Weekend fun for kids

    Saturday is the day this weekend with lots to do.  A carnival in a gym, planting on a farm, Dr. Seuss’ birthday party and freedom festival are just some of the picks this weekend:


    PLAY – Winter Fun Fest at The Big Back Yard

    Whats more fun than Fun Fest? Saturday afternoon, have some fun at the Big Back Yard Nursery School’s Winter  Fun Fest. The school’s auditorium becomes a kids carnival with moonbounce, games, prizes, facepainting,  DJ, dance party, food and treats!  We said it was fun, right?  $5/person with a$20/maximum cost per family. Location: The Big Back Yard Nursery School, 240 East Gowen Street 3:00-7:00pm.

    PLANT the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education

    The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education (SCEE) has two programs on Saturday that will help us make up for any Vitamin D loss in the Winter. Both events are at the SCEE located at 8480 Hagy’s Mill Road Philadelphia, PA 19128:

    Sowing Seeds of Spring: Plant and Prep the Education Farm

    Help the Center plant sweet peas and snaps and prep the farm for Spring’s upcoming plantings. Sustainable and fun, the seeds sown will be used for food and in upcoming educational programs: March 3, 2012 10:00am-12:00noon. Free and open for all ages.


    Nature Ramble

    Every Saturday, kids are led through a guided exploration of the SCEE’s Discovery Center and hike on the trails. 10:30-11:30am Free and open to kids

    PARTY – Dr. Seuss Party at the Little Tree House

    Dr. Seuss’ 100th Birthday is this weekend – today, in fact. On Saturday, join the Little TreeHouse for a birthday, party Seuss style! Stories will be read, crafts will be made, gifts and stickers will be given and of course, Dr, Seuss cupcakes will be eaten. $8.50/child, $4.25 for siblings. Free to members. 10:00am-12:00pm. Little Tree House, 10 West Gravers Lane in Chestnut Hill.



    PARTICIPATE- The Good Raised Up Festival

    Witness a historic story of freedom and community in the place where it happened. On Saturday, the Johnson Historic House will debut a storytelling performance. The Good Raised Up, with an entire festival built around the piece. All afternoon, there will be quiltmaking demonstrations, vendors and artists accompanying performances. Good Raised Up is a collaboration between Pennsylvania Girlchoir, the Keystone State Boychoir, Find Your Instrument!, and the Johnson House Historic Site.  Performances at 1:00, 1:45, 2:30, and 3:15 p.m. The performance is free, but registration is required.

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