Thursday, May 19, 2016

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Delaware County Top 10 Weekend Events for May 20, 21, & 22

Our top 10 picks for this weekend May 20th, 21st & 22nd







Friday   



1.Watch Alice & Wonderland during pizza and movie night at the Middletown Library

2.
 Family Stories and Puppet Show: “Hi, Pizza Man!” at Media UP Library

3. Delaware Children's Museum $5 after 5


Saturday 


4. Head to Michaels KIDS CLUB  to make String Art

5. Twilight Night hike at Tyler Arboretum (registration required)


6. Haverford Kids' Comic Fest at Haverford Middle School

7. Free Family fun during Public Archaeology Program at Newlin Grist Mill

8.  Toddler Time at Sky Zone Glen Mills

9. Come Out and Play at Willistown’s Okehocking Nature Center



 Sunday  

10. Arden Theatre Company presents The Stinky Cheese Man and other fairly stupid tales



Bonus Events


Head to the Arden Theatre to see The Secret Garden


Check out the Chinese Lantern Festival at Franklin Square

A Single Shard People's Light Theater

The Media Theater presents Sleeping Beauty 


Miss Jackie's Super-Duper Fun Crafts and Storytime at Barnes & Noble 


The Science Behind Pixar at The Franklin Institute

Great Balls of Fire: Comets, Asteroids, Meteors at  the Delaware Museum of Natural History 


* Check out our calendar for more ideas



Photo courtesy of  the Willistown’s Okehocking Nature Center

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Fun Things To Do With Kids Review Historic Jamestown




While my family and were in the Williamsburg area we visited the Historic Jamestown Island. This is different from Jamestown settlement, which is a museum and replica of America's first permanent English colony. Historic Jamestown is an ongoing archaeological dig. This site has a dozen staff members excavate, interpret, preserve, conserve, and research the site's findings.




The best way to learn about Historic Jamestown is to take a tour. Tours are offered throughout the day. Your tour guide can explain a lot about the findings and what's going on in with the archaeological digs.  It's really cool to see an actual archaeological dig and to watch the archaeologists at work.



Our tour guide was a wealth of information explaining how the dig was started.  He also gave our tour so much information about the animals in the area and how the colonist would survive.



You may be thinking there is probably not a lot for kids to do but there is. During the spring and summer months, they have the Ed Shed is an interactive space that provides kids and families with the chance to share in the moment of discovery.  Also on the Historic Jamestown website has games, coloring, and activities.  This is great way to help kids to understand what life for kids was like back then.




For more information: http://historicjamestowne.org

Location:   1368 Colonial Pkwy Jamestown, VA 23081

Cost: 

Sunday, May 15, 2016

The Arden Theatre Company presents The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden 

May 12 – June 19, 2016
Bailey Ryon
 Star of The Secret Garden and Broadway Veteran


About the show:

After the sudden death of her parents, ten-year- old Mary Lennox is sent to live with an uncle whom she’s never met.

Mourning the loss of his own true love, Uncle Archibald is distant and strange. Cold, bleak Misselthwaite Manor,haunted by spirits and secrets of the past, is no place for a little girl. Strong-willed and brave-hearted, Mary finds solace in a locked-up, hidden garden, and with it, a path to rebirth, proving that hope can bloom from the darkest of places. With a heartwarming story and beautiful, soaring ballads, THE SECRET GARDEN is a musical treat for young and old alike.

The show is appropriate for children 10 and older

Where:
Arden Theatre Company
40 N. 2 nd Street, Old City Philadelphia 19106

TICKETS:
Call the Box Office at 215.922.1122 or visit www.ardentheatre.org or walk-up at the box office, 40 N. 2nd Street $36-$50 for adults depending on the performance chosen

Group discounts available for 15+

Student Rush tickets at the door 30 minutes before curtain for $10 cash, pending availability (must present valid student ID)




Thursday, May 12, 2016

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Delaware County Top 10 Weekend Events for May 13, 14, & 15

Our top 10 picks for this weekend May 13th, 14th  & 15th






Friday   


1. Friday Afternoon Craft at Ridley Township Library

2.
 Register for Dance Me a Story at the Middletown Library

Saturday 


3. Grow your Garden during Science Saturday at Hagley


4. Head to Michaels KIDS CLUB  to make a 
Dreamcatcher

5. Star Wars Day at Brandywine Zoo

6. LEGO STEM Challenge: Rescue! at Media UP Library

7. Aquatic Bug Hunt at Tyler Arboretum

8.  Music and family fun at Middletown Twp Community Day

9. Russian Story Time at the Middletown Library



 Sunday  

10. Register to build your own terrarium/ fairy garden class at Linvilla Orchards




Bonus Events


Toddler Time at Sky Zone Glen Mills

Arden Theatre Company presents The Stinky Cheese Man and other fairly stupid tales

The Media Theater presents Sleeping Beauty 


Miss Jackie's Super-Duper Fun Crafts and Storytime at Barnes & Noble 

The Science Behind Pixar at The Franklin Institute

Great Balls of Fire: Comets, Asteroids, Meteors at  the Delaware Museum of Natural History 


* Check out our calendar for more ideas



Photo courtesy of  the  Hagley Museum

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Fun Things To Do With Kids Review Jamestown Settlement




Recently, my family and I visited Jamestown Settlement in Williamsburg, VA.  This is separate from historic Williamsburg but something you should definitely add to your list of places to visit when you are in Williamsburg.

Jamestown Settlement is located near the site of the original Jamestown Colony.  Jamestown Settlement is a museum and replica of America's first permanent English colony, founded in Virginia in 1607.

photo courtesy of Jamestown Settlement


Once you purchase your tickets inside the visitor center, you make your way through the galleries that are divided into three major sections. The first gallery introduces visitors to pre-17th-century Virginia.  The second gallery explores the relationship between Virginia’s colonists and the native Powhatans.  The third gallery provides an overview of the political, social and economic development and expansion of the Virginia colony during the 17th century.

Next visitors travel outside to the Powhatan Indian village.  The village has several houses, a crop field and a ceremonial circle of carved wooden posts. Historical interpreters discuss and demonstrate the Powhatan way of life. 



Once you leave the Powhatan village, you walk toward the waterfront that has re-creations of the three ships that transported the original Jamestown colonists to Virginia in 1607 – the Susan Constant, Godspeed, and Discovery.  Kids and adults will love being able to board the ships and explore them.



Once you leave the waterfront you travel into the re-created James Fort, that has homes, a church and other buildings that historical interpreters demonstrate tasks of the time period.



We really liked that everything was hands on at Jamestown Settlement.  Visitors can talk with the historical interpreters and learn more about the settlement.  I really liked how the interpreters asked the kids questions and helped them learn more about the time period.




For more information:  www.historyisfun.org

Location:  2110 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Cost: $17.00 adults, $8.00 ages 6-12. Value-priced combination ticket with Yorktown Victory Center: $21.25 adults, $10.75 ages 6-12. Discount for groups of 15 or more. Children under 6 are free. Parking is free.

Disclosure: My family and I received complimentary tickets to visit Jamestown Settlement in order to facilitate this review.