April 6, 2012
- Welcome to Macaroni Kid Kitsap
- Going on an Egg Hunt!
- Easter Egg Texture Craft
- Fun Glow in the Dark Egg Hunt
- Easter Bunny Car!
- New Ideas for Filling Your Child's Easter Basket
- Family Fun Night
- Find The Perfect Camp for You!
- This Week's Picks
- This Week's Calendar
- Teen Scene
- Plan Ahead
- In Tents with Recess Monkey
Creative Egg Craft
Glow in the Dark Egg Hunt idea
Easter Bunny Twinkie Car
Easter Basket Filler Ideas
Save the Date for Family Fun Night
Summer Camp Guide 2012
Egg Hunts and other events and activities in This Week's Calendar (scroll down), Teen Scene, followed by Plan Ahead, which includes anything that should be on your radar for next weekend. If you "like" us on Facebook, then you'll be alerted to last minute additions and changes to our Calendar.
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You and your Macaroni Kiddo will have fun decorating these eggs that can be used in frames as Easter decoration or given to the tots in your life for some textured fun. Either way, this is an easy craft to do with all ages.
Egg Template (the size and shape you want cut out of cardboard or poster board)
Textured items such as feathers, glitter, pom poms, pipe cleaners, buttons, etc.
Glue of some sort
Felt, Construction Paper, or Card Stock
My Macaroni Kid and ...
Plastic Easter Eggs ( The larger ones are easier to fill)
Glow in the dark bracelets
Candy or surprises
Fill the plastic Easter eggs with candy, crack the glow bracelets and place inside.
Either hide them outside for a fun outdoor Egg Hunt or around the house with the lights low.
We chose to do the hunt outside and the girls went crazy looking for all the eggs. They thought it was so much cooler than a regular egg hunt. I have to admit I loved ...
Good excuse to buy Twinkies!
Here is a cute Easter treat we made when Lauren was in K: Twinkie (car), bunny peeps (driver!), round chocolate cookies (wheels), small pretzels (steering wheel), and icing (glue!). Very easy and FUN! Wish I had a better shot from the side...they are adorable!
When you make them, just cut a small rectangle out of the top of the Twinkie about a third of the way back from the "front" of the car & then ...
For your littlest ones: Ages Newborn-2 - Line the basket with a small tag-style blanket or other blanket. Buy a yard of fabric in an Easter print and just serge the edges! Fold it up to fit inside ...
Coming up this Thursday!
Macaroni Kid Kitsap will be there, so come by and say 'hi!'. All the fun will be happening in and around the President's Hall.
There will be door prizes for the whole family, entertainment from community groups, resources and information tables, games and prizes at each booth, and food and refreshments. The goals of FFN are to build a sense of community through engaging Kitsap County area families ...
Macaroni Kid Kitsap's 2012 Summer Camp Guide can be found here. Several camps and organizations in the area offer a variety of summer programs - you're sure to find the one that's right for you. There are great opportunities, including those at Camp West Sound, CRISTA Camps, Kid's Discovery Museum, Discovery Village, Imagination Station Enrichment Center, IslandWood, JUMP! Gig Harbor, and more to come in our Summer Camp Guide editions April 20 and May 18. Want to be in an upcoming Guide? Email us for details.
Where: Keyport Naval Undersea Museum, 1 Garnett Way, KeyportWhen: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: Kids in grades K-6 and their familiesHow: Stop by!Cost: Free!
Where: President's Hall at Kitsap County FairgroundsWhen: 4:30 PM - 8:00 PMWho: Families!How: Stop in!Cost: Free Admission!For more info: Call 360.471.8219
Where: Claywerks Ceramics & Pottery Studio, 330 Callow Ave., BremertonWhen: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PMWho: All Macaroni Kid customersHow: Come and paint.Cost: Studio fee waived. Price depends on item chosen to paint.For more info: This is a one day offer.
