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What to Do Today: South Sound Fun for Kids and Families for February 1st-3rd!

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Looking for affordable fun with the kids this weekend in Tacoma, Auburn, Lakewood, Olympia, or another South Sound spot?  You’ve come to the right place for a whole list of affordable South Sound fun for kids and families this weekend.

If you’re headed north or south, you’ll want to check out the fantastic list over at ThriftyNWmom compiled by the newest member of their frugal finding team, Annaliese of Grays Harbor Deals!  She’s found some fun Seattle happenings this week! Among other things, it’s Mariner’s Fan Fest!

Indoor Play Options See My Lists of

Weekend Events and Fun by Area

Ongoing

Where to Play in the Snow

Olympia Family Theater presents James and the Giant Peach  If you can make a weekday show, Thursday should be “Thrifty Thursday.”

All Weekend

Saturday

All Over

 Kids’ Workshop at the Home Depot: Build a Valentine’s Card Holder. Arrive early for these popular, free workshops.

South King County

Daddy and Daughter Dances begin in many areas this week. Check for yours if you’re interested in these

Water Weekends are back at the HC Mast Center at Redondo Every Saturday, check out sea creatures and enjoy the touch tanks. Free!

 Story time at the Southcenter Barnes and Noble 11AM Ongoing event, but it’s never a bad idea to call to confirm.

A Visit With Aunt Harriet at the Renton History Museum  Come, “Meet,” Harriet Tubman. Thanks, ThriftyNorthwestMom!

Classic Kids Movies in Auburn  It’s Babe today. 2PM. Tickets just 3.00.

Tacoma/Puyallup/South Hill/ Greater Pierce County

Daddy and Daughter Dances begin in many areas this week. Check for yours if you’re interested in these

Block Play at the South Hill Library Kids 3-7 are invited to drop in for some block tiem

Family story time at the Wheelock Library 10:30

Lego my Library at the Puyallup Public Library 11AM  Drop in and do some Lego  It’s also Take Your Child to the Library Day with a star making craft available from 12-4:30, and a showing of the movie Brave at 2. All are free, drop in events.

Children’s Dental Health Day at the Tacoma Mall In the JCPenney court  Goody bags; dental screenings 10AM-2PM

 Celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day with a special magnet craft at the main branch of the Tacoma Library at 1PM

 Celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day with a special magnet craft at the Fern Hill branch of the Tacoma Library at 3PM

Pier Peer at the Point Defiance Marina  Night time event; kids 8 and up can see the sea critters that are drawn to the dock lights 7:30  Preregister

Circus Oz performs in Tacoma. Amazing, acrobatic acts from the land down under and more! Not the most frugal of outings but looks amazing! Read this post for more details and a half off deal through TravelZoo.

Gig Harbor/Beyond

Daddy and Daughter Dances begin in many areas this week. Check for yours if you’re interested in these

Craft Hearts Activity at Discovery Village Included with admission. Also a sing-along with Cody today

Pier Into the Night Event with Harbor Wild Watch

If you’re in the Kitsap area, you will also enjoy the weekly newsletter and calendar from Kitsap Macaroni Kid.

Olympia/Lacey/Dupont Area

Daddy and Daughter Dances begin in many areas this week. Check for yours if you’re interested in these

Ethnic Celebration at St.Martin’s College  Free family event with demonstrations, crafts, and a kids’ zone. There will be food for sale.

Story Time at Cabelas. Outdoor themed stories in the walled tent area the first Saturday of the month. Parents should attend with their child.

 Make Art Not Trash at The LOTT Wet Center in Olympia PDF of winter offerings . Help keep plastic bags from going into the ocean or landfills, by using some to create a giant whale! Kids will also take home a reusable tote bag.  The center is open every weekend for free, drop in visits.

Pier Peer at the Boston Harbor Marina with the South Sound Estuary Association  Night time event; see sea critters drawn to the dock lights  Fees and registration

Sunday

 SuperBowl Skate at Tiffany’s Skate Inn in Puyallup 1.00 admission! And, yes, they’ll have the game on!

I’ll try to round up a few more ideas for Sunday, and as always, I’ll have weekday highlights for you Sunday evening.

If  you know something great I missed, just let me know!

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