Here are some fun things you can do with your family in the Yakima, Washington area for the month of March 2011. If you know of another fun family-themed event please share!
Every Monday 9:30-11am & Thursdays 1-2:30pm
Kaleidoscope Play & Learn from Ready by Five is based on themes and structures for interactive play, and is open to everyone. 454-2493, 414 N. Third St.
First Saturday of the Month (3-5) 9-Noon
Home Depot Kids Workshop. Drop-in projects & crafts for kids 5-12. 452-3016
First Saturday of the Month (3-5)10-Noon
Ace Kids Club. Drop-in crafts for kids 3-12. Hometown Ace on Tieton Dr. 972-4400
Every Saturday Evening 7-9:30pm
Saturday Night Live @ YMCA. Games, swimming, skits and other kids activities. 972-5269
Every Tuesday Evening 6pm
Family Game Night. New and old family games for all ages. Borders Café 248-4018
Tuesday 3-8-11 @ 7pm
Mom’s Next. For Moms with kids K-6. Free dessert and time to spend with other Moms while kids play, home-schooled children welcome. Westside Church 972-3001
Wednesday 3-9-11 6-8pm
Creative Families Play & Learn. Free learning activities for parents and children up to 5 years. 414 N. Third St. 853-1105
Every Thursday @ 5pm
Chess Club. Borders Café 248-4018
Every other Saturday 3-12-11 & 3-26-11 @ 10am
Lowe’s Build & Grow Clinic. RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED. Building workshop for children and parents. Lowes 248-3032
Mommy Connection. Faith-based group that has activities with the kids, then just for Moms. Call for childcare reservations. Westminster Presbyterian 966-1900
Other Fun Family Events
Every Friday Night 7pm-8:30pm
Freaky Friday Night Recreational swimming while playing 80’s music. Adults $1.00 Kids $0.50 Lions Pool 575-6046
Every Monday 1:30pm -3:30pm & Fridays 10-Noon
Itty Bitty Art Drop-in studio time for parents and kids up to 5 years old. Only $5.00. Red Art & Sunflower Studio 469-2766
Every Wednesday 10am-8pm.
Kids Castle 2 for 1 day. Two kids play for the price of one. Socks required. Prices vary depending on time spent playing. Gymnastics Plus 453-8126
Every Monday & Wednesday 4-5:30pm & Friday 10-Noon
Kids open art studio Drop-in studio time for 6 and older. Red Art & Sunflower Studio $12.00 per drop-in or prepay $40 for 4 weeks. 469-2766
Every Saturday @ 12:30pm
Official YU-GI-OH! Duelist King Tournament. Bring your own Deck to Ron’s Coin and Book. Cost is $5. 248-1117
Friday 3-11-11 6-9pm
Gym Kids Fun Friday. Drop off kids ages 3-10 for open gym, games and pizza!! $20.00 for the 1st child, $18.00 each sibling. Reservations not needed. Selah Gymkids 698-5437
Saturday 3-12-11 10-11:30am
Gymkids Saturday Playdate. Open gym, zip line and popcorn for children 1-5 years old with their parents. Cost is $10.00. Selah Gymkids 698-5437.
The 2nd & 4th Saturday of each Month 3-12-11, 3-26-11 10:30-11:15am
Kids Yoga. Drop-in workshop for kids 4-8 years old. Yoga basics, and non-competitive. Wear comfortable clothes and bring water. Cost is $13.00 per family @ Yakima Yoga. 225-0650 yakimayoga.com
Once on this Island 3-3-11–7pm. A musical about a young girl rescued from a flood on a Caribbean Island. A tale of forbidden love. Suitable for all ages. Cost $7.00 Eisenhower High School. Ike little Theater, S. 40th Ave.
Wednesday 3-16-11 10am & Noon
Berenstain Bears in Family Matters. The Bear family deals with their troubles and learn life liessons along the way. Grades pre-K-4 perform. Open to children of all ages and parents. Tickets are $5. Capitol Kids series 853-8000.
Thanks for this awesome list of fun ideas goes to Krishauna who says “Hi my name is Krishauna and I work full time @ Kadlec Hospital in Tri-Cities and commute from Yakima. I’m a single mother of 2 AMAZING and creative boys. Skylar is 9 and Owen is 4. Our family enjoys outdoor things like camping, 4-wheeling, archery, hiking, snowboarding and going to the beach. For myself my hobbies are reading or learning about other cultures and cooking…although my boys are picking up on those as well. Couponing has not only helped us survive but it helps us budget a little extra each month so we can do more activities. I add up all of my savings per month & 50% of the savings goes into our “fun fund”. I have helped my grandmother as well and now she doesn’t have to choose between paying the electric bill or grocery shopping each month! My goal is to get to the point where I can devote more time to this so I can start donating food & toiletries to local shelters and missions.