LOVEly ideas for kid-friendly fun this weekend

    There are so many ways to share the excitement with your littlest LOVEd ones this weekend…


    Explore Passion at the Ice Show in Manayunk

    What kid doesn’t like an ice bonfire?  Ice-carving with power tools? Ice sculpture contests?  Pretend it really is winter this weekend at the Ice Show in Manayunk.  For a complete listing of activities, check out the schedule of events.  Along Main Street in Manayunk from Friday, February 10 to Sunday, February 12. FREE.

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    Have a Heart at Smith

    This Saturday, the Junior League of Philadelphia pairs with Smith Playhouse in the Park for Love Your Heart Day.  From 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., kids under 6 can make a Valentine for their heart’s desire, listen to their own hearts, create a heart-healthy meal, and jam with Musical Hearts at 11 a.m.


    Puppy Love at the Big Blue Marble Bookstore

    Author Sondra Dankel will be on hand for a reading of her book, One Lucky Pound Puppy.  Recommended for kids 8-12 years old, the book follows Lucky from the shelter to his new home, with plenty of mischief and fun in between.  Stop by Saturday at 1pm for a nice, low-key way to introduce your kids to the people behind the books they read!


    More love of Reading with Super WHY!

    Calling all Super Readers! There’s a L-O-V-E bash this weekend with Alpha-Pig and Wonder Red!  Make valentine crafts, play Alphabet Bingo and the Spelling Bean Bag Toss, dance and sing along to family-friendly songs with the Super friends! And of course, sweet valentine treats for all! Space is limited: register here.  Saturday 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at WHYY.


    Love that Charlotte… Last Weekend!

    Don’t forget the most SPECIAL pig of all!  Charlotte’s Web at the Arden is reaching the end of its (extended) run, and if you’ve waited this long, you’re actually in luck!  The Saturday and Sunday 4 p.m. shows are discounted 50% off if you use the code PFUN or print this offer.  This is a fabulous show; you can read our review here.


    More Piggy Love, with Elephant too

    If you have a young child in your house and haven’t yet entered the wonderful world of author Mo Willems, this is your chance!  Head on over to the bookstore or library, grab a copy of Elephant & Piggy: We are in a Book, and join other fans at the Please Touch Museum to celebrate this amazing author’s birthday.  Readings at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., with special appearances from two animal friends!


    Whatever you do this weekend, do it with love!


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