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11 FREE Things To Do With Kids This Week, March 12-18

Enjoy hands-on crafts at University Village.

Courtesy of University Village

Monday, March 12

Magic Monday Held on the second Monday of the month, each show features the Pacific Northwest's finest magicians performing feats of mystery, wonder and the bizarre. 7 p.m. Third Place Books (Ravenna).


Tuesday, March 13

University Village Playdays Free story time, crafts and fun activities for kids each week. Peek Kids, located near the play structure, is hosting this week. 10 a.m. University Village (U District).


Wednesday, March 14

Kids Graphic Novel Book Group Learn about different kinds of graphic novels and how to make your own. Bring a favorite graphic novel to share, and art supplies. Today, the featured graphic novel is A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle. 3:30 p.m. University Book Store (University District).

Pi Day Celebrate Pi Day at the PlayGarden by playing with numbers, making mud pies, and baking mini pies to eat. 2:30 to 5 p.m. Seattle Children’s PlayGarden (Central District).

Drop-In Fitness Seattle Center is hosting weekly winter fitness sessions for all ages and experience levels. Bring water and comfortable shoes.  Take Zumba (6 p.m.) on the Armory Stage, Meditation (7 p.m.) in Armory Room Loft 1, or Yoga (7:30 p.m.) on Armory Stage.  Seattle Center Armory (Lower Queen Anne).


Thursday, March 15

Little Bugs, Big World Puppet Show A ladybug meets a caterpillar and they travel the world together, exploring new places and discovering different languages. 10 a.m. Valley View Library (SeaTac).

Cartoon Happy Hour Watch cartoons on the big screen and enjoy snacks ($). 5 to 7 p.m. Central Cinema (Central District). 


Saturday, March 17

Irish Festival Celebrate Irish culture with music, dancing, genealogy, food, arts and crafts, cultural displays, contests, and family activities. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 17 and noon to 6 p.m. March 18. Seattle Center Armory (Lower Queen Anne).

Kids' Saturday in the Park Explore the Olympic Sculpture Park, get creative with drop-in art activities, enjoy a movie, and have fun learning. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Olympic Sculpture Park (Belltown).

Lucky Leprechaun Hunt Kids ages 6 to 10 can hunt for special gold coins and win candy, treats, and prizes. 11:30 a.m. to noon. Magnuson Community Center (Sand Point).

St. Patrick’s Day Parade This annual parade travels north from Jefferson on Fourth Avenue and ends at Westlake Park. Take a free ride on the monorail to enjoy closing ceremonies (2:30 p.m.) at Seattle Center. 12:30 p.m. Downtown Seattle.


Sunday, March 18

Lego Mania Kids are invited to play with an assortment of blocks. Drop in anytime from 1 to 4 p.m. Seattle Public Library – Capitol Hill Branch (Capitol Hill).


Check out more events! Our Family Events Calendar is searchable by age, location, and cost. 

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