Are you looking for something fun to do this weekend? We have an amazing list of great things to do with your kids Saturday and Sunday!
Links are provided so you can confirm details before you head out! Thank you for doing that!
Party City is having a Read Across America/Dr. Seuss event We always suggest confirming participation at your local store before heading out.
Barnes and Noble story time Most area stores offer a story time for children 2-5 at 11am. We do suggest confirming with yours as we have found participation to be inconsistent. It’s Dr. Seuss themed fun today.
South King County
The Highline Mast Aquarium at Redondo is back open small, free aquarium with touch tanks for the kids! Discovery Day from 10am-2pm
Join this talented group of musicians and dancers as they interweave contemporary and traditional West African dance with drumming, song and audience participation. All ages welcome
Concert featuring a gifted trio playing instruments from around the world. Explore rhythm and melody and even have a chance to participate! Fun for ages 3 and up!
Greater Pierce County
Read to a Dog – Read to Hooke or Ada! 12:00pm – 1:00pm at the Milton/Edgewood Library Share a book with a furry friend while improving your reading skills.
Read with a Daffodil Princess 2:00pm – 3:00pm at the Eatonville Library Enjoy story time with a Daffodil Princess at your Pierce County Library! The princess will read stories, talk with children and be available for photos. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the South Hill Mall. Children and their families are welcome and will receive free dental screenings, free fluoride varnish applications, free mouth guards, free gifts, face painting and other fun stuff. Come see the “Tooth Fairy” and get your tooth box. There will be special appearances by “Chompy the Carrot”, and “The Wisdom Tooth”.
Something’s Happening Saturdays 10:00am – 5:00pm at the Graham Library
Something’s going on all day at the Graham Library! Will it be games? Crafts? Building? Drop by and find out!
Read with a Daffodil Princess 11:00am – 12:00pm at the Sumner Library Enjoy story time with a Daffodil Princess at your Pierce County Library! The princess will read stories, talk with children and be available for photos. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Read with a Daffodil Princess 11:00am – 12:00pm at the Graham Library Enjoy story time with a Daffodil Princess at your Pierce County Library! The princess will read stories, talk with children and be available for photos. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Wild Child Weekends is the perfect time to get your own kids close to nature at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, where two kids 12 or under get in FREE for every adult paying general admission at the front gate on weekends, Presidents’ Day and Feb. 29. Starts February 1st and runs through the 29th.
Feeling cabin fever? Northwest Trek is the best place to work out the winter wiggles. Ride a heated tram through our 435-acre Free-Roaming Area to spy moose and bison. Stretch your wings at Eagle Passage. Build a stick fort. Slide down a rope or climb a stump at Kids’ Trek. More here
Bring the family to Northwest Trek Wildlife Park! Up to two kids (ages 12 and under) are free with each paying adult on weekends, Presidents’ Day and Feb. 29. Gate tickets only.
Tacoma-Also includes University Place and Lakewood
Special activities featuring Boris and Blizzard Free with admission
Join the Blue Mouse for a block of seven family-friendly short films! Admission is FREE, plus Legendary Doughnuts will be providing free donuts for attendees! More info. on the titles via the link above or here.
12-4 at People’s Community Center This free event features a live DJ, Free t-shirts, Free food, fun games, toys & prizes, free dental cleaning, free blood pressure screening, free haircuts and much more! more here
In Celebration of Black History Month – Fun with Children’s Books 11am-1pm at the Main Branch of the Tacoma Public Library
Join authors JD Davis and Jeff Cheatham II and meet Rodney Raccoon for this celebration of Black History Month. The authors will read from their books for children. This event is free and open to the public and will be held at the Main Branch in the Children’s Area on the 2nd Floor. Parking is always free on Saturdays.
Watch short film adaptations of Newbery Award-winning books by youth film-makers from Tacoma and beyond at this fun, family-friendly film festival! Arrive early to walk the red carpet and meet the stars. King’s Books will be onsite with your favorite Newbery Award-winning books. Free! Register today for tickets through the Tacoma Arts Live Box Office. More info here
Family story time at Wheelock Stories, music, activities and play for all ages. 10:30
Baby Time at Moore Fun for you and your baby with songs, rhymes, stories and movement. For babies and their caregivers. Recommended for ages birth – 18 months. 11:30
S.T.E.A.M. Saturdays at Mottet Branch 2:30-3:30
Join Ms. Elizabeth for some hands on S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) programming. In these weekly hands on programs we will explore, build, and create fun and imaginative projects. All ages.
