The Weekender: Seattle Activities for Kids and Families, March 24-25

Published on: December 30, 2013

Spring (seems like) it's finally here! Here are 11 picks for fun for the weekend. Shout out what we've missed!garden_rainbowgarden

1. Ready to get your puddle-jumpers out of the house and go on a spring hike? We've got 7 ideas for how you can go wild in the city. Or stay home -- we've got 15 ideas for fun crafts to do in your own garden.

2. Speaking of going wild, Saturday sounds like it will be a great day for a Family Bird Walk at Seward Park (Saturday, 1-2:30 p.m.), or its Tales & Trails program especially for preschoolers (Saturday, 10-11 a.m.).

3. Learn about all things amphibian at Tacoma Nature Center's free Frog Fest (Saturday, 1-3 p.m.), with a froggy obstacle course, crafts and the chance to search for amphibian egg masses in Snake Lake.

4. Have a girl who's interested in aviation? Sign her up for a free 20-minute plane ride at Saturday's Fly it Forward event, an aviation career fair at Renton Technical Airport (10 a.m.-2 p.m.).

5. Get a jumpstart on summer by sorting through camp options at CampFair in Shoreline (Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.). Over 60 leading camp organizations are participating.

6. Take your toddler to a carnival just for him in Redmond (Saturday 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.), with activities like face painting, a bean bag toss, and fire truck.

7. Rock out with Gustafer Yellowgold's multimedia show at Town Hall Seattle (Saturday, noon).

8. It's the Monorail's 50tcake-167h birthday! Help celebrate by heading down to Seattle Center for tours, rides, an opportunity to draw in the commemorative coloring book from 1962, and a fun Monorail-themed Lego workshop at the Children's Museum (Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.).

9. Get tickets for the Moisture Festival (through April 8), a raucous, fun show that combines vaudeville and circus arts for all-ages fun. Read our review here.

10. Does your family know all the words to The Sound of Music? Yodel along with the classic film -- at the much-loved sing-a-long at Meydenbauer Center on Saturday (7 p.m.) and Sunday (2 p.m.). Or in Renton, you can attend a similarly interactive Princess Bride quote-a-long (Saturday, 7 p.m.).

11. Get inspired by the hard-working middle schoolers at the Annual King County/Snohomish Spelling Bee, aka a "rock concert of literacy." (Sunday, free, 1-3 p.m., Town Hall Seattle).

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