Where: Local locations including Bainbridge, North Kitsap, Central Kitsap, and South KitsapWhen: n/aWho: Everyone!How: Check the link for details on each locationCost: Free or Very Low Cost
Where: Bainbridge LibraryWhen: 1:00 PMWho: All AgesHow: Drop inCost: Free
Where: Silverdale LibraryWhen: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PMWho: Ages 11 and upHow: Drop byCost: Free!
Where: Liberty Bay Books, 18881 D Front St., PoulsboWhen: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PMWho: All ages!How: Stop in!Cost: Free!
Where: Bainbridge Island, various park locations.When: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM (open all weekend)Who: Any age, with GPS device and transportation.How: Visit www.biparks.org for coordinates and clues. Posted Saturday, April 7th at 09:00 AM through Sunday, April 8th at 09:00PM.Cost: FREE!For more info: Note: No "trade" items should be left; only plastic eggs w/ candy are to be removed from each cache.
www.biparks.org (206) 842-2306
Where: Bremerton Church of the Nazarene 924 Sheridan Rd. Bremerton WA 98310When: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: This is a free event for the community. No advance notice is required, simply show up between 10am and 2PM and enjoy. Egg hunts will only take place at 11AM and again at 1PMCost: Everything is free.For more info: This event will take place regardless of the weather. If it is nice it will be all outside. If the weather is not as nice as much as possible will be done inside the church building.
Where: Olympic Evangelical Free Church, 14861 Silverdale Way Nw, PoulsboWhen: 10:00 AMWho: Children 0-12How: Get there by 10 amCost: Free!
Where: Strawberry Hill Park. 7666 NE High School Road, Bainbridge Island.When: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Hunt begins promptly at 11:00 AM!)Who: All ages are welcome; ages 1-12 may hunt. No dogs please.How: Please dress for the weather & bring a container.Cost: FREE!For more info: www.biparks.org (206) 842-2306
The Scramble takes place Rain or Shine!
Where: Olympic Evangelical Free Church, 14861 Silverdale Way Nw, PoulsboWhen: 10:00 AMWho: For children 0-12; everyone welcomeHow: Get there at 10!Cost: Free!
Sponsored by: West Sound Community Church
Where: West Sound Community Church, 2356 Rude Road, Poulsbo, WAWhen: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: Walking through 6th gradeHow: The egg hunting begins at 11!Cost: Free!For more info: Request Info at 360-779-9996
Where: ABUNDANT HOPE FELLOWSHIP 1940 SYLVAN WAY BREMERTON, WAWhen: 11:30 AM - 2:00 PMWho: ALL CHILDREN 10 AND UNDER. MUST HAVE PARENT OR GUARDIAN WITH THEMHow: Games start @ 11:30pm Easter Egg Hunt Sharp at NoonCost: FREE!
Where: Sehmel Homstead Park, 10123 78th St.NW, Gig HarborWhen: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PMWho: Families!How: Avoid the noon rush and show up any time before 2 p.m.Cost: Free!
Where: Michael's storesWhen: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PMWho: Ages 3 and up!How: Stop in! Available while supplies last.Cost: Free
Where: East Park, in front of the Bremerton Y and Glenn Jarstad Aquatic Center. Address: 2270 Schley Way, Bremerton, WA 98310When: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PMWho: All Kitsap moms with little ones ages 18 months-6 years.How: FREE. Attendees MUST RSVP for this event by Saturday April 7th at 1:00pm. To RSVP for this event: email our organizer Bee Boadicea at [email protected] or call at 360-990-5095. You can also email our event organizer Livia Vallendenez at [email protected].Cost: FREEFor more info: Please contact our organizer, Bee Boadicea, at 360-990-5095 for more information.
Where: Most branch locations.When: Times and Locations varyWho: A variety of ages.How: Stop in during a scheduled Storytime!Cost: FREEFor more info: Check out www.krl.org and select your local library branch.
