A play for kids about racism, virtual fleet week, low-tide exploration
A play for kids about racism, virtual fleet week, low-tide exploration

6 hikes for kids who hate to hike

Entice the kids away from screens (for a little while) with these cool family hikes that feature a “prize.”

5 amazing swimming holes for families

Get splashing at the base of a waterfall or in a gentle eddy on the river at kid-friendly swim spots around Washington.

Tooth Fairy teachings for home use

The Tooth Fairy and Delta Dental are delivering smiles to parents looking to keep kids learning all summer long. 
The fun doesn’t have to stop! Our calendar is filled with virtual and in-person events, including our own free virtual playtime activities and parenting speakers.
1. Catch the last day of Seafair Virtual Fleet Week with activities such as ship tours, demos and “ask a sailor” sessions. (FRI.)
2. Pack your car full of pillows for an awesome retro experience with kids at a pop-up drive-in or theater. (FRI.–SUN.)
3. Join this year’s Umoja Fest parade, march and day of unity to celebrate our Black community and all Black lives. (SAT.)
4. Spark important conversations with your crew by streaming “A Kids Play About Racism” for free. (SAT.–SUN.)
5. Look closely and carefully to inspect anemones, limpets and other undersea critters exposed by a super-low tide (MON.–TUE.)
6. Make your voice heard by voting — for your kids and your community — in Washington’s primary election.  (TUE.)

What will child care look like moving forward?

Take a short survey to provide local organizations with your insights about working parents’ child-care needs and be entered for a chance to win a $100 gift card.



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