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14 FREE Things To Do With Kids This Week, Nov. 13-19

Stomp through Washington Park Arboretum anytime or enjoy a guided family walk this Saturday.

Photo courtesy of Trever Santora

Monday, November 13

Reindeer Festival Visit reindeer Dasher and Blitzen, and Curly the camel, plus see a model train layout. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily through Dec. 23, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 24. Swansons Nursery (Blue Ridge).

Magic Monday Held the second Monday of the month, each show features the Pacific Northwest's finest magicians. 7 p.m. Third Place Books (Ravenna).


Tuesday, November 14

University Village Playdays Free story time, crafts and fun activities for kids each week. Held in a different store each week. Today, visit Paint the Town for an activity. 10 to 11 a.m. Paint the Town at University Village (University District).

StoryTime for Kids Enjoy dramatic readings of the best in new and classic kids books followed by activities and entertainment. Recommended for ages 3 to 7. 11 a.m. University Book Store (University District).

Reading with Rover Kids have a chance to boost their reading skills and confidence by reading stories out loud to trained therapy dogs. 6 to 7 p.m. Renton Library (Renton).


Wednesday, November 15

Toddler Time with Environmental Science Center Kids ages 2 to 4 and their caregivers can enjoy songs, stories, and other seasonal themed hands-on activities followed by outdoor exploration (weather permitting). Pre-register. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Environmental Science Center (Burien).


Thursday, November 16

Build It! Kids ages 2 to 5 can build with Legos®, blocks, train sets, and Lincoln logs in this weekly drop-in session. 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Magnuson Community Center (Sand Point).


Friday, November 17

Hansel and Gretel and Scaredy Squirrel  Enjoy a 45-minute theater show created just for little ones. Part of the Theater for Young Audiences series geared towards preschool-aged children. 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Loyal Heights Community Center (Loyal Heights).


Saturday, November 18

Family Fun Day at Wing Luke Museum Enjoy face-painting, story time, a sing-along screening of Moana, hands-on art activities, and the interactive KidPLACE exhibition, Come Out and Play: Adventures in the Neighborhood. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wing Luke Museum (International District).

Free Family Weekend Walks Enjoy a 90-minute walk exploring Washington Park Arboretum. Learn about falling leaves through games, and hands-on activities along the way. 1 to 2:30 p.m. Graham Visitors Center in Washington Park Arboretum (Broadmoor).

Make Quilled Snowflakes Learn how to roll strips of paper and turn them into snowflakes for holiday decorating. Taught by artist Emily Mallory. Ages 10 and older. 2 to 4 p.m. Lake Forest Park Library (Lake Forest Park).


Sunday, November 19

Reindeer Festival Visit reindeer Dasher and Blitzen, and Curly the camel, plus see a model train layout. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily through Dec. 23, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 24. Swansons Nursery (Blue Ridge).

Piper’s Creek Salmon Celebration See chum and coho salmon return to Piper’s Creek at Carkeek Park, plus enjoy food, hot drinks, music, and activities throughout the park. Salmon Stewards are on hand to answer questions. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Carkeek Park (Broadview).

Weaving Coast Salish Traditions Visit the Renton History Museum with free admission all day. Also, learn to make cedar angels, and enjoy Coast Salish songs and stories.  Noon to 1:30 p.m. Renton History Museum (Renton).

Seattle Festival of Trees Sunday Celebration Enjoy St Jude's Parish Sanctuary Choir, photos with Santa, Christmas stories, and homemade cookies and hot chocolate, craft market, and kids activities. Designer trees throughout the hotel lobby feature stories of Seattle Children’s Hospital patients. 1 to 4 p.m. Fairmont Olympic Hotel (Downtown Seattle).

Looking for more to do? You can always check out our Family Events Calendar, searchable by age, location, and cost. 

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