CdA Events Calendar - Kids
Kids' activities are endless in Coeur d'Alene!
365 DAYS OF FREE FUN & LEARNING EXPERIENCES
WORKSHOPS | playtime | READING | CRAFTS | COMPUTERS | SPORTS
Cooling Splash Pads in Parks
SPLASH PADS IN AREA PARKS
Coeur d'Alene, Post Falls & Rathdrum
PUBLIC PARKS - FREE
McEuen Park, 420 E. Front Ave., CdA
Landings, 3849 Long Meadow Dr., CdA
Bluegrass, 6071 N. Courcelles Parkway, CdA
Syringa, 2975 N. Bunchgrass Dr., PF
Tullamore, E. Bogie Dr., PF
Beck, 2610 Howell Rd., PF
Majestic, 5750 W. Majestic Ave., Rathdrum
Summer Learning on the Road
CdA READS ON THE ROAD
Various CdA Locations
Look for the yellow school bus!
Mondays - Thursdays, 10:30 am-1 pm (thru July 28)
Teachers & staff from CdA public schools will travel to neighborhoods aboard buses this summer for literacy adventures.
FREE program provides reading with mentors/teachers, learning activities, games & healthy snacks.
Click HERE for dates, times & locations of weekly stops which include: The Landings, Hudson Way Apts, Lakeside "Anton" Apts, Trail Lodge Apts & Silverlake Apts.
Also these schools: Borah, Dalton, Atlas, Winton, Lakes Middle School, Lakes HS & Hayden Meadows.
"Playland Pier Carousel"
439 W. Fort Grounds Dr., Coeur d'Alene
Opens May 1, noon-5 pm
Not quite FREE, but well worth $2.50 to ride the original Playland Pier Carousel (aka Coeur d'Alene Carousel). Children under 42" tall ride with an adult (one token for both). Weight limits apply.
Hand-carved by the Herschell-Spillman Engineering Co. in New York (1922), the carousel has 20 ponies & 2 chariots. Click HERE for carousel history.
RL "Training Grounds" Indoors
REAL LIFE MINISTRIES
1860 N. Cecil Rd., Post Falls
208-777-7325, Ext. 7159
Real LIfe Ministries invites kids in the community to "The Training Ground", an indoor play structure! Hours are: 9 am-1:30 pm, Sun; 10 am-2 pm, Mon; 11:30 am-2 pm, Tues & Wed; & 3:30-7:30 pm, Thurs.
It is recommended for ages 2-12 years & is FREE! Don't worry - the playground is cleaned every day. :-)
Family Literacy Program
FAMILY LITERACY: SUMMER PARK SERIES
Various Public Parks
Wednesdays, 1:30-3 pm (thru July 20)
June 29 - North Pines Park, 1015 E. Lunceford Lane, CdA
July 6 - Atlas Mill Park, 2310 W. Suzanne Rd., CdA
July 13 - Ramsey Park, 3525 N. Ramsey Rd., CdA
July 20 - CdA City Park, 105 Northwest Blvd.
This is a FREE program, open to all ages & their parents. Snacks & books provided. Parent participated is required.
Sponsored by Coeur d'Alene Library & The Literacy Project of North Idaho. Questions? Call 208-769-2315. Register HERE.
Coeur d'Alene Library - Kids
COEUR D'ALENE LIBRARY
702 E. Front Ave., CdA
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS include:
Mondays, 9:30 am, "Outdoor Story Time", ages 0-5
Tuesdays, 4-5 pm, "Young Scientists Club", ages 6-11
Wednesdays, 4-5 pm, "Lego Club", ages 6-11
Thursdays, 4-5 pm, "Marshmallow Engineering", ages 6-11
Fridays, 9:30 am, "Book Babies", ages 0-2
Fridays, 10 am, "Books & Crafts on the Go", all ages
For more info on children's programs, contact Delaney Daly, Youth Services Librarian, at 208-769-2315, ext 439; or email email@example.com. Some require pre-registration.
TEEN PROGRAMS include:
Teen Zone Blog
Teen Crafternoons (June 14 & 21
Teen Zone Take-Out Kits & Book Box Edition
TikTok Group Chat
Bored Teens Game Club
Teen Zone Button-Making Station
For more on teen programs, contact Angela Flock, Young Adult Coordinator at 208-769-2315, ext 463; or email firstname.lastname@example.org
"Kids Bowl Free" Program
SUNSET BOWLING CENTER
202 W. Sunset Ave., CdA
FREE bowling for kids (ages 2-18); coming again
Registration opened March 1
All participants must wear bowling shoes. Standard rental fees apply.
Online registration HERE
Home School Resources
To empower learning at home, Community Library Network has launched a new website focusing on resources for home-schooling. See it HERE.
Help Getting Started
Educational You-Tube Channels/Podcasts
Field Trips (Local & Virtual)
Free Movies on Big Screens
300 W. Centa Dr., Hayden
Let's celebrate Summer - inside & outside. Family movies can be seen every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday mornings at 10. Cost is $1.
Click HERE for showtimes/features.
Skatepark & BMX Freestyle Park
CITY OF COEUR D'ALENE
"Woody McEvers Skate Park"
607 Northwest Blvd., CdA
This exciting skate park serves as a regional draw for skaters & experiences a large amount of use.
FREE & open to the public! More info & interactive map can be seen HERE.
Special Library Programs
Post Falls Library, 821 N. Spokane St., 208-773-1506
Rathdrum Library, 16320 Hwy 41, 208-687-1029
Hayden Library, 8385 N. Gov't Way, 208-772-5612
Athol Library, 30399 Third St., 208-683-2979
Spirit Lake Library, 32575 N. 5th St., 208-623-5353
Harrison Library, 111 Coeur d'Alene Ave., 208-689-3976
Pinehurst Library, 107 Main St., 208-682-3483
Click HERE for an awesome display of FREE monthly activities for children, teens & adults.
Ask about "Library of Things" which are collections/kits which can be borrowed for home use. Examples are: candy-making, Christmas stamps, egg incubator, telescope, felting, birdwatching, quilting, knitting, rock tumbler, cake decorating, crocheting, jewelry making/repair, dog cookie cutters, flora & fauna stamps, Chromebooks, Viewmaster & vintage reels, digital film scanner & Kodak 8 mm film projector.
Explorer kits include: foraging, hiking, insects, wildflowers, trees & shrubs, rocks/gems & animal tracks. More info - contact Roxanne at email@example.com.
Can't travel to the library? Let the full-service library-on-wheels come to you. Check out books & audiovisual materials for all ages. View the Bookmobile's schedule HERE.
Crafts for Youngsters
Various dates, times & locations
Crafts are offered FREE of charge (or at minimal fees) at these area businesses:
901 W. Appleway Ave., CdA
Silver Lake Plaza, 225 W. Canfield Ave., CdA
220 W. Kathleen Ave., CdA
1316 N. 4th St., CdA
1604 E. Seltice Way, Post Falls
14236 N. Hwy 41, Rathdrum
1217 N. 4th St., CdA
Explore! Have fun! (Note: Parents must accompany children to classes.)