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14 free things to do with kids around Seattle, April 15-21

Dance, drum and learn about different cultures at the World Rhythm Festival, Sat. April 20, 2019, at Seattle Center.

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Egg hunts, Earth Day, Passover, cultural festivals and more. This week is loaded with fun, free places to get out and play. Hop to it!


Monday, April 15

¡Hora De Cuentos! (Spanish Story Time) Sing songs, learn rhymes and read stories in Spanish. 10:30 to 11 a.m. Central Library, Downtown Seattle.


Tuesday, April 16

Village Playdays Head to Kid’s Club for free crafts, activities and story time. Parents get special offers to select U Village shops and restaurants. 10 a.m. U Village, Seattle.

Black Moms Celebration In honor of Black Maternal Health Week, join this celebration of black moms and black motherhood while promoting and amplifying maternal health, rights and justice. Bring something for the community altar, make waistbeads, and enjoy community and conversation. Children are welcome. 5 to 7 p.m. Hiawatha Artists Lofts, Seattle.


Wednesday, April 17

Trampoline Open Play Jump around – inside or outside – on the world’s safest trampoline. All ages (including parents) can join the fun. 10 a.m. to noon. Springfree Trampoline, Issaquah.


Thursday, April 18

Toddler Eggstravaganza Celebrate spring with an egg hunt (10 am) , arts and crafts, and toddler gym. 10 to noon. Miller Community Center, Seattle (Capitol Hill).


Friday, April 19

Scardey Squirrel and The Little Red Hen Watch a double-feature performance of two classic that are perfect for children ages 3 to 8. 11:15 a.m. to 12:25 p.m. Loyal Heights Community Center, Seattle.

Tot Shabbat Sing and dance with your little one at this Passover-themed tot shabbat. Stay afterward for drop-in playtime. Today and April 26. 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. Stroum Jewish Community Center, Mercer Island.

Free Friday Night Explore, discover and play at the children’s museum for free tonight. 5:30 to 9 p.m. Imagine Children’s Museum, Everett.


Saturday, April 20

Easter Egg Hunts The Easter Bunny is hopping all over town this weekend, leaving a whole lot of eggs in her trail. Check this huge list of egg hunts (many are free) and pick a favorite near you.

Free State and National Parks Day Happy Spring Day! Grab a rain jacket, lace up your hiking boots and head for the hills (or shores). State and national parks are waiving admission fees today.

Arbor Day/Earth Day Family Festival Plant a tree with your family, learn something new about nature at an “eco station,” and win prizes. 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Lewis Creek Visitors Center, Bellevue.

World Rhythm Festival Spend the day immersed in world music, drum and dance. Take a class and watch cultural performances from Africa, the Middle East, Spain, India, Brazil, North America and more. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Seattle Center Armory.


Sunday, April 21

Mox Bunny House Try out some great kids and family games, watch demos, and get discounts on bunny-themed games. Noon to 4 p.m. Mox Boarding House, Seattle (Ballard).

Easter Egg Hunts, Continued There are few more egg hunts today. Happy Easter!


Looking for more fun things to do with kids around Seattle? Check out our Family-Fun Calendar, searchable by age, location and cost.

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