Here are my picks for fun this week! Don’t see something that will appeal to your crowd? Use the menu bar or search the archives for more. Want to get your group’s event listed? Just drop me a line! You can use the comment box below, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or jot a note at the Sounds Fun Mom Facebook page (I’ll be having some giveaways over there this week, too)!
Open playtimes at area Bounce House facilities. Playtime at area gyms; bubble time and art exploration at The Children’s Museum of Tacoma. Were you swamped last week? Make sure to check out my posts on trips to Discovery Village and Paldo World.
Story times have resumed at Pierce County Libraries. Every library has multiple story time events this week. Select the date you want on the calendar and find a story session at a library near you! Note that other PCL library links in this post are pdf flyers.
Special train themed Lego exhibit continues at City Blocks in Freighthouse Square.
Valentines for Vets During the month of January, children and residents are invited to stop by any branch of the Tacoma Public Library to make a valentine to be delivered to a local organization serving veterans. Materials are provided. This would be a great event to do with your MOPS group, Scout group, or home schoolers. Check the branch to confirm hours and availability.
Story times for preschoolers in Gig Harbor at 10:30, young toddlers in Orting at 10:30, and the whole family in University Place at 6:30. There is also a Play 2 Learn time at 10:00 at South Hill. See the calendar link above for more story time events.
Budding Scientists Class for 5-7 year olds at Adriana Hess in University Place. Requires registration. 9.00 per child; two times available
It’s 1.00 day at the Starplex in Federal Way. Catch Despicable Me, Legend of the Guardians, or Secretariat
Bilingual family story time at the Puyallup Public Library 6:30
Read to a Dog 6:30 at the Graham library Kids of all ages and abilities can practice their reading skills while a therapy dog in training listens patiently.
Science Fair Success Night 6:30 at the Puyallup fair grounds For kids and parents interested in doing science fair projects.
Wee Ones Weekly 9:30-11:00-Special program for toddlers and preschoolers at The Children’s Museum of Tacoma. 7.00 per child plus museum admission (get the play pass from your library to score free admission). This event is also on Wednesdays.
Game Time at South Hill library drop in 1-3 for school age kids
Read to a Dog 4:00 Summit Library
Grand Opening of the new Milton/Edgewood Library at the Surprise Lake shopping center Check out the new library; get a photo with Lily the ladybug, and more. Kids can get a special “passport,” and turn it in for a prize after completing activities.
Gig Harbor Library Chess Club 6PM Kids in grades K-6 enjoy 20 minutes of instruction and half an hour of game play
Intermediate Science for home schooled children ages 10-12 at the Tacoma Nature Center Registration and fee required. Morning and afternoon sessions available-these fill fast.
Story times at Puyallup Public Library. Preschool time at 10:00; Toddlers at 11:15
Nature Yoga at the Nature Center at Snake Lake for children 1-6 years old and their grown-ups. 10:30 Scroll down to see this event.
Fun Flakes 4-5 Snowflake making event and snack at the Parkland/Spanaway library. No registration required.
As always, I’ll have your list for the weekend up on Friday. I’ll also have a special list of ideas for Martin Luther King Day (Yep, your kids have a no school day).
Have a great week!