Family-Friendly Activities

Bricks for kids
Bricks 4 Kidz - Lego

Come join us for a full weekend of activities where you can experience the fun of learning the Bricks 4 Kidz way.  Bricks 4 kidz models utilize motors, gears, and axles to make more than 160 different themed models.  There will be a group model build, LEGO® themed games to play, and plenty of LEGO® bricks to let your creativity run wild!!
Playing and building with LEGO® bricks are sure to be a crowd pleaser for boys and girls from preschool to preteen!

big stacks
Sport Stacking & Giant Cup Relay

Sport Stacking is an amazing sport of fitness, agility, concentration and quickness.
Compete with others or try to beat your best time! Will you be one of the top speed stackers at the WHO Convention?!

Also scheduled is the giant cup relay!

Giant Cup Relay
Friday & Saturday Schedule
11:00AM, 1:00PM & 3:00PM

Check out the world record holders from the National Championships held in Auburn, WA March, 2015: http://www.thewssa.com/news/2015-03-10/orrell-2015/.

Human Society 2, 2010
Humane Society

The Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County is thrilled be asked back once again to the WHO Contention!  We will be there with some of our adoptable cats, kittens, bunnies, and dogs.  We will also have information about volunteering, low cost pet spay and neuter, and a range of other topics.  Please stop by and see some of our adoptable shelter animals and learn what our shelter has to offer.  Hope to see you there! 

History on Wheels
History on Wheels

History on Wheels

Michael O’Kelly’s extensive display of vintage vehicles.

Wolf Camp Instructors
Wolf Camp & Wolf College

Visit the Wolf College to hear stories, make a menagerie of useful and fun, hands-on projects and learn about the natural world around us.

Friday morning, you’ll learn how to spin natural materials into strong rope that can be used for lashing together a survival shelter, making fishing line, repairing a broken backpack and more. Next we’ll teach you how to make insulative grass mats that will protect you from losing precious body heat when sitting on the ground. You can take it home to use for yourself or give as a gift. In the afternoon, Chris Chisholm will give a presentation about the fascinating natural wonderland right outside your door including ideas for fun family activities. Then you’ll learn about the many uses of cattails (food, medicine and more) while weaving their leaves into a small coaster or hot pan holder to take home.

FRIDAY
10:00 Family Activity – Making Rope
11:00 Parent Presentation -Natural Science Backyard Journey
1:00 Family Activity – Grass Mats
3:00 Family Activity – Weaving Cattails
4:00 Family Activity – Plant Bingo – Top Survival Foods

Saturday morning, learn how to use a map and compass (we have an easy, 4-step process!), or natural materials and nature itself to find North, South, East and West. Stay to hear Chris Chisholm talk about the fascinating natural wonderland right outside your door including ideas for fun family activities . After lunchtime, explore our animal tracking mystery where you learn the signs of different animal families, practice moving how they move and look for clues to determine what happened. We’ll end the day with a rousing game of plant bingo where you’ll learn all about how to identify and use many of our native plants in order to win!

SATURDAY
10:00 Family Activity – Navigation, Direction & Compass for All Ages
11:00 Family Activity – Making Rope
12:30 Parent Presentation – Natural Science Backyard Journey
2:00 Family Activity – Animal Tracking Mystery

Chessboard
Chess 4 Life

A National Master and Special Guest will be on hand for autographs and to simultaneously challenge chess players of every age. Come out and test your skills as these chess masters take on up to 35 competitors at one time! (There will even be a blindfold demonstration against multiple opponents at one time!) While waiting to play, enjoy chess on a “giant chess set’ or just play with friends.

Chess4Life will also be providing information and answering any questions that attendees may have about chess, its benefits, or anything related to Chess4Life camps, classes, tournaments, or curriculum.

Friday Schedule
11:00 AM – National Master John Graves will play up to 35 people simultaneously. Anyone can participate.
1:00 PM – National Master John Graves will play up to 35 people simultaneously. Anyone can participate.
3:00 PM – National Master John Graves will play up to 35 people simultaneously. Anyone can participate.

Saturday Schedule
12:00 PM – National Master John Graves will play up to 35 people simultaneously. Anyone can partipate.
2:00 PM – National Master Elliott Neff will play multiple people BLINDFOLDED! Anyone can participate.

toy train picture
Model Railroad Association

They will be setting up a HUGE display of model trains that are sure to be a big hit.

Student-Expo-2012
Student Expo

 The purpose of this event is to recognize the efforts and reward the accomplishments of our homeschooled children in Washington state, and to encourage their further studies. Come see their work on display during the Annual Homeschool Convention, June 12th & 13th, 2015, at the Western Washington Fairgrounds in Puyallup. Be sure to vote for your favorite entry by filling out a People’s Choice Award form.

Prize Booth
Prize Booth

Fabulous prizes being given away each hour. Come to the prize booth and enter our drawing to possibly win! Here is a sampling of what we will be giving away:

  • iFLY – Indoor Skydiving
  • Argosy Cruises – Harbor Cruise
  • Burke Museum
  • Wild Waves Tickets
  • Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum
  • IVARS Restaurants
  • Family Fun Center
  • Museum of Flight Tickets
  • Puyallup Fair Tickets
  • Silverwood Tickets
  • Supercharged Science Videos
  • Tacoma Rainiers
  • and many more!
WHO Mascot Picture
WHO Mascot

Get your photos with the WHO Mascot!

Schedule coming soon.