Here are my favorite finds for the week ahead!
The bouncy house list and the indoor playground list are all updated. You can find both, plus South Sound malls with play areas, under Rainy Day Play. For library story times, see the list below.
Story time links:
- Pierce County.
- Tacoma Public Library
- Timberland regional library (Thurston County)
- Kitsap Regional Library
- King County Library System
- Puyallup Public Library
Science Classes for Home Schoolers and other children resume at the Nature Center at Snake Lake
Momtopia Monday at the Supermall Card making and flower pot decorating 10AM Free programs for preschoolers and parents; free Momtopia membership required-ask at the info. desk by the Nordstrom’s Rack. Programs are held by the soft play area.
Creativity-Festivity sponsored by 4-H and the WSU Thurston County extension; weekly craft workshops for school age kids. 4-H membership not required. Photography theme tonight. 6:30 PM More information here
Car seat checks at Mary Bridge Link has info on other dates and locations.
Creative Movement Dance for Kids at 9:30 with Zumba for parents next door in Lakewood with Aimee and Darlene and Studio 138. Kids class at their neighbor, Freedom Dance Center
Free Day for Tacoma City residents at the Point Defiance Zoo Photo i.d. and proof of residence required.
Mommy and Me Crafts at the Ben Franklin in Bonney Lake Moms and preschool age (and younger) children are invited for crafts and social time. 5.00 Arrive between 10 and 11; drop ins welcome if space is available.
It’s 1.00 day at the Starplex in Federal Way (tickets are just 2.00 other days).
Read with a Dog at the Puyallup Library Kids can drop in between 3:30-4:30 to practice reading with patient listener, Pepper. or Read to a Dog at the Graham Library, where trained therapy dogs will be on hand between 6:30-7:30 for your canine loving readers.
Don’t Squish That Bug! A family gardening program with Lisa Taylor of Seattle Tilth at the South Hill Library at 4. Learn how bugs, ladybugs, and other critters keep gardens healthy with giant puppets, stories, and songs.
Tot Time at Learning Sprout Toys in Tacoma 10:30AM Class in the upstairs room; just show up and sign in on the clipboard!
Mommy and Me Fitness Class at Elev8te Fitness in Tacoma I haven’t been here or tried this, but reader Corey sent in a note that she takes her whole crew weekly and has a blast
Story time at the Seymour Conservatory at Wright Park Monthly nature themed story hour for young children with science or art activities. “Planting a rainbow.” 11AM
Read to a Dog Kids can drop in and practice their reading skills in Sumner or Summit from 4-5 today. Dogs are great listeners!
Juice and Jammies Wednesday at Barnes and Noble in Olympia 7PM
Creation Station at Learning Sprout Toys in Tacoma Call or check their fb page to confirm
Family Fun Day at Westfield Southcenter Mall 10AM-1 Silly stories, make and take craft for mom and more
Let’s Dance! Preschool Dance Party at the Wheelock Library Both 10:15 and 11:15 are listed as start times; I’m going to call and check for you.
Yoga for Kids at Waves Studio in Olympia 4PM for kids 4-11 with instructor, Lisa. 10.00 per child or 15.00 for parent plus child.
Pajama Jump at Pump it Up! in Tacoma 6:00-7:30 A Relay for Life Fundraiser; admission by donation. All ages jumping and milk and cookies, too!
Nature Numbers Nature Center Program at the new STAR center in Tacoma Math and literacy concepts for preschoolers; 4 and under require an adult present. Advance registration required. 10:30
Movies and more at the South Hill library 3:30-5:30 for school age children
Bobbing Butterfly Craft at the Summit Library 4-6 Paper and string craft would be a cute gift for mom. No registration required; preschoolers should bring an adult helper.
As always, I’ll have loads more fun up Friday in the weekend list, and lots of fun every other day of the week, too! This week I’m planning some sneak peeks of summer fun.
If you haven’t checked out my Best Playgrounds list lately…..I see sunshine…..what are you waiting for?
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