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30+ Things to Do With Kids This Week…Virtually! (April 27-May 3)

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

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All Week

Music Monkey Jungle

Daily at 10 am

 

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

Philly Virtual Teen Writers Club

Weekdays at 11 am

 

Every day at 11 am, get a creative writing prompt as part of the Philly Virtual Teen Writers Club! Visit the Facebook page of the Philadelphia City Institute Library to watch a daily video with suggested activity. Interested teens are also invited to join a private Facebook group to share their work here. This week, learn techniques for developing mood and tone in our writing.

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 Apple Chips, Edible Cookie Dough, 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!


Monday

Music Monkey Jungle DIY Music & Movement Lessons

April 27, 9 am

 

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.

Vitality Virtual Yoga

April 27, 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.

Free Romp n’ Roll Toddler Gym Class

April 27, 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 27, 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.

Virtual Baby Storytime

April 27, 10:30 am

 

Join Miss Mary for Baby Storytime on Instagram live (@freelibraryccd) for stories, songs, and fun! The live storytime will be available on Instagram stories for 24 hours after the program. This program is intended for babies 2 years and under but anyone is welcome to tune in.

PlayMusic Family

April 27, 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.

Standby Book Club with Greg Pizzoli

Mondays 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!

Roots with Ruark Live on Zoom

April 27, 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 27, 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 There’s a Dragon in Your Book.

Parent & Child Snapology Class: Animals on Safari

April 27, noon

 

Kids ages 3-5 and their parents will learn about animals of the grasslands through building and play with LEGOs. Pre-register online and join via Zoom.

Rhythm Babies’ Music/Art Fusion Class

April 27, 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.

‘There’s a Dragon in My Backpack’: Chapters 9 and 10 with Penn Wynne Library

April 27, 1 pm

 

Ms. Lindsay will be finishing up 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.

Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion Online Talks

April 27, 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.

Science Storytime with Bee the Scientist

April 27, 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: Superhero Lab

April 27, 2 pm

 

Students will use LEGOs to create superheroes! Class takes place on Zoom and is for ages 5-14. Pre-register and pay online; space is limited.

Free ZoomDance Class 

April 27, 4 pm

 

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

Live at Five with a Mermaid

April 27, 5 pm

 

Join Ariel stories, singing, and more on Facebook Live.

Ballet Essentials Online: West Side Story Suite

April 27, 6 pm

 

NYCB Soloist Claire Kretzschmar teaches classic moves in Jerome Robbins’s West Side Story Suite, created after the hit Broadway musical with music by Leonard Bernstein. Join free via Zoom. This workshop is 45 minutes and will be capped at 1,000 participants. Entry to this workshop will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Snapology Online: Vacation Parks

April 27, 6 pm

 

Kids ages 5-14 can design their own dream vacation park with LEGOs. Pre-register online and join via Zoom.

Minding your Child’s Mind (and Yours!)

April 27, 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 28, 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.

‘Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes’ Storytime

April 28, 9:30 am

 

Join Miss Mandy on FB Live to read this fun Pete the Cat story.

Romp n’Roll Free Music & Movement Class

April 28, 10 am

 

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

Bollywood Dance and Storytime

April 28, 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.

Fairytale Ballerinas

April 28, 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 28, 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 28, 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).

Feminism & Frozen

April 28, 11 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.

Ballet Tea Party: Dance Class

April 28, 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.

‘Drawing with Toddlers’ with E. B. Goodale

April 28, 11:30 am

 

Author/illustrator E.B. Goodale will be taking requests as to what to draw live, or you can just sit back and watch the chaos! Join free on Instagram live.

Spanish Through Fun with Language U

April 28, 1 pm

 

Join Mr. Pablo and Ms. Lia as they introduce Spanish vocabulary through live music and instruments, jokes, games, stories, and more! Come have fun while learning Spanish along the way on Facebook Live.

Fun With Flowers

April 28, 1 pm

 

A ranger from John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge will talk about the important job flowers do, and you can follow along at home with just a  flower and a piece of paper This program will be on Facebook Live and the recorded video will be available after the program.

Lincoln Center Pop-Up Classroom: Visualizing Music

April 28, 2 pm

 

In this free workshop, kids will learn to draw what they hear in a piece of music.

PlayArts Play Loud Afterschool Program

April 28, 2 pm

 

This class is open to kids in grades K-4. This week, it’s a drawing contest! Click “Join Class” on PlayArts’ website when it’s time.

Sing The Songs from ‘The Greatest Showman’

April 28, 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: Dragon Master

April 28, 2 pm

 

Snapology hosts an online class for ages 5-12 via Zoom. Journey into the world of fairy tales by exploring dragons and the features that make these creatures so terrifying and fascinating! Pre-register and pay online; space is limited.

