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30+ Things to Do With Kids This Week Around the Main Line: January 6–12

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Elf: The Musical

November 13—January 12

The Media Theatre, 104 E. State Street, Media


A hilarious musical adaptation of the classic Will Ferrell film. After all, the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear!

Happy Place

Through February 29

King of Prussia Mall, 160 N. Gulph Rd., King of Prussia


Step into a mind-bending, colorful, larger-than-life and interactive 15,000 square foot pop-up installation in the King of Prussia Mall. Tickets available online.


'1000 Books Before Kindergarten' Launch
Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown
Help your child get the best start in school by reading to them often. Stop by to pick up your free folder with your log and get started on your reading journey! Read More
French for Fun Ages 5-10
4 pm
Swarthmore Public Library, 121 Park Ave., Swarthmore
Join Madame Lucy for a fun interactive French language class! Ages 5-10 only. Online pre-registration required. Read More


Frosty Friends Storytime
10:30 am
Tredyffrin Public Library, 582 Upper Gulph Rd., Strafford
Snowy stories and songs followed by a cool craft for ages 16 months-3 years with a caregiver. Pre-register online. Read More
Chinese Immersion for Kids
4-4:30 pm
Newtown Public Library, 201 Bishop Hollow Rd., Newtown Square
Start off the new year with a new language! Join Miss Zhang for 30 minutes of songs and flashcards to learn beginner-level Chinese. All ages are welcome. Read More
Recycling Workshop for Students and Parents
4:30-5:30 pm
Radnor Memorial Library, 114 W. Wayne Ave., Wayne
Learn to be a smarter recycler! Come find out how you can make a difference in the Radnor community, take a sorting challenge, play games, and care for our planet at the same time. Led by the Radnor Conservancy. Open to students in Grades 1-5 ... Read More
Beyblades Club at Monkey Fish Toys
5-6 pm
510 Simpson Dr., Chester Springs
Come in to learn, play, and battle - just have fun! Plus all Beyblade will be 10% off during the Club time! 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


Tyler Arboretum Toddlers in Nature
9:30–10:30 am
515 Painter Rd., Media
Toddlers (age 18 months to 3 years), will have fun with sensory nature play. Pre-register online. Read More
Music Playgroup
11 am-noon
Ardmore Library, 108 Ardmore Ave., Ardmore
Little ones will learn to make music with songs and simple instruments, followed by group playtime. Read More
Bilingual Storytime in Spanish and English
1-1:30 pm
Phoenixville Public Library, 183 Second Ave., Phoenixville
Kids ages 3-5 can come and enjoy stories and songs in Spanish and English. Presented in collaboration with Ursinus College. Spanish-speakers and non-Spanish speakers welcome; no registration required. Read More
Willy Wonka Book and Movie Pizza Party
6-8 pm
The Conshohocken Free Library, 301 Fayette St., Conshohocken
The Kids' Book Club is shaking things up for January with a book-movie-pizza party! Read 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' by Roald Dahl, then come to the meeting and watch 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.' Feel free to wear comfy, movie-viewing clothes (or PJs) ... Read More


11:30 am-noon
Gladwyne Library, 362 Righters Mill Rd., Gladwyne
Yoga@Play classes combine yoga poses, mindfulness activities, games, music, and stories for little ones and their caregivers. For ages 1-4. Online registration required. Read More
Tyler Arboretum Tiny Trackers
1-2 pm
515 Painter Rd., Media
Try awesome science experiments that are sure to bring excitement to your winter season. For kids ages 4-6. Pre-registration required. Read More
1:30-2:30 pm
Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Road, Havertown
Playful activities that will introduce science, technology, engineering, and math to your preschooler. Read More
Teen Crafternoon: Book Hedgehogs
3:30-5 pm
Bala Cynwyd, 131 Old Lancaster Rd., Bala Cynwyd
Kids in Grades 6-12 can drop in and make a super cute hedgehog out of recycled books! Read More
Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
4:15-5 pm
Swarthmore Public Library, 121 Park Ave., Swarthmore
Join Mr. Scott and Ms. Perri for hands-on science, technology, engineering, arts, and math experiences for children ages 8-11. Pre-register online. Read More
'A Midsummer Night's Dream: Summer Camp Shakeup'
7 pm
Wolf Performing Arts Center, 1240 Montrose Avenue, Bryn Mawr
Wolf PAC presents a summer camp twist on a Shakespeare classic! Tickets available online. Read More