Junie B. Jones the musical at Tacoma Musical PlayhouseSaturday, February 29 | 11 am & 2 pm
Sunday, March 1 | 2 pm
Leap Into Science – Wind and Air 12:00pm – 1:00pm at the University Place Library Examine science concepts around air, wind and breath in short engaging stations with experiments and activities for young scientists.
Safeway opening in Lakewood balloon animals and other fun are mentioned
Sousa Spectacular A rousing program of works programmed by John Philip Sousa as conductor of the United States Marine Band, featuring military marches, transcriptions, and band accompanied solo pieces. more here Note-Kids and students under 18 are FREE (more info. on that on their fb event post).
PenMet Parks Kids Night Outat Rosedale Hall
Games, movie, snacks, and ice cream. kids should bring a sleeping bag, blanket, and pillow to get cozy for the movie. Movie this month is Ralph Breaks the Internet. Registration and fees required. For kids at least 5 but younger than 12. 35.00; limited spots left.
A Magical Reading adventure. Woodland Sunrise Bakery and Tots On Their Toes are teaming up to bring you an afternoon of reading and cookies. Take 30 minutes out of your busy day and enjoy a quaint setting with your little ones surrounded by fairies and garden gnomes. 12:30 4 spots left as of this writing Note from SFM: We aren’t familiar with this venue or their events, but they’ve been filling quickly, so you may want to get future ones on your radar. If you try one, we’d love a review!
The 11th annual festival features over 200 local dancers performing ballet, contemporary, hip-hop, tap, jazz, ballroom, Middle Eastern, Irish, Chinese dance, and more! This year’s festival will feature guest artists from the Cirque du Soleil.
Countdown to Kindergarten Eventwith North Thurston Public Schools
Countdown to Kindergarten is a fun event intended to support families with information on kindergarten readiness, registration, and successful transition tips! Come learn about our programs & complete the registration process! Visit the NTPS website for more info: https://www.nthurston.k12.wa.us/kindergarten
Mommy and Me Cookie Decorating Event Cookies and icing are made up for you ahead of time. Instruction and demonstration is brief. You will spend time just having fun decorating cookies. Take home 6 cookies at the end of class. Each “Mommy and Me” experience is priced at $45 per mom and child; each additional child is $10.00. Hosted by Glitter & Suede and The Sugar Canvas Boutique Bakery. Note from SFM: These venues are new to us. I’d love a review if you try one of their events.
Make samples of “green” cleaning products with safe ingredients to take home. And, join Thurston County Public Health to learn what products are safer for children and adults at a 2 pm presentation.
South King County
Join this talented group of musicians and dancers as they interweave contemporary and traditional West African dance with drumming, song and audience participation. Held in Macy’s Court. All ages welcome.
This modern fairy tale performance is inspired by childhood classics like Alice in Wonderland and The Little Mermaid. The show follows Mr. B, a creature of modern habits who feels like the world is moving too fast when he discovers a little aquarium that appears like magic inside his briefcase. He gradually becomes enchanted by the wondrous underwater world of Bubblelandia, which is full of seahorses, dragon fish, starfish, mermaids and other creatures. Taking cues from Cirque du Soleil, this visually spectacular event incorporates the latest in stage technology with lasers, low ground smoke, flying foam and a spectacular use of soap bubbles in various artistic ways, which simulate a breathtaking underwater atmosphere. Very limited tickets!
Come meet Kimberly Derting, one of the authors of the Cece Loves Science series. She’ll be here promoting her new Cece level reader, PUSH AND PULL. We’ll have snacks and a fun science activity for the kids. Along with a reading. Did we mention snacks? There will be snacks.
This is a ticketed event ($5), but your ticket includes a copy of the Cece Loves Science Push and Pull (I Can Read Level 3) book.
Note that this event is most appropriate for those young readers who are already enjoying Leveled Readers. Please plan accordingly
Circus Sundays at 7 Seas in Gig Harbor
Watch acrobatic feats from the talented Ethereal Arts Northwest crew while sipping your favorite 7 Seas beer. Free for all ages to enjoy.
Saturday, February 29 | 11 am & 2 pm
Sunday, March 1 | 2 pm
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