Insectarium Creature Feature on Facebook Live

April 28, 2 pm

 

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

Little Makers on Facebook Live

April 28, 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!

Snapology Online: Mining & Crafting

April 28, 4 pm

 

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

Free Webinar: Story Adventures with Gladwyne Montessori

April 28, 4 pm

 

Share children’s stories from around the globe, peek into other cultures, and enjoy something new. For ages 4-8. Free; pre-register online.

Roots with Ruark Live on Zoom

April 28, 4 pm

 

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

Snapology’s Minute-to-Win-It Challenge

April 28, 6 pm

 

Work quickly with your family as your team to build, play, search for, and riddle your way through a series of challenges that can award you points and bragging rights! Pre-register online.

Bedtime Stories on Facebook Live

April 28, 7 pm

 

Snuggle up together with some cozy tales with Media-Upper Providence Free Library. This week, it’s In a Jar by Deborah Marcero.

Storytime With Ice Princess

April 28, 8 pm

 

Join Princess Anna and enjoy a relaxing storytime over Facebook before bed.

Wednesday

Finding Balance

April 29, 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.

Snapology Superheroes: How to Trap a Villain

April 29, 9:30 am

 

Using LEGO bricks and your imagination, can you design a villain trap? Snapology hosts an online class for ages 5-14 via Zoom. Pre-register and pay online; space is limited.

Kids Yoga Online

April 29, 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.

Romp n’ Roll at Home Gym Class

April 29, 10 am

 

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

PlayMusic Family

April 29, 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.

InMovement Mini Ninja Class

April 29, 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 29, 11 am

 

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

Mermaid Storytime

April 29, 11:30 am

 

Join Mermaid CaySea for a free storytime at Mermaid Cove!

Ballerina Craft and Dance

April 29, noon

 

Twirl over to Facebook Live for a step-by-step craft and a follow-along dance with Ms. Alysha. For ages 3 and up.

Virtual Peppa Pig Party

April 29, noon

 

Join on Facebook Live for stories, songs, and crafts.

National Constitution Center hosts Constitutional Conversations for Teens

April 29 and 30 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.

Live with Fancy Nancy

April 29, 1 pm

 

Join Fancy Nancy for an afternoon of “oooh-la-laaa!” Enjoy stories, show and tell, dancing, and a Q&A session that is magnifique!

Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion Online Talks

April 29, 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.

Online Kids’ Yoga Storytime and Lesson on Facebook Live

April 29, 1 pm

 

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

Preschool Explorers on Facebook Live

April 29, 1:30 pm

 

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

Snapology presents ‘Enchanted Forest: A Frozen Adventure’

April 29, 2 pm

 

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

Sing the Songs of ‘Descendants’

April 29, 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 29, 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: Collaging Workshop

April 29, 2 pm

 

In this free workshop, kids can create a “surprise“ figure photo collage with repurposed materials.

Free Kids’ Cooking Class: Scallion Pancakes

April 29, 2 pm

 

Pre-register online for this free cooking class by Freshmade.

#FranklinOutside Scavenger Hunt

April 29, 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 29, 3:30 pm

 

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

#ConcertsForKids: SUDS

April 29, 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. SUDS is an immersive, multisensory, theatrical experience that takes the seemingly mundane task of going to the laundromat and transforms it into an exhilarating adventure filled with water, soap, and bubbles.

Snapology Online: Pokedex Challenge

April 29, 4 pm

 

Snapology hosts an online class for ages 5-14 via Zoom. Put your Pokémon knowledge to the test to build as many Pokémon as you can! Pre-register and pay online; space is limited.

Virtual Fitness Class for Teens: Strong Core

April 29, 4 pm

 

In this quick 30 minute session, scholars will get their sweat on with Coach Amanda. For ages 12-17. Pre-register online to reserve your slot.

Free ZoomDance Class 

April 29, 4 pm

 

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

Kids’ Graham Crackers Edible Art Virtual Workshop

April 29, 4 pm

 

Using an Under the Sea theme, children will learn to color frosting and make sea waves with buttercream. They will also learn to color fondant and make seashells, fish and other details to make their graham crackers a piece of art! Pre-register online to reserve your spot.

Painting and Storytime with Rapunzel

April 29, 4 pm

 

Rapunzel will be reading a story and painting her favorite sidekick! You can paint (or draw) along with her on Facebook Live.

Princess & Me Yoga

April 29, 7 pm

 

In this free virtual event, parents and kids are invited to dress in all things princess, and flow to the best folky yogi princess songs!

Free Virtual Storytime with Sleeping Beauty

April 29, 8:30 pm

 

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

Thursday

Romp n’ Roll Music & Movement

April 30, 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 30, 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: Monet

April 30, 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 30, 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 30, 11 am

 

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

Roots With Ruark All Ages Virtual Music Class

April 30, 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.

Settlement Kids: Live

April 30, 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 Thursday Crafternoons with Parkway Central Library

April 30, 10:30 am (check back in at 4 pm)

 

Join Miss Mary every Thursday at 10:30 am on Parkway Central Library’s social media to find get three prompts for Thursday Crafternoons! Use these prompts to create whatever you want with whatever supplies you have, then check back at 4 pm to see what Miss Mary has created, and for a book suggestion! This program is intended for kids 12 and under.

PlayArts Movement Lab

April 30, 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.

‘Drawing with Toddlers’ with E. B. Goodale

April 30, 11:30 am

 

Author/illustrator E.B. Goodale will be taking requests as to what to draw live, or you can just sit back and watch the chaos! Join free on Instagram live.

Bilingual Butterfly Storytime and Drawing

April 30, 1 pm

 

Meet up with Ranger Sean live on John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge Facebook page for a bilingual program (Spanish and English). He will read a story called Señorita Mariposa about monarch butterflies and their migration across North America! After the story, look at the different parts of a butterfly and draw.

Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding Virtual Support Group

April 30, 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.

Insectarium Creature Feature on Facebook Live

April 30, 2 pm

 

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

Snapology Online: Care of Magical Creatures

April 30, 2 pm

 

Study the creatures from the magical realm and then use your imagination to create a new species of creature to learn about in Magizoology class! Channel your inner Harry Potter, Yoda, or Merlin. LEGO-based class for ages 5-14. Pre-register online.

Lincoln Center Pop-Up Classroom: African Dance Workshop

April 30, 2 pm

 

Learn about (and perform!) different types of African dance.

Italian Cooking Lesson with Eleonora Barbieri

April 30, 3:45 pm

 

Join Gladwyne Montessori for a free cooking class where you and your kids will master a delicious recipe for Nonna Teresa’s Meatballs (Polpette Della Nonna Teresa) while learning some words in Italian. Pre-register online.

Online Storytime with PlayArts

April 30, 4 pm

 

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

ZoomBallet

April 30, 4 pm

 

An engaging, active, adventurous beginner ballet class to help young dancers discover the joy in dancing. Kids ages 4-8 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.

Snapology Online: Star Wars Battle Scenes

April 30, 4 pm

 

Snapology hosts an online class for ages 5-14 via Zoom. Students will put their story-telling skills into action as they develop their very own Star Wars battle scenes with LEGOs! Pre-register and pay online; space is limited.

DIY Sushi Night: Veggie Sushi Rolls and Dipping Sauce

April 30, 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. Pre-register online to reserve your spot.

Pajama Storytime

April 30, 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.

Baby-Led Feeding Basics Q & A

April 30, 7:30 pm

 

Join BLF expert, Tegan Bernstein for this informal 60-minute session to get your questions answered. Size of class is kept intentionally small to accommodate individual questions and situations. Pre-register online at Kith + Kin’s website to reserve your spot, and join over Zoom.

Franklin Institute’s Night Skies at Home

April 30, 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 Rapunzel

April 30, 8 pm

 

Join Rapunzel for a relaxing storytime on Facebook live while you get ready to sleep!

Friday

Dav Pilkey At Home

May 1, 8 am

 

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

Virtual Music and Movement with Ms. Naomi

May 1, 8:30 am

 

Enjoy songs, dancing, and fun exploring rhythm and movement on Parkway Central Library’s Facebook Live. The program will remain online for 24 hours after the event.

Intro to Baking: How to Make Bagels Bread for Teens

May 1, 8:45 am

 

Teens will bake 4 fresh bagels without ever needing a boiler! Learn this healthier and simple recipe with Coach Jessie as she talks about the importance of measurement and rolling dough. Pre-register online to reserve your spot.

Snapology Online: Fun with Helicopters

May 1, 9:30 am

 

Kids ages 5-14 can learn how and build their own version of a helicopter. Pre-register online and join via Zoom.

Hip Hop Class with Phoenix Arts

May 1, 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.

Romp n’ Roll at Baby Gym Class

May 1, 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

May 1, 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.

PlayMusic Family

May 1, 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

May 1, 11 am

 

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

Live Puppet Show with WonderSpark Puppets

May 1, 11 am

 

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

Science Fun with Mr. Peter

May 1, 11 am

 

The Free Library of Philadelphia is hosting this weekly online program. 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. Registration is required for this free event. Maximum attendance: 10. Adults who register their child for the event will be e-mailed a link to the event on Zoom.

Free Collage-Making Class

May 1, 11 am

 

Grab an old magazine, some junk mail, or any similar items you have around the house and join Gladwyne Montessori teacher Ms. Donna in a collage-making session. Pre-register online.

