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

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All Week

St. Denis Fun Fair

May 8–10, 6 pm; May 11, 2 pm

300 E. Eagle Rd., Havertown

 

Enjoy games, food, and rides for all ages at this 50-year-old neighborhood tradition.

Monday

Makin' Music at Villa Maria Academy
10 am
Villa Maria Academy Lower School, 280 IHM Drive, Malvern
Parents and children up to 5 years of age are welcome to join this free event, as Makin' Music performer Miss Jen visits Villa Maria Academy for a 45-minute performance of music and fun. Meet in the cafeteria. Pre-register online. 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
Rainbow STEAM Lab
10:30-11:30 am
Lulu's Casita West Chester, 109 N. High St., West Chester
Kids (age 2-5) will get messy and experiment with colors at this month's STEAM workshop. Open to the first 15 kids. Read More
Mother's Day Crafternoon
1-2 pm
Paoli Library,18 Darby Rd., Paoli
Bring your little ones by to make a special gift for the special mom or other wonderful lady in their life. Recommended for ages 2 to 5 years old. Registration required. Read More
Seed Bombs Craft
4-4:45 pm
Tredyffrin Public Library, 582 Upper Gulph Rd., Strafford
School-aged kids can create their own seed bomb! Must be ages 7-12. Pre-registration required. Read More

Tuesday

Family Storytime at Longwood Gardens
10 am and 10:45 am
1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square
Young guests (designed for children ages 3–5) can enjoy nature-based stories in Lookout Loft Treehouse amid the beauty of the surrounding forest. Storytelling, songs, and puppets encourage children to discover the joys of nature, language, and literature. Read More
Drop-in Mommy and Me Spanish
9:50-10:30 am
Lulu's Casita West Chester, 109 N. High St., West Chester
Learn Spanish with your little one with dancing, singing, crafts, and more. For ages 9 months - 6 years. Read More
Mother's Day Storytime with Miss Jackie
10-10:30 am
Ludington Library, 5 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr
Come sing songs and dance with Miss Jackie, and hear great a great story about moms. 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
Edible Garden Sprouts
1-2:30 pm
Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Rd., Media
Plant some favorite summer veggies in the new Edible Garden. Come back in summer to watch them flower! For kids and their grownups. Pre-register online. Read More
'Jazz and Friends' Book Readings and Discussions
6 pm
Gladwyne Elementary School, 230 Righters Mill Rd., Gladwyne
Educators, families, allies, and community members are all invited to share wonderful books and lively discussions about supporting transgender and non-binary youth. Children’s Book World will be there with a generous selection of related books for sale. For more information contact wilsond@lmsd.org 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 Road, Media
To get ready for Mother's Day, kids will bake some fun cookies for Mom, using fresh, edible flowers. They’ll also and make teabags! Thematic content and cooking tasks will be best suited to kids ages 3-6, but all ages are welcome. Pre-register online. Read More
Breakfast with the Animals at Elmwood Park Zoo
9-10 am
1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown
Breakfasts with the Animals are back by popular demand, each month with a different animal! This month, dine with the eagles! Tickets include zoo admission afterwards. Pre-register online. Read More
Autism Day at Six Flags Great Adventure
10:30 am-6 pm
Six Flags Great Adventure, 1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson, NJ
Six Flags Great Adventure is being transformed into a sensory-friendly environment for the second annual Autism Day at a major theme park. The park will implement sensory-friendly modifications and Gersh Academy team members will be stationed throughout the park to assist attendees. In addition, vendors ... Read More
Snail Story and Craft
11 am-noon
Learning Express of Exton, 128 Eagleview Blvd., Exton
Stop by for a snail story, and then make a free snail craft to take home. For ages 1.5 - 5. Read More
Teen Gaming Club
3:15-4:15 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
Mother and Father’s Day Craft at Gladwyne Library
4 —5 pm
362 Righters Mill Road, Gladwyne
Kids will make a Mother’s Day gift and card, plus a Father’s Day gift for Dad. The gift is a surprise! Register online. Read More
Mother’s Day PJ Storytime and Craft
5:30—7 pm
Belmont Hills Library, 120 Mary Waters Ford Rd., Bala Cynwyd
Kids are invited to wear their pajamas and bring their loveys to celebrate mom with stories and a craft. Read More

