School’s out for summer! We made it through the weirdest school year on record, parents, and it’s time to celebrate, starting now. From a bogus BBQ, to Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium’s re-opening, to outings, cards and gifts that celebrate Seattle dads who do it all (Happy Father’s Day!), we’ve got ten ways to make your weekend pop. Read on!

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1. Dote on Dad
Celebrate dad with a perfectly paired day that includes an outing and an only-in-Seattle gift idea. Or go full-on DIY with Father’s Day cards and a homemade gift kids can make, no matter what their age. Just add love.

2. Get fit
Don your workout gear and spend special time with your top pop this weekend at a Daddy & Me Virtual Karate class or Daddy & Me Yoga class.

3. Cook a bogus BBQ
Whether dad’s a grill master or a wannabe, he’ll get a kick out of taking this Bogus BBQ class with the kids. They’ll grill up cookie burgers and fruit kebabs during this online course. Advance registration is required.

4. Go wild
Bring your bunch to the just re-opened Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium (they opened their doors June 18). It’s a chance to spot the newborn baby muskox, alongside mom, Charlotte, while you join other guests for an outside-only day with the animals. Timed tickets, limited guest capacity and enhanced safety protocols will help keep everyone safe when visiting. Remember to bring masks and hand sanitizer along for the day.

5. How tweet!
Entice wildlife to you backyard or balcony garden with these simple bird feeders kids can make using materials you’ve got around the house.

6. Roll the dice
Carve out some time to play board games with the kids. If you’re looking for a new one to add to your game closet, try one of these.

7. Read a rainbow
Celebrate Pride with the kids through literature. This list of 20 books that feature LGBTQ+ characters should get you started.

8. Sense-ational!
Keep your tots busy with one of these sensory bins that are as easy to set up as they are to enjoy.

9. Spin a yarn
Make time to enjoy the weekly virtual storytime with PacSci. Tune in Friday at 10 a.m. to enjoy a story with your Little.

10. Say what?
When you sit down to dinner with the fam this weekend, pull out this list of 20 questions to get the conversation rolling. Bon appetite!

—Allison Sutcliffe