In your race to get outside and play this morning (finally, it’s May!), you failed to notice one important detail: the rain.
If spring showers have you (and your kids) running in circles, it can’t hurt to add a couple more offenders to the mix: Rubbabu Torino racers. Made from natural foam and covered in a velvetlike material, the soft hot rod wheelies ricochet off walls and furniture without leaving so much as a scratch.
The Torino racing set includes two cars and a racetrack play mat (with markers) to facilitate the action. However, once our kids turned the corner, there was no stopping them down the hardwood straightaway of the hall.
Until we waved the checkered flag.
Available online at rubbabutoys.com, $25.
Mother’s Day Saturday Sail
What: Check out a fleet of classic vessels and go for a relaxing cruise for free.
Why: Mini mariners make tiny ships from wood scraps.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Cama Beach State Park, 1880 SW Camano Dr., Camano Island (360-387-1550). For the toy ship, suggested donation is $2.
What: The Harmonica Pocket puts on a rocking show that appeals to kiddos and parents alike.
Why: Wacky noises emerge from the homemade Seussephones.
When: Sat., 10:30 a.m.
Where: Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. (206-783-2244). Adults and children, $3.
Small Frye Story Time
What: Librarians from The Seattle Public Library engage tots (ages 3 and up) with a short tale.
Why: Hungry bookworms can stop for a snack at the cafe afterward.
When: Fri., 11:15 a.m. (Also June 3.)
Where: Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave. (206-622-9250). Admission is free.
Photo: Courtesy of Rubbabu