Family Activities

This page is for free family activities that are specifically relevant to parents with children in schools in Philadelphia. Activities do not necessarily have to be educational, but they must be open to all families.

Ongoing and Non-Date Specific

Free Bowling for kids
AMF bowling is participating in a Kids Bowl Free event for the summer,18 and younger ,if you think your child may be interested, please go to Your child will have to pay for their shoe rental which is $3.00 and you will receive coupons in your email for the free games (Bsmith5/28)

There is an amazing learning opportunity on the Franklin Institute website!
There is a live streaming of a hawk nest on a ledge of the Institute where you can view the babies (2 of 3 eggs hatched April 16 ) and the parents bringing food (dead rodents) to feed them. It's great viewing. The website is **** Click on the hawk nest! submitted Ambra Hook- Director, High School Instructional Programs (esmith 5/2/09)

Pressure Cooker: upcoming documentary about youth cooking in Philly
Three seniors at Philadelphia's Frankford High School find an unlikely champion in the kitchen of Wilma Stephenson. Against the backdrop of the row homes of working-class Philadelphia, she has helped countless students reach the top culinary schools in the country. You can see it during the next few weekends as part of the Philadelphia film festival, and it will open June 19th at the Ritz. ( Tellis 5/1)

Let's Get Cookin' - Free Online Games and Free Time Management Games (610) 623-4090. Students have to follow a recipe, get the correct groceries from the "kitchen", measure and cut the correct amount of the foods and follow directions to "cook" the foods. Points are given based on how well the steps are followed. CLICK HERE for website. (Tellis 5/1)

Fireman's Hall Museum
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 9am-5pm. FREE! 147 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Nestled in the heart of Colonial Philadelphia, in a restored 1886-1902 firehouse, is a fascinating collection of memorabilia showing the significance of firefighting throughout Philadelphia's history. Call 215-923-1438 for more info. Submitted By Zella Gordon

Exciting Children's Art Gallery 7904 Germantown Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19118 Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-7pm Now though October 4, 2015
(215) 242-2723 Children and their parents can and take home oroginal children's picture book paintings, hand-painted mirrors, shelves, table sets, and other exquisite decor.

Cap4Kids "Hint of the Week" There are several different educational opportunities for families in Philadelphia. Public schools, charter schools, magnet schools, catholic schools, and alternative high schools. To help families bridge the digital divide in finding the appropriate school for their children, on the website, under the Education Resources, parent handout , we have listings of these school choices for families and health care providers to help families in need find a school that fits the needs of their child. (lzdravkovic 5/28)

Holy Terror Stars
Sports and Recreation for kids with special needs. Every Friday at 6pm at John Perzel Community Center - St. Vincent & Battersby Sts. Phila. PA. For more info contact Cindy Hinchey at or Click Here (Rita 6/15)