Here are my picks for South Sound fun this week!
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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. Story times are also back in session at Tacoma Public Libraries. Scroll down to find the date of interest. I don’t list these separately due to space issues.
The Pt.Defiance Zoo is back on its regular schedule and open every day.
Momtopia event at the Auburn Supermall. 10-11AM Free event designed for kids under 6 and their parents. This month’s activity is flower pot decorating. Near the soft play area
Today is Fat Tuesday, or Shrove Tuesday, depending on your family’s faith tradition. Traditionally, it marks a time of celebration and fun before the more somber season of Lent. Our family will be eating pancakes and singing with our church family before we, “Put away the alleluias,” until Easter. You might try something similar at your house, or maybe just do a fun Mardi Gras craft if that’s more your style. I bet your kids would love making some bejeweled masks.
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.
It’s 1.00 day at the Starplex in Federal Way. Catch Harry Potter, Mega Mind, Narnia, Gulliver’s Travels, or Tron. I haven’t seen any of these. If you have any thoughts on them, feel free to leave a comment. Reader Keri says Narnia is excellent but might be too intense for young children. I tend to agree based on what I remember about the first one, although I can’t wait to start the books with our boys.
Spanish/English storytime at the Puyallup Public Library at 6:30
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).
Free Day for residents of Tacoma at the Pt.Defiance Zoo. Bring utility bill and photo i.d.
Gaming for Kids and Families at the South Hill library between 1-3 For kids 6-12 Drop-in
Art After School at the Steilacoom Library at 4:oo PM
Read With a Dog at the Puyallup public library Drop in anytime between 3:30-4:30
Robot Garage Drop in at the Milton/Edgewood Library Drop in for 10-15 minutes and use scraps to build a roving robot. For kids in grades 2-9, part of a new program that is a joint venture with the Museum of Flight. 4:00-5:30
Intermediate science for older home schoolers and other children at the Tacoma Nature Center. Morning and afternoon sessions available. Register in advance.
Gig Harbor Library Chess Club 6PM Kids in grades K-6 enjoy 20 minutes of instruction and half an hour of game play.
Story times at Puyallup Public Library. Preschool time at 10:00; Toddlers at 11:15
Nature Yoga at the Tacoma Nature Center For kids 1-6 and their grown-ups.
There are tons of fun happenings this weekend……I can’t wait to tell you about them! Of course, I’ll also have lots of other fun ideas for you in between now and then.
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