This weekendDrop-In Messy Art Studio at Spark Arts Center
. Multiple stations are set up with a variety of artistic experiences for you and your child to explore. All materials provided (art smocks, too). Projects are designed for kids ages 2-5. Monday & Tuesday, drop in 9-11am, Wednesday 9-11am or 12:30-2:30pm. $7-10Noontime Showcase: Sons of Malarkey at Portland5
. Sons of Malarkey have a foot in Irish Trad and a foot in Celtic Rock and are the perfect mix of the two. Their smooth vocals and fantastic music capture listeners from the first note. Monday noon. Free!Second Tuesday at the Oregon Zoo
. Enjoy all of the fun wildlife and adventure at the Oregon Zoo. Tuesday 9am-4pm. $4 admission per person, children 2 and under free. Ride transit and receive an additional $1.50 off with proof of ridership. Parking is $4 per car. Preschool Play & Skate at Oaks Park
. Special skate time just for kids 6 and younger, featuring toddler tunes, games, balls, snack time, and a group lesson for parents and kids. Includes skate rental, 15 minute group lesson, snack and milk, and visit from Chipper the Squirrel. Tuesday 10-11:30am. $6/child.Open Studio at Portland Child Art Studio
. Kids and families have the opportunity to use the studio as an art educational resource. Be sure to wear clothes that can get messy. Monday 12:30-3:30pm, Tuesday 3:30-6pm, Wednesday 10am-1pm, Friday 10:30-11:30am and Saturday 10am-1pm. Suggested cost of $10 per child, $5 for each additional sibling. Puddle Stompers at Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge
. Bring your littlest naturalist to stomp in puddles and learn to appreciate the wet weather. Volunteer Naturalists will lead nature crafts, share stories, and guide hikes. Ffroggy' raingear provided for the kids, but adults should bring their own. Wednesday 10-11:30am. Free. Registration is required. Aquatots: Wonderful Whales at Oregon Coast Aquarium
. The Aquatots program invites preschoolers on a voyage of discovery as they explore the wonders of the sea. Hands-on fun includes: crafts, stories, songs, animal encounters and games. Wednesday 10:30-11am. Free with admission. Spanish Story & Playtime at Coffee Kids
. Join Portland Early Learning Project for a lively and interactive Spanish story & playtime. Books, songs, and lots of movement make this event fun and engaging for the whole family. Wednesday 11-11:30am. Free!Kid's Nature Program: Super Spiders at Powell's Cedar Hills
. Students will learn about spiders through hands-on and interactive activities including the use of props and sharing of "firsthand" experiences. Thursday 1pm. Free! Mad Science Up Up and Away at Tualatin Library
. Children will be amazed at the awesome properties of air pressure and what they can do to a roll of toilet paper. What will happen when they can't take apart a ball no bigger than softball? Thursday 4pm. Free!Friday Storytime + Craft Activity at The Craft Factory
. Now you can listen to picture books while crafting the morning away. Friday 10:30am. Storytime craft special: $5 for any two ornamental crafts.Red Yarn at Warehouse Cafe
. Weaving together energetic live music, puppetry and storytelling, Red Yarn teaches positive values while reviving American folklore for a younger generation. Audiences will sing, dance, act, and experience the joy of community during this interactive show. Friday 10-10:45am. $5 donation.Brad Creel & the Reel Deel at Mississippi Pizza
. Brad Creel & the Reel Deel play traditonal country standards and their own brand of funny folk rock. OH and they will be clearing tables to have a dance contest for the kids. Friday 6-8pm. Free!Dragon Theater Puppets at Playdate PDX
. Charming puppet shows every Friday night. Friday 6:30pm. Free with admission.
More ideas for fun things to do on our Events Calendar.