control the rink capacity for skaters. 

Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest

Through March 7

101 S. Columbus Blvd.

 

Come to skate, ride the Ferris wheel, enjoy the lights, play boardwalk games, and more. This rink is a Philadelphia favorite for a reason. Timed reservations required for skating.


Saturday

Virtual Valentine’s Day Mini Cards Workshop with Please Touch Museum

February 13, 9 am and 10 am

 

This live, members-only workshop will help little ones create mini-card envelopes to customize and design, with an opening to add extra surprises inside! Free for Please Touch Museum members; pre-registration required by Thursday at 5 pm.

Schuylkill Saturdays: Free Valentine’s Day Themed Kit and Exploration

February 13, 10 am

8480 Hagy’s Mill Road

 

Pick up a free nature exploration kit at the Visitor Center and then hit the trails with your family to complete the Valentine’s-themed activities inside. Explorer kits can be picked up anytime between 10 am and noon. All ages welcome. No registration or fee required. Masks are required when picking up your kit.

Virtual Junior Scientist Workshop: What do Plants Have to Say?

February 13, 10 am and 1 pm

 

In the Junior Scientist Workshop series, kids can Zoom on in for exclusive lessons taught by the Academy’s scientists and educators, and meet other kids who share their passion for science and natural history. This week, discover how plants communicate, and do an at-home guided taste test of chocolate, peppers, and other botanicals to find out just how good plants are at saying what they need to say. Pre-register online for your desired timeslot.

Virtual All Around This World Music

February 13, 10 am

 

Join Gladwyne Library on Zoom and sing songs from several continents as you and your kids bounce and jump, groove and hop, spin, and soar! Free; pre-register online.

Valentine’s Party with Princess Poppy at Lulu’s Casita

February 13, 10:30 am

6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore

 

Join Lulu’s Casita for a fun-filled morning to celebrate Valentine’s Day including a meet and greet, storytime, and dance party with Princess Poppy! Plus, enjoy snacks and refreshments, and as usual mimosas and coffee for the adults. Limited spots available due to capacity restrictions so pre-registration is required at info@luluscasita.com. 

Virtual Kids in the Kitchen: Chocolate Covered Pretzels and Heart Truffles

February 13, 10:30 am

 

In this 90-minute Zoom session with Kitchen Wizards, kids ages 8-12 will be guided step-by-step through two recipes in a fun, interactive, and educational class. Pre-register online.

Virtual PlayMusic Family: Dino Drummin’

February 13, 10:30 am

 

PlayArts goes virtual with their popular family music class for kids ages 5 and under. Grab your instruments, let out a rawr, and stomp on over to Teacher Sydney’s Dinosaur Drummin’ PlayMusic Family class. Move your bodies like dinosaurs, shake your dinosaur eggs, and sing some prehistoric songs. Pre-register online; sign up for the whole session, or drop in.

Founders Philly Freeze-Out in Manayunk

February 13, 11 am–4 pm

Main Street, Manayunk

 

Mask up and stroll Main Street to catch live ice carving demonstrations, ice sculptures, giveaways, and more! This event is free, and does not require registration, though you can pre-register online for a free t-shirt and chance to win a prize pack from 76ers and Founders Brewing Company, so go for it!

Sleeping Beauty Family Brunch

February 13, 11 am and 1 pm

1069 Germantown Ave.

 

If you loved the Snow Queen brunches in the Igloos at this former 21+ swim club, or if you just love Disney princesses, don’t miss this sweet Valentine’s brunch with Aurora! This socially distanced magical dining experience includes 90 minutes in a private heated igloo or a completely covered outdoor table for you and your immediate family members. Get ready to enjoy meet-and-greet photo opportunities with Sleeping Beauty, songs, and more magic. Brunch is pay-as-you-go. Reservations are required.

Storytime in the Wintergarden

February 13, 11 am

Dilworth Park, 1 S. 15th St.

 

The Wintergarden at Dilworth Park welcomes families on Saturday mornings for a free storytime, featuring guest readers and special weekly themes. This week will feature a beloved character from the famed Dr. Seuss series. Join the Cat in the Hat as he reads classic stories the whole family will enjoy. Best for kids ages 2-8.  Be sure to mask up and maintain social distancing.

 

Normally, we love the RiverRink’s Storytime in the Lodge, but this year they’ve reimagined their Philly famous wintertime story hour. So join Mr. Frank and friends every Saturday via the Winterfest Facebook page for music, song, and dance, and marvelous tales from the safety and comfort of your home. Cozy up with cocoa, a cookie, and a toasty blanket, and get ready for a fun time online.

Virtual Family Wellness Club: Rooted

February 13, 11 am

 

Join members of the Nourishing Literacy team and Mieka Moody, librarian and Lillian Marrero Library Branch Manager, for energizing activities that support wellness and togetherness. All ages are invited to join in practicing movement, mindfulness, and creative arts activities. Free; pre-register online.

