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Indoor Easter Egg Hunt at Xtreme Bounce of Fun!

Thinking you might need some indoor Easter fun?

Our returning sponsors at Auburn’s new, indoor play place for kids, Xtreme Bounce of Fun,  have you covered (Literally)!

Indoor Playground Auburn supermall-outlet collection


They have two fun Easter hunts planned at their preschool perfect play space at the Outlet Collection (aka The Supermall).  There are two times to choose from: Saturday, April 19th from 10AM to 12:30 or again from 7PM to 8:45. There will be snacks and drawings for free passes, too. The whole event is covered by your regular open play admission. You can just hop on in, or stop by Friday to decorate a bag to use for the hunt, and bring it with you on Saturday to save 20%.

As always, you’ll find more scoop on Xtreme Bounce of Fun at their website, or their Facebook page. Don’t forget to ask about party packages while you’re there.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I’d Love for you to say you saw it on Sounds Fun Mom!

Deal to Egg Hunt and Family Fun at Old McDebbies in Spanaway

I found this fun deal to Old McDebbies Farm and Jim’s U Fish that Spanaway area friends might want to take advantage of. It’s over at Dealsaver. 15.00 gets you admission to the farm for a family of 4, a dozen eggs to find, and treats to feed the animals at the petting zoo. You can use it the 19th or 20th between 10AM-6PM. It might be a fun outing to combine with your other Easter adventures.

There are lots of extras to add on-like pony rides and the trout farm-so, yeah, this is one of those outings that could end up adding up if you’re not careful. BUT if you can plan your budget, and it’s in your area, it does look fun! I have to confess I’ve never been here (super weird, I know), but I’ve heard good things about it. I did also hear that you should wear boots and bring hand sanitizer, but that’s probably good advice for any place like this, right?

Want to check it out? Just head here! (Scroll down)

For Free Easter Egg hunts, check my big round up here.

Disclosure: The link is my affiliate.



The Summer Camp List Is Here!

A quick note to let you know our annual Summer Camp Guide is up!

You’ll find it up there in the menu bar where it says, ” Summer Camps.” Clever, right?

I’ve included a variety of awesome, South Sound day camps. I think you’ll find there is something for every age and interest. If your group or company is putting on a camp, and you’d like to be included, send an email to It’s a great deal, and you’ll reach the happiest campers around!

If you’re just here looking for things to do, head one down for some weekday best bets. You might also try the outdoor adventures tab. It looks like another beautiful day! I also have a round-up of good deals-and you can get a bonus 5.00 today from Living Social-on the Deal page.

What Sounds Fun This Week! South Sound Fun for Spring Break and More April 14th-18th!

Looking for Spring Break ideas for your South Sound kids and family? If you’re doing a South Sound staycation or daycation this week and looking for cheap Fun for kids in Gig Harbor, Tacoma, Puyallup, Olympia, or Your South Sound home-Sounds Fun Mom is the place for South Sound family fun.

Here’s a special edition of my weekday guide with, “All Week,” ideas at the top, followed by a daily dose of fun!

For Indoor Play Options See My Lists of

Outdoor Adventures

It’s supposed to be sunny this week! Woot! Click on Outdoor Adventures in the menu bar for all kinds of walks, hikes, playgrounds, and more!

You might start by visiting one of the fun spots on my list of Best South Sound Playgrounds!

Other Weekday Events and Fun

All Week

Play to Learn is back  Special, collaborative story time and fun for preschoolers with the Children’s Museum of Tacoma at area libraries and community partners, including free, public sessions with our sponsors at Charles Wright Academy and Annie Wright. Use the calendar to find a date and session near you!

Our new sponsors at the Hands-On Children’s Museum in Olympia have special fun going on all week, including a “Dinosaur,” egg hunt coming up on the 19th. Be sure to ask about early bird specials for summer camp while you’re there. [Read more...]

South Sound Weekend Kids’ Calendar: Family Events and Fun for April 11th-13th!

Wow! Our list of great things to do this weekend is absolutely jammed packed this week with Easter egg hunts, outdoor adventures, fairs, expos, and more fun things to do in Puyallup, Tacoma, Gig Harbor, Olympia, and just about everywhere else around the South Sound. Lots of them are Free, too!

For Seattle or Portland area fun 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 good ones this week!

Lacey Wa Easter Egg Hunt


It’s Spring Fair time in Puyallup! See this post for my best tips and tricks for fair goers.


All Over

Michael’s Kids Club 2.00 for half hour sessions (This might be organized a little differently today-the description says, “Crafty Easter Fun Event”) 10-11:30

Build and Grow at Lowe’s This is a reminder if you already signed up, as sessions are full. Missed it? Be sure you’re getting my emails so you get the heads-up on the next one!

