Go. Play. Explore. — May 1-May 7

Sun is in the forecast! At last at last at last! Below you’ll find lots of ideas to get out and explore–plus some engaging indoor events. Just in case. 

Event Spotlight:

Monday, May 1: Music, Movement & Signing For Preschoolers in Milwaukie

Tuesday, May 2: Family Gardening at the Library in SW PDX

Wednesday, May 3: Story+Art Time in North PDX

Thursday, May 4: Storytime with Olive & Dingo in SE PDX








Friday, May 5

Non Walking Open Play Hour in SE PDX. This is a special time for the littlest of little’s to come and explore. Non-walking play hour is for children still enjoying tummy time, rolling over, scooting, and crawling.

Story and Stroll Fridays at Tryon Creek in SW PDX. This program integrates nature exploration, art, literature, movement, and outdoor play. It is geared toward families with young children (preferably ages 2-6) but all are welcome. May 5’s theme is Create a Creek.

Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat Reads Rodzilla in NE PDX. Award winning author/illustrator Dan Santat will share his new hilarious picture book Rodzilla (written by Rob Sanders). Interactive drawing and a book signing will follow the reading.

Filmed by Bike Festival in NE PDX. Filmed by Bike features the world’s best bike movies at a gigantic film festival in Portland, Oregon at the historic Hollywood Theatre. This event runs May 5-7. 

Target Free First Friday at Portland Children’s Museum. Target sponsors Free First Friday from 4 pm-8 pm.

Saturday, May 6

Free Comic Book Day. Every year, participating comic books stores give away free comic books and host signings, sales and in-store events. Find your local shops here!

Car Seat Clinic in Beaverton. These free clinics are designed to teach parents and caregivers how to properly install and use a child safety seat. A certified technician will help parents and caregivers learn to install and use their child safety restraints properly. No appointment is required just drop by during the event.

First Saturday: Spring Festival in Ridgefield. Usher in a fresh new season with a Maypole Dance with DanceFusion, Farmer’s Market 2017 Grand Opening, Ridgefield Art Association Annual Art Fair and Show, Ridgefield Garden Club Annual Plant Sale and more.

Science, Technology, Engineering, Math – Oh My in Hillsboro. Engineering for Kids, EG Robotics, Little Medical School, and Beavertronics teams up with iSpark to inspire brains, ignite imaginations, and electrify skills. It’s STEM celebration day — come in and create with hands-on activities for all ages.

Portland Oregon Great Glasses Play Day in SW PDX. It’s the 6th Annual Great Glasses play day, celebrating kids who wear glasses, eye patches or have other visual impairments. This fun free event is filled with games, a play eye doctors office, snacks, crafts and more! 

May Day Arts & Crafts Festival in Vancouver. Ke Kukui Foundation presents this exciting Hawaiian tradition. Come experience a full day of Food, Music, Hula Halau, Arts & Craft vendors, Cultural demonstrations and much more.

Sunday, May 7

Safe Kids Day at the Zoo in SW PDX. Join the Safety Safari to win bike helmets and other prizes. Injury prevention experts will be stationed throughout the zoo with fun games and activities to teach parents and kids about safety at home, on the road, and during sports and play.

Children’s Day, Kodomo no Hi in SW PDX. Children’s Day is observed in Japan as a day to honor all children in the hopes that they will grow up healthy and strong. Children and their families have the opportunity to experience Japanese culture through performances and activities.

Mother’s Day Gift Making in SE PDX. This a drop off class for ages 5-10. Your child will create handmade gifts to give to mom.

Classical Up Close Kids Concerts in Tigard. Musicians will introduce instruments from the orchestra and perform fun music of different styles and periods. Two shows, one at 1 pm and one at 2:30 pm.

Looking for even more ideas? Check out our full calendar here. 

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