Seattle – Kids’ Activities 2

It’s going to be very rainy for about the next week, so as all Seattle parents do, have a roster of indoor activities which your children will enjoy, and which you can use to help them get rid of all that energy, in a good way!

  • Northwest Puppet Center’s “Raven and the Box of Daylight” is a classic Native American tale of how the trickster, Raven, brings sunlight to the world. It is a must see for two reasons: 1) beautifully carved marionettes come to life on stage and 2) who appreciates sunlight better than rain-soaked Seattleites!

    This is one of the oldest stories which is told up and down the coast by the Salish nations.

    Seattle’s own Carter Family Marionettes brings this legend to a wider audience using hand-carved cedar marionettes and masks by Nuu-chah-nulth artist George David. The performance beautifully incorporates cultural essentials like button blankets, bentwood boxes, formline painting, carved cedar house posts and a musical score by the Greene and Hottowe families of the Makah Tribe of the Olympic Peninsula, Washington.

    Saturday – Sunday, 1 and 3 pm through Nov. 22, Seattle,
    Northwest Puppet Center
    9123 – 15th Ave. NE Seattle, WA 98115-3111
    Price $8.50 child, $10.50 Adult, $9.00 Senior
    Info Line (206)523-2579
    Tickets: Tickets for “Raven and the Box of Daylight” Learn more at Seattle Links, below.

  • For another performance, come to see a play based on the classic children’s book “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie”. Seattle Children’s Theater brings Laura Numeroff’s delightful book to the stage. And since your kiddo probably has the tale memorized, it will be all the more fun to see the boy, the mouse and the glass of milk that gets all kinds of fun started. If your child doesn’t yet know the story, they will still truly enjoy it and you can use one of Seattle’s great bookstores as a resource, too.

    The show runs through November 29,
    Tickets are: $15 to $34
    Seattle Children’s Theater:
    Tickets “If you Give a Mouse a Cookie”, Seattle Children’s Theater Learn more at Seattle Links, below.

  • KidsQuest is a hands-on, interactive children’s museum, situated in Bellevue, east of downtown Seattle on the other side of Lake Washington. There’s lots of other things to do in this upscale neighborhood so use KidQuest as a base, if you are traveling with children. KidsQuest encourages a love of learning through play; they emphasize science, art and technology. KidsQuest encourages whole-family learning. Join in to explore, play and learn together.

    KidsQuest’s exhibits are geared toward children from birth to age ten. There are many spaces for hands-on and “pretend” scenarios. Throughout the day different activities are happening, including special staff-guided activities. You must accompany your child at all times.

    KidsQuest is located inside Factoria Mall across from the Petco and OshKosh stores. Parking is free, easy and usually plentiful.
    4091 Factoria Mall SE
    Bellevue, WA 98006
    425-637-8100
    Learn more at Seattle Links, below.

  • You can read a few more suggestions, including some indoor options, at my first post. Kid’s Activities in Seattle. And be sure to see the link to Seattle’s bus planner for your outdoor trips. Always bring a portable umbrella and raincoat during this time of year. Now, go out and have some fun!

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