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30+ Things to Do With Kids This Week Around the Main Line: April 8–14

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‘The LEGO Movie’ Days at LEGOLAND Discovery Center

Select weekends from February 15—April 28

500 W. Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting

 

Celebrate the new LEGO Movie 2! Join Emmet and the gang during event weekends with exclusive building activities, character experiences, interactive photo opportunities, and more.

Monday

Music Monkey Jungle at cBOP
10:30-11 am
cBOP, 393 West Lancaster Avenue, Haverford
The Music Monkey Jungle Sing Along! Best suited for ages baby- 4 years. $12 at the door. Babies under 6 months free. Read More
Books and Beasts at Elmwood Park Zoo
10:30-11 am
1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown
Come join EPZ's new Books and Beasts program every second and fourth Monday of the month. Enjoy storytime with zoo education staff, featuring stories about different animals. Guests will also get the chance to meet an education animal! Books are chosen for ages 6 years and ... Read More
Yoga @ Play
11:15-11:45 am
Gladwyne Library, 362 Righters Mill Rd., Gladwyne
Children are encouraged to play yoga and experience mindfulness in a fun, playful way. Pre-register online. Read More
K-2 Book Club: The Three Little Pigs
4:30-5:30 pm
Penn Wynne Library, 130 Overbrook Pkwy, Wynnewood
Join for a reading of 'The Three Little Pigs' by Paul Galdone, then complete a STEM challenge based on the themes of the text. Registration is required. Read More
Teen Creativity Lab
5:30-6 pm
Paoli Library, 18 Darby Rd., Paoli
Craft project for grades 6-12. This week, make marbled mugs. Online registration required. Read More

Tuesday

Mommy and Me Drop-In Spanish Class
9:50 am
Lulu’s Casita West Chester, 109 N. High Street, West Chester
Drop in with your little one (age 9 months to 6 years) for class with Spanish Exploradores. Learn Spanish through singing, dancing, crafts, and more. Read More
Music and Storytime at Wolff's
10-10:45 am
81 S. Pennell Rd., Media
Cindy and Chris McCord from CMC Productions will be visiting for a fantastic musical experience! Children will sing, dance, explore various instruments, and have a ton of fun! Read More
Storytime and Craft at Linvilla Orchards
10-11 am
137 W. Knowlton Rd., Media
Every Tuesday, Miss Marcia reads an entertaining story featuring gardens, farming, animals, and nature; and children can also create a special craft each week. Free, no registration required. Read More
Dyslexia: What Educators (and Parents) Need to Know
10 am-noon
AIM Academy, 1200 River Road, Conshohocken
This two-hour interactive session is designed to help educators (and parents) understand firsthand the reading and writing challenges often experienced by students with dyslexia in their classroom. Information on early warning signs and characteristics, screening and assessment, and effective strategies will be covered. Register online. Read More
Stroller Tour at the Brandywine Museum
10:30 am
Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffmans Mill Rd., Chadds Ford
Enjoy a relaxed morning out with your little one while engaging with art in the galleries at the Brandywine River Museum of Art. This guided tour is designed especially for adults accompanied by babies. Stroller Tours are held on the second Tuesday of every month, ... Read More
Preschool Music with Ruark
10:45-11:45 am
Bala Cynwyd Library, 131 Old Lancaster Rd., Bala Cynwyd
Ruark Downey will perform a high energy music program for the preschool crowd. No registration required, just drop in. Read More
Edible Garden Sprouts
1-2:30 pm
Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Rd., Media
Children (and their favorite adult) are invited to dig in and help tend their very own garden plot in Tyler Arboretum's new Edible Garden. This week, spend time tending to the pea plants, and learn about other cold weather plants. Pre-register in advance. Read More
Tuesday Matinee: Peter Rabbit
1-3 pm
Ardmore Library, 108 Ardmore Ave., Ardmore
Come for a free movie screening to celebrate spring. This week, it's Peter Rabbit. Read More
Nature Crafts at Haverford Township Free Library
4-5 pm
1601 Darby Rd., Havertown
Join Ms. Danielle to make crafts that you can use in nature and get your backyard wildlife friendly. This weekly craft time is for grades K-5 and will include bird feeders, bee houses, and seed bombs. Free, but registration is required. Read More
Pajama Storytime
7-7:30 pm
Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown
Dress in your favorite PJs and enjoy good night tales with Ms. Danielle before heading to bed. Read More

Wednesday

Tyler Arboretum Little Chefs
10 – 11:30 am and 12:30 – 2 pm
515 Painter Rd., Media
This week, kids will learn to make a Spanish omelet and egg-fried rice. Thematic content and cooking tasks will be best suited to kids ages 3-6, but all ages are welcome. Pre-register online for your desired timeslot. Read More
Bilingual Storytime and Music Circle
10 am
Lulu's Casita
6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore
Lulu's hosts a mini fiesta and bilingual story time every Wednesday at 10 am with the legendary Ms. Val. Then stay and play afterwards! Read More
Hippity Hop! Rabbit Stories and Craft
1:30-2:15 pm
Media-Upper Providence Free Library, 1 E. Front St., Media
Easter stories and activities geared for ages 3-5. Siblings welcome. Just walk in! Read More
Ran’D Shine Magic Show for Teens
4-5 pm
Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown
HTFL teens will be treated to an afternoon magic show that is sure to be spectacular! Read More
Preschool STEAM Night: Chemistry
5-5:45 pm
Paoli Library, 18 Darby Rd., Paoli
You and your little scientist will explore chemistry through a series of experiments as well as listening to a story, “Whopper Cake” by Karma Wilson and Will Hillenbrand. Recommended for ages 3 to 5. Registration required. Read More

Thursday

Storytime at Wolff's
10-11 am
81 S. Pennell Rd., Media
First, come for a storytime with Miss Kim all about rain! Afterwards, kids can help decorate Wolff’s new rain barrel with Miss Liz, Wolff’s Plant Manager. Read More
Music Monkey Jungle at cBOP
10:30-11 am
cBOP, 393 West Lancaster Avenue, Haverford
The Music Monkey Jungle Sing Along! Best suited for ages baby- 4 years. $12 at the door. Babies under 6 months free. Read More
$5 Mommy and Me Drop-In Art Class
11 am-noon
Exton Art Studio and Gallery, Exton Square Mall, 260 Exton Square Pkwy., Exton
Drop in for this weekly low-cost art class for kids age 5 and under with a caregiver. Read More
Hippity Hop! Rabbit Stories and Craft
4-4:45 pm
Media-Upper Providence Free Library, 1 E. Front St., Media
Easter stories and activities geared for ages 3 and up. Read More
STEM Explorers
4:15-5 pm
Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown
Free hands-on fun for kids in grades K-5 with science demonstrations and experiments. Pre-registration is required online. Read More
Seussical
6:30 pm
Tredyffrin Easttown Middle School, 801 Conestoga Road, Berwyn
The Upper Main Line Community Theater will perform this fast-paced musical based on the stories and characters of Dr. Seuss with a cast of over 100 children and adults! Tickets available online. Read More
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
7 pm
Cardinal O'Hara High School, 1701 S. Sproul Road, Springfield
Catholic Community Choir will perform the classic Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. Tickets available online. Read More
‘Godspell’ at SALT Performing Arts
7-9:30 pm
1645 Art School Road, Chester Springs
This classic musical by Stephen Schwartz tells the story of a small group of people who help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, songs, storytelling techniques, and hefty doses of comic timing. Tickets available online. Read More

Friday

Morning Melodies Music Class with Miss Brie
10-11 am
Common Space, 25 Rittenhouse Pl., Ardmore
Join for a fun and spirited music class with Miss Brie! Brie will focus on creativity, music patterns, and self-regulation. Open to all ages and abilities. Read More
Cookie Storytime
10:30-11:15 am
Paoli Library, 18 Darby Rd., Paoli
Join Miss Stephanie for a fun family storytime all about cookies! Cookie books, song, and rhymes as well as cookies to eat at the end. Recommended for ages 1 to 5 years. Online registration required. Read More
Music Circle with Roots with Ruark
11-11:30 am
Lulu’s Casita, 6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore
Join Ruark for a fun music circle, then stay and play at Lulu's. Read More
Family Fun Friday at Media-Upper Providence Free Library
11—11:45 am
1 E. Front St., Media
Come for Easter themed stories and crafts. Ages 0-5. Just drop in! Read More
Great Philadelphia Comic Con
1-8 pm
The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Avenue, Oaks
This weekend-long event celebrates comics and pop culture by providing unique access to talented artists, celebrities, and a family-friendly experience for fans of all ages. Includes a special kids’ zone by Incredikids, an organization that teaches kids literacy through comics and the arts. Tickets available ... Read More
Teen Gaming Club
2:30-4 pm
Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown
Relax and play a game! A PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and various consoles are available for use. Feel free to bring your own portable device or game too. For Grades 6-12. Read More
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament
3:30-4:30 pm
Radnor Memorial Library Teen Room, 114 W. Wayne Ave., Wayne
Celebrate the start of spring break with a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament, snacks, and lots of fun gameplay! No registration required. For grades 6-12. Read More
DIY Funny Face Flip Book
4:30-5:30 pm
Paoli Library, 18 Darby Rd., Paoli
Kids ages 6 to 12 can use their artistic skills to draw pages of eyes, noses, and mouths in their very own funny face books. Online registration required. Read More
Lulu’s Casita’s Easter Fiesta
5 — 7:30 pm
6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore
Come for a special BYOB Pizza Night with the Easter Bunny, and then decorate some bunny ears to wear year after year! RSVP to info@luluscasita.com to reserve your spot. Read More
Flick n’ Float Friday at GPCC
6 pm
Greater Plymouth Community Center, 2910 Jolly Road, Plymouth Meeting
Swim, float, and splash in the leisure pool while watching great cartoons on a huge screen. Bring your favorite float (but, for safety, no ‘water wings’). Open swim begins at 6 pm and the film will begin at dusk. Read More
Seussical
6:30 pm
Tredyffrin Easttown Middle School, 801 Conestoga Road, Berwyn
The Upper Main Line Community Theater will perform this fast-paced musical based on the stories and characters of Dr. Seuss with a cast of over 100 children and adults! Tickets available online. Read More
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
7 pm
Cardinal O'Hara High School, 1701 S. Sproul Road, Springfield
Catholic Community Choir will perform the classic Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. Tickets available online. Read More
‘Godspell’ at SALT Performing Arts
7-9:30 pm
1645 Art School Road, Chester Springs
This classic musical by Stephen Schwartz tells the story of a small group of people who help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, songs, storytelling techniques, and hefty doses of comic timing. Tickets available online. Read More
Flashlight Egg Hunt for Tweens and Teens
7:30-9 pm
499 Hopwood Rd., Collegeville
A flashlight egg hunt through the park after dark for ages 11-16. Prizes include electronics and gift cards! Pre-register online. Read More

Weekend Events

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Photograph by Mark Gormel.

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