Ongoing Summer Activities
Free summer reading programs at all area libraries. Kids keep track of time spent reading (or being read to) and earn prizes! All libraries offer tons of free events in conjunction with these programs. I include some of these in my weekly list, but not all of them due to space restrictions.
Spraygrounds in many areas are open.
The 6th avenue Farmer’s Market has opened for the season. Get your fresh on every Tuesday!
Pierce County Puppeteers present puppet shows of Ferdinand the Bull and Peter Pan at Tillicum Library at 2:30 and Spanaway Library at 11AM Free for kids 6 and up
Make it; Take it Event at Michael’s It’s suncatchers and a pizza craft inspired by Italy-part of their Passport to Fun program 11AM-2PM Free
Car seat safety checks Free weekly check at Mary Bridge in Tacoma. Link has contact info. for fire stations and other sites for seat inspections.
It’s 1.00 day at the Starplex in Federal Way (tickets are just 2.00 other days). See link at the top of this post for more 1.00 movies.
Kids’ Club at Cedarview Park in Bonney Lake Performances every Tuesday at 11AM today’s is pirate entertainer, Cap n Arr Free
Mom and baby class at Good Samaritan Two class times for moms and babies 0-12 months 3.00
Free children’s concerts Every Tuesday evening in Lacey at Huntamer Park. It’s Dragon Theater puppet show tonight
Summer Sounds at Skansie Concerts by the water in Gig Harbor every Tuesday evening. Not geared towards children but family friendly Tonight’s is the Washington State Army National Guard Band 6:30
Get Your Feet Wet Touch tanks at the Skansie Farmer’s Market in Gig Harbor with volunteers form Harbor Wild Watch
Comedian Bill Robison performs a fast-paced show with lots of physical comedy at 11AM at the main branch of the Tacoma Library 3:00PM at Swasey
Origami and Summer Wars Free anime showing and crafting event for Teens at the Puyallup library 3PM
Pierce County Puppeteers present puppet shows of Ferdinand the Bull and Peter Pan at Bonney Lake Library at 11AM and Buckley at 2:30; tickets required for the Bonney Lake show. Free for kids 6 and up Find many more library events for all ages. Just click on the calendar link.
Auburn Kids’ Summer Stage Free Wednesday kids’ concerts at noon through August 10th. Today’s is Steve the Pretty Good Magician Les Gove Park Be prepared for your kiddos to want to play on the playground and in the sprayground-you may want suits.
Caspar Babypants Rock out with the popular kindie rockers at the Gig Harbor library at 10:30 or the University Place library at 3. For kids 6 and under.
Passport to Fun Make it Take it Event at Michael’s It’s a henna hand and elephant craft inspired by India 11-2
It’s Pet Rock Day at the Tacoma Public Library Stories and crafts with rocks and google eyes Register 11:00 AM at Kobetich and 1:00PM at Main
Read with a Doggie Friend at the Puyallup Public Library Drop in between 2:00-3:00 to read with a patient canine listener. Be sure to sign up for the summer reading program while you’re there (hint: Puyallup and Tacoma have reading programs for grown-ups).
Free Market Play Day at the Children’s Museum of Tacoma Enjoy free admission every Thursday in June, July, and August
Westfield Family Fun Day at the Southcenter Mall Special craft and story time 10 or 11 Wear painting clothes There is a calendar in the link. If you click on it, it gets bigger. If you’re one of my South King County readers, I suggest signing up to get it emailed to you-much easier to read and navigate, and there are regular retail promotions and events. For ages 0-6; near the play space
Play Tacoma Free Family play nights at Tacoma Parks from 5-8PM
Magic Show at the Puyallup Public Library Free all ages show with magician Louie Foxx 3PM
As always, I’ll have much more for your weekend on Friday. I’ll give you a hint: It’s festival season! I know you’ll enjoy the other posts I have planned for this week, too!
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