Sure, your weekend will be all about pumpkin carving, local Halloween activities and putting the finishing touches on your alternative All Hallows’ Eve plans, but if you’re looking for lots of fun with less pumpkin, we’ve got you covered there too. On our radar: song time with a local artist, a festival that celebrates all things kid and a story time fit for a queen. Let’s make a plan!

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Celebrate being a kid
The Seattle Children’s Festival is coming to you live online. It’s a chance for kids to sing, dance, play and discover in true kid fashion. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

Get your gourd on
Your kids have searched high and low for that just-right pumpkin. Now it’s time to turn it into a jack-o’-lantern before the big day. We’ve got DIY templates to make it easy and a spooky playlist to set the mood.

Stretch yourself
It’s downward dog and sun salutations with your favorite American Girl Doll at this kids yoga class. Sun. Event details.

Pull up a hay bale
You love his playful kid’s books, and his concerts are no exception. Cozy up to enjoy a fall concert by local artist Eric Ode—live in your living room. Fri. Event details.

Learn how to walk…as a zombie
‘Tis the season for zombies. Whether your kids are Thriller fans (and let’s be honest, who isn’t?) or simply want zombie make-up and dance tips, they can get ’em here. Sat. Event details.

Hear regal stories
Learn about legendary Queen Moremi of Yorubaland (Nigeria) through stories, songs and crafts. Sat. Event details.

Play frightfully fun trivia
How much do you know about spooky, night-prowling, slimy things found in nature? Put your knowledge to the test and maybe win a prize, too. Fri. Event details.

—Allison Sutcliffe