Weekday Picks for Philly Kids: Groundhog Day, Library Events Feb 1-5

During the cold month of February, it can be challenging to keep toddlers, preschoolers, and big kids busy. They never seem to get tired and are always looking for something to do, even after a long day at school. Channel that energy into some of the exciting activities that appear in our Events Calendar this week.

Check out a library program such as Eastwick Library's George Crum Potato Chip Tasting event, Haddington Library's African Mask-Making Workshop, or Haverford Library's Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader session. Celebrate Groundhog Day at Elmwood Park Zoo or Norristown Farm Park. Afterwards, get crafty with help from our WeeWork Projects for Kids.

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Monday, February 1
George Crum Potato Chip Tasting- Philadelphia, PA
Visit Eastwick Library to learn about George Crum, an African American potato chip inventor. Afterwards, guests can participate in a potato chip taste test!

See all Monday's events

Tuesday, February 2
Groundhog Day- East Norriton, PA
Will the groundhog see his shadow? Will we have a long winter or an early spring? Children can learn all there is about the groundhog at Norristown Farm Park.

See all Tuesday's events

Wednesday, February 3
Kinnergschpiel "Child's Play" Series- Worcester, PA
Geared towards preschoolers, Peter Wentz Farmstead's Child's Play Series offers an opportunity for kids to learn about colonial times. This session features The Art of Scherenschnitte, a.k.a. scissor cutting.

See all Wednesday's events

Thursday, February 4
Harry Potter Book Night: A Night of Spells- Doylestown, PA
Find your wizard cloak and magic wand and head out to The Doylestown Bookshop for an evening filled with Harry Potter magic. Games, activities, and contests await participants. Be sure to register in advance for this free event.

See all Thursday's events

Friday, February 5
Night Flight- Philadelphia, PA
Have you ever wondered what the Philadelphia Zoo is like after dark? Spend the night at the zoo to take a night hike, meet the animal keepers, and learn how the Zoo takes care of the animals around the clock.

See all Friday's events


Photo courtesy of Elmwood Park Zoo