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Looking for some mid winter break ideas or fun things to do with kids around Tacoma and the greater South Sound this President’s Day? We’ve got a round up of free family fun for Tacoma, Puyallup, Olympia, and Your part of the South Sound. Know something good we missed? Just let us know! Read on for more than two dozen fun ways to fill your week!
Check libraries, Chik Fil A
The Hands-on Children’s Museum in Olympia has fun activities all week. Included with admission.
Lego Movie 2 is playing at the funky, cool Blue Mouse in Tacoma Tickets and concessions are reasonably priced here. Also save the date for this Saturday the 23rd when you can see free family shorts here as part of the Destiny City Film Festival.
The AMC Gateway 8 always has bargain movies Lego Movie 2, and Ralph Breaks the Internet are among the kid friendly titles I see now. Tickets start at 3.99, depending on show times.
Other Fun Guides
Many Indoor Playgrounds have open play times. We do suggest confirming times before heading out as they frequently change.
Many Bounce House Places also have open play. We do suggest confirming times before heading out as they frequently change.
**We do suggest calling to confirm times during holiday and break periods.
We didn’t do a mid winter break camp round up, but check the usual places if you need one-parks departments, karate schools, roller skating places, Discovery Village, Y’s, and so on……
Last day to participate in the Great Backyard Bird count. This is a simple citizen scientist activity you can do in your own backyard!
Presented by Thomas Hitoshi Pruiksma.
Ages 7 and older.
Sadako, a Japanese girl stricken with leukemia because of the bombing of Hiroshima, follows the tradition of folding a thousand paper cranes in order to be granted a wish. Her story is told with a mixture of magic and song.
Ages 7 and older, ages 2 to 6 with adult.
Come to the library and be an engineer at an unstructured, creative play open house!
Stay for the entire event or pop in for a few minutes.
We’ll provide building materials and science toys, you supply the imagination!
Experiment with technology designed for young engineers. Program a busy Bee-bot, customize a Cubelet robot, or explore electronics with kits made for curious kids.
Space is limited. Please pick up a free ticket for each participating child at the Information Desk starting at noon on the day of the program.
This program is every Tuesday from 10 – 11:30 a.m.
In partnership with A Step Ahead Pierce County, the Children’s Museum of Tacoma provides Inclusive Play to Learn for children with special needs and their typically developing peers. Thematic curriculum invites individual play, fun group activities, songs, and a whole group circle time for children and adults to enjoy together! This 90-minute program is held once a week September – May. Families demonstrating financial need will be given priority acceptance.
$2 Tuesday all day skate. Open to all.
Regular quad $3
Premium quad $5
No outside food or drink. Must have reserved party package to bring in any party items.
Drop in every Wednesday afternoon, between 4:00 pm and 5:30 pm, for a fun activity! Activities will vary each week, but will consist of Family Game Days, STEM activities, crafts and more!
We provide the materials, you provide the fun! Come for super activities each week. Build with LEGO® bricks or play board games or work on art projects. Showcase your creative talents and meet new friends. Free snacks, too!
Sponsored by the Friends of the Federal Way Libraries.
Presented by Witty Scientists.
Ages 7 to 12. Age 7 with adult.
Totem poles of the Northwest are beautiful, but do you understand their message? What do those animals represent? Discover the symbolic stories of the indigenous people of the area and create your own paper totem pole.
As always, I’ll have a huge list of ideas for the weekend up Friday morning!
If you’re new here, I hope you’ll be back. We have new ideas every day, and an awesome weekend events list that goes up every Friday. Come say, “Hi,” on our Facebook page, or find us on Twitter or Instagram. You may also like our weekly email. It comes out on Thursday with a sneak peek at weekend highlights to help you plan ahead!