Weekday Picks for Philly Kids: S'mores, Skies, Kidchella July 17-21

Things to do with kids in the Philly area on weekdays

By now, Philly families may be starting to hear the most dreaded phrase of the summer... I'm bored. Combat a mid-summer slump by exploring our jam-packed event calendar.

This week provides so many exciting, educational, and engaging options for little ones, school aged kids, tweens, and teens. Younger children can make crafts at Monkey Fish Toys or Lume Creative Learning Studio, explore American Swedish Historical Museum during Toddler Time, listen to stories among the animals or in an enchanted woods, or dance the day away at Kidchella. Older children can volunteer at Riverbend, participate in a social justice book discussion, rock out at an outdoor concert, or stay up late to watch the night sky. For some family fun, take a spin on a carnival ride or watch an outdoor movie.

Avoid boredom by browsing our list of 100 free things to do this summer. Make it a great week!

Monday, July 17

Free Range Toddler Art- Philadelphia, PA
Tots and parents can drop by Lume Creative Learning Studio to experiment with different artistic materials and design something unique.

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Tuesday, July 18

Toddler Time- Philadelphia, PA
During American Swedish Historical Museum's monthly toddler time, children can engage in hands-on activities and learning opportunities. At this Float Your Boat themed-session, kids learn about different types of ships, how they are built, and what helps them stay afloat. It is important to prepare to get wet.

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Wednesday, July 19

Hot S'more Nights- Abington, PA
Learn about the nocturnal creature, the owl, at Briar Bush. Participants can expect to discover interesting facts about owls, take a hike in the woods, and finish the evening around the campfire roasting marshmallows.

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Thursday, July 20

Night Skies in the Observatory- Philadelphia, PA
During the Franklin Institute's monthly nighttime exhibit, visitors can listen to a live presentation, participate in hands-on astronomy activities, and view celestial bodies, weather permitting.

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Friday, July 21

Kidchella- Philadelphia, PA
The Not-Its and Chibi Kodama take the stage at Smith Memorial Playground for the second Kidchella concert of Summer 2017! Before you go, be sure to read our parent review.

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Photo courtesy of Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse