If being more active was one of your New Year’s resolutions, this weekend is jam-packed with offerings to help you and your crew get out and about. On our radar: an outing with feathered friends, a rockin’ kindie show, a dance party for you and your sidekick, a high energy show for tots, a preschool fair for the Littles and an ice skating extravaganza. If that’s not enough excitement, head over to Hale’s Palladium to see Rapunzelstiltskin—this year’s panto full of colorful characters, original songs, plenty of audience participation and fairy tale fun.

Tiny Trips for Tiny Tots: Feathered Friends 4-week session (Fridays) Beginning January 6th, 10:00am-11:30am $40 for 4 week series Ages 2-5 Are you ready to learn about our feathered friends with your little one at Seward Park? This 4-week parent child nature exploration course introduces toddlers to nests, bird songs and bird behavior. After warming up with stories, song, and movement we will practice the art of wandering and imaginative play through Seward Park. Activities will cultivate both your child's sensory awareness, curiosity and wonder in nature and your skills as a guide. We hope you will come enjoy and learn about the many birds that inhabit Seward Park!

photo: Seward Park Audubon Center


Tiny Trips for Tiny Tots: Feathered Friends (pictured)
This four-week, parent and toddler nature exploration course kicks off this weekend with an introduction to nests, bird songs and bird behavior. After warming up with stories, songs and movement, practice the art of wandering and imaginative play through Seward Park. Fri. Event details.

Kids Rock Series: Johnny Bregar
Kick off your 2017 with the Kids Rock Series at the Mount Baker Community Clubhouse. Put on your dancing shoes and enjoy a rootsy, jazzy joyride of family-driven songs by kindie fave, Johnny Bregar. Sat. Event details.

Seattle Family Dance
Put on your dancing shoes and join other Seattle families for this fun community barn dance sponsored by the Seattle Folklore Society and Phinney Neighborhood Association. All dances are taught and designed for kids 10 & under, so no experience is needed. Sun. Event details.


SBCC Indoor Play – Alex Zerbe’s Zaniac Comedy Show
You don’t want to miss this indoor play with a special performance by Alex Zerbe. With captivating amounts of energy, Alex Zerbe moves like a rubber band from one end of the stage to the other incorporating beatboxing, juggling, dancing, singing, music and magic. Fri. Event details.


MIPA Preschool Fair
Looking for a preschool, enrichment programs or childcare on Mercer Island for your tykes? Join MIPA’s 18th Annual Preschool Fair, a free event for the community, to learn more. Sat. Event details.

Last Weekend to Skate Around Bellevue Ice Arena
This is your last chance (until next year) to take a spin around Bellevue’s open-air ice skating rink. Lace up your skates, put on your warm coats and scarves and enjoy lots of family fun on the ice. Mon.-Sun. Event details.

What fun things do you have planned this weekend? Will you be enjoying any of the activities we mentioned above? Tell us in the Comments below.

—  Kristina Moy