We are wrapping up the last full weekend of February with a super-sized dose of family fun. For starters, we have a concert with lots of audience participation, a brick building extravaganza, and a kindie concert with rootsy-jazzy-bluesy tunes. We also have a clinic with plenty of teddy bear TLC, a concert and pizza party at a popular museum, and a hands-on project inspired by nature. Also on tap: Winter Jamboree at Woodland Park Zoo. All week, explore tropical indoor exhibits, participate in a fun scavenger hunt and enjoy indoor musical performances, animal encounters and keeper talks.
A Family Concert with Audience Participation
Has your kiddo been practicing melodies such as Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” and Copland’s “I Bought Me a Cat” on their recorder? At this concert, designed by Carnegie Hall’s Well Music Institute, kids can bring their recorders and play along with the orchestra. Psst…Be sure to arrive early for the pre-concert activities in the lobby. Sat., 11 a.m. (pre-concert activities at 10 a.m.). Seattle. $15 to $20. Tickets required. Ages 6 to 11. Event details.
Kids Rock Series: Johnny Bregar
Take the kiddos to the Mount Baker Community Clubhouse for lots of singing and dancing. Johnny Bregar will be rockin’ the Mount Baker Kids Rock Series with a rootsy, jazzy joyride of family driven songs. Sat., 10:30 a.m-11:30 a.m. Seattle. $5 to $15. All ages. Event details.
Calling all brick lovers! At this weekend’s LEGO meet-up, kids can play and build with LEGOs and make some awesome creations with other LEGO lovin’ kids. Sat., 2 p.m.– 3:30 p.m.; Sun., 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Seattle. Free. Ages 5 to 12 on Sat. & all ages on Sun. Event details.
Teddy Bear Clinic
At this annual event (designed to help little ones overcome their fear of doctor visits), kids can get their fave stuffed animal checked out by a real doc. Physicians will perform a complete exam including eyes, ears, and fur and send patients (if necessary) to a mini-hospital for minor stuffed animal injuries. Sat., 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Bellevue. $8 to $9 (under 1 and members free). Ages 12 and under. Event details.
Eats & Beats: Brian Waite Band (pictured)
Get ready to have a rockin’ good time with the Brian Waite Band. Their silly interactive songs will take you on exciting adventures under the sea, into the future, and onto a pirate ship. Sat., 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Bellevue. $9 to $14 ($3 extra for pizza & lemonade). Pre-registration recommended. All ages. Event details.
Create Your Own Neverland
Create your very own Neverland with Anna Osborn, an Etsy designer and shop owner of Urban Love Terrariums. Kids and parents will design a childlike dream world made up of soil, rocks, moss, and miniature figures to take home. Sun., 10:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. Issaquah. $25/person or $40/parent & child or sibling pair. Ages 4 and up. Event details.
What do you have planned this weekend? Will you be enjoying one of the activities we mentioned above?
Photo credit: Brian Waite Band