Washington Homeschool Organization convention at the fairgrounds in Puyallup Friday 9-7 and Saturday 9-4 TONS of information, workshops, and activities for the kids! A must if you’re a homeschooler, educator, or if you’re a family who has been thinking or wondering about homeschooling even a little. We’ll be there! Say, “Hi!”
Horizon Elementary Kent invites everyone to their silent auction and carnival train, pirate ship, obstacle course, and more. Tickets are required for some activities and are 2 for 1.00.
Featured Sponsor: WiggleWorks Family movie and glow play night! 6-8PM
Movie starts at 6:00 pm. You are welcome to come in at any time to get in on the fun! This month we are watching “RIO 2”! We will be selling popcorn for $0.75 and pizza for $2.00 per slice, as well as giving FREE glow bracelets to every child that attends. FREE for members or with $7.50 all day admission.
Parents’ Night Out at the Children’s Museum in Tacoma Registration and fees required; 14 spots open as of this writing
Maple Valley Days! Big, ‘ol small town fun with carnival rides, vendors, and much, much more!
It’s a free day at Washington State Parks-no Disccover WA pass needed
Oh, the Places You’ll Go! storytime at most Barnes and Noble stores. 11AM We do suggest calling your location to confirm, as we have found participation to be inconsistent. Reading of the Dr.Seuss classic followed by activities.
Kids’ Club at Michael’s Stores 2.00/child for 30 minute sessions 10-12 It’s a play-doh project today. There is also a, “Bling your spinners,” event in the afternoon and slime making Sunday. Camp Creativity starts next week, too!
South King County
Summer reading kick off at the Covington Library 10AM-12 Do a little reading with Rainbow the pony or one of her pals. Sign up for summer reading while you’re there!
Super carnival at Learning Express Toys in Renton Play carnival games with costumed superhero characters. How cute is that?
Three Billy Goats Gruff at the Centerstage Theater in Federal Way family friendly show; one time only. These are puppets-but big ones. You can get an idea at the link.
Free bike helmet event at Seattle Children’s South in Federal Way Kids can also try out adaptive bicycles from Outdoors for All. Child must be present for helmet fitting; while supplies last 10-2
Customer appreciation Country Family Festival at Reber Ranch 10-2 old fashioned games and fun, crafts, picnic food, and more
Visit the HCC Mast Center at Redondo The center and its touch tanks of sea critters are free and open to the public every Saturday from 10-2 Ask about their Thursday summer open times!
Parent’s Night Out at the Les Gove Park gym in Auburn Safe, supervised play while parents enjoy some alone time. Registration and fees required.
Puyallup/South Hill/Sumner/Greater Pierce
Father’s Day Make and Take at Ben Franklin Bonney Lake 11-1 Decorate a coffee mug. 5.00 includes supplies. That’s a good deal!
Washington Homeschool Organization convention at the fairgrounds in Puyallup Friday 9-7 and Saturday 9-4 TONS of information, workshops, and activities for the kids! A must if you’re a homeschooler, educator, or even a family who has been thinking or wondering about homeschooling. We’ll be there! Say, “Hi!”
Yes, the sprayground by the library is on! The Farmer’s Market is always fun, too.
PBS Playdate at the Children’s Museum of Tacoma 10AM Super Why! Monthly themed activities with a PBS tie in.
National Marina Day at Point Defiance Marina It’s also a free fishing weekend-no license required water and boating safety info, discounts on boat rental, fishing derbies
Tacoma Giants: Part 1 Trees of Point Defiance Park 9AM
Discover the trees at Point Defiance Park with Mik Miazio, a certififed arborist. He’ll introduce you to the “Beanstalk”, a 186-foot Pseudotsuga menziesii, a.k.a. Douglas-fir, located a stone’s throw away from Fort Nisqually. Very little walking; suitable for children. 4.00 per person; register in advance
Tacoma Giants: Part 2 Immersion Tree Walk
11:00 am Longer guided walk of about a mile into the forests of Point Defiance. This one is 8.00 per person; register in advance.
Crafts from the Past at Ft.Nisqually Each weekend artisans demonstrate crafts and trades from the 1800s. Learn about blacksmithing today. Included with fort admission. The Fort is really a great outing for elementary aged kids with an interest in history. Tons to learn and the volunteers are great. Younger kids will be less interested, but they’ll like climbing up the towers. Also Sunday
Free movie Rock Dog at the Wheelock Library 2PM It’s PG. Somehow I’ve never heard of this one. Leave a comment if you have a review!
Featured Sponsor: See a show at the Science Dome Children’s show is shorter and interactive. Great, low cost outing. This is the area’s Only indoor planetarium-yes, indoors! Planetary explorers is the theme this weekend. We’ve seen this one. It’s great!
Visit Jozee Rooz Indoor Petting Zoo The petting zoo will be CLOSED for the summer July 2nd, and that Groupon expires before that. Make sure to go soon if you got it.
*There is a Father’s Day craft in Dupont Sunday that you need to pre-register for by Today (see listing under Sunday for the link to do that).
Olympia Family Theater presents Jack and the Beanstalk shorter, daytime shows perfect for the youngest audiences 5.00
Meet the beach at Priest Point Park volunteer naturalists will help kids discover sea creatures during low tide
Visit the LOTT Wet Science Center Ocean themed crafting and fun all day. Treatment plant tour at 1PM for children 10 and up (must wear closed toe shoes). The center is always Free!
Annual safety fair in Dupont Meet your fire fighters; buy a low cost, custom fitted bike helmet for your kids!
South Bay Grange strawberry festival family friendly event with entertainment, vendors, hamburgers, hot dogs, and strawberry shortcake!
Beach walks with Harbor WildWatch Volunteers with Harbor WildWatch will be at Kopachuck and Penrose today to help children see sea creatures revealed by low tides. No Discover Pass is needed today! Woot!
Your trolley is back! .50 per ride or 1.00 for the whole day! Check out the new water feature at the park downtown (Send us a picture)!
Visit your farmer’s market! There is a free rock painting table today!
See, “All over,” at the top for Michael’s stores slime making event.
Second Sunday at Morse Wildlife preserve in Graham nice, quiet outing at this preserved space. Kids will like the boardwalks. Parking here is very tight-consider carpooling. Free!
John L. Scott in Dupont is hosting a 10.00 sign painting for dad event, with Spark Joy DIY workshops but you must pre-register by Saturday.
Crafts from the Past at Ft.Nisqually Each weekend artisans demonstrate crafts and trades from the 1800s. It’s blacksmithing today. Included with fort admission
Mommy and Me workshop at The Makery Another sign making workshop for Father’s Day. You must register in advance. We haven’t been to this crafty Tacoma spot, but we hear it’s fun .
June family bike ride with Lacey Walk n Roll Enjoy an easy bike ride with other families in neighborhoods and on area bike lanes. Kids must have a helmet and a grown up!
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