Need something to do around the South Sound this weekend? Here’s a whole list of activities with lots for your family to choose from!
It’s a tween night with our sponsors at Trampoline Nation From 6-9PM kids 10-13 get 3 hours of jumping for 15.00. Older and younger jumpers are welcome at the regular price.
Kids’ Club at Michael’s Stores It’s a bookmark craft today. 2.00 per child/ sessions start on the half hour from 10AM-11:30 For ages 3 and up
Kids’ Build at Home Depot Advance registration is now required for these popular, free workshops. Kids build a project, get an apron, and more. It’s a Trojan horse bank today (a tie-in to the upcoming Sherman and Mr.Peabody movie).
Worth the Trip
The snow play area at Paradise at Mt.Rainier is open! Maybe? Call first-There has been so much snow that there have been frequent road closures. Check conditions before you go.
South King County
Touch tanks at HCC Mast at Redondo Free and open to the public every Saturday from 10-2 ****You can still look at the critters in the tanks, but you cannot touch them currently because of concerns over a disease that has been affecting the sea stars.
There’s SO more to explore…. Keep Reading for Tacoma area ideas (Princess readings!), and the rest of the list!
Lego my library at the Puyallup Public Library story time followed by building with the library’s Legos. 11AM
Meet the Daffodil Princesses at the South Hill Mall. Royalty will be on hand with posters, crafts, stories, and fun. The Seagals and Blitz will be there in the afternoon, too. Free! Bring your camera!
Read with a Dog at the Puyallup Public Library Kids can drop in and practice their reading with a patient listener today. 2PM
Tacoma/Greater Pierce County
Open House at Narrows Co-Op Preschool Looking for an affordable, fun preschool near Tacoma/University Place? There is no better way to choose than to visit! Tour the classroom, meet parents and teachers, let the kids play and explore. Sponsors this month- Tell ’em I sent you! 10AM-1PM
Children’s Concert at UPS Jacobsen Jr. Musical StoryTimespecial concert for young children with Teddy Bear’s Picnic, Babar the Elephant, and more 3PM
South Sound Sustainability Festival Free! Learn about sustainability and environmental stewardship. Lots of kids’ activities 10AM-3PM
Science Saturday with our Sponsors at Charles Wright Academy Free afternoon of hands-on science fun. Full, but there is a wait list, and a 3rd session may be offered. Sign up now!
90 Second Newberry Film Festival at the Main branch of the Tacoma Public Library films begin at 3PM; party begins at 2. Filmakers (mostly kids and teens) have compressed the story of a Newberry award winning books into 90 second shorts!
Pier Peer Nightime event where kids can see sea critters drawn to dock lights. Registration required; children must be 8 or up. The boys and I have done a couple of these and always had fun, although we’ve never seen many creatures!
Children and all ages shows at the Pierce College Science Dome/planetarium The children’s show is on Comets, Asteroids, and Meteors Children’s show at 2PM; all ages at 3:15 is Black Holes
Craft at Michaels The Gig Harbor store does a craft for children every weekend.
Celebrate Dr.Seuss’s Birthday at the library! Gig Harbor Library at 11AM; Key Center at 12 or 1 *Two different times are listed for Key Center-I’ll work on clarifying. Stories, crafts and treats
Pier Into the Night Event with Harbor Wild Watch 6-8PM at Skansie Brothers Park Night time opportunity to learn about sea creatures Free; some loaner life jackets available, but you’re encouraged to bring your own for your kiddos
Kitsap readers may also enjoy Macaroni Kid Kitsap
Kids’ Cooking Class at the Bayview School of Cooking potatoes for kids 5-8 today 30.00 includes instruction in safe peeling and mashing plus recipes 9-11
Learn about kindergarten event Parents of new kindergarten students in the Olympia School District can learn about options and registration
The Capital Cougarettes host a dance and drill competition Might be fun for your aspiring dancer or cheerleader
Visit the LOTT Wet Science Center Free and open to the public every weekend
Cardboard Team Adventure Night at the Hands-on Children’s Museum moms and sons and other parent/child teams are invited to turn cardboard boxes into rockets, castles, and more! Fees required; registration recommended
Auburn Symphony Presents the Bremmen Town Musicians musical story for all ages based on the Brothers Grimm Tale; instrument petting zoo before the show
Tacoma Buddhist Temple Dinner Annual sukiyaki dinner Free admission; food for purchase, open to the public
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