Thursday

The Saturday Club Consignment Sale
9 am-1 pm and 5-9 pm
The Saturday Club, 117 West Wayne Ave., Wayne
First held in June 2009, The Saturday Club Women & Children’s Consignment Sale is a popular bi-annual event held each fall and spring. All proceeds benefit The Saturday Club and our philanthropic support of women’s and children’s charities. 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
Rainbow STEAM Lab
10:45 am-noon
Lulu's Casita, 6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore
Kids (age 2-5) will get messy and experiment with colors at this month's STEAM workshop. Open to the first 15 kids. Read More
Llama Llama I Love Mama
11:15 am-noon
Tredyffrin Public Library, 582 Upper Gulph Rd., Strafford
Read some 'Llama Llama' stories and finish up with an extra special craft for extra special mamas. Recommended for ages 2-5 years with caregiver, online registration required. Read More
Cartooning with Julia
3-4 pm
Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown
An exploration of the basics of cartooning for kids in grades 6-12. No previous drawing experience required. Read More
Make Your Own Sundae Party at Chatter Splatter
3-6 pm
1030 Conshohocken Rd., Gulph Mills
Chatter Splatter is hosting a special make your own ice cream sundae party and playtime. Ice cream and toppings provided for all paying children and siblings over 6 months. Pre-registration is requested. 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
Live Music at King of Prussia Town Center
6 pm
200 Main Street, King of Prussia
Live entertainment returns to the King of Prussia Town Center every Thursday from May through October on their green space. Read More
Potty Training 101
6:30-7:30 pm
Village Play Space, 4 Midland Ave., Berwyn
Join Miss Catherine as she discusses the basics of one of the most challenging transitions. Pre-register online. Read More

Friday

The Saturday Club Consignment Sale
9 am-5 pm
The Saturday Club, 117 West Wayne Ave., Wayne
First held in June 2009, The Saturday Club Women and Children’s Consignment Sale is a popular bi-annual event held each fall and spring. All proceeds benefit The Saturday Club and our philanthropic support of women’s and children’s charities. Read More
National Public Gardens Day at Tyler Arboretum
10 am
515 Painter Rd., Media
Enjoy free admission all day in celebration of National Public Gardens Day. Plus, special craft activities for kids from 10am to noon. 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
Card Making for Mother’s Day at Middletown Free Library
10 am — 8 pm
21 N. Pennell Road, Media
All day long in the library, drop in where there will be arts and crafts supplies for kids and their caregivers to come and make Mother’s Day cards for all those special moms, grandmas, aunts, and mothering adults in their lives. 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
Mother’s Day Stories and Craft
11—11:45 am
Media-Upper Providence Free Library, 1 E. Front St., Media
Kids ages 5 and under can drop in for this special Family Fun Friday event to get ready for Mother’s Day. Read More
DIY Boho Hoops for Teens
3:30-4:30 pm
Radnor Memorial Library, 114 W. Wayne Ave., Wayne
Teens will create boho chic wall hangings out of yarn and embroidery hoops; a super, simple craft with a big design wow factor. Pre-registration required online. Read More
BYOB and Pizza Night at Lulu’s Casita
4—7:30pm
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
Metroplex May Day and Food Truck Craze Family Fun Night
5-8 pm
Target parking lot, 2250 Chemical Rd., Plymouth Meeting
Attendees are encouraged to donate new and like new clothing and other childhood essentials for Cradles to Crayons. Plus, enjoy live entertainment, games, activities, and Food Truck Craze food trucks! Clothing donations from the general public will be accepted until 7 pm. Read More
Family Fest and Kids Color Run
5-9 pm
Rocky Run YMCA, 1299 W. Baltimore Pike, Media
Bring the family for a night of food and fun. There will be food trucks and craft vendors on site, plus an outdoor movie at 7 pm. The race is broken up into age divisions, and begins at 6 pm. Registration is required for the ... Read More
Parents' Night Out at BounceU
6-9 pm
130 W. Main St., Collegeville
Drop your kids (ages 3-11) off at BounceU and go for a date night! Includes pizza, drink, games, craft, and bounce. Pre-registration required. Read More
‘The Addams Family’ at Wolf Performing Arts Center
7 pm
1240 Montrose Ave., Bryn Mawr
They’re creepy and they’re kooky in this sweet, hilarious musical! Read More
‘The Lion King Jr.’
7 pm
Holy Child School at Rosemont, 1344 Montgomery Ave., Rosemont
Holy Child School at Rosemont’s production of The Lion King Jr.! Buy tickets online or at the door (cash or check only if in person). Read More
‘The Secret Garden’ at SALT Performing Arts
7-9:30 pm
1645 Art School Road, Chester Springs
This enchanting classic of children's literature is re-imagined in brilliant musical. Tickets available online. Read More
Illuminated Fountain Show at Longwood Gardens: Over the Rainbow
9:15 pm
1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square
This dazzling 30-minute show features well-loved tunes from the classic story The Wizard of Oz. Timed admission tickets required Read More

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