Picture of Thomas the Tank interactive kids display at the Reading Public MuseumIf you’re looking for things to do with your family this weekend, then this Thursday’s list of Top 5 Things to Do in Pennsylvania’s Americana Region is sure to please. Our Top 5 list features Things to Do with Kids and is just perfect for the little people in your life. Lots of activities are going on all weekend long – geared towards kids. Go to one, or go to all, but by all means, enjoy these events, just the ticket for family fun.

Thomas and Friends™: Explore the Rails 
Ongoing through May 14th
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Reading Public Museum

Reading Public Museum’s newest traveling exhibition, Thomas & Friends: Explore the Rails invites families to explore and interact with the familiar faces and sights from the popular children’s series. Designed for ages 2 – 7, it combines exciting play opportunities and important concepts of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) in developing 21st-century skills.

Easter at Daniel Boone HomesteadBaskets filled with Easter eggs on the floor of Daniel Boone Homestead
April 8th
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Daniel Boone Homestead

This top 5 blends traditional Easter fun with local history. Easter at the Homestead offers Easter egg hunts, historic demonstrations, the Easter Bunny, and tours of the Boone house and the Bertolet cabin. Learn how eggs were dyed (colored) in the 18th-century, enjoy 18th-century toys and games, and visit with Trapper Rick! Cost: $7 for adults, $4 for children 5-15

Easter on the FarmChild in a field picking up Easter eggs
April 8th
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center

The Pennsylvania Dutch have brought us many of the Easter traditions we hold dear in America. Come to a celebration of these traditions, featuring crafts, local PA Dutch dishes, folk life demonstrations, and lots of children’s activities. There will be pot-bellied pigs and a full petting zoo on-site too.

EGGstravaganza
April 8th
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Berks County Heritage Center

For some, EGGstravaganza at Berks County Heritage Center is an annual tradition. Families should bring a camera to catch a memorable photo with the Easter Bunny. This is not an egg hunt but your children will dye and decorate Easter eggs, have their faces painted, learn to juggle and to enjoy pony rides.

Play bill for the children's musical, A Year with Frog & Toad A Year with Toad and Frog
April 8th & 9th
2:00 pm
Steel River Playhouse

The Caldecott and Newbery award-winning stories about Frog and Toad come to life in wonderful ways in this musical, complete with foot-tapping music. Frog, Toad, and friends plant a garden, swim in a pond and skip rope with a large and terrible frog. And, they like to settle down in a warm house and sip a bowl of soup. This song-filled, year in the life of two charming woodland characters has captivated children, adults and critics alike.

For more ideas on things to do with kids in Pennsylvania’s Americana Region, be sure to check our website Calendar of Events. Have fun!!