Saturday, March 29, 2008

Tacoma Kids Weekly - Week of March 31, 2008

Next week is spring break for area public schools and you can tell. There's lots to choose from this week. I will probably be adding another Tacoma Kids Weekly post as I get more information so check back later and during the week.

Monday, March 31st
Spring Break is coming to IKEA. Each child can take a clean milk carton to "recycle" into a decorated plant container and get a 3" plant to take home. Find the activity in the exit activity area. Activity and plant is free. Limit one per child.

Tuesday, April 1st
Kids can make their own bracelet or necklace at IKEA from 2-4pm using pyssla beads and other fun items. Activity will be located in the exit activity area is for ages 4 and up. Event and supplies are free.

The South Hill Library is having a pirate party for school-age kids. Visit them from 2-3pm for pirate songs, stories, crafts, games, and snacks.

Wednesday, April 2nd
Today, kids are invited to IKEA to decorate an unfinished picture frame to take hom. Event is from 2pm-4pm and will take place in the exit activity area. Event and supplies are free.

Thursday, April 3rd
IKEA staff will be in their demonstration kitchen on Thursday from 2-4pm baking chocolate chip cookies. Kids ages 12 and under can come enjoy the fresh baked cookies with milk.

Several Pierce County libraries are hosting a magic show with Jeff Evans today. Mr. Evan's magic shows are geared towards children and are designed to excite children to read.
Lakewood Library - 11am
Parkland/Spanaway Libary - 1pm
Graham Library - 3:30pm

Friday, April 4th
Radio Disney is coming to IKEA on Friday from 2-4pm for a "Spring Break Dance Party" where kids can dance, play games, win prizes and make paper flowers.

The Tacoma Children's Museum is free all day today. Stop by any time between 10am and 7pm. Those who have a Tacoma library card can visit free anytime simply by checking out a play pass from your local branch.

If you would like to help out our wetlands, join the Tacoma Audubon Society for a breakfast and work party at the Adriana Hess Audubon Center from 9-11am. Contact them for details at (253) 565-9278.

Saturday, April 5th
It is time for Home Depot again. This Saturday kids can visit Home Depot and make a planter box of their very home. Stop by any time between 9am and noon. Parent participation is usually necessary, especially for younger kids. The event is free and all supplies are included. While tools are provided, I recommend bringing your own needle-nosed pliers for holding finishing nails while the kids hammer. Your fingers will thank you.

Michaels' has reinvented their Saturday morning activities and renamed it "The Knack Faculty". This Saturday, kids ages 5-12 can create their very own clay pot. Thirty-minute sessions begin at 10am, 10:30am, 11am, and 11:30am. Cost is $5 per child and all supplies are included.

Head over to the Proctor district for the Junior Daffodil Parade. This parade, which is geared towards children, features costumes, pets, music, and non-motorized floats. Parade begins at 10am.

Sunday, April 6th

University of Puget Sound will be giving a complementary brassworks concert in their Kilworth Memorial Chapel at 7:30pm. These free concerts are a great way to introduce your children to classical instruments and their music.

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Michelle Olsen Sasak said...

Wow, there are a lot of great events next week! Will we see you at the Home Depot workshop?