Freighthouse Square by the Tacoma Dome is a great place for all kinds of gatherings! While Ive missed the first two craft fairs, there is one more – and just in time for Christmas!
Handmade arts and crafts from the best artisans!
Free Kids Workshops to Learn, Create & Craft at The Home Depot
Fall is a favorite time of year for many. I prefer summer, but I do enjoy a few aspects of fall. Crunchy leaves, before they get soggy, a fire in the fireplace, warm crockpot comfort meals, and yes FOOTBALL. Who doesn’t love football. I love both American and European football, but fall is for American football.
Home Depot is tapping this enthusiasm with a workshop this Saturday. Home Depot has a great series of workshops, not just for kids though, but for adults as well. From weatherizing your home to Do-It-Herself workshops. So, take advantage of the turning weather, take some free workshops and enjoy yourself.
Saturday, September 1st at 9am. You can build a goal post football game.
Saturday, October 6th at 9am: Build a fire truck
Crescent and Old Lace: Small Cars. Made from toilet paper rolls.
This looks like such a fun craft! The baby may be too young yet, he would just tear it apart, but the older kids would get a kick out of making and “racing” them. We did a trains, planes and automobile summer camp a few weeks ago. In this camp, they “made” a city with roads and buildings, parking garages etc. Taking a diaper box, they will amuse themselves for a few hours cutting, coloring (washable markers only – Thanks Crayola) and making the cars to drive on the roads in the city. How ingenious. The original website is Hungarian - but Google translates it fairly well.
Have fun and let me know how you played with yours!
Like books and want to keep the kids busy for an hour in a beautiful park like setting? Then this is definitely at great idea! You can do this even if its raining! But if the sun comes out in the afternoon, skip on over to the great water park and playground at Wright Park. Get the kiddos educated, crafted and played out and have a peaceful afternoon when you are all done! If the kiddos are too young to read on their own, add this to their list of books read through the Tacoma Library Summer Reading Event. Pack a lunch and make it a great frugal event…
Parking around Wright Park can be tricky with all the permit only parking. So watch for the signs, and ENJOY!~
Thursday (11:00am – 12:00pm)
Bring the kids to enjoy stories, art and science projects among Seymour Conservatory’s beautiful flowers. Bonnie Beaudoin leads the group in an hour of fun!
- June 28: Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
Science: What is a Rain Garden?
Art: Thumbprint Flower Garden
- July 5: If I Ran the Rainforest by Worth
Science: Nature’s Camouflage
Art: Camouflage Sponge Painting
- July 12: The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle
Science: Ladybugs and Other Garden Insects
Art: Ladybug Hunt & Craft
- July 19 Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens
& Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert
Science: Fun Nutrition Facts
Art: Garden Collage of Seeds
- July 26: The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
Science: Our Gifts From Trees
Activity: “Ornament Tree” Origami Wishes
- August 2: Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
Science: Bulbs, Tubors, Corms and Seeds
Art: Tissue Paper Flowers