Four Ways to Fall Fun

Remember pre-COVID times? We don’t know about you, but it seems like we were in the car a lot more — driving from one sports practice to another, and then piano lessons, dance class, and over to swimming lessons. Some of these events have restarted in various ways; some are on hiatus. But if you look around, there are plenty of fun opportunities for the family to learn, grow, and have fun during these challenging times. Here are a few things we are looking forward to doing with the kids in October.

KidsQuest for the Win

KidsQuest Children’s Museum in Bellevue is hosting its annual Fall Festival Oct. 19–23. It will offer “spooky” labs, virtual classes, a silent auction, and more. KidsQuest also is supporting kids learning at home with STEAM learning kits, field trips in a box, podcast story times, and more. “As school begins, we are here to support and enhance children’s learning through engaging and fun experiences,” said Putter Bert, CEO of KidsQuest. “We are open for play, even though our physical doors have to be closed right now.” kidsquestmuseum.org

Kirkland Urban’s KU Kids at Home

It’s time to grab a round, tall, maybe even bumpy pumpkin from your favorite grocery store, farm, or perhaps your own backyard and join Kirkland Urban for a virtual family-fun pumpkin-painting event at 10 a.m. on Oct. 10. The event will feature Julie from Clownbuggie Entertainment. This event is free on Facebook to all, and you can pick up a free craft-along kit on Oct. 8 from Kirkland’s Shake Shack, Mud Bay, Tutta Bella, and ReStore at Kirkland Urban. Make sure to follow Kirkland Urban on social media for more details. kirklandurban.com

The Kids Can Make Dinner

It’s true. Afternoons at Blue Ribbon will solve the “What’s for dinner?” question when you send your kids ages 7–16 to this hands-on, socially distanced afternoon cooking school on Tuesdays and Thursdays for three hours. For $150 per student, dinner for four will be taught, prepared, and ready to heat and serve. A sample menu mentioned Greek meatballs with homemade tzatziki, and liquid chocolate cake. blueribboncooking.com/afternoon-program

Visit a Working Farm

Remlinger Farms is an Eastside tradition in Carnation. The country fair fun park with more than 25 rides (fly in a pumpkin); pony rides by reservation; entertainment; food; and, of course, pumpkin picking is happening. remlingerfarms.com

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