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21 free things to do with kids around Seattle, Feb. 10-16



Halau Hula O Napualani at Movin Around the World, a winter festival happening this weekend at the Seattle Center Armory.

Image Source: Erinn J Hale

It's Valentine's week! Love is in the air. Check out one of the free card making or Valentine's Day inspired workshops, or hit the trails for a nature walk. Don't miss the Movin' Around the World Winter Festival with Northwest Folklife, which explores culture through music, dancing, arts and crafts, workshops and more. 

 

Monday, February 10 

Pop-Up Card Making. Celebrate Valentine's Day with a pop-up card! Design, embellish and share! 4 to 5 p.m. Bothell Library. 

Magic Monday. See the PNW’s finest musicians performing fun and bizarre tricks for a live audience! 7 to 8 p.m. Third Place Books (Ravenna), Seattle. 

 

Tuesday, February 11

Tot Story Time. Get cozy! Lay on mats and pillows and listen to stories with other children. 11:30 a.m. to noon. Queen Anne Community Center, Seattle. 

Cascade Youth Symphony Concert. Head out for some evening easy listening. Join the Seattle Symphony and the Cascade Youth Symphony Orchestra for a community concert. 7 to 8 p.m. Shorecrest Performing Arts Center, Shoreline. 

 

Wednesday, February 12

English Playgroup. Play, read, sing, and have snacks with your youngsters and other families. Meet new people and join in on the fun! 10:30 a.m. to noon. FamilyWorks Family Resource Center (Wallingford), Seattle. 

Coloring for Calm. Head to the Market and drop in to the Commons for some refreshments and calming coloring. All ages welcome. 1 to 3 p.m. Pike Place Market Commons, Downtown Seattle. 

 

Thursday, February 13

Daytime Playtime. Toys are provided for free play with friends, and read a story, too. Best for ages 1-3. 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Federal Way 320th Library, Federal Way. 

Cartoon Happy Hour.  Introduce your kids to the classic splats and konks of your childhood during Central Cinema's happy hour for the whole family. 5 to 7 p.m. Central Cinema, Seattle. 

Neighborhood Night at TAM. The art museum is open late! Stop in for performances, artist demonstrations and more. Go upstairs to see TAM Local Community Art installations or  to TAM Studio or Drawing Jam to create your own work of art. 5 to 8 p.m. Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma. 

 

Friday, February 14

The Great Northwest Glass Quest. Today is the first day of the Glass Quest! If you’re looking to get out of town, head north for this fun adventure. Pick up a guide book for tips on where to find a clue ball, which are hidden in Stanwood and Camano Island parks and businesses. Find one and you win a piece of glass art. Every day through Feb. 23. Various locations in Stanwood and Camano Island. 

Hearts & Crafts. Happy Valentine’s Day! Friends can make valentine cards together or to give as a surprise during this special hour of crafting at the library. 1 to 2 p.m. Kingsgate Library, Kirkland. 

Pop-Up Card Making. Here’s your chance if you missed this event earlier in the week. Celebrate Valentine's Day with a pop-up card! Design it yourself and give it to someone you love. 4 to 5 p.m. Kirkland Library. 

 

Saturday, February 15

Point Defiance Beach Cleanup. Start your weekend off right, with a good deed. Help preserve the life of local beaches. Bags, pick up sticks, rubber gloves, and refreshments provided. 9 to 11 a.m. Point Defiance Marina, Tacoma. 

Children's Storytime at Elliott Bay Head to the children’s section of the book store, near the castle, to hear fun stories. Also, check out Elliott Bay’s February book picks with a theme of love and kindness. 11 a.m. to noon. Elliott Bay Book Company (First Hill), Seattle. 

Family Science Days. Brought to you by the American Association of the Advancement of Science, this public event offers hands-on learning and child-friendly activities to get families excited about science. There will be booths, a live show, and a chance to talk with real scientists. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Sun. Sheraton Grand Hotel, Downtown Seattle. 

Movin' Around the World with Northwest Folklife. Northwest Folklife invites you to experience the cultures of the world through seeing and doing. This winter festival explores culture with music, dancing, arts and crafts, workshops and more, daily through Feb. 21. Today’s theme is Living Legacies. 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Seattle Center Armory (Lower Queen Anne), Seattle. 

Ranger Program: Beaver Fever. Learn all about these amazing rodents that are so important to the ecosystem. 2 to 3 p.m. Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, Bellevue. 

 

Sunday, February 16

Fremont Sunday Market. Rain or shine, these vendors are ready for you to come admire their foods, artisan crafts, and other goods. Get out of the house and make a day of it! 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Evanston Avenue (Fremont), Seattle. 

Sunday Public Sail. Set sail on one of the beautiful, classic boats at the Center for Wooden Boats. Sign up for a slot in person, several trips throughout the day. Space is limited. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Center for Wooden Boats (South Lake Union), Seattle. 

Adventure Hike. Join a naturalist for a 2-mile hike along the trails of Rattlesnake and Christmas Lakes. Experience winter and seek out early signs of spring. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Cedar River Watershed Education Center, North Bend

The Playlist: Love & Kindness for Kids. Don't miss the February edition of the Playlist, featuring awesome book recommendations from local bookshops, art & science activities that you can do at home, cooking, field trips and more - all teaching and spreading kindness! 

 


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