Head to Linvilla Orchards on Saturday from 11AM-12PM for their Gardening With Children Class. This one focuses on seeds and how to start your own plants for the coming Spring.
After or before class check out their Indoor Mini Golf open 9am-5pm through March 30th.
Michaels Arts and Crafts Store
Classroom Open House 11AM-2PM- check out the classes available and get discounts on supplies.
Free Family Craft Time Saturday 12pm-3pm- Flower Craft
Sunday Annual Children's Concert and Instrument Zoo West Chester University 3/9 2PM
Music lovers get to meet the orchestra, learn about the different instruments, hear a concert, and enjoy special children's activities. Tickets are $5
Knuffle Bunny and The Philadelphia Museum of Art
Family Program- Early Bird Read and Look
Sunday March 9 at 10:15AM
Experience the galleries through picture books and hands on activities. This one features Mo Willems' Knuffle Bunny. Geared for ages 3-5. Free with admission but requires a ticket
When? March 22nd from 7PM to 11PM Where? Barnaby's Aston
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I've tried to do the 40 bags in 40 days challenge for the past 2 years. Last year, I totally forgot how many bags I got rid & the year before I barely got to my 40 bags. This year, I'm hoping to go over! I feel like my entire family has a lot of things we don't need & are cluttering our home.
I found this great blog post called 40 Bags in 40 Days Are you up for a Lenten challenge? "It’s a pretty simple concept: Just commit to ridding your home of 40 bags of “stuff” during the 40 days of Lent." So I am committed! (Blog post is no longer available).
I love the feeling of organization, though my home rarely feels this way but it so nice to start the spring fresh & with less stuff! It also challenges me to get rid of meaningless things that are cluttering my life, instead of just giving up candy 40 days. I'll try to post often and if you're taking part, please comment and let us know what you're getting rid of, we'll cheer each other on...I'm sure I'll need some help around bag 20 or so!
The challenge starts on Wednesday, but because we're home with a snow day today, we might start a few days early! The first few bags are always easy, but it does get tougher as you go along! Good luck!!!!
Saturday March 1st is Try Hockey for Free Day with over 400 rinks across the USA participating. Kids ages 4-9 can come and try playing hockey at various rinks. Iceworks in Aston is participating click HERE to register but walk ins are welcome too.
Franklin Square Opens for the Season- Saturday March 1st 10AM-5PM
Carousel, mini golf, playground and more
At the Zoo
Elmwood Park Zoo- "Read Across America" event partnered with WHYY/Y Kids and Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union - features a book fair, readings, snacks, and appearances by the Berenstain Bears, Daniel Tiger, and the Y Kids. Saturday March 1st 11AM-3PM
Here is a list of some family fun events for this long weekend
Wild at Heart- at The Philadelphia Zoo 2/15-2/16 10am-4pm
Love themed family friendly festivities including a self-guided "love tour" of famous couples at the zoo, special valentines treats for the animals, and prizes
THIS is the websites that lists all of the current Delaware County Public Library Events
Here are just a few
Upper Darby/Sellers Library Valentine's Day Craft Drop-In
Friday drop in from 11AM-3PM Ages 3 and up.
Surprise someone with a beautiful handmade valentine.
No registration necessary
Newtown Library Heart Art & Valentine Fun
Friday 2pm-4pm for all ages
valentine's craft supplies will be provided.
No registration necessary
SooYoga For Kids at the Helen Kate Furness Library
We are carefree and joyful...Get those beach towels/yoga mats ready and those muscles stretched. Prepare to soar on the unforgettable magical cloud carpet ride. Instructor Sua Gaur invites Kindergarten through 5th graders to join her at the the library for this fun and calming class. Register now, as this class fills quickly. Space limited to 20 students.
This post is a little late, but here it is anyway. The Olympics can be a confusing concept for young children so here are a few good picture books and crafts to introduce the Olympics and winter sports in general to a younger audience.
Here are the picture books, I found that actually focusing on familiar sports like ice skating or skiing seemed to resonate better with the kids
I used the Olympic ring colors as a way to talk about patterns and colors with the kids. I first showed them this O is for Olympics Printable and let them use dot stampers to make their own pattern
IThis next Printable is a great way to have kids practice recognizing color words. I chose to laminate the worksheet and let the kids use dry eraser markers to fill in the correct color. For the younger kids I outlined the color word to help them.
The kids were then given free range to stamp their own Olympic color rings. We used recycled applesauce cups and masking tape rings, but toilet paper rolls, yogurt cups etc would all work.
Those same toilet paper rolls can also be wrapped in aluminum foil and stuffed with tissue paper to make an olympic torch. I added a small paper plate disk to the torch since it seemed to look more like the official flame.
A large craft stick and some pipe cleaners make a nice snowboarder. I had the Pipe cleaners already shaped as a "O" head "T" body and "M" legs for the kids to make "TOM" the snowboarder
For the preschool age kids, I loved THIS ski matching craft that has the children locate matching lower and upper case letter skis. This example has them spell Olympics, I went with the more familiar "Winter"
We are having a Valentine's Tea Party at the Swarthmore Community Center Playgroup this Wednesday. We will have hot water, cream, and sugar for the grown ups and hope that people will all bring some tea to share. The used tea bags will be put to good use to create tea painted heart doily valentines. HERE is a link to a similar art project using tea bags.
We will also have recycled yogurt cups that we will decorate and repurpose into our own tea cups.
Hope you can join us this Wednesday the 12th from 9:30-11:00AM on the second floor of the Swarthmore Community Center, 715 Harvard Ave Swarthmore, PA.
The Wednesday February 12th from 6:30-8:00pm Media-Upper Providence Free Library hosts a cupcake decorating contest for grades 6-12. The cupcake's decorations should be inspired by the contestant's favorite book. Cupcakes and decorations will be provided, but you can also bring your own toppings. A prize will be awarded for the best design. Registration required, call 610-566-1918 or email email@example.com