Mid-winter break is wrapping up for many Seattle area schools and if you haven’t got your fun on yet, this weekend’s packed with fun family events to keep you and the kids wishing winter break would never end. Consider: a show that will give you spring fever, a colorful workshop at SAM, a activity designed for lil’ tinkerers, an annual Bluegrass festival, a stage show based on a popular book series and an activity for nature buffs. Looking for even more active family fun? Head to the Seattle Center for the annual Leprechaun Lap Practice Run. In addition to preparing for the St. Patrick’s Day Dash, pint-sized runners will get to enjoy early admission to the Seattle Children’s Museum.

northwest flower and garden show


Northwest Flower & Garden Show  (pictured)
In addition to spectacular display gardens, how-to advice by experts and garden accessories and gifts, this annual show will feature hands-on activities (be sure to stop by the Seattle Tilth booth) as well as a show-wide kids’ treasure hunt with prizes. Wed.-Sat. Event details.

Family Fun Workshop for Tiny Tots: Color Your World
Take your tots to SAM to explore the bright reds, cool blues and exciting yellows that artists use to paint beautiful landscapes. During the workshop, little artists will get to create their own layered masterpiece filled with vibrant shades from the rainbow, as they learn about the color wheel, complimentary colors and the way colors in art make us feel. Sat. Event details.

Maker Day: Plant-Based Art & Chemistry
Tinker and experiment alongside some of Seattle’s most experienced creators at Maker Day at MOHAI. This month, learn to make non-toxic inks and paints from plants found throughout the city. Kids can experiment with different botanical dyes and pigments to explore solubility rules, test different pH levels and make creative artwork using plants and chemistry. Sat. Event details.


Wintergrass Music Festival
There’s a little something for everyone at this annual Bluegrass festival. Enjoy concerts and dances on multiple stages, workshops (for kids and adults), impromptu jams and the chance to see and hear some great Bluegrass tunes. Thurs.-Sun. Event details.

Elephant and Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!”
Based on the wildly popular book series, this lively musical will feature Gerald and Piggie and the delightful back-up singers, the Squirrelles, as they discover the fun of being in a play and making the audience do exactly what they want. Sat.-Sun. Event details.

Wildlife Storytime & Crafts
This weekend, take your crew to the Cedar River Watershed Education Center to learn about animals and nature. A naturalist will read a story and share pictures and videos about the week’s theme, then kids can choose from several different crafts. Sat.-Sun. Event details.

What fun things do you have planned this weekend? Tell us in the Comments below.

— Kristina Moy