Where: Little Boston LibraryWhen: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PMWho: Tweens, Teens, and AdultsHow: Drop in!Cost: FREE
Where: Sylvan Way Library branchWhen: 2:30 PM - 4:30 PMWho: Kids in Elementary SchoolHow: Stop by!Cost: Free!
Where: Administration Building 134 Marion Avenue North BremertonWhen: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PMWho: Families of preschoolersHow: Bring your registration information along with your children!Cost: FreeFor more info: Please email me with any questions or call 360-415-0467
Where: Manchester LibraryWhen: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PMWho: Tweens only (ages 8-12).How: Drop in!Cost: Free!
Where: Silverdale LibraryWhen: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PMWho: Tweens and Teens!How: Stop by!Cost: Free!
Where: Downtown Bremerton libraryWhen: 1:00 PM - 3:00 AMWho: All AgesHow: Stop in between 1 and 3Cost: Free!
Where: Bella Bella Cupcakes, 10726 Silverdale Way NW # 107, SilverdaleWhen: 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM (The meeting will start around 10:15AM)Who: Kinder Mothers of KitsapCost: Free. Cupcakes and other treats and beverages can be purchased from the barista.For more info: To RSVP or for more information please contact Bee Boadicea-Lorenz at 360-990-5095 or [email protected]
Where: 817 Pacific Ave in Downtown BremertonWhen: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PMWho: Recommended for ages 4+How: Doors open at 4:45. Shows begin at 5, 5:30, 6, 6:30, 7, and 7:30 PM. Buy tickets at the door, or buy them ahead of time here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/218626Cost: $3 per personFor more info: http://digitaliseducation.com/
JUMP! Gig Harbor is an indoor activity center with a giant inflatable slide, bounce houses, obstacle courses, and more! JUMP! is the place to go to get the kids away from the TV and have some healthy exercise. We are a popular destination for friends, parenting groups, and daycares. We also specialize in birthday parties!! Our drop-in sessions are two hours, we close between for cleaning.
Where: 9808 44th Ave. NW Suite 102 Gig Harbor, WA 98332. Phone: 253.777.3403When: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PMWho: Families!
SUMMER DROP IN SCHEDULE:
Monday–Friday: 9:30-11:30 (under 6) & 12:30-2:30 (all ages). Tuesday 3:30-5:30 (all ages). Saturday Birthday Parties (they will post of FB if they have a Saturday drop-in). Sunday 9:30-11:30 (all ages).How: Reservations are strongly suggested. Please see our website for more information. www.jumpgigharbor.comCost: Admission: $7.00, Siblings: $5.00, Parents and children under the age of 2 are free.For more info: www.jumpgigharbor.com
Where: Home Depot storesWhen: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: Kids ages 5-12How: Stop by! (Only 9-10 am at Gig Harbor location and possibly others. Call ahead.)Cost: Free!
Where: Barnes and Noble, Kitsap MallWhen: 7:00 PMWho: Kids!How: Get there at 7!Cost: Free!
Where: Port Orchard LibraryWhen: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMWho: Kids!How: Stop by!Cost: Free!
Where: South Kitsap Regional Park, Port OrchardWhen: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PMWho: Everyone!How: Come by anytime between 10AM and 2PM!Cost: Free! Donations accepted.
Where: Mile High Gymnastics, 4242 Mile Hill Dr., Port OrchardWhen: 10:15 AM (Staggered start begins at 10:30 am)Who: Kids ages toddler to 10 years oldHow: Registration begins at 10:15 a.m.
Toddlers to 4 years old begin at 10:30 and ages 5-10 begin at 10:40 a.m.Cost: $3 per child
Where: Buck Lake Park, HansvilleWhen: 10:30 AMWho: 0 to 10 years oldHow: Bring your Easter Baskets or just a bag to hold the discovered eggs, bring them inside the center to open them, recycle them for next year and see if your child won.Cost: FREE!
Where: Gateway Fellowship, 18901 8th AVE NE, PoulsboWhen: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PMWho: Any kids 12 and under are invited to join us for the hunt.How: Hop by!Cost: Free!
Where: South Kitsap Community Park (Jackson Park), corner of Jackson and LundWhen: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM (Sign ups start at 11, hunts begin at 12 noon)Who: Kids 10 and under with responsible adultHow: Sign ups begin at 11 am (sign up to receive a prize!)Cost: Free!For more info: Click here
Age divisions begin at 5 minute intervals: Ages 1-2 ….. start at 1:05p, Ages 3-4 ….. start at 1:10p, Ages 5-6 ….. start at 1:15p, Ages 7-8 ….. start at 1:20p, Ages 9-11 ….. start at 1:25p
Where: Raab Park in PoulsboWhen: 1:00 PMWho: Children ages 1-11 will be divided by age groups, and will enjoy gathering candy and eggs, and exchanging their eggs for prizes.How: Get there by 1!Cost: A FREE family event.
The Lions Club will be serving lunch as a fundraiser for future Lion’s Club events. Please enjoy a hot dog & soda for a $2 donation.For more info: For more information, please call Poulsbo Parks and Recreation at (360) 779-9898
Where: Manchester library branchWhen: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PMWho: Parent or guardian must accompany children.How: Stop in between 1 and 3Cost: Free!
Where: 4131 Pine Rd NE, BremertonWhen: 1:30 PMWho: Families with kids ages 1-10.How: Get there by 1:30!!Cost: Free!For more info: (360) 479-1181 or click HERE
Where: Blueberry Park, 737 Sylvan Way, BremertonWhen: 10:30 AMWho: Everyone!How: Get there at 10:30 amCost: Free!For more info: Click HERE or call 360-473-5305.
Where: Liberty Bay Books, 18881 D. Front St., PoulsboWhen: 10:30 AMWho: Everyone!How: Arrive at 10:30Cost: Free
Where: Barnes and Noble, SilverdaleWhen: 11:00 AMWho: Kids and Families!How: Get there at 11!Cost: FREE!
Put on your favorite striped scarf and head down to the library for our first ever Harry Potter a thon! We’ll watch all 20 sweet hours over four days...Butter beer and chocolate frogs provided. Showing today:
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
Where: Silverdale libraryWhen: 12:00 PM - 2:30 PMWho: TeensHow: Drop by!Cost: Free!
Where: Bremerton YMCA, 60 Magnuson WayWhen: 8:30 PM - 11:00 PMWho: For teens, ages 13-19How: Stop in at 8:30!Cost: There is no cost for Y members and non-members pay only $6 per person.For more info: http://bremertonymca.org/
Where: Haselwood YMCA, 3909 NW Randall Way, SilverdaleWhen: 9:00 PM - 11:30 PMWho: High school aged students!How: Get there at 9! Waivers available hereCost: Free for all high school students grades 9-12 - members and non-members!
Where: At the Bainbridge Island Teen Center. On the Bainbridge hish school campus, near the stadium. Enter from campus access road off of High School Road.When: 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM (The teen center will remain open as usual until midnight, following the egg hunt.)Who: Teens ages 13-19.How: Show up a little before 9pm with a container and a real flashlight. Or just show up with pockets and rely on someone else's light.Cost: FREE!For more info: The hunt is held rain or shine and can be indoors or outdoors. Location is revealed once everyone has gathered and it is dark.
You're never too old or too cool to hunt eggs!
Where: Humane Society Training CenterWhen: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PMWho: Volunteers must be at least 13 years old and should be able to commit to at least eight hours per month for six months.How: Get there by 6Cost: FREE
Where: Port Orchard LibraryWhen: 7:00 PMWho: Ages 13-19How: Stop by!Cost: Free!
Where: Sylvan Way libraryWhen: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PMWho: Ages 13-19.How: For more information contact Leigh Ann at [email protected]. Pick up a copy of the book at the Information Services Desk at the Sylvan Way branch.Cost: Free!
Where: Bainbridge High School Room 243, High School Rd, Bainbridge.When: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PMWho: Tuesday, April 10 U11 Parent Meeting Boys & Girls born between Aug 2001 - Jul 2002 Time: 6:30pm U12 Parent Meeting Boys & Girls born between Aug 2000 - Jul 2001 Time: 7:30pm Wednesday, April 11 U10 Development Academy Parent Meeting Boys & Girls born between Aug 2002 - Jul 2004 Time: 6:30pm Open House Q & A with Dir. of Coaching & Dir. of Player Development Time: 6:30pmHow: Just turn up!Cost: FREEFor more info: http://www.bifc.net/home.php?layout=1424
Kickoff the Discovery Play Day Season with a Bird Extravaganza, plus come learn about birds through story time, a bird beak activity, and a bird walk. Then make and take home various bird crafts offered until 1 pm.
Where: Clear Creek Trail's Interpretive Center, 9641 Levin Road, SilverdaleWhen: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: Kids ages 2-10 and their parentsHow: Get there at 10! Dress to explore.
Bring a sack lunch and partake in the activities until 1pm.Cost: Free!
Where: 7571 N.E. Dolphin Drive, Bainbridge IslandWhen: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (10-3 on Sunday)Who: Anyone!How: Drop by and enjoy the Reserve! Also, various lecturesCost: Free entry; fee to purchase plants.
Where: Downtown Tacoma, 15th Street and Pacific AvenueWhen: 8:00 PM - 10:00 AMWho: Families!How: Sign up here!Cost: Registration Fees
$25 Before February 28, 2012 (Fees change at 10:00 pm)
$30 March 1 through April 8, 2012 (Online closes at 12:00 pm)
$35 Day of Race
Kids 1K and Diaper Dash are free.
Where: Treehouse Cafe 4569 Lynwood Center Road Northeast Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 (206) 842-2814When: 10:30 AM - 11:15 AMWho: AnyoneHow: Purchase tickets in advance at www.treehousebainbridge.com or at the door.Cost: $7 per child and $10 per adult in advance or $10 per person at the door.
Where: Kitsap County Fairgrounds and Event CenterWhen: n/aWho: Everyone!How: Stop by!Cost: Free!
Where: Family Mixed Martial Arts Academy 7865 NE Day Road #206, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110When: 10:45 AM - 12:15 PMWho: Young children and their caregiverHow: Drop by!Cost: Only $5 a child, $3 for each additional sibling. Under two FREE!
Where: Lowe's stores.When: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Sunday, June 10: 2-3 pm)Who: Kids ages 3 and up, but recommended for grades 1-5.How: Sign up at the Lowe's website, then print out a Clinic Waiver Form and take it with you to get your kit, apron, and goggles.Cost: Free! While supplies last. Reserve your spot early!For more info: Lowe's website
Where: Port Orchard libraryWhen: 5:00 PMWho: geared toward your 5 to 7 year old new readerHow: Stop by at 5!Cost: Free!
Where: Port of Kingston's Mike Wallace ParkWhen: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PMWho: Everyone!How: Stop by between 11 and 2!Cost: Free to watch or fly your own kite!
Where: Downtown Tacoma, 15th Street and Pacific AvenueWhen: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AMWho: Families!How: Sign up here! Registration closes at 8 pm on April 12Cost: Registration Fees
$30 preregister, $35 Day of Race. Kids 1K and Diaper Dash are free.
Where: Little Boston LibraryWhen: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PMWho: Ages 12-19How: Stop by!Cost: Free!
Where: South Kitsap Regional Park, Port OrchardWhen: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PMWho: Everyone!How: Come by anytime between 10AM and 4PM!Cost: Free! Donations accepted.
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