Here it is….a great big list of weekend fun for kids in Puyallup, Tacoma, Gig Harbor, Olympia, Sumner, Fife, and Your area of the South Puget Sound! If you need a hand finding something great, just drop me a line!
Ongoing Events/ All Weekend Events
Free Entrance to National Parks
Toy Story on Ice at the Showare Center in Kent. You may be able to save on tickets with code LOTSO. Thanks, Laureen, for leaving this at the Facebook page. I’m not sure whether this code was for days other than the 10th, but give it a shot. Otherwise, tickets start at 16.00.
Lowes Build and Grow Register in advance for this popular, free program It’s a science lab!
It’s a Second Saturday, which means Family Friendly Events at every library in the Pierce County Library System. Just click the link to find one near you. I don’t list them individually due to space issues, but I see instrument making in Gig Harbor, muppets in Milton and Sumner, puppets in Tillicum, instruments, in Orting and more!
Career Day at the Point Defiance Zoo Free event for tweens and teens. Check in at the window. Kids 16 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Wheelchair Basketball Tournament Free admission; weekend tournament features the Tacoma Titans against other regional teams. Action packed and sure to inspire.
National Game Day at the Tacoma Public Library 2-5 Bring your Pokemon cards or enjoy a board game
It’s Neighborhood Toy Store Day Both locations of Teaching Toys and Books in Tacoma and Gig Harbor will have raffles and activities. There are free activities at Creative Mom Toys in Renton; Wind Up Here in Olympia is also participating. You can also use the link to find many participating Seattle area stores. Thanks to QueenBeeCoupons for the scoop on this event which I had honestly never heard of! If you go to one and have fun, let me know!
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
The Proctor Farmer’s Market is open every Saturday through December 17th Soup fundraiser this weekend; 3.00 a bowl
Community Art Day at Tacoma Art Place 10AM-6PM Flyer promises workshops, demos, and family fun.
Prairie Line Trail Public Art Tour Temporary art has been installed from downtown Tacoma to the waterfront (think big, weird sculptures-thats a very non-artsy explanation). Take a walking tour and hear the artists explain them. I think this would be fun to do with older kids.
National Gaming Day at the Puyallup Library 2-4PM All ages event with a variety of games available
Read with a Doggie Friend at the Puyallup Library Drop in between 2-4 to practice your reading skills with a patient canine pal. It’s Clover today.
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 Despicable Me Doors open at 9:30; show at 10:00.
See returning chum salmon on the Kennedy Creek Salmon Trail near Olympia
Key Peninsula Winter Warm-up Craft Fair and Chili Cook-Off Free admission; kids’ craft corner
Parents’ Night Out at the Hands-on Children’s Museum in Olympia Register in advance. The HOCM also offers 2 for 1 admission for military families all weekend
Also see all weekend events above
Clay Pot make it take it event at Michael’s 1PM Free with purchase of clay pot; for ages 3 and up From the picture it looks like a gingerbread boy.
Lego Building Club at the Main Branch of the Tacoma Public Library 1:30 Drop in Lego fun for ages 5 and up
Know something great I missed? Just let me know! As always, I’ll have Monday-Friday ideas up later in the weekend. If you’re new here (or you just haven’t gotten around to it), I’d love to have you join us on the Facebook page, or use one of the buttons in the top right to subscribe to my reader or emails. Trust me, I have new stuff just for the South Sound, and you don’t want to miss it!