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Jump-rope tricks are among Erika's picks this week. Photo from iStock.

Erika’s Phase 2 weekend picks for August 15 and 16

Jump-rope tricks, birdhouses and a tasty berry buckle recipe


Artfully Together Birdhouse Project

Sat, Aug 15, 10:30 a.m. $20 per adult/child pair.

Together with your child, make a beautiful birdhouse with an Imagine Children’s Museum instructor leading the class virtually. Materials will be available ahead of time for curbside pickup. Great for kids ages 4-8.


Get Crafty with BAM

Sat, Aug 15 Noon FREE

The Bellevue Arts Museum may be closed for the time being, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t creating. Join their education team this Saturday for fun, crafty opportunities and view their how-to videos for crafts like stellar sun catchers, rainbow sidewalk chalk, fancy flags, and more, that you can do at home. New videos are posted on each Saturday at noon. Follow BAM on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.


KCLS Online Book Program: Book Chats

Sun, Aug 16 1-1:45 p.m. FREE

It’s the final weekend of the fun summer Book Chats. Kids ages 7-11 can join Ms Robin H. and Ms Julie this Sunday for a book chat about School Stories. Come share your own and learn about some new ones you can check out from the library.


Berry Buckle

If you’ve been picking berries like crazy this summer, here’s a recipe sure to please old and young alike.  This cake with a streusel topping works perfectly with almost any kind of berry you want to throw its way. Simply assemble the cake, stir in the berries, add topping, and bake. Set your tween or teen to the task, then just add ice cream and eat.


Jump-Rope Challenge

Challenge your kids to keep up with these jump-rope tricks. From basic jumps to side straddles, skiers to side swings, plus extra hard squat jumps, your small fry can get in some cardio while impressing family and friends alike.




About the Author

Erika Bigelow

Erika authors the weekly Stay-At-Home, nee Going Place column. She lives in Seattle with her husband, three human kids, two furry kids, and a school of fish. When she's not scribbling, cooking, or chauffeuring, Erika enjoys running and reading, although not simultaneously.