Looking for something fun and free to do with the kids this weekend? We’ve got you covered with fun for kids in Tacoma, Kent, Olympia, Gig Harbor, and all over the South Sound! Make it a great one!
The complete list by day and area is ahead!
Big Just Between Friends sale at the Puyallup Fairgrounds Use link to get a free entry ticket. Never been before? Be sure to read our post here with tips!
Olympia Family Theater presents Alice in Wonderland various showtimes through April 2nd.
Head here for Easter Bunny photo ops. or to find an egg hunt-most are next week on the 8th; some are the week after. Most photo ops. are ongoing.
Featured Sponsor: Family Game Night at WiggleWorks Older siblings can play on the Big Screen with PlayLive Nation, while your littles enjoy the playground or board games! 6-7:30 free with your paid admission. Don’t miss this new event!
Beauty and the Beast storytime celebration at most Barnes and Noble stores. Sing along, bookmark/poster giveaway and other fun. We do suggest calling your location to confirm, as we have found participation to be inconsistent. 11AM at most locations
Kids’ Club at Michael’s Stores 2.00/child for 30 minute sessions 10-12 Make a felt chick picture on canvas today; supplies included. There is also a family egg decorating event at 1-free with, “Egg,” purchase.
South King County
Visit the HCC Mast Center at Redondo The center and its touch tanks of sea critters are free and open to the public every Saturday from 10-2
Centerstage theater in Federal Way presents Squatch! the musical Recommended for ages 8 and up; It’s a humorous musical about a boy and Sasquatch. Adult tickets are Really spendy, but there is a deal right now where you can get a free kid’s ticket with purchase of an adult ticket. Link has details; you’ll need to call for the deal.
Free kids’ art project at the Rusty Raven studio in Kent Free project on the first Saturday of the month! Give us a review if you go!
We also recommend ILoveKent.net from my pal Dana for our Kent area readers.
Puyallup/Greater Pierce County
Daffodil Princesses will be reading stories at many area libraries. Bring your camera; the princesses will be glad to pose for pictures. These are free, drop in events.
Celtic Highland Festival at the Karshner Museum 12-5 FREE! Entertainment, crafts, and more. This is the last cultural celebration of the year, and these are always very well done.
Read to a dog at the Puyallup Public Library 2PM Kids can practice their reading skills with a patient, canine listener. It’s Clover the Dalmatian today.
Orting Bunny Hop 5K, 10K, and half marathon along the Carbon River Day of registration is available, but pricey; this is a benefit for the food bank.
Lego My Library at the Puyallup Public Library Weekly stories and Lego building time 11AM
Gem Faire at the Puyallup fairgrounds I have no idea if there will be anything for kids here. In the past, there have been some rock collecting groups. Kids 12 and under are free. Adults are 7.00; there is a bogo admission coupon at the link.
The Kalles Junior High Drama Department presents Cinderella 7PM last show! 5.00 for elementary kids or with ASB; 7.00 adults and students w/o ASB. Star wands will also be on sale for 5.00
Note from SFM: Many area schools have productions this time of year. You might check in with yours to see if they’re doing something your kids would enjoy.
Puyallup Children’s Theater is doing A Wind In The Willows tickets are a reasonable 9.00, and we hear it’s super cute.
Open House at Mountain Lodge farm in Eatonville 1-3 Baby animals! Free, drop in event. If you buy a goat to take home….that’s on you!
Featured Sponsor: The Red Turtle is playing at The Grand in Tacoma Common Sense media calls this one, “A beautiful word free drama,” and recommends it for ages 8 and up. Other reviewers love its beautiful animation and life affirming story about love and empathy. I think if you have a child who loves animation and can appreciate a quietly beautiful story, this is one you’ll love! Three show times today and tomorrow; continues next week.
Family nature walk at Swan Creek Park 10AM volunteer naturalists host free walks in area parks. You are now required to register. Not suitable for strollers; perfect for ages 3 and up!
Storytime With A Princess. Join the Daffodil Princesses at Tacoma libraries. Free, drop in events. Bring your camera!
Rock Painting at Artful Dreamers Studio Might be a fun way to get in on the painted rock craze!
Featured Sponsor: Children and all ages shows at the Pierce College Science Dome/planetarium Children’s show at 12:30 or 2PM; all ages at 3:15. The children’s show is shorter and interactive and now suitable for ages 3-12! Do bring cash or get your tickets in advance. This is a Great outing-especially on a rainy day, as it’s all indoors! NEW show!
Autism Awareness Day at Lakewood Barnes and Noble Book fair fundraiser, plus a variety of resource booths from community organizations and kids’ activities. If you are parenting a child on the spectrum this would be an excellent chance to meet area parents and get connected.
Lacy Library used book sale bag a bargain on a book!
Penny’s Puppets puppet show at the Hands On Children’s Museum. Free with admission.
The stream is going on at the East Bay Plaza-yes, rain or shine!
Daffodil Princess story time at the Key Center Library at 11AM Free, drop in event; bring your camera!
Opening of the Gig Harbor Farmer’s Market veggies, artisan crafts, and much more!
Any weekend fun: Your Michaels does usually do the craft. You can check out the touch tanks at the Skansie Visitor’s Center, see what’s going on at Discovery Village, or visit one of your great parks or trails.
Featured Sponsor: The Red Turtle is playing at The Grand in Tacoma Common Sense media calls this one, “A beautiful word free drama,” and recommends it for ages 8 and up. Other reviewers love its beautiful animation and life affirming story about love and empathy. I think if you have a child who loves animation and can appreciate a quietly beautiful story, this is one you’ll love! Three show times today; continues next week.
Sensitive Bunny at the Outlet Collection Special time with the Easter bunny for children with sensory issues. I do believe you need to register in advance. This is in the morning before the pet time!
Back to the Fur Trade: Storyteller Karen Haas tells tales from the days of the fur trade. Free! 2PM at Dupont Presbyterian Church
Be sure to check the, “All weekend,” listings above. Most remaining items at the JBF sale are half off this morning.
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Are you on Spring Break? If you’re staying local and need some staycation ideas, never fear! We have an awesome guide to Spring Break fun right here! Need an egg hunt? Head here for our South Sound Easter egg hunt list. There are dozens (Get it??) the next two weekends.