If being more active was on your New Year’s resolution list, this weekend is jam-packed with offerings to help you and your family get out and about. On our radar: a fair for little scholars, a rockin’ show with some popular monkeys, a hilarious puppet performance, a class with lots of music and movement, a last call ice skating experience, and a fun-tastic evening for the whole fam. If that’s not enough excitement, check out the Hi-Liners’ latest production of Bye Bye Birdie. This G-rated musical performance will be full of LOL moments.

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Moms Club of Seattle NW Preschool Fair
At this annual preschool extravaganza, meet representatives from more than 30 NW Seattle neighborhood preschools. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and find programs that meet your child’s needs. Psst! An unsupervised play area will be available for little ones. Sat., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Seattle. Free. Parents and kids ages 0-5. Event details.

Kids Rock Series: Recess Monkey (pictured)
Kick off your Saturday morning with a set of singable, danceable high-energy songs with Recess Monkey. This rockin’ show will include some old faves along with some new tunes from the band’s aquatic-themed albums. 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Seattle. $5 to $15 (season passes available for $95/family). Tickets required. All ages. Event details.

The Snowflake Man Puppet Show
This award-winning (and extremely entertaining!) show will feature marionettes that tell the tale of Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley, a self-educated farmer who was the first to capture photographs of snowflakes. Sat. & Sun., 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. Seattle. $8.50 to $10.50. Tickets required. All ages. Event details.


Take a Free Sample Music Class with Your Tot
Participate in a free Sunshine Music Together demo class with your little one. Kiddos and parents will enjoy plenty of songs, rhythmic rhymes, movement, and instrument play. Fri., 10:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Redmond. (Also at Twirl Cafe from 10:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m.) Free. Reservations required. Ages 0 to 5. Event details.

Last Weekend to Skate Around Bellevue Ice Arena
This is your last chance (until next year) to take a spin around our area’s only open-air ice skating rink. Lace up your skates and enjoy lots of family fun. Fri., 3 p.m.– 11 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.–11 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Bellevue. $8 to $12. All ages. Event details.

Family Night at Crossroads Bellevue
Take the fam to Crossroads Bellevue Shopping Center for a super-fun family night. Enjoy games, a performance by Tim Noah, free popcorn, $1 off admission to WiggleWorks Kids, and more! Sat., 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Bellevue. Free. All ages. Event details.

–Kristina Moy

What fun things do you have planned this weekend? Will you be enjoying any of the activities we mentioned above? Let us know in a comment below. 

Photo thanks to Kevin Fry/Recess Monkey