Saturday, April 5, 2008

Tacoma Kids Weekly - Week of April 7, 2008

Unless you are heading up to IKEA, there isn't much going on this week at all. I've been searching all of my usual sources but have come up dry. Here's what I've found.

Monday, April 7th
IKEA continues to celebrate spring break with another week full of kids activities. Drop by Monday between 2pm-4pm with a clean milk carton. The kids will recycle it into a decorated plant container and get a free 3" plant to take home. This activity takes place in the exit activity area.

The South Hill Library is hosting the Adefua Music and Dance Company at 7pm. The program will feature African folk dancing and music and takes place at 7pm.

Tuesday, April 8th
Kids can make their own bracelet at IKEA using PYSSLA beads and other fun items by stopping by the exit activity area between 2-4pm. This event is free for agest 4 and up.

Wednesday, April 9th
Today at IKEA kids can decorate an unfinished RAM picture frame to take home. The activity will be held in the exit activity are between 2-4pm and is free.

Thursday, April 10th
Radio Disney will be visiting IKEA for a "Spring Break Dance Party" today from 2-4pm. Kids can dance, play games, win prizes, and make spring flowers (paper craft). The event is free.

Whirligig at the Seattle Center House continues through April 13th. The Center House will be full of inflatable rides, clowns, face painters, and free entertainment. A toddler zone will also be available. Admission for the inflatables will be $7.25 for an all-day pass, $4.25 for toddlers, and $1.50 for a single ride; however kids ride FREE on Thursday. Hours are Monday-Thursday 11am-4pm and Friday-Sunday 11am-6pm. Although the rides are free today, face painters and balloon artists will still be charging a "nominal fee". Pack a lunch or buy food from the center house vendors.

Friday, April 11th
Today is the last day of IKEA's spring break celebrations. Visit the demo kitchen between 2-4pm for fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies and milks (ages 12 and under). Event is free.

Saturday, April 12th
Today is the day for the Daffodil Parade. This two-hour parade includes 40 floats decorated with thousands of fresh daffodils. The parade travels through the towns of Tacoma (10:30am), Puyallup (12:45pm), Sumner (2:30pm) and Orting (5pm).

Railroad Adventures Family Day takes place at the White River Valley Museum in Auburn from noon to 4pm today. The festival includes games, crafts, and special guests. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children and seniors.

The Tahoma Audubon Society is hosting a discovery walk at the Naches Trail from 10am to 11:30ma. Walks are designed for families with children ages 4 adn up. Call (253) 591-6439 to register and get directions. The walk is free for members and $5 per person for non-members. Pre-registration is required.

The Spring Craft Festival is taking place in the Pioneer Park Pavilion in Puyallup. There will be local entertainment performing throughout the day, door prizes, and various craft vendors. The festival takes place from 9am to 2pm and will cost $1 for admission.

Sunday, April 13th
Nothing to report for this day. Take a day to relax. Read a book. Have a family game day or movie night. Or visit the Tacoma or Pierce County libraries earlier in the week and check out a play pass for the Tacoma Children's Museum or Tacoma Art Museum.

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Michelle Olsen Sasak said...

Ah, so IKEA is where the free plant was. We ended up getting each girl two 97-cent pots of flowers. They were ecstatic. Kids are so easy to please =)