Puppetry, Games, Pizza, Football and More Fun for the Kids

Reading Patch brings you this week's top five family activities in and around town.

Welcome back to our Grab and Go Kids Planner!

Each week, we'll give you the info on some of the best family activities or events for the week. You're time-pressed enough, so we're happy to do the research and find the best things to do and places to go, both locally and within reasonable striking distance.

Look for the kids’ planner each Wednesday, and help us build the planner with your own suggestions and tips — just add them to the comment box. Even if you disagree with our picks, let us know. We want to hear from you!



When/Where: Monday, April 11, 7 p.m., at the , 64 Middlesex Ave., Reading

Why Go: Reading resident and award-winning puppeteer Judith O’Hare presents a show for adults, children and teens to see and touch as well as videos and slides of her puppets and work.

Price: Free


When/Where: Tuesday, April 12, 4-6 p.m., at , 85 Sunset Rock Lane, Reading

Why Go: There is no going wrong with games and pizza, so bring the kids for some safe fun at Wood End Elementary.

Price: Free


When/Where: Most Wednesdays, 1:45-3:15 p.m., at , 85 Sunset Rock Lane, Reading

Why Go: The i9 Sports program is designed  to provide well-organized, entertaining and educational sports programs for youth athletes. The league will provide each participant with an official i9 Sports Flag Football jersey, mouth guard, and i9 Sports official flag belts to keep after the season.

Price: $96 per participant 


When/Where: Most Tuesdays (10:15-10:45 a.m.) and Wednesdays (9:30-10 a.m.), at the , 64 Middlesex Ave., Reading

Why Go: Bring the kids for stories at the library. There will also be songs and visits with Cocoa Moose.

Price: Free


When/Where: Wednesday, 10:15-10:45 a.m., at the , 64 Middlesex Ave., Reading

Why Go: Children below 2 and their caretakers are invited for story time with the librarian and Cocoa Moose. Kids will enjoy the short and active time with books, bouncing rhymes and songs. You can register at the children's room desk for a four-week session.

Price: Free


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