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!
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All Weekend; Ongoing
Footloose the musical at Tacoma Little Theater (Best for older tweens and up) Tickets 17.00-27.00
Happy Days, the Musical at Tacoma Musical Playhouse 20.oo-27.00 Approved for 4 and up; I’d probably take tweens teens with real interest.
Auburn Performing Arts Presents Bold Grace: The Voyages of the Pirate O’Malley I’d say tween and up.
Mom and Me Photos at Discovery Village in Gig Harbor Two professional 5 x 7s for 15.00; a fundraiser for Backpacks for Kids 10AM-12
Read with a Dog at the Puyallup Public Library Drop in and practice your reading skills with Bruiser. 3:30-4:30 Also at the Gig Harbor library today from 3:30-5; Gig Harbor listeners are certified therapy dogs, and you’re asked to reserve your 10 minute slot at the information desk.
Make it; Take its at Michael’s Evening make it; take it. It’s frame decorating. Free with required purchase of frame or letters.
Free Night at the Hands-on Children’s Museum in Olympia Free admission from 5-9 the first Friday of the month
Most Farmer’s Markets are open. Get your fresh on!
Home Depot Kids’ Club Arrive early for these popular, free programs It’s a planter box. 9-12
Water Weekends at HCC Mast at Redondo Every Saturday you can get up close with critters in the touch tanks and learn about sea life. Free
Family Fun Fest in Bonney Lake 10-2 at MountainView Middle School. Free family activities to promote fitness and fun. Meet McGruff the Crime Dog, check out a police boat, see jump rope demos. and more. Thanks, South Puget Sound Macaroni Kid for this one!
It’s Free Comic Book Day! Kids can get free comics at participating stores. Locations include the Puyallup Public Library, Comic Book Ink in Lakewood, and several others. Go early for best selection. The free book is usually choice from four or five kid suitable titles.
It’s Kentucky Derby Day! Wear a hat for free admission to Emerald Downs in Auburn. Face painting and pony rides for the kids
Story time at Cabela’s in Lacey The first Saturday of every month kids can hear outdoor themed stories in the walled tent area. 10:30
Make it; Take its at Michael’s Butterfly card making Free with supply purchase
Lacey Cooperative Preschool Spring Fair Preschool fundraiser with bounce house and kids’ game and activities. Most game tickets .25 a piece.
Touch a Truck Story time Special story time with firefighter visit and touch a truck opportunity
Learning Sprout Toys arts and crafts play day Handprint card making, bookmarks and more 10AM-2PM
Free kids gardening class with the master gardeners at the WSU extension in Puyallup. Today’s is a weather station! 1PM Click on, “Children’s Programs,” for a pdf schedule. You can also read more in my post here.
Windmill Gardens Kids’ Thyme Class Sumner Kids can create a special, miniature rose garden for mom or grandma . 10.00 includes all supplies. Call to register in advance.
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a free Mariachi Band concert at the main branch of the Tacoma Public Library
Family Day at the Karshner Museum Preservation theme today. Kids can churn butter, make ice cream, and try their hand at other old-fashioned fun. Small museum but lots for kids to touch and do. 3.00 per person/10.00 max per family (Flyer I have actually says free admission today, but it’s different on their website. I’m working on verifying). 10-2
Read With a Princess The Daffodil Princesses are back for another story time session in Puyallup
Living History Open House at Historic Fort Steilacoom (Across from the park) Actors in period costumes portray life in the mid 1800s. Free; Donations accepted
Migratory Madness at NW Trek Special activities celebrating our feathered friends. Included with admission. Admission is pricey; SFM recommends a membership if you’d go even twice. Also on Sunday
Visit the LOTT WET Center in Olympia Every Saturday the center is open with free, science and environmental education activities
Tiptoe Through the Tidepools Free Join trained naturalists to explore Tacoma’s Titlow Beach at low tide. Not near you? Try Owen’s Beach by the zoo, or I’m told Priest Point and Burfoot near Olympia are good spots. Any of the beaches near Gig Harbor should offer good exploring as well. Check the tide tables and wear clothing suitable for mud.
Migratory Madness at NW Trek Special activities celebrating our feathered friends. Included with admission. Admission is pricey; SFM recommends a membership if you’d go even twice.
Check the, “All weekend,” choices at the top, too!
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