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30+ Things to Do With Kids This Week…Virtually! (April 20-26)

Coronavirus cabin fever? We're here to help.

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

See this: #PhillyFromHome: How To Virtually Visit Your Favorite Philly Attractions While in Quarantine

All Week

(See below this list for live events that happen on specific days)

Music Monkey Jungle

Daily at 10 am

 

Join Lori from MMJ every morning on Facebook for singalongs, fun, and playtime.

Standby Book Club with Greg Pizzoli

Weekdays at 11 am

 

Author/illustrator Greg Pizzoli (The Watermelon Seed, Goodnight Owl) is holding daily book readings, drawing sessions, and more. We tuned in last week, and we highly recommend catching a session!

Elmwood Park Zoo’s ‘Zoo School Live’

Weekdays at 11 am

 

Every weekday, EPZ’s education team will highlight one of their ambassador animals on Facebook Live.

Mandarin Storytime

Weekdays at noon

 

Language Sprout hosts daily Mandarin storytimes on Facebook.

French Storytime

Weekdays at 12:30 pm

 

Language Sprout also hosts daily French storytimes on Facebook.

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.

Ballet Instruction with Tiler Peck

Weekdays at 1 pm

 

Tiler Peck, principal dancer at New York City Ballet, is teaching free daily ballet classes every day live on Instagram.

Kids and Parents Cooking Class

Weekdays at 1 pm

 

Delish hosts daily digital cooking classes! Tune in with your kids on Instagram. This week, make Skillet Brownies, Caramel Apple Nachos, Earth Day Cookies, and more!

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

Weekdays 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.

Nimble Craft Daily Craft

Daily on Instagram

 

Daily craft projects posted on Instagram, with instructions and supplies lists in Instastories each day.

ZoomDance Live Bedtime Story

Weekdays at 7 pm

 

Tune into Facebook Live for stories and songs every night.

Nightly Met Opera Streams

Daily at 7:30 pm

 

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

Virtual Party with a Princess!

Princess Bonnie will sing, tell stories, and does an amazing Queen Elsa (as well as so many other princesses and characters, just check our her page). When my newly six-year-old daughter had her Facebook Live with Elsa, she even turned water into snow right in front of our eyes! I still don’t know how she did that, other than that she must actually be magic. DM her over Facebook and reserve a time—we even debriefed her on our daughter’s long storied friendship with Elsa to keep things consistent!

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Monday

Vitality Virtual Yoga

April 20, 9:30 am

 

Local instructor Vitality Fitness by Ava shares live yoga practice for kids ages 3 and up. If you miss it at 9:30 am, it will remain on the Facebook event page for later viewing.

Space-Themed Gym Class

April 20, 10 am

 

Romp n’ Roll hosts a free space-themed gym class for toddlers and preschoolers on Facebook Live.

Sally’s Music Circle on Facebook Live

April 20, 10 am

 

Infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with their parents and caregivers can sing with Sally from Sally’s Music Circle on Monday mornings, free on Facebook Live. Enjoy stories, songs, movement, and more.

PlayMusic Family

April 20, 10:30 am and 4 pm

 

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.

Earth Day Mini-Music Time

April 20, 10:30 am

 

Celebrate the planet with singing, playing, and moving right in your own living room. All activities will be geared toward ages 3-5.

Snapology Online: Pokedex Battles

April 20, 11 am—noon

 

Snapology hosts an online class for ages 5-12 via Zoom. Create a battle scene worthy of only the most epic Pokémon battles! Pre-register and pay online; space is limited.

Roots with Ruark Live on Zoom

April 20, 11:30 am

 

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

Storytime with Michelle Obama

April 20, noon

 

That’s right, former First Lady Michelle Obama is brightening up our Mondays with weekly storytimes on PBS Kids’ Facebook page. This week, she’ll be reading The Gruffalo.

Rhythm Babies’ Music/Art Fusion Class

April 20, noon

 

Join Miss Julie for art projects and sing-alongs! Transform simple everyday household items into works of art you can play or fold. Appropriate for children 4-7 years old. Pre-register online.

Music Monkey Jungle DIY Music & Movement Lessons

April 20, 12:30 pm

 

Lori will go live every Monday afternoon 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.

‘There’s a Dragon in My Backpack’: Chapters 7 and 8 with Penn Wynne Library

April 20, 1 pm

 

Ms. Lindsay will be reading from the book There’s a Dragon in My Backpack by Tom Nicoll. The event must be streamed live, and will not be saved after it has ended. The library will return and continue to read chapters weekly.

Science Storytime with Bee the Scientist

April 20, 2 pm

 

Storytime is aimed at learners Pre-K through 3rd grade, but perfect for the whole family! Bee will read a book or two live, incorporating her science facilitation skills.

Lincoln Center Pop-Up Classroom: Step Dancing

April 20, 2 pm

 

Practice the fundamentals of stepping, combining percussive body movements with rhythmic patterns. Free on Facebook Live.

Snapology Online: Ninja Ambush

April 20, 2 pm

 

Students will use LEGOs to create the perfect ninja ambush scene and story! Class takes place on Zoom and is for ages 5-12. Pre-register and pay online; space is limited.

Teen D&D Online

April 20, 4 pm

 

Ardmore Library moves their Dungeons & Dragons group online via Roll20.net. For ages 12 and up. New players accepted on a rolling basis.

Free ZoomDance Class 

April 20, 4 pm

 

Blast off to Space! Dance, music, storytelling, imagination, and fun for ages 2-7. Free; pre-registration required online.

Free Webinar: Introduction to Hindi

April 20, 5 pm

 

Ages 3 and up can join a free introduction to Hindi with Gladwyne Montessori’s Raj Setlur. Pre-register online.

Travis Rocks the Classics

April 20, 5 pm

 

Travis of Music Monkey Jungle will take to Facebook Live for a 45-minute concert of classic rock favorites for all ages!

Live at Five with Captain America

April 20, 5 pm

 

Wear your favorite superhero costume and join Cap on Facebook Live for stories, superhero lessons, Q&A, and more!

Minding your Child’s Mind (and Yours!)

April 20, 8:30 pm

 

This class offers parents skills to find personal peace of mind and wisdom as well as techniques to show children how to regulate their emotions.  Classes provide insight into the child’s developmental continuum of social awareness and emotional balance, featured in the MIND framework for parents. Join online via PlayArts’ website.

Tuesday

Toddler Dance Class

April 21, 9:15—9:30 am

 

Phoenix Arts hosts a fun sing-along and dance class for you and your little one! 15 minutes of fun to get your body moving. You’ll need a scarf, lightweight shirt, or towel to use as a prop this week. Join on Facebook.

Silly Songs with Cookie Monster on Facebook Live

April 21, 9:30 am

 

Join Miss Mandy and her friend Cookie Monster for some silly songs and fun on Facebook Live.

Outer Space Movement Class

April 21, 10 am

 

Romp n’ Roll hosts a free music and movement class for toddlers and preschoolers on Facebook Live.

Bollywood Dance and Storytime

April 21, 10 am and 3 pm

 

Join a virtual class and storytime with Bollywood Groove that will get you up and moving! Register online for your preferred timeslot.

Feminism & Frozen

April 21, 10 am

 

This one-time online class for ages 10-14 will discuss both films in the Frozen franchise and address how we can view them through a feminist-inspired lens. Register online to reserve your spot.

Fairytale Ballerinas

April 21, 10:15 am

 

Each Fairytale Ballet class incorporates childhood literature with ballet, costumes, props and classical music every week for a magical experience! Classes are available anytime online the day they are scheduled. For ages 3-4. Pre-register online.

Settlement Kids: Live

April 21, 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

April 21, 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).

Snapology Online: Mining & Crafting

April 21, 11 am—noon

 

Snapology hosts an online LEGO-based Minecraft map class for ages 5-12 via Zoom. Pre-register and pay online; space is limited.

