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Stay at home: Bellevue Arts Museum is handing out free art kits.

Bellevue Arts Museum is handing out free art kits. Photo courtesty Bellevue Arts Museum.

Erika’s stay-at-home weekend picks for July 25 and 26

Art kits from the Bellevue Arts Museum, plus online concerts

Every week, Erika picks out five interesting things for kids and families to do on the weekend. This week, she’s back to stay-at-home activities.


BAM Kids Fair to Go

Fri-Sun, July 24-26 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Bellevue Arts Museum

Head to Bellevue Arts Museum and pick up one of their fantastic (and free) art kits in place of their usual Kids Fair festivities this year. There are three different art kits, from which to choose, which include materials and instructions for craft activities inspired by the current museum exhibitions. Plus each kit includes resources that grownups can use to talk with their kids about art.



Bach Yard Playdates

Sun, July 26 8-8:20 a.m.

Internationally acclaimed pianist Orli Shaham is bringing her interactive classical concert series for children to your home this weekend from her ‘Bach’ yard. One of 10 new episodes will be posted every Sunday at 8 am on Kaufman Music Center’s website and social channels, to introduce musical concepts, instruments and the experience of concert going to children.



Hazel Miller Plaza Sunday Concerts

Sun, July 26 10:30 a.m. & 4 p.m. FREE

Join children’s singer and songwriter, Eric Ode, this weekend for one of the Hazel Miller Plaza Sunday Concerts. Available on the Edmonds cable television station (Comcast channel 21 or Ziply channel 39), Eric will have your family up, dancing, and singing along in no time!  Concerts will also be available on-demand at a future date on the City’s YouTube Channel (…). Click on “Videos” to access.



Bread in a Bag

Kids will love this recipe because it doesn’t have to rise for hours. Parents will love this recipe because your home will smell delicious. In a gallon Ziploc bag combine flour, sugar, active dry yeast, and warm water. Let rest 10 minutes then add remaining flour, olive oil, and salt. Knead, place in two loaf pans, let rise for 30 minutes, and bake. Easy-peasy!



Dance Workout

Looking for a creative way to keep your kids active? Try this 15-minute easy-to-follow dance workout, perfect for 5-12 year olds. Learn some new steps and get out the wiggles.



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.