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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

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Poster credits go to organizations/businesses sponsoring events.

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Music & Movement

"Music & Movement"

Oct 10-Nov 14, 10-11 am

ATHOL LIBRARY

30399 3rd St., Athol

208-683-2979

 

"MUSIC & MOVEMENT" program features:

  • FREE 6-week series

  • Begins Oct 10; ends Nov 14 (Mondays)

  • Geared to ages 3-6; all ages welcome

  • Fun with dancing, movement & song

  • Emphasizing importance of reading, writing, singing & playing 

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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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"Playland Pier Carousel"

COEUR D'ALENE CAROUSEL

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

208-666-4879

Closed for 2022 season.

 

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. Operates noon-5 pm. 

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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Coeur d'Alene Library - Kids

COEUR D'ALENE LIBRARY

702 E. Front Ave., CdA

208-769-2315

CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS include:

  • "Paws to Read"

  • "READY! for Kindergarten" Workshops

  • "Saturday With the Symphony"

  • Book Babies (birth-age 2)

  • Young Scientists Club (ages 6-11)

  • Outdoor Story Time (ages 3-5)

For more info on children's programs, contact Sharalee Howard, Youth Services Librarian, at 208-769-2315, ext 439; or email showard@cdalibrary.org. Some require pre-registration. 

TEEN PROGRAMS include:​

  • Teen Reviews

  • VolunTeen Council

  • Teen Zone Take-Out Kits & Book Box Edition

  • eSports Club

  • Summer BookBlitz

  • 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 in 2023

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

  • Times vary

  • Online registration HERE

Water Games

Cooling Splash Pads in Parks

SPLASH PADS IN AREA PARKS

Coeur d'Alene, Post Falls & Rathdrum

PUBLIC PARKS - FREE

Seasonal

  • 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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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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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 - email 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.)