Still working on that summer bucket list? I don’t want to freak you out, but you might want to get going!
Here via my pal Angela, of The Coupon Project? Welcome! I write just about events and activities for South Sound families. My theory is you shouldn’t have to fill the gas tank of empty your wallet to have fun around here! I hope you’ll enjoy the site and come back again. I’d also be glad to have you subscribe via one of those too-cute buttons up top!
Ongoing Summer Activities
Free summer reading programs at all area libraries. Most library programs have ended, but your kiddos can still claim their prizes! Don’t forget-especially if you did the Tacoma Public Library program. Your zoo weekend is coming up.
Spraygrounds are open for business!
Free Playground Programs and lunch Some of these have closed up for the summer. Be sure to verify before heading out.
The fun squad is back in Puyallup. Last Week!
Kids’ Club at Cedarview Park Bonney Lake park presents free kids’ concerts Monday evenings and Tuesday mornings. 6:30PM Free It’s group Board of Education
The 6th avenue Farmer’s Market Get your fresh on every Tuesday!
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 It’s Willie Wier
Mom and baby class at Good Samaritan Two class times for moms and babies 0-12
Summer Sounds at Skansie Concerts by the water in Gig Harbor every Tuesday evening. Not geared towards children but family friendly
Get Your Feet Wet Touch tank program with naturalists from Harbor Wild Watch at the Skansie Farmer’s Market
Last Blast Summer Carnival at Pioneer Park Juggling performer Eric Haines from 12-1 Carnival from 1-4 Free, though some games required .25 tickets last year. We’re talking school carnival style here….think bean bag toss, fruit loop necklace making….popcorn and snow cones were also available for purchase last year.
Open House at Midland Cooperative Preschool 9:30-11:30 Unique co-op offering Parent/Child programs for children 1-3 and their grown-ups. Summit/Midland area-also convenient to Tacoma, Puyallup, Parkland/Spanaway
Westfield Family Fun day at Westfield/Southcenter mall Special stories and activities highlighting self esteem. Link takes you to a pdf calendar you can click to enlarge.
Read with a doggie friend Kids can drop-in anytime between 1-2 to practice their reading skills with a patient canine pal.
Free Market Play Day at the Children’s Museum of Tacoma Enjoy free admission every Thursday all summer!
It’s a Third Thursday. Enjoy free admission and extended hours at Tacoma’s major museums. Readers Darlene and Aimee extend an invitation for you to join them at the Museum or Glass for a free Zumba workout and activities for the kids, too. Here’s the schedule for that event: 5:00-5:30 Jingle Bracelet making station
5:30-5:50 Zumba with Molly
5:50-6:00 Break for a quick snack & water
6:00-6:25 Zumba with Aimee and Darlene
6:25-8:00 Enjoy the Museum of Glass!
PenMet Family Theater presents the Wizard of Oz at Sehmel Homestead Park.
Special CinemaGig showing of Free Willy in Gig Harbor, plus join Harbor Wild Watch naturalists to look at sea critters by the dock lights.
Summer Sounds and Cinema begin in Auburn; Free children’s activities before the show courtesy of Veritas Church.
As always, I’ll have much more for your weekend on Friday, and I have loads of fun and frugal posts planned for all the days in between this week.
Know something great I missed? Need help finding something? Just let me know!
We also share quick ideas and tips over at the Sounds Fun Mom Facebook page . Come on over and join a growing community of fun loving South Sound families.
Whether you’re looking for things do with kids in Gig Harbor, Tacoma, Puyallup, Auburn, or whatever part of the South Sound you call home, I’d love to help. Just give me a holler. In the meantime, here are some picks for the week: