Edmonds Kind of Play: MOPS for preschoolers, soccer, Street Scramble and more

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Jen Marx
Jen Marx

I know it rains here the majority of the year, but something about a beautiful summer erases all the memories of wet days spent indoors trying to entertain the kids. With our first taste of rain this school year, the reactions vary depending on what age your kids are. If you have really little ones, the hunt for what to do is on. If you have older kids in sports, you get out all your gear to watch their soccer game and not get fully soaked. For now, it seems that no matter what the weather is like during the week, summer shows up on the weekend like, “Remember me?”

If you don’t have kids in full time school yet, you might want to check out a MOPS group. MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers, and by preschoolers we mean kiddos from birth through kindergarten. In Edmonds you have two different options of MOPS groups. One group is held at the Westgate Chapel, 22901 Edmonds Way. You can reach them by clicking HERE or by e-mailing westgatemops@gmail.com. The other is at Edmonds United Methodist Church, 828 Caspers Street. You can find them by clicking HERE. These groups are about coming together with other Moms and having an adult conversation while your “Moppets” enjoy some time together. There are crafts, guest speakers, and food! A MOPS group typically meets once a week for a couple of hours, so it is the community of a co-op preschool but with a lower level of weekly commitment.

Speaking of fun but lower commitment, Kidz Love Soccer starts a new session this weekend. Kids ages 2 to 10 can learn soccer skills in a fun and low pressure environment. I really recommend Kidz Love Soccer. Coach Ian seems to speak a special language that puts the kids in a happy trance. Plus, the classes are one session at a time which is great if you aren’t sure that your kiddo will love the sport yet. After this session they move inside at The Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St. You can register online at reczone.org or by calling 425-771-0230.

While Glazed and Amazed, 514 Main St., has activities for all ages, I am continually impressed with their kids programs. I was hoping to tell you about their “Kids Night” at the end of September but it is already full so I found out all the details for October’s event. Kids Night is from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 24, which is a Non-Student Day in the Edmonds School District. Kids 6 and up will get some food and then make a Monster Bank and a Spider Ornament as they watch “Hotel Transylvania.” You can register by calling Glazed and Amazed at 425-673-5474.

Registration is now open for the Edmonds Street Scramble which will kick off on Oct. 25 You can sign up in teams, families, or all by yourself to hit the streets of Edmonds. You look for as many checkpoints as possible while seeing parts of Edmonds you have yet to discover! Registration fees are discounted through October 23rd. You can register online HERE or by calling Parks and Recreation at 425-771-0230.

– By Jennifer Marx

Jen Marx, an Edmonds Mom of two young boys, is a traffic reporter by dawn and writer and PBJ maker by day. She is always looking for a fun place to take the kids that makes them tired enough to go to bed on time. You can find her trying to make sense of begging kids to ” just eat the mac n cheese” at SnackMomSyndrome.com. If you have a kid-friendly event you’d like to share, email her at play@myedmondsnews.com.

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