Rain or shine, we have plenty of fun springtime activities to keep you and the little ones happy and entertained this weekend. For starters, we have a spring extravaganza with animals, a festival packed with non-stop music and a rock series with a popular kindie band. We also have an awesome Earth Day fair, an afternoon activity for crafty kids, and a totally fun springtime celebration. If you love a good bargain (or two!), be sure to check out the Jack and Jill Consignment Sale going on this weekend. Shop for gently used items (think clothing, toys, books and baby equipment) at bargain prices and handmade products and services by local moms.

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Woodland Park Zoo Spring Fling
Take the kiddos to Woodland Park Zoo to enjoy zoo keeper talks, Zoomazium programs and an opportunity to feed the elephants, penguins and Australian birds! Plus, animal experts will be on hand to answer all your questions. Fri.-Sun., 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (also April 19-21). Phinney Ridge. $8.75 to $12.75. All ages. Event details.

World Rhythm Festival
This annual three-day festival will be packed full of musical goodness! In addition to more than 100 performances, kids can build their own percussion instruments and perform in a drum circle as well as enjoy family workshops, an international market and more! Fri., 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm; Sat., 11:00 am – 10:30 pm; Sun., 11:00 am – 7:00 pm. Seattle Center Armory. Free. All ages. Event details.

Kids Rock Series: The Harmonica Pocket
Get the Littles movin’ and groovin’ to silly, sweet and catchy tunes about babies, a bird with a fear of heights and even a diaper-wearing superhero at this rockin’ kindie concert. Sat., 10:30 am – 11:30 am. Mount Baker Community Center. $5 to $15. All Ages. Event details.


Leap for Green Family Fair
At this annual Earth Day fair designed for kiddos of all ages, there will be plenty of activities to bring awareness to the importance of sustainability. In addition to arts and crafts, Marimba music and fab food, kids will get to interact with live animals, participate in touch a truck, take guided walks through Luther Burbank Park and enjoy a special performance by Johnny Bregar. Sat., 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Mercer Island. Free. All ages. Event details.

Crafty Saturday at Creative Mom Toys
Looking for a fun (and free!) way to spend your Saturday afternoon? On the second Saturday of each month, Creative Mom Toys offers a free craft for kids. Get your creative juices flowing and enjoy a fun afternoon creating with the kiddos. Sat., 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Renton. Free. All ages. Event details.

Celebrate Spring with Sponge
Celebrate the arrival of spring and the cherry blossoms at this super-fun musical event! Silk Strings will introduce families to the koto – a traditional Japanese stringed musical instrument and Sponge staff will share Japanese stories and help kiddos make beautiful cherry blossom crafts. Sun., 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (also on Saturday at Sponge Seattle). Bellevue. Free. Ages 0-10. Event details.

What fun things do you have planned this weekend? We would love to hear from you in the comments section below.

–Kristina Moy

Photo credit: Erin Cranston