Kid-Friendly Holiday Activities

By Christian Carvajal

From Sunday, Nov. 25 to Christmas Eve, visitors to Hands On Children’s Museum are encouraged to write letters to the troops with art supplies provided by the museum. Other activities scheduled for the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas include “MakeSpace: Still-Life Watercolor on Easels,” “Nature Play: Cider Pressing” Thanksgiving weekend, “PlayWise: Sticky Fingers” a week later, wreath-making Nov. 30 and Dec. 14, holiday card-making on December weekends, and the intriguingly titled “MakeSpace: Gnome in Your Home.” On Saturday, Dec. 1, ballerinas from Ballet Northwest swirl through the museum between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in advance of their production of The Nutcracker. Candyce Bollinger teaches a workshop on problem-solving Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. Winter camps for preschoolers and younger grade-school kids get underway Wednesday, Dec. 19.

(Photo courtesy Hands On Children’s Museum.)



Write Letters to the Troops


10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mondays – Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sundays (except Thanksgiving, Nov. 22 and Christmas, Dec. 25)


Hands On Children’s Museum,

414 Jefferson St. NE, Olympia


Admission free – $13.95



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