Cold weather got you down? Check out Main Line Parent’s top picks for indoor family fun this week, which are sure to keep you warm and toasty!By Carrie Hill Photo by Carrie Hill Photography
Monday, January 14
Family Storytime at Tredyffrin Public Library at 10:30 am is the perfect morning activity for you to enjoy with your little ones, ages birth through age five.
The Handwork Studio in Narberth is bringing back their popular Story Hour on Mondays at 10 am. Enjoy a “crafty tale,” coffee for the parents, and BYOS (bring your own snack).
Tylor Arboretum hosts its Teeny Tiny Trackers Program for 3-year-olds and an adult this morning at 10 am. This week’s program focuses on sugar maples. Participants will learn how maple syrup is made and enjoy a sweet treat! Registration required.
Tuesday, January 15
Enjoy Sleepytime Stories at the Norristown Public Library, Tuesday evenings at 7 pm. Storytimes are bilingual (English and Spanish), and American Sign Language will also be introduced.
Norristown Public Library also starts its Preschool Play and Learn program this week at 10:30 am. Register for this fun one-on-one program where preschoolers learn skills they will need in school through stories, crafts, and sensory play. To register, call 610-278-5100 x 205 or stop by the Children’s Desk.
Wednesday, January 16
Paoli Library hosts the popular Preschool Storytime at 2 pm. Drop in for songs, games, and a fun story (or two).
Drop into the Creative Clubhouse today at 3:30 pm for their Open Studio. Enjoy arts and crafts activities and let the Creative Clubhouse team handle the clean up!
Thursday, January 17
Drop into the Tredyffrin Public Library’s Lego Club for a perfect after-school activity. Lego club begins at 4:30 and the library provides all of the essential equipment (boxes and boxes of Legos). For children aged 7-12.
The Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church is offering a Young In Arts Open House today, giving you and your little ones an opportunity to sample their arts and music classes. Drop in anytime today from 10-11:30 am.
Wear your PJs and bring a bed buddy for an evening storytime at the Tredyffrin Public Library. Storytime starts at 7 pm and is best for children aged 3-8.
Wimpy Kid fan? Comic book enthusiast? Think your own doodles belong in a book? Then register for the Radnor Memorial Library’s cartooning workshop with Greg Heffley this evening at 6:30 pm. Try your own hand at create digital comic strips on our iPad Lab featuring Marvel Comics and Big Nate characters! Come prepared to talk, create, and have fun cartooning! Appropriate for students in grades 1 to 5. Register online, in person, or by phone.
Friday, January 18
Enjoy the Arden Theater’s retelling of the classic tale of Cinderella today at 10:30 am and 7 pm.
Take the children over to the Center on Central’s Kids’ Night In program tonight, and enjoy dinner out with your sweetheart! Open to children aged 4 and older. Includes a pizza snack, an arts activity and/or craft project, and ends with a movie-chill out time to be ready for bedtime after pick up.
Main Line Art Center is hosting a Family Art Workshop this morning from 9:30-10:30 am. In each fun-filled workshop, you and your child work together to create a theme-inspired project using a variety of art materials. Advanced registration strongly suggested, as space is limited (group sign-ups welcome!). No more than two little artists per adult. Open to ages 2-4 with caregiver.
Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse hosts Crafts in the Playhouse this morning at 10:30 am. Registration is recommended for groups.
Saturday, January 19
Join Maryam Vafa of Elegance Cafe at the Wayne Art Center for her sweetly delicious culinary workshop on cupcakes! Everything you need to create your own cupcake masterpiece will be provided. Advance reservations required.
Head out to the County Theater in Doylestown today for a showing of Where the Wild Things Are at 10:30 am.
The Delaware Museum of Natural History in Wilmington is hosting ‘A Night at the Museum’ this evening, starting at 6 pm. Hunt for fossils, explore the rainforest, and then camp out with your sleeping bag amongst the museum’s amazing exhibitions.
Take your elementary school student to the Norristown Public Library’s Roll Over and Read program at 11 am. Children will read to specially trained dogs to help build their confidence in reading. Bring your own book, or borrow one at the library.
Sunday, January 20
The Barnes Foundation is hosting its Art See programs for families this winter. Celebrate winter’s glory – snow banks, icy water, and brrrrrrrr, it’s cold – with themed craft activities. Make a paper quilt square, a wonderful winter bag, and a toasty warm cabin. The program begins at 1 pm.
Celebrate the Jewish New Year of Trees at Morris Arboretum’s Tu B’Shevat Family Day at 1 pm. There will be musical performances by Andi Joseph and The Musical Mommy, as well as a take-home seedling activity.