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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

Water Games

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

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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.

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"Playland Pier Carousel"

COEUR D'ALENE CAROUSEL

439 W. Fort Grounds Dr., Coeur d'Alene

208-666-4879

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. 

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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. :-) 

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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.

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Coeur d'Alene Library - Kids

COEUR D'ALENE LIBRARY

702 E. Front Ave., CdA

208-769-2315

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 ddaly@cdalibrary.org. Some require pre-registration. 

TEEN PROGRAMS include:

  • Teen Zone Blog

  • Teen Reviews

  • VolunTeen Council

  • Teen Crafternoons (June 14 & 21

  • Teen Zone Take-Out Kits & Book Box Edition

  • eSports Club

  • Summer BookBlitz

  • 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 aflock@cdalibrary.org

Kids Bowling

"Kids Bowl Free" Program

SUNSET BOWLING CENTER

202 W. Sunset Ave., CdA

208-667-2605

  • FREE bowling for kids (ages 2-18); coming again 

  • Registration opened March 1

  • All participants must wear bowling shoes. Standard rental fees apply.

  • Times vary

  • Online registration HERE

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Home School Resources

HOMESCHOOL 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

  • Libratory

  • Groups/Co-ops

  • Curriculum

  • Printables

  • Blogs

  • Educational You-Tube Channels/Podcasts

  • Field Trips (Local & Virtual)

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Free Movies on Big Screens

HAYDEN CINEMA

300 W. Centa Dr., Hayden

208-215-2060

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.

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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.

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Special Library Programs

COMMUNITY LIBRARY NETWORK

  • 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 roxannek@communitylibrary.net. 

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.

Kid's Art Supplies

Crafts for Youngsters

Various dates, times & locations

Crafts are offered FREE of charge (or at minimal fees) at these area businesses:

LOWE'S

901 W. Appleway Ave., CdA

208-665-1313

MICHAEL'S

Silver Lake Plaza, 225 W. Canfield Ave., CdA

208-772-6333

HOME DEPOT

220 W. Kathleen Ave., CdA

208-676-1441

PILGRIM'S MARKET

1316 N. 4th St., CdA

208-676-9730

SERIGHT'S ACE HARDWARE STORES

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.)