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LIVE: Virtual events for the whole family, June 1-7

Learning and fun, from the comfort of your living room!

June has arrived, and we’re moving into the summer months! Take a dance class or two, meet animals at Woodland Park Zoo, join for a uke song circle with KCLS or a music lesson with Seattle Symphony, and learn about murder hornets with PacSci! Plus, don’t miss Fire Day with MOHAI and the Seattle Fire Department! Balance what we hope is an abundance of outdoor time with some virtual learning to wind down the school year.

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Monday, June 1
Monday Movement & Music. Get dancing, moving and singing with Paulina of Semilla Flamenca, Redmond Art Season Grant Recipient. This is a great way for kids ages 2-8 to start off their week with some fun exercise at home. Live at 10 a.m.

Tuesday, June 2
Super Snack Time with Woodland Park Zoo. Join an animal keeper as they go live each week with an animal friend at the zoo! Learn fun facts about the animals, watch them eat snacks, and hear answers to your questions. Take an afternoon break with an animal buddy! Tuesdays at 2 p.m.

Evening Science Event!
PacSci’s Science in the City: 2020 Strikes Again: Murder Hornets. These giant, destructive bees have been spotted in the PNW! Learn about their threat to honeybee populations and ask questions to find out how to help. Pre-register for the link to this interesting livestream event. Live on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, June 3
Uke Society with KCLS. All ages are welcome in this casual ukulele class, taught by an instructor at King County Library System. This is a safe space to try something new, play songs for musicians of all levels, and build skills in making music. Join the song circle! Live at 6 p.m.

Thursday, June 4
Baby & Me Storytime with Miss Susan (Sno-Isle Libraries). Read books, sing songs, and move around with your tiniest babe in this fun and engaging storytime. For newborns through 18 months. Live at 10 a.m.

Friday, June 5
Seattle Symphony Tiny Clips for Tiny Tots: The Horns. Young viewers can learn about members of the instrument family by tuning into this live broadcast, which is based on the Tiny Tots concerts offered at Octave 9 in downtown Seattle. Read more about Seattle Symphony’s free online programming for kids here. This week, learn about the horns! Live at 11 a.m.

Saturday, June 6
Unity Zentangle Meditative Art Class. Create a beautiful Zentangle Unity Tile with words, color and art, designed to bring hope and inspiration. This is an uplifting meditative practice that is fun for all ages. Pre-register through KCLS for template and link to Zoom meeting. Live from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Fun Family event!

MOHAI’s Fire Day. Celebrate the 131st anniversary of the Great Seattle Fire with MOHAI and the Seattle Fire Department on Facebook live. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., enjoy storytime with the Fire Chief, crafts, fire safety tips, fun home activities, and Q&A with real firefighters! Live on Saturday at 10 a.m.

Sunday, June 7
Emerald Ballet Theatre Master Class. Kids and teens can get coaching from a master instructor Domenico Luciano through this Facebook live ballet workshop. Live at 11 a.m.

Bonus ANYTIME event!
Audubon for Kids! Seward Park Audubon shares this lovely compilation of free curriculum, designed by the National Audubon Society, with our readers! Each week, discover a new bird type (like owls, hummingbirds, raptors, seabirds and more!), watch original animated videos, learn new vocabulary, learn how to draw birds, and do fun activities like make posters to keep birds safe.

For more local parks, galleries and museums offering exciting home learning programs for free, visit this list.

About the Author

Julie Hanson

Julie Hanson is the website editor for Seattle's Child. She is a longtime journalist, South King County resident and mom to a 12-year-old girl.