Parent and Child Snapology: ABCs & 123s

May 1, noon

 

Kids ages 3-5 and their parents will have fun in this preschool-level LEGO class. Pre-register online and join via Zoom.

Rhythm Babies Online!

May 1, 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.

Facebook Live with Cinderella

May 1, noon

 

Join Cinderella in her castle for some singing, a ribbon wand craft, and a ballroom dance lesson!

Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion Online Talks

May 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.

Virtual Playdate with Pop-Up Play: Puppet Workshop

May 1, 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.

Lincoln Center Pop-Up Classroom: Scene Writing Workshop

May 1, 2 pm

 

Explore a neutral script, and then brainstorm characters and topics to write your own scene.

Snapology Online: Mining & Crafting

May 1, 2 pm

 

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

Snapology: Find Your Family Crest

May 1, 6 pm

 

Inspired by the traditions of medieval knighthood, work with your family to identify the most important aspects of your lineage, unique traditions, and individual characteristics to design a crest that is unique to your family out of LEGOs. Pre-register online and join via Zoom.

Portside Art Center’s Virtual Family Art Night

May 1, 6:30 pm

 

Parents and children will work together on a collaborative art project using simple art materials all while creating in the comfort of their own homes. Pre-register online.

Not A Peep Sleep Virtual Workshop

May 1, 8 pm

 

During this 1.5-hour workshop, sleep expert Maria Lopez will teach you about the science of children’s sleep, why problems occur, how to prevent them and how to troubleshoot your current issues. Pre-register online, then join the workshop over Zoom.

Weekend Events

Saturday

PlayArts’ Family ArtLab

May 2, 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.

Instagram Live Storytime in English and Spanish

May 2, 10:30 am

 

Join Lillian Marrero Library on Instagram Live for a virtual storytime session for you and your little ones. Three stories will be read in English and Spanish.

Mini-Music Pajama Party

May 2, 10:30 am

 

Join Ms. Ashley and Mr. Roger for music, moves, and fun!

Family Kitchen: Smoothies

May 2, 11 am

 

Join Michelle Barber for an easy-to-make recipe that’s healthy, too.

New York City Ballet Break

May 2, 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 Live-Stream Puppet Show

May 2, 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!

Virtual Playdate with Mary Poppins

May 2, 11 am

 

Mary Poppins will do magic tricks and lead a sing-along on Facebook Live! She will also be playing a game of Chutes & Ladders, so if you have it, get it ready to play along.

Island Dancing with the Voyager Princess

May 2, 11 am

 

Join Moana in this free Facebook Live as she shares some of the dances she does on her island home.

Mermaid Storytime

May 2, 11:30 am

 

Join Mermaid CaySea for a free storytime at Mermaid Cove!

Drag Queen Story Time

May 2, noon

 

Media Fellowship House hosts its first ever virtual Drag Queen Story Time with the iconic Balena Canto on Facebook Live. Enjoy fun and inclusive children’s books, fun craft that your kids can do in your own home!

Anna and Elsa Live

May 2, noon

 

Tune into Facebook Live for a free virtual playdate including singing, games, storytime, a craft, and more with the Snow Sisters.

Improv 101 (Ages 10-14)

May 2, 1:15—2 pm

 

In this class, students will be introduced to the unscripted, often-hilarious performance technique known as improv. After learning the basic tenets of improv and warming up their imaginations, scholars will participate in a variety of virtual theatre games. Pre-register online.

Arabian Nights Virtual Party with Jasmine

May 2, 6 pm

 

Wear your favorite costume or PJs for a dance lesson and interactive yoga activity, sing-along, meet and greet, and bedtime stories, all on Princess Jasmine’s castle balcony. Tickets available online.

 


Sunday

Stories and Songs with PlayArts

May 3, 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.

Johnny Shortcake Live on Instagram

May 3, 10:30 am

 

Johnny Shortcake brings the funk with his offbeat kids’ music live on Instagram!

Spring Crafts Sundays with the Free Library

May 3, 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: The Pop Ups

May 3, 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. The Pop Ups perform a zany, fun-filled set, including live drawing, music, and puppetry in this free online concert.

The Rock and Roll Playhouse: Live From The Playroom

May 3, 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

May 3, 11:30 am

 

Experience the ultimate virtual Sunday Funday with PopUpPlay and the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation. Gather whatever building materials you have in your home and create something fun together! This free live session will be facilitated via Zoom, and pre-registration is required to hold your spot.

Cooking Class: Homemade Bagels

May 3, noon

 

Kids will mix up their own dough to create their own bagels from scratch and get to customize their homemade bagels with their choice of toppings—even make your own flavored cream cheese! Pre-register online.

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