Mom wants something to do with the family? If you live near Tacoma, Puyallup, Gig Harbor, Olympia-or somewhere in between-I’ve got you covered!
South Sound family fun is right here!
Headed elsewhere? For Seattle or Portland area fun you’ll want to check out the fantastic list over at ThriftyNWmom compiled by the newest member of their frugal finding team, Annaliese of Grays Harbor Deals!
Kids’ Club at Michael’s Kids can stop in between 10-2 to make a heart necklace 2.00 per child/sessions start on the half hour
Lowes Build and Grow Many stores are full already. You might want want to register for the next one and mark your calendar now!
South King County
Creme Brulee Kids Consignment Sale in Kent Publicity partner-let ’em know you saw it on SFM!
Rely on Renton Family Fair Booths with info. on services and activities for Renton families; Caspar Babypants performance
Backyard Wildlife Festival in Tukwila Bring wildlife to your backyard! Lots of kids’ activities and crafts
Water Weekends with HCC Mast at Redondo Every Saturday visit the center for free from 10-2 and get up close with sea critters in their touch tanks
Mother’s Day at the Rhododendron Garden in Federal Way Enjoy music while you stroll through the rhody garden; food cart on site with treats Not a super exciting place for kids, but very pretty and reasonably priced. Also Sunday
Saturday Story Time at Southcenter Barnes and Noble 11AM Stories celebrating mom this week
Moms Jump for Free at Trampoline Nation with a paying adult-also Sunday Great sponsor! Tell our friends you’re a reader if you get a chance!
Family Day at the White River Valley Museum in Auburn 12-4 Special activities and crafts included with admission (which is cheap). Japanese heritage theme today
Family Day at the Karshner Museum Small museum but lots for kids to touch and do Free admission 10-2 Pioneer History and Asian Culture is the theme
Moms skate free with a paid child’s admission Saturday night 7-10PM at Tiffany’s Skate Inn Puyallup
Kids need to cool off? The spraygrounds are On in Tacoma! Free, open 10AM-8PM
Family Nature Walk Nature Center Staff leads these free, family friendly walks. You are asked to register; not suitable for strollers; great for 3 and up Two today-a 10AM at Wapato and a 1PM at Titlow
Tacoma Youth Theater Spring auditions for Tom Sawyer Unique, pay-as-you-can theater experience for young actors
The Working Waterfront Museum at the Foss Waterway Seaport is open again! Enjoy half-off admission today. 11AM-5
Half-off admission for moms at Pt.Defiance Zoo Saturday, May 11th, plus many special activities. The live show and budgie exhibit also open today, and there is a rhody sale in the garden (free admission if you want to rhody shop). SFM suggests doing something less crowded and investing in an annual pass to save on your zoo trips. You are free to tell me I’m full of beans!
Crafts of the Past at Fort Nisqually Each weekend, artisans demonstrate a craft that would been used in the 1880s. While not a total bargain, a trip to the Fort is fun for most children and a good resource if you have one doing some kind of report. I think intermediate age children would be most capable of joining in the craft demonstrations.
Most Farmers’ Markets have opened! Has yours? Check here.
Pierce College Science Dome Shows Special shows for children every Saturday at 2PM in the amazing new dome theater at their Lakewood campus. Tickets just 3.00; adults free! Link also has info. on other public shows. General audience at 3:15
Visit our new sponsors at City Goat Farm and Petting Zoo in Spanaway Here is their fb page . I’ve had sooooo many nice notes from readers who have loved it here. If you do, too, be sure to ask about their season pass!
Get Geeky! at the Lakewood Library Fun projects for kids 7 and up and a grown-up. Inspired by the, “Geek Dad,” book series. This one is a mini marshmallow shooter. This is my kids’ new favorite thing! Registration required
Sesame Street Live at the Tacoma Dome Not cheap, but may be worth it for your Street fan. Be sure to go early enough to hit the play area if you do this.
Cool Rides Car Show at Huntamer Park in Lacey Fundraiser for North Thurston Schools Kids’ activities include non-competitive pinewood derby
Olympia Wooden Boat Fair at Percival Landing Wooden boats on display; kids’ activities; food for purchase **If the kids want to build on their own little, wooden boat, you’ll want to go early on Saturday as it’s, “While the wood lasts!” 10-6; Also on Sunday from 11-5
Free Kids’ Acting Workshop with Youth Acting Studio in Dupont Drop-ins welcome (Sponsor this month! Tell Melissa you’re a reader!)
Dupont Library Anniversary Party 1-3PM refreshments and entertainment
Saturday storytime at the Olympia Barnes and Noble 1PM Every Saturday
LOTT Wet Science Center CLOSED Today due to construction related power outages.
Get Your Feet Wet at Penrose Naturalists from Harbor Wild Watch are on hand to help kids identify critters they find on the beach You will need a Discover WA Pass for the park.
Trail Run Fundraiser at Sehmel Park 9AM You’re invited to stay for a brunch by donation and card making Benefits Jordyn’s Journey
Open Play and Family Movie Night at Discovery Village in Gig Harbor Be sure to ask about their, “Spring Sampler,” special and summer camps and preschools. Tell ’em SFM sent you!
Liveable Community Fair and Summer Camp Fair in Key Peninsula 10AM-3PM Information about community resources, kids’ activities, plant sales
Moms ride free with any paying child, Mother’s Day weekend at the Northwest Railway Museum in Snoqualmie (Be sure to stop at the candy/ice cream shop).
Free Admission for Mom on Sunday, Mother’s Day, at the Museum of Glass, The Tacoma Art Museum, and The History Museum There are also special events planned-most of those require fees and reservations, so check in advance. If you just want to enjoy the museums, it’s free (If your “Name,” is Mom, that is).
Open Trails at the Morse Wildlife Preserve in Graham
Emerald Downs Family Fun Day chance for mom to win special giveaways; kids’ activities including pony rides and face painting start at 1
Moms Jump for Free at Trampoline Nation with a paying adult-also Sunday
Visit our new sponsors at City Goat Farm and Petting Zoo in Spanaway Here is their fb page . Open 12- 4 today.Moms get in Free!
Many of the theater events I mentioned in Saturday’s listings also continue today. I’ll work on updating this later.
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