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Build Off: Early Learning Fun Fair

2020 Build Off!
August 2020

Virtual Event!

The Build Off Early Learning Fun Fair will be back again but in a virtual format! The details are still being set, as our early learning team works to put a new twist on a virtual Build Off. But be sure to be on the look out for fun-filled challenges that you and your child can do at home! 

Sponsorship and activity partnership opportunities are currently available! Please contact Melanie Kincaid at 360-522-3804 for more information or email



Past Events

Aberdeen Build Off
October 12, 2019
Shoppes at Riverside

The Build Off was a fun-filled day for the whole family to enjoy arts & crafts, science projects, safety games, and chance to build the tallest structure out of 500 Keva planks! Check out pictures of the event on our Facebook page

The Build Off Challenge:

28 teams competed in our 20-minute Build Off Challenge. Each team was trying to build the tallest structure out of 500 Keva planks. Prizes were given to the top winner in two age groups:

  • 1-5 years old: 3,300 points (winner of movie passes to Riverside Cinema)
  • 6-12 years old: 6,800 points (winner of Extreme Fun Zone passes)

Kids Activity Stations:

Thank you to our amazing activity partners and their early learning activities:


Thank you to our sponsors:  

Thank you to our presenting sponsors: Grays Harbor Community Foundation and Quinault Indian NationCommunity Sponsors: Molina Healthcare; Shoppes at Riverside, Timberland Bank, and WSECU; and our Team Builder Sponsors: Great Northwest Federal Credit Union, Vaughan Chopper Pumps, and Grays Harbor Talk. Thank you for making this a great event!



Lacey Build Off
August 21, 2019
Lacey Community Center

We held our second annual early learning fun fair on August 21, 2019 and the whole family enjoyed a fun-filled day visiting the many activity booths featuring arts & crafts, bubble making, safety games, and chance to build the tallest structure out of 500 Keva planks! Please read the news release on our last Build Off event!

Check out our amazing activity partners and their early learning activities:

A huge thank you to all of our community sponsors for making the Build Off possible!

Thank you to our presenting sponsor: Molina Healthcare; Community Sponsors: FORMA ConstructionMeridian Campus Family Dental, Thurston Talk, and WSECU; and our Team Builder Sponsors: Bayview Building Materials of OlympiaMeconi's Italian Subs, McSwain & Company, Olympia ConstructionPearlita Price, Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty OlympiaRob Rice HomesThomas Architecture Studios, and Van Dorm Realty, Inc.. Thank you for making this a great event!


Updates & Upcoming Events

COVID-19 Agency Update

For a list of Child Care Action Council cancellations and postponed events, please go to our Health and Safety Updates page.
Child Care Appreciation Day, May 8th
**