Sweetheart Serenade on the Avenue

February 13, noon

Broad and Spruce streets

 

Arthaus is bringing back its popular free concerts from last fall for a special Valentine’s Day treat. Stand on the corner of Broad and Spruce as University of the Arts faculty and students perform from the seventh floor of the Arthaus Condominium construction site.

Virtual Make Your Own Valentine’s Day Inspired Bagels

February 13, noon

 

In this class, kids will learn how to make homemade bagels from scratch step-by-step with a chef instructor, and decorate them for Valentine’s Day! Food coloring is optional (but encouraged!) if you really want to get festive. Tickets available online.

Virtual Valentine Princess Ball

February 13, noon

 

Join four magical princesses for an online Valentine’s party including dance lessons, games, storytime, singalong, a magical ice powers activity, and more! Tickets available online.

Virtual Cooking Class: Valentine’s Day Heart-Shaped Onigiri

February 13, 1 pm

 

Onigiri is a delicious Japanese rice ball often eaten bento-box style for lunch. In this class, kids will learn how to shape onigiri into Valentine’s Day inspired hearts and fun ways to decorate them! For ages 5-15 (with parental assistance for little ones). Tickets available online.

Ice Art and Warm Hearts at Suburban Square

February 13, 2–6 pm

Suburban Square, Ardmore

 

Join Elsa, Anna, and Olaf as you walk by beautiful ice sculptures, get a picture on the ice throne, enjoy live performances, and watch a live ice carving!. This family-friendly afternoon is all free at Suburban Square!

Virtual Free Family Cooking Class: Healthy Valentine’s Day Treats

February 13, 2 pm

 

Join a chef instructor over Zoom to make oat thumbprint jam cookies and a cinnamon lemon yogurt dip for fruit or chips. Free; pre-register online to reserve your spot.

Virtual Heart-Shaped Pizza Party

February 13, 2 pm

 

In this class, kids will learn how to make homemade pizza dough from scratch and top it with their favorite sauce, cheese, and creative toppings to create their own custom pizza. For Valentine’s Day inspired fun, shape your pizza into a heart and share it with the ones you love! Tickets available online.

Virtual Free Bedtime Story with Rapunzel

February 13, 7:30 pm

 

Rapunzel will share a bedtime story, sing a song, and wish your little ones goodnight on Facebook Live.


Sunday

Sweetheart Skate at Dilworth Park

February 14

1 S. 15th St.

 

In honor of Valentine’s Day, get buy one, get one free rink admission and skate rental at Dilworth Park’s Rothman Rink. Use promo code “Valentine2021” at checkout when you purchase your tickets online.

Virtual PAFA Family Valentine’s Day Card Workshop

February 14, 10:30 am

 

Celebrate Valentine’s Day together and spread love by creating artistic pop-up cards filled with lovely and heartfelt messages to a favorite person, friends, and family. Free; pre-register online for the link. Supplies listed in the event link.

Virtual Valentine’s Day Concert with Mister John’s Music and Kith + Kin

February 14, 11 am

 

Join Miss Lilly from Mister John’s Music for a love-filled virtual concert! Pre-register online with Kith + Kin.

Virtual Valentine’s Day Cooking: Chocolate Covered Fruit

February 14, 11 am

 

Make some delicious chocolate-covered (or yogurt-covered) treats to share for Valentine’s Day. In this class, kids will learn how to melt chocolate and whip yogurt to use as a coating on any fruits they like, plus get tips for decorating and plating. Pre-register online.

Amis Trattoria Valentine’s Specials

February 14, noon–9 pm

138 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne

 

Grab your friends, bring your kids, and celebrate Valentine’s Day at Amis in Devon! They’re making it family-friendly with a fun take-your-own-photo booth, crafts for the kids, and fun kid-approved drink specials like Shirley Temple Floats, Cotton Candy Soda, and Strawberry Lemonade. Be sure to make a reservation online!

Virtual  PECO Family Jams with Philadelphia Magic Gardens: Heart-Shaped Boxes

February 14, noon

 

The Magic Gardens are making heart-shaped boxes for Valentine’s Day, but they mean the body part! Follow along with their instructional video to make construct heart-shaped box worthy of love, then join them for a virtual look at just a few of the many body parts incorporated into the art at PMG!

Virtual Party for George Washington’s Birthday

February 14, 1 pm

 

Sing “Happy Birthday” to General Washington, show him your homemade card or drawing, and even enjoy dessert with him if you’d like! At the end, George Washington will take questions from children in the audience, so be sure to think of a good question! The party is free and will be held on Zoom. Capacity is limited, and registration is required to participate.

Virtual Valentine Tea Party with Princesses

February 14, 2 pm

 

Join Princess Tiana, Rapunzel, and Belle for an afternoon full of virtual magic. The event will include games, conversation, and a digital photo download for each child. Tickets available online.

Virtual Music Monkey Jungle’s January Birthday Jam

February 14, 2 pm

 

Join the party to sing and dance along with Music Monkey Jungle at this free virtual jam session!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photograph by Laura Swartz.

Contributing Writer

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