Vaccination is free and available regardless of insurance, citizenship, or immigration status.
- King County Community Vaccination Event Calendar
PHSKC now has a google calendar to amplify opportunities for community members to get vaccinated at events closer to home. If you are offering a community vaccination event and would like us to share information about it on this calendar please send the event name, date, location, type of vaccine, appointment or walk-in, and any other pertinent details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- King County Public Health High Volume Vaccination Sites – Kent and Auburn
King County’s high-volume vaccination sites at Kent accesso ShoWare and the Auburn Outlet Mall are open for appointments and walk-in. Pfizer BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are available.
Register here for appointments, and walk-in vaccination is available! Car side vaccination is now available at the Auburn high-volume vaccination site on Mondays. Please share this flyer – Get your COVID-19 vaccine today. No appointment needed! (kingcounty.gov)
The Kent and Auburn sites are ADA accessible and have ASL and language interpretation on site. If tactile interpretation is needed, please contact Seattle Deaf/Blind Service Center.
- COVID-19 vaccination for children and teens
With the recent Emergency Use Authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for people age 12 and older, we have built a COVID-19 vaccine information page for youth and families. You can find this at www.kingcounty.gov/vaccine/youth.
Special Enrollment for Washington Health Care
The Special Enrollment Period for free or low-cost insurance through Washington’s Affordable Care Act health exchange has been extended to August 15, 2021. The enrollment period is open to anyone who is currently uninsured. Public Health – Seattle & King County has a team of Health Insurance Navigators available to help answer questions and walk through the process of applying and selecting the right insurance plan. You can also browse plans and sign up directly through Washington Healthplanfinder.
Movement / Play
Toddlers Corner By: https://childhood101.com/summer-activity-ideas/
Fun Summer Activities:
Summer Sensory Bin
One super fun activity for toddlers is the sensory bin. What is a sensory bin? It’s a tub filled with fun materials to explore with the senses.
To adapt these activities for babies or toddlers who are still at the stage where little objects pose a choking risk and everything goes in their mouth – simply place the materials in an empty plastic bottle and you have a sensory bottle instead!
Kids love being ice excavators and archeologists – tapping away at a huge frozen ice block to find treasure! This is easy to prepare – simply, place some objects in a large tub with water and leave it to freeze for a few hours. Add a collection of play tools to get them started. The excavation gets easier as the ice melts.
Language / Literacy
What is Your Favorite Flavor of Ice Cream? | Super Simple Songs
I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream!
Written by: Chih-Yuan Chen
Illustrated by: Chih-Yuan Chen
Read by: Robert Guillaume
Guji Guji is quite content with his life as a duckling, despite the fact that he does not look anything like his brothers. Then one fateful day, he meets up with three nasty, grinning creatures.
Art / Writing
How To Draw A Cute Ice Cream Cone
By: Arts for Kids Hub
Paper, pencil, crayons
Scoop It Up arts and crafts
Materials needed white paper, crayons/markers, scissor, glue, small pompoms, or glitters.
Beforehand, trace circle and cone shape on a white paper; let the kids cut the shapes following the line. Kids will color the cones and circles, build their ice cream scoops, and decorate their ice cream.
Math / Science
Ice Cream Math Activity
Materials needed Pompoms or small stone, kitchen tong or spoon, small bowl, paper cut into cone shape.
Write a number on each paper cone or bowl. Ask your kid to use kitchen tong or spoon to count pompoms or stones.
Who will melt first?
Materials: ice cubes and ice cream
Place 2 bowls out. Place ice cubes in one bowl and ice cream in another.
Discuss what they are, and how they are made of.
Ask what they think will happen if we leave these bowls out all day?
Observe what will happen to the ice and ice cream.
Ask which one will melt first?
How to Teach Problem-Solving Skills to Kids
Use Emotion Coaching
To step into a problem-solving mindset, young children need first learn to manage their emotions. After all, it is difficult for a small child to logically consider solutions to a problem if he is mid-tantrum.
One way to accomplish this is by using the emotion coaching process outlined by John Gottman.
- Teach your kids that ALL emotions are acceptable. There are NO “bad” emotions. Even seemingly, negative emotions like anger, sadness, and frustration can teach us valuable lessons. What matters is how we respond to these emotions.
- Step One: Naming and validating emotions.
Step Two: Processing emotions.
Step Three: Problem Solving.
Movement / Play