April 13, 2012
- Welcome to Macaroni Kid Kitsap
- Baby Steps in Music Class Starts April 23
- "Mompreneur" Spotlight
- April Showers Bring May Flowers
- Sesame Street Live Ticket Giveaway!
- Bird Nest Cookies
- Win Tickets to See Seattle's Recess Monkey!
- Local Summer Camps
- This Week's Picks
- This Week's Calendar
- Teen Scene
- Plan Ahead
- A Story of Autism
- April is the Month of the Military Child
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Baby Steps in Music is a music class setting for children ages 3-12 months or 12-24 months and their parents taught by local music teacher Anna Hanks. The class will focus on the use of traditional American folk music, along with classical and folk music from world cultures, to develop a sense of steady beat and tunefulness in your child. Through bounces, finger play, clapping, moving and more, you and your child will explore songs and rhymes that American families have shared for generations.
The class will be held at ...
Local mom supports Autism Awareness and offers Macaroni Kid Kitsap readers a special offer!
What you'll need:
Paper Cups (one for each child)
Green construction paper (at least two sheets each, 3 for older kids)
Pipe Cleaners (2 per child)
Cut out hand prints from green construction paper. How many will vary based on size of child. (3 to 4)
Glue Hand prints around base of cup to make "grass".
Poke hole in bottom of cup with a pencil
Twist two pipe cleaners together tightly, leaving about the last 1" untwisted.
Cut out 3 circles of tissue paper ...
Coming to the Tacoma Dome and Comcast Arena
Sesame Street Live “Elmo Makes Music”
We have TWO family 4-packs to give away!
Everett, WA; Comcast Arena
Friday, May 18 – Sunday, May 20, 2012
Mark your calendar for this once-in-a-lifetime event—monsters becoming musicians! Elmo, The Count, Cookie Monster, Big Bird, Bert & Ernie and all their funny and furry friends are taking to the stage to share the magical world of music with children. When Jenny, the new Sesame Street music teacher, moves into town, her instruments get ...
This recipe uses only three ingredients and will be ready to eat in 15 minutes or less. Use up some of those Easter jellybeans or M&M's and celebrate the return of all those birds that traveled south for the winter at the same time!
Bird Nest Eggs
2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups of twigs (use All-Bran cereal, crunchy chow mein noodles, or shredded coconut)
Leftover Easter jellybeans (can also substitute peanut M&Ms or any other oval candy)
Melt chocolate chips in the ...
High-flying circus performers will amaze and astound
In Tents with Recess Monkey
Presented by ZICA, the educational outreach program of Teatro ZinZanni
Bring the kiddos to Teatro ZinZanni's historic spiegeltent for an all-new family production featuring Seattle "kindie" rockers Recess Monkey. With live musical inspiration from Recess Monkey's upcoming circus-themed album "In Tents," this kid-oriented circus spectacular will feature performers from Teatro ZinZanni's renowned dinner shows as well as Seattle's circus stars of tomorrow.
Teatro ZinZanni’s magical spiegltent will fill with ...
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.
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: 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: 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: 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: Liberty Bay Books, 18881 D Front St., PoulsboWhen: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PMWho: All ages!How: Stop in!Cost: Free!
Where: Camp Sealth 14500 SW Camp Sealth Road Vashon, WA 98070When: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PMWho: Kids, parents & familiesHow: No registration neededCost: Free!For more info: Snacks are provided, but bring a picnic lunch if you would like. Please leave pets at home for the comfort of all guests. Driving directions and more information about Camp Sealth is available on our website: www.campsealth.org.
Where:Paul T. Nichol Headquarters Fire Station26642 Miller Bay Rd NE, KingstonWhen: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PMWho: ParentsHow: Drop byCost: 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: Bainbridge Island Museum of Art auditorium,
100 Ravine Lane NE, Bainbridge IslandWhen: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (AND 1:30 PM)Who: All agesHow: Free tickets at KiDiMu. Seating is limitedCost: Suggested donation: $5 in support of KiDiMu’s mission.For more info: Info: (206) 855-4650 or www.kidimu.org
Where: Bainbridge Island Library, Community Mtg. Room 1270 Madison Avenue, Bainbridge IslandWhen: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PMWho: parents, students, educatorsHow: Come at 4!Cost: Free - donations accepted
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.
4450 Blakely Avenue NE
Bainbridge IslandWhen: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PMWho: Anyone!How: *Pre-registration requiredCost: Ages 3 and under FREE. Everyone else is $5 per personFor more info: Register HERE
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: Kitsap County Fairgrounds and Event CenterWhen: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PMWho: Everyone!How: Stop by!Cost: Free!For more info: For info and a presentation schedule, Click HERE
Where: Sylvan Way Library branchWhen: 2:30 PM - 4:30 PMWho: Kids in Elementary SchoolHow: Stop by!Cost: Free!
Where: Kids Discovery Museum, 301 Ravine Ln., BainbridgeWhen: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PMWho: All agesHow: Drop by!Cost: FREEFor more info: Info: (206) 855-4650 or www.kidimu.org
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: Bainbridge LibraryWhen: 3:00 PM - 5:15 PMWho: Grades 7-12How: Stop by!Cost: Free!
Where: Naval Undersea Museum auditorium, 1 Garnett Way, KeyportWhen: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AMWho: Anyone!How: Starts at 10!Cost: Free!For more info: For more information, visit the Navy Band Northwest website at http://www.cnic.navy.mil/cnrnw/about/navyband/index.htm or our facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/NavyBandNorthwest.
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
When: 8:30 PMWho: Anyone!How: Get a seat by 8:30Cost: Free to members, $2.00 donation suggested to non-members, $5.00 for families.
Where: Silverdale LibraryWhen: 2:30 PM - 4:30 PMWho: for kids in elementary schoolHow: Drop inCost: FREE
Where: Barnes and Noble, Kitsap MallWhen: 7:00 PMWho: Kids!How: Get there at 7!Cost: Free!
Where: Port Orchard libraryWhen: 5:00 PMWho: geared toward your 5 to 7 year old new readerHow: Stop by at 5!Cost: Free!
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: Manchester LibraryWhen: 6:00 PM - 6:50 PM (Also at 7-7:50)Who: Kids and TweensHow: 15 person limit for each section, so call 360-871-3921 to sign up.Cost: Free!For more info: Call 360-871-3921
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!
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.
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: Little Boston LibraryWhen: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PMWho: Ages 12-19How: Stop by!Cost: Free!
Where: Port Orchard LibraryWhen: 6:00 PMWho: TeensHow: Get there by 6!Cost: FREE
Where: Hidden Creek Elementary, 5455 Converse Rd. SE, Port OrchardWhen: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PMWho: ParentsHow: ACOS (Academic Challenge in Our Schools) website: www.4acos.weebly.com look under 'what's happening' for a printable formCost: $10 pre-registration (by April 6), and $15 at the doorFor more info: For details, visit their website: www.4acos.weebly.com
Where: Kitsap Fairgrounds PavilionWhen: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: Parents in search of the best youth opportunities in Kitsap County!How: Drop in, and circulate among the various booths while enjoying live entertainment!Cost: 17 and under are FREE, Adults 18 and over are $5
Where: Michael's storesWhen: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PMWho: Ages 3 and up!How: Stop in! Available while supplies last.Cost: Free
Where: Oxford Suites, SilverdaleWhen: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PMWho: Women!How: Purchase tickets online or at the door.Cost: Tickets $25.00
Free SWAG Bag & Tee with advance purchase
Where: Port Orchard libraryWhen: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMWho: School age childrenHow: stop by!Cost: Free!
Where: 817 Pacific Ave in Downtown BremertonWhen: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Showtimes at 5, 6, and 7)Who: Anyone ages 6+How: Buy tickets at the door, or call ahead (360.362.7049).Cost: $5 per person
Did you know that April is Autism Awareness Month?
Many of you may not know that I am the mom of a child with autism. I would like to share a little bit about our story with all of you.
We were blessed to have the opportunity to adopt a beautiful little girl back in 2001. We knew that with her history of exposure to drugs that she may have some learning difficulties, but we weren’t sure if and what they might be. Now, I want to make it ...
Military children do not have easy lives. Their childhoods are constantly disrupted, with frequent moves and ...
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