Here it is….a great big list of weekend fun for kids in Puyallup, Tacoma, Gig Harbor, Lacey, Olympia, Auburn, Sumner, Fife, and Your area of the South Puget Sound! If you need a hand finding something great, just drop me a line!
Saturday and Sunday Pinkalikcious The musical by the Tacoma Children’s Musical Theater Not cheap, but might be worth it if you have a fan at your house.
Santa arrives at the Supermall in Auburn….. Don’t shoot the messenger! If you’re a Momtopia member, mark your calendars for a milk and cookies event on December 5th.
X is for Xtreme Nature Alphabet at the Tacoma Nature Center (scroll down) Nature themed craft and story time for children 3-6. Registration required.
Critter Club at the Pt.Defiance Zoo Animal themed craft and story time for 3 and 4 year olds at the Pt.Defiance Zoo Program begins at 11 6.00 for members/8.00 non-members; 2.00 more on the day-off. Zoo admission not included. This month’s theme is, “Wonderful Walruses”
Read With a Dog at the Puyallup public library Low pressure practice for young readers. Drop-in anytime between 3:30-4:30 Bruiser the French Mastiff is your canine pal today.
Home Depot Kids’ Build It’s a Veteran’s Day Frame 9AM-12 Arrive early for these popular, free programs
HC MAST water weekends at Redondo-The center is open every Saturday from 10-2. Kids can touch sea critter in the tanks and learn about other aquatic animals. Free Redond0
Veterans Day Parade in Auburn Largest of its kind west of the Mississippi Parade starts at 11; You’ll find must read tips for taking the kids to the Veteran’s Day Parade right here.
Emergency Peparedness Fair at the Puyallup Fairgrounds Giveaways including free bike helmets while supplies last. Informational displays; kids can practice exiting a building safely.
Northwest Glass Pumpkin Patch Ogle the gorgeous gourds in Olympia this weekend Last chance!
See returning chum salmon on the Kennedy Creek Salmon Trail near Olympia
Free Day at the Pt.Defiance Zoo for residents of the City of Tacoma Photo i.d. and proof of residency required.
Family Day at the Karshner Museum in Puyallup Monthly day with themed activities and make and takes. 3.00 per person/10.00 max per family. Lots of things that kids can touch. Note: I just got the flyer, so this info. is correct even though the website hasn’t been updated.
Make it Take it Events at Michael’s “Upcycled,” tote bag at 11; flag at noon Tote bag event free with supply purchase; flag event free while supplies last Both for ages 3 and up button ring event for teens at 10
Arts of the Fur Trade at Ft.Nisqually Actors recreate 1800s fort life with demonstrations of blacksmithing, cooking over a fire, and more. 6.00 for adults/4.00 for kids over 4 or 22.00 for a family of four. 11AM-4PM
Family Day at the LOTT WET Science Center in Olympia Today’s theme is Exploring Wetlands program starts at 2 Link opens a pdf Admission is free.
2.00 Family Movies at the Galaxy Theater in Gig Harbor A partnership between the theater and Police Department benevolence programs. Money goes towards the holiday helper program. Today’s show is Ice Age II. Doors open at 9:30; show at 10:00.
Family Science Saturday at the Naval Undersea Museum in Bremerton
Free showing of Mars Needs Moms at the Main Branch of the Tacoma Public Library
Kids’ Concerts: Goldyhands and the Three Bows Child friendly concerts presented by the Tacoma Philharmonic; opportunity to try out instruments after the show. Two times to choose from. The price has gone up to 8.50, but you can save a few dollars by buying tickets to all three. Highly recommended for preschoolers.
Fall bazaar at the Tacoma Buddhist Temple Enjoy a variety of food and crafts 11AM-4PM
Make it Take it Yarn Event at Michael’s 1-3 Not sure what it is-I see pics of candy cane ornaments and book marks Free for ages 3 and up, while supplies last
I’ll be rounding up some more Sunday ideas today. Check back for those as well as for best bets for the week ahead. Yes, I’ll have a Veteran’s Day idea list!
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