Crafts and Storytime at Monkey Fish Toys
10-11 am
662 Downingtown Pike, West Chester
Stop by for free weekly crafts and a fun story! Read More
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
Stroller Tours: A Brandywine Heritage
10:30 am
Brandywine River Museum of Art, 1 Hoffman's 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 offered on the second Friday of every month, ... Read More
Family Fun Friday: 'A Snowy Day'
11-11:45 am
Media-Upper Providence Free Library, 1 E. Front St., Media
Planned for ages 3-5, read the classic 'A Snowy Day' and do a craft. Read More
Teen Gaming Club
2:30-4:30 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
Book Bites Club
4-4:45 pm
Radnor Memorial Library, 114 W. Wayne Ave., Wayne
A book club featuring book discussion along with a variety of response activities and sweet treats for students in Grades 3-5. Led by RML Youth Services staff and Wayne Elementary School Librarian Sue Dahlstrom. Students are encouraged to read the book 'The Real McCoys' by ... Read More
Teddy Bear Urgent Care
4-7 pm
AFC Urgent Care Narberth, 934 Montgomery Ave., Narberth
Children are invited to bring their teddy bears or other special stuffed animals to AFC. Teddy bear clinicians will be on hand to treat bumps, lumps, and bruises. Children will get to register their stuffed animals and interact in a Vitals Station, a Boo Boo ... Read More
BYOB and Pizza Night at Lulu’s Casita
6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore
Lulu’s is open until 7:30 pm for more fun, BYOB, and pizza starting at 4 pm. Parents can relax with some adult beverages while kids tire themselves out before bedtime. Read More
Philly Pet Expo
4-9 pm
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center,
100 Station Ave., Oaks
Come learn about the wonderful world of pets! Events include educational demonstrations and seminars, hands-on petting opportunities, special attractions, rescue groups and pet adoptions, and entertaining exhibits. Friday night is Family Night-- kids 12 and under get in free. Read More
STEM Winter Games: The Ski Challenge
4:45-5:30 pm
Paoli Library, 18 Darby Rd., Paoli
Kids in Grades 3-5 will craft a skier and skis to race! Pre-register online. Read More
Snowflake Salt Painting
4:45-5:45 pm
Tredyffrin Public Library, 582 Upper Gulph Rd., Strafford
Kids ages 7-12 will combine science and art and paint snowflakes using salt. Pre-register online. Read More
Parents' Night Out at BounceU
6-9 pm
BounceU of Collegeville,130 W. Main St., Collegeville
Drop your kids off at BounceU and go for a date night! Parents Night Out is for ages 3-11 and includes pizza, drink, games, craft, and bounce. Space is limited. Pre-registration required. Read More
'A Midsummer Night's Dream: Shakespearean Sock Hop'
7 pm
Wolf Performing Arts Center, 1240 Montrose Avenue, Bryn Mawr
Wolf PAC presents a 1950s twist on a Shakespeare classic, as they take the story to Athens High! Tickets available online. Read More
Full Moon Night Hike
7-8:30 pm
Harriet Wetherill Park, 2642 Butler Pike, Plymouth Meeting
On the Full Moon, come out with the family to enjoy a night hike around Harriet Wetherill Park. The hike is a one-mile loop with stops to learn about nocturnal animals, night vision, phases of the moon and experience sensory activities. No flashlights! For ages ... Read More

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