Kids’ Cooking: Breakfast Pizza

April 21, 11:30 am

 

In this virtual cooking class, families will learn how to make their own sweet and savory breakfast pizzas, including how to make your own pizza dough! Pre-register online.

Fairy Tea Party

April 21, noon

 

Dress up in your fairy wings, get your pixie dust, and fly over to a fairy tea party! Join a magical fairy on Facebook Live for a tea party, dancing, and a fun lesson on manners and etiquette!

Neighborhood Nature Walk

April 21, 1 pm

 

Take a neighborhood walk with a ranger from John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge, and try to identify all signs of nature using the free iNaturalist app. This program will be on Facebook Live and the recorded video will be available after the program.

New Parent Virtual Support Group

April 21, 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: Collaging Workshop

April 21, 2 pm

 

In this workshop, kids can experiment tearing and cutting shapes from recyclable materials to collage spring flowers.

PlayArts Play Loud Afterschool Program

April 21, 2 pm

 

This class is open to all elementary school-aged children. This week, it’s Show and Tell! Click “Join Class” on PlayArts’ website when it’s time!

Sing The Songs from ‘The Greatest Showman’

April 21, 2 pm

 

Learn sing and dance to songs from the exciting and uplifting musical The Greatest Showman. This online drop-in class focuses on one song per week. Pre-register online.

Snapology: Hogwarts Magizoology

April 21, 3 pm

 

Snapology hosts an online class for ages 5-12 via Zoom. Students will study the creatures from the magical realm and then use their LEGOs and imaginations to create a new species of creature to learn about in the Hogwarts Magizoology class! Pre-register and pay online; space is limited.

Little Makers on Facebook Live

April 21, 3:30 pm

 

Join Miss Andrea of Radnor Memorial Library (and her small “coworkers”) on Facebook Live for fun activities based off of popular picture books!

Free Webinar: Simple Science Experiments with Gladwyne Montessori

April 21, 4 pm

 

Using common household items, Kimba Huth will guide children ages 5 and up through mini science experiments to encourage the discovery of how and why things work in their environment! Free; pre-register online.

Roots with Ruark Live on Zoom

April 21, 4 pm

 

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

Ballet Tea Party: Dance Class

April 21, 4:15 pm

 

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.

Bedtime Stories on Facebook Live

April 21, 7 pm

 

Snuggle up together with some cozy tales with Media-Upper Providence Free Library. This week, it’s Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman.

Wednesday

Finding Balance

April 22, 9 am

 

Children will learn movements for calming the mind from the ancient practices of yoga and qi-gong. After moving, children will listen to and create stories that explore perspective-taking skills and play games that embed techniques to find emotional balance. Join online at PlayArts’ website.

Stay-at-Home Beach Party with Rockabye Beats

April 22, 10 am

 

Lay out your beach towel, throw on your favorite sunglasses, and get ready for a morning of music and movement on Facebook Live.

The NJ Snake Man on Facebook Live

April 22, 10 am

 

Kick off your Earth Day by heading over to the Bucks County Free Library Facebook page to check out a brand new video from reptile educator Steven Lengen, aka the NJ Snake Man.

Romp n’ Roll at HomeGym Class

April 22, 10 am

 

Mr. Daniel will lead this free Romp n’ Roll at Home Gym class designed for toddlers and preschoolers on Facebook Live.

Kidville’s Mess Lab: Rocks, Pet Rocks, and Crystals

April 22, 10:15 am

 

Discover the world around you through engaging live STEM lessons. Pre-register online.

PlayMusic Family

April 22, 10:30 am and 4 pm

 

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.

Snapology: Trolls

April 22, 11 am—noon

 

Snapology hosts an online class for ages 5-12 via Zoom. Students will use LEGO bricks, creativity, and their Trolls knowledge to build their own Troll tribe–pop, funk, techno, what’s your favorite? Pre-register and pay online; space is limited.

Start Your Own Eco-Friendly Seed Garden

April 22, 11 am

 

Join Chef Trevor in his kitchen for a fun & rewarding DIY project just in time for Earth Day. Registration and supplies list can be found at the link in the title.

InMovement Mini Ninja Class

April 22, 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 5-8)

April 22, 11 am

 

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

Ants on a Log Interactive Concert

April 22, 11:30 am

 

As part of their virtual Earth Day celebration, Michener Art Museum hosts a special live interactive lunchtime performance from Philly’s favorite kindie music group Ants on a Log. They’re sure to get your whole house singing and dancing with Earth Day themed tunes and games. Free; pre-register online.

National Constitution Center hosts Constitutional Conversations for Teens

April 22 and 23 on Zoom; noon (middle school) and 1 pm (high school and college)

 

During the COVID-19 crisis, the National Constitution Center is offering free live constitutional conversations for middle school, high school, and college students, available through Zoom, and accessible on desktop or mobile.

Online Kids’ Yoga Storytime and Lesson on Facebook Live

April 22, 1 pm

 

Join kids’ yoga expert and author Teresa Power for a live, interactive storytime, plus easy, fun yoga moves and games!

Student Climate Panel (for Teens)

April 22, 1 pm

 

As part of their Virtual Earth Day celebration, Michener Art Museum, join as area students address the vital climate questions shaping their future. This online event will feature a panel discussion with local high school and college students discussing the cultural and scientific impact of the climate crisis movement followed by questions and conversation from the virtual audience. Free; pre-register online.

Preschool Explorers on Facebook Live

April 22, 1:30 pm

 

Media-Upper Providence Free Library shares stories and activities for ages 3-5.

Art of Stillness: Earth Day Edition

April 22, 2 pm

 

Hosted via Zoom, this virtual experience is designed to encourage a closer look at artwork for ages 12 and up. Free; pre-register online.

Sing the Songs of ‘Descendants’

April 22, 2 pm

 

Join this class via Zoom and learn choreography and songs from Disney’s Descendants. Pre-register online.

Science Storytime with Bee the Scientist

April 22, 2 pm

 

Storytime is aimed at learners Pre-K through 3rd grade, but perfect for the whole family! Bee will read a book or two live, incorporating her science facilitation skills.

Snapology Online: Pokemon

April 22, 2 pm

 

Snapology hosts an online LEGO class for ages 5-12 via Zoom. Students will put their building skills to the test as their evolve their original state Pokémon to an evolved form. Pre-register and pay online; space is limited.

Lincoln Center Pop-Up Classroom: Costume Workshop

April 22, 2 pm

 

Create costumes from everyday items for your favorite characters. Free on Facebook Live.

#FranklinOutside Scavenger Hunt

April 22, 3 pm

 

Grab your binoculars and join the Franklin Institute’s Environmental Scientist, Dr. Rachel Valletta, on an outdoor scavenger hunt via Facebook Live. What nature can you spot? Discover something surprising, snap a photo, and explore the world around you, all while appreciating the nurturing power of nature.

Free Virtual Children’s Movement Class

April 22, 3:30 pm

 

Above the Barre Dance and Fitness hosts a free movement class for kids ages 3-6 on Facebook Live.

Free ZoomDance Class 

April 22, 4 pm

 

Blast off to Space! Dance, music, storytelling, imagination, and fun for ages 2-7. Free; pre-registration required online.

Free Sing-Along with Belle

April 22, 5 pm

 

Head to Facebook for a free virtual sing-along and storytime with Belle.

Free Virtual Storytime with Rapunzel

April 22, 8:30 pm

 

Need even more princess time? Rapunzel will be leading a special storytime and sing-along to wish your kids goodnight!

Thursday

Romp n’ Roll Music & Movement

April 23, 10 am

 

Live at Rompy’s House returns for a music and movement class at Romp n’ Roll! Best for toddlers and preschool age.

Pre-Walker Stories and Rhymes with Ms. Sheila

April 23, 10 am

 

Songs. rhymes, stories, and puppets will be featured during this 15-minute program from Springfield Township Library. This program requires registration. Anyone who registers will receive a link that will allow them to attend storytime.

Kidville’s My Masterpiece: Georgia O’Keeffe

April 23, 10:15 am

 

Each week, drop in to learn about a new artist and a few of their most memorable creations; plus, learn their unique techniques, styles, and tools and use them to create your own masterpieces! Pre-register online.

InMovement Ninja Class

April 23, 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.

Free ZoomDance Class 

April 23, 11 am

 

Blast off to Space! Dance, music, storytelling, imagination, and fun for ages 2-7. Free; pre-registration required online.

Roots With Ruark All Ages Virtual Music Class

April 23, 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.

Facebook Live Storytime with Penn Wynne Library

April 23, 10:30 am

 

Ms. Lindsay will be virtually hosting a Facebook live storytime, best for toddlers and preschoolers. This event will include stories, songs, and more.

Settlement Kids: Live

April 23, 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

April 23, 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 Workshop: Homemade Play-Doh Making

April 23, 11 am

 

Join Ms. Anna of Gladwyne Montessori to make some homemade play-doh! For ages 2-5. Free; pre-register online.

Snapology: Mining & Crafting

April 23, 11 am—noon

 

Snapology hosts an online class for ages 5-12 via Zoom. Students will recreate the Minecraft logo using nothing but LEGO bricks and imagination!. Pre-register and pay online; space is limited.

Home-Schooling at Shakespeare’s Table: The Meaning of Meals in ‘The Taming of the Shrew’

April 23, 12:30 pm

 

It’s Shakespeare’s birthday! Join David Goldstein, co-director of Before ‘Farm to Table,’ Folger Shakespeare Library’s Mellon-funded collaborative research project, for this talk. In this virtual gathering, Goldstein will consider numerous ways in which Shakespeare considers food-sharing as an opportunity for teaching and learning about mental, physical, and social health.

Drawing Lesson with John Heinz Wildlife Refuge

April 23, 1 pm

 

Have some paper and a pen, marker, crayon, or pencil in hand for a short and fun art activity for all ages. Ranger Dave will lead a short introduction to some basics for drawing ducks live on the Refuge’s Facebook page. Learn fun duck and wildlife facts as you draw, too!

Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding Virtual Support Group

April 23, 1 pm

 

Kith + Kin moves their group online so you can continue on your journey while you’re self-isolated! 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 Yoga at the 4-H Cooperative Farm

April 23, 1 pm

 

Join the farm’s sheep for an afternoon of virtual yoga on Facebook Live!

Lincoln Center Pop-Up Classroom: Vocal Workshop

April 23, 2 pm

 

Learn about melismas in music by taking a closer look at singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Zeshan B’s #ConcertsForKids

Snapology Online: Minifigure Combos

April 23, 3 pm

 

Snapology hosts a fun online LEGO class for ages 5-12 via Zoom. Pre-register and pay online; space is limited.

Online Storytime with PlayArts

April 23, 4 pm

 

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

Kidville ‘JV Sports’ Online Workout

April 23, 4:15 pm

 

Kids ages 2-6 can build coordination, core strength, and agility with non-competitive drills, games, and obstacle courses. Pre-register online.

Macbeth Facebook Watch Party for Shakespeare’s Birthday

April 23, 5 pm

 

Celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday with his shortest and bloodiest play, Macbeth. Join the cast and creative team to watch the acclaimed Folger Theatre and Two River Theater production of Macbeth, co-directed by Teller and Aaron Posner. Members of the cast will share behind-the-scenes stories and take questions about the making of this supernatural production of the Scottish play.

Pajama Party with Anna

April 23, 6 pm

 

Join the “Snow Princess” for a PJ party and goodnight story over Zoom. Pre-register online.

Virtual Ukulele Jam

April 23, 7 pm

 

South Street’s BridgeSet Sound hosts a virtual ukelele night open to all. Join on Zoom.

Virtual Potty Training 101 with Miss Catherine

April 23, 7:30 pm

 

This workshop will help you learn the simple tools, tips, and steps to start potty training with your little one. Pre-register online at Kith + Kin’s website, and join over Zoom.

Franklin Institute’s Night Skies at Home

April 23, 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!

Friday

Dav Pilkey At Home

April 24, 8 am

 

Dog Man author and illustrator Dav Pilkey is creating weekly videos for kids with drawing demonstrations, reading aloud, and more.

Hip Hop Class with Phoenix Arts

April 24, 9:30 am

 

An all-ages Hip Hop dance class with Miss Susie on Facebook Live! Make sure to wear sneakers and have some water ready.

Facebook Live Storytime: Toy Story

April 24, 10 am

 

Join Miss Koko from Learning Express for a Toy Story storytime. Plus Woody will be there to wave hi to everyone!

HCA STEAM Storytime

April 24, 10 am

 

Holy Child Academy hosts a virtual STEAM storytime for little ones on Facebook Live. Read The Three Little Pigs: An Architectural Tale by Steven Guarnaccia, then test the strength of different building materials against the force of wind!

Princess Storytime Live

April 24, 10 am

 

Take a nice break from home-schooling and enjoy stories read by Cinderalla on Facebook Live!

Romp n’ Roll at Baby Gym Class

April 24, 10 am

 

A free Facebook Live Romp n’ Roll at Home class designed just for babies 3 months – 18 months. All you need is a chair, a pillow, and 3-4 small baby toys.

Friday Parent/Child Cardio Dance Class

April 24, 10 am

 

Join your grade schoolers (ages 5 and up) in a 30-minute cardio workout with InMovement. Pre-register online to reserve your spot.

Virtual Storytime at Morris Arboretum

April 24, 10:30 am

 

Morris Arboretum hosts free, fun and engaging live online reading sessions with local librarian Amy Ambler. Free; pre-registration required online.

PlayMusic Family

April 24, 10:30 am and 4 pm

 

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.

Roots with Ruark Live on Zoom

April 24, 11 am

 

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

Snapology Online: How to Train Your Dragon

April 24, 11 am—noon

 

Snapology hosts an online LEGO-based class for ages 5-12 via Zoom. Pre-register and pay online; space is limited.

Live Puppet Show with WonderSpark Puppets

April 24, 11 am

 

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

Drag Queen Storytime Online!

April 24, 11:30 am

 

Philly’s Drag Queen Brittany Lynn brings stories of love, diversity, and acceptance right into your home! The storytime live stream will air from the Facebook event page linked above, in the event title.

Rhythm Babies Online!

April 24, 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.

Constitutional Topics with Jeffrey Rosen

April 24, 1 pm

 

Join National Constitution Center President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen, as well other special guests, to explore an array of intriguing constitutional topics. Best suited for middle and high schoolers.

Virtual Playdate with Pop-Up Play: Puppet Workshop

April 24, 1:30 pm

 

Create a cast of amazing puppets using household items. Just bring an old pair of socks, a paper bag, or a wooden spoon and a few simple craft supplies to the screen and Pop-Up Play will help you bring them to life. Pre-register online to reserve your spot.

Science Storytime with Bee the Scientist

April 24, 2 pm

 

Storytime is aimed at learners Pre-K through 3rd grade, but perfect for the whole family! Bee will read a book or two live, incorporating her science facilitation skills.

Lincoln Center Pop-Up Classroom: Movement Workshop

April 24, 2 pm

 

Explore different pathways in space and your body, and take them to the catwalk for your own runway show.

Healthy Eating with Taahirah Stith

April 24, 2 pm

 

Gladwyne Montessori hosts a free webinar for ages 4-6. Come listen to a story about healthy eating followed by a discussion on healthy eating tips. Pre-register online.

Free Children’s Dance Class: Fancy Friday

April 24, 5 pm

 

Free ballet and creative movement class for children aged 2-6. Have a couple scarves ready, and get ready to dance to a song from Frozen 2!

Virtual Bedtime Storytime with Parkway Central Library

April 24, 6:30 pm

 

Ms. Kate is hosting bedtime stories from her home! She’s checking in with her stuffed animal friends, reading bedtime stories and folktales, and then ending storytime singing a lullaby or two! This program is intended for ages 8 and under, but all are welcome.

Weekend Events

Saturday

Revolutionizing Parenthood

April 25

 

Parent Coach Erin Taylor and Event Planner Ashley Albrecht shared a common vision to create an in-person conference in Philadelphia to support parents. However, due to the unexpected explosion of the global coronavirus pandemic, they turned their event to a free, fully digital event to support parents everywhere. Register online for self-paced access to workshops by over 20 parenting experts as they help you to navigate the struggles of raising toddlers, teens, and everyone in between.

Free Intro to Martial Arts

April 25, 10 am

 

The whole family can still learn new skills, improve fitness, and have fun with Action Karate Mt. Airy. Free; pre-registration is required.

Saturday Morning Cartoon Lessons

April 25, 10 am

 

Artist Bobby Epps will teach kids to draw on Facebook Live.

PlayArts’ Family ArtLab

April 25, 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.

Virtual Poetry Readings from Parkway Central Library

April 25, 10:30 am

 

Celebrate National Poetry Month with the Free Library of Philadelphia. Every Saturday in April Ms. Scout will be sharing some of her favorite poems and talking about what makes them poetry! Come listen and write some poems of your own!

New York City Ballet Break

April 25, 11 am

 

Join the artists of New York City Ballet for a series of lively morning movement activities, perfect for children ages 3-8. Each 20-minute virtual Ballet Break will include a warm-up and choreography inspired by some of NYCB’s most beloved ballets. Pre-registration is required.

Free Kids’ Virtual Cooking Class: Biscuits and Gravy

April 25, 11 am

 

Join KidsTable for a free brunchtime cooking class! Find a list of ingredients online in advance and join via the video link on their website.

Family Kitchen: Make Your Own Butter

April 25, 11 am

 

Join Michelle Barber for an easy-to-make recipe that will get everyone in the family shaking it up!

Free Live-Stream Puppet Show

April 25, 11 am

 

Enjoy a free live-stream 30-minute puppet show with Mr. Chris & Lucky Duck, and a fun at-home craft you can follow along with on Facebook live!

Mermaid Storytime

April 25, 11:30 am

 

Join Mermaid CaySea for a free storytime at Mermaid Cove!

Tea Party with Elsa

April 25, noon

 

Grab your favorite tea party juice and sing along with the Ice Queen over Zoom. Pre-register online.

Metropolitan Opera’s At-Home Gala

April 25, 1 pm

 

The company will present an unprecedented virtual At-Home Gala, featuring more than 40 leading artists performing in a live stream from their homes all around the world, available for free on the Met’s website. Includes performance by Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, whom you may know from the Philadelphia Orchestra!

One Bowl Brownies

April 25, 3 pm

 

Freshmade at Home classes are fun for the whole family, and all ages are welcome to participate. All classes will be hosted through Zoom. A full prep list, ingredient list, and instructions will be sent to you when you register for the class.

Music Can Overcome: Settlement Music School Virtual Gala

April 25, 8—9 pm

 

Settlement Music School’s 112th Gala has been transformed into a free online event featuring musical performances by the Settlement community, including special guests Kevin Eubanks, Quiara Hudes, and Midori.


Sunday

Stories and Songs with PlayArts

April 26, 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.

Storytime with FoCA and Baby Wordplay

April 26, 10:30 am

 

Friends of Chester Arthur host virtual storytime with Miss Pam from Baby Wordplay. Pre-register online.

#ConcertsForKids: Falu

April 26, 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.

Virtual Royal Ball with Cinderella

April 26, 6 pm

 

Wear your favorite gown and join Cinderella for singing, dancing, stories, Q&A, and more! Pre-register online.

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  • Rachel April 26, 2020

    This is a great list!

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