Free Easter Bunny photos at Walmart stores. Thanks, ThriftyNorthwestMom  There are many more ongoing Easter Bunny photo ops. and egg hunts in my list in the menu bar! Read more for Dozens of local ideas. [Read more...]

Spaghetti Fundraiser for Team McKenzie

I want to encourage you to set some time aside Saturday evening to eat spaghetti for a very good cause!

You may have heard about McKenzie Harris. She is the 7 year old Eatonville girl who was seriously injured in a car accident on New Year’s Day when a driver having an apparent medical emergency crossed lanes and hit her family head on.  McKenzie was left paralyzed as a result of her injuries.

mckenzie harris fundraiser saturday april 12

As you can imagine, the bills for her care and construction to their home are going to be significant. Happily, an incredible number of people are rallying around McKenzie and her family.

One awesome fundraiser several readers wrote in about is happening Saturday night in Graham. Round up your family, your friends, and your pasta loving peeps and head over to Frontier Middle School to eat spaghetti for McKenzie! It’s put on by her fellow Girl Scouts, and it should be a great time. Besides a yummy dinner there will be a silent auction, music, and more! All the money raised will go directly to McKenzie and her family. You can email to have your tickets reserved and pay at the door, or you can just show up. All the details are in the flyer above.

If you can’t make it, I hope you’ll visit the Team McKenzie page (the video of her singing Frozen will be the best thing you see today) and consider attending a future event. If you happen to know a business that would be willing to donate skilled labor or construction materials, there is a special page dedicated to that effort. or you can email A partial list of what is still needed and what has been pledged so far, is here.

You can also go here to make a donation directly to the Harris family. Any amount helps.


Meet The Little Gym Puyallup-Try A Class For Free!

Got busy kids in Puyallup? I know you do….

We’re thrilled to have the new team at The Little Gym as sponsors this month.

The Little Gym is the world’s premier experiential learning and physical development program for children ages 4 months through 12 years. In other words, they help children gain not just physical skills but social and life skills-all through a specially designed curriculum that uses physical activity as a tool (I’m guessing your kids will just think they’re having a blast)!

Puyallup Little Gym

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Mountain to Bay Art and Poetry Contest for Kids

Here’s a fun contest to enter with your class or home schooling group.Citizens for a Healthy Bay invites any child 4-18 who lives within the Puyallup River Watershed to enter poetry or artwork inspired by exploring it!  Not sure what or where that is? Head here!

mountain to bay

Citizens for a Healthy Bay has been working since 1990 to clean up Commencement Bay and surrounding waters, and they do lots of fun activities with families, kids, and schools. I think those of you who are teachers or home schoolers could have a lot of fun with this contest. I love that it combines science, geography, art, and writing! Plus, the prizes are pretty cool. The big winner gets a private pizza party on board the CHB patrol boat!

I hope you’ll pass this on to your teacher pals, or get busy with those clever kids of yours. You have until May 1st to get your entry in, and you can find out much more about the contest and the rules here. Do be sure to let us know if you or one of your kiddos or students ends up being a winner.

Free Workshop on Parenting In a Digital World

If you’re concerned about keeping your kids’ use of technology safe and healthy (and aren’t we all??) you’ll want to know about a FREE workshop put on by our sponsors at Charles Wright Academy tomorrow from 6PM-7:30.

2014 Parenting In A Digital World Workshop

It’s the 10th annual Parenting In A Digital World Workshop hosted by Charles Wright Technology Coordinator Holly Gerla and Middle School Librarian Sam Harris. Certified parent coach Emily McMason of Evolving Parents will be returning to lead a discussion on a variety of issues related to kids, parents, and technology in the 21st century. They’ll be helping to provide advice on how to help your child navigate the ever-changing world of social media and how to help him or her create a responsible digital footprint. Guests will learn about the latest trends in technology, digital media, and social networks and hear about the latest research on how technology use impacts kids. It will be an interactive event, with lots of time to ask questions.

I know it can be so frightening to think of your kids out there on the world wide web-what a great way to feel informed and empowered instead! It’s open to the public and totally free. They are asking you RSVP so they know how many folks to expect. You can do that here. I hope you’ll also pass this on, especially to parents of tweens and teens you know.

Disclosure: We are proud to present this content on behalf of our sponsors at Charles Wright Academy.


Ask the Dentist: What Should I Be Asking My Insurance Provider?

It’s another in our series of Ask the Dentist posts presented by our sponsors at Just for Kids Dentistry. Today Dr.Sakai’s team addresses a reader question about dental insurance.

Q: The booklet I got on our insurance is so confusing! Do you have any tips?

Kids' Dental insurance

A:If you weren’t already confused about dental insurance, you may be now with changes to so many insurance company websites after the Affordable Healthcare Act. Don’t feel bad if you’re confused because you’re definitely not alone!  [Read more...]