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
Poster credits go to organizations/businesses sponsoring events.
Creativity at Gizmo
NORTH IDAHO COLLEGE CAMPUS
283 Hubbard Ave., Ste. 102, CdA
GIZMO-CDA is Coeur d'Alene's community makerspace for ages pre-K & older. It is a place where art, design, technology & tools join together the hands & minds of participants.
FREE programs for local students include:
"CS (Computer Science) Saturdays" - K-12 students to learn coding, design, robotics & electronics. Advanced registration is required ($5 fee).
"Tinker Time" - a weekly after-school program for ages 8-13. Sign-ups are required.
"Home School at Gizmo" - monthly (3rd Friday) program for homeschooling families where children ages 6-13 & their parents/caregivers work side-by-side on STEAM projects. (Cost is $10 per LINK session, which includes supplies).
Fee waivers may be available.
Learn more about Gizmo-CdA HERE.
Coeur d'Alene Library - Kids
COEUR D'ALENE LIBRARY
702 E. Front Ave., CdA
SPECIAL CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS include:
"Paws to Read" (all ages); TBA (W), 3:30-5 pm
"Saturday With the Symphony" (geared to ages 3+); Jan 21 (Sat), 11 am. RSVP to 208-769-2315.
"READY! for Kindergarten workshops; call 208-769-2315, ext 651 for schedule.
WEEKLY CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS include:
"Baby Storytime" (0-18 mo), Tuedays, 10 am
"Toddler Storytime" (ages 18 mo-3), Wednesdays, 10 am
"Pre-School Storytime" (ages 3-5), Fridays, 10 am
"4-H Outside of the Box - Art Program" (ages 8-13), Wednesdays, 1 pm, thru Feb 22
For more info on children's programs, contact Youth Services Librarian, at 208-769-2315, ext 439; or email email@example.com. Some require pre-registration.
TEEN PROGRAMMING includes:
Teen Zone Take-Out Kits & Book Boxes
eSports Club (F), 4 pm
Idaho Teen Reading Challenge
Silent Book Club (W), 4-4:30 pm
For teen programs, contact Angela Flock, Young Adult Coordinator at 208-769-2315, ext 463; or email firstname.lastname@example.org
"Playland Pier Carousel"
439 W. Fort Grounds Dr., Coeur d'Alene
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.
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
Special Library Programs
Click link above for event schedules at these libraries:
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 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.
Home School Resources
Help Getting Started
Educational You-Tube Channels/Podcasts
Field Trips (Local & Virtual)
"Kids Bowl Free" Program
SUNSET BOWLING CENTER
202 W. Sunset Ave., CdA
See ya in 2023!
FREE bowling for kids (ages 2-18)
All participants must wear bowling shoes. Standard rental fees apply.
Online registration HERE
Store Events for Youngsters
These businesses offer activities, workshops & special events for children, FREE of charge (or for a minimal fee), on various dates.
Explore! Have fun! (Note: Parent/adult must accompany children to classes.) Click links for event dates, details & registration.
220 W. Kathleen Ave., CdA
901 W. Appleway Ave., CdA
1604 E. Seltice Way, Post Falls
14236 N. Hwy 41, Rathdrum
1217 N. 4th St., CdA
1316 N. 4th St., Coeur d'Alene
Silver Lake Plaza, 225 W. Canfield Ave., CdA
101 N. Cabela Way, Post Falls
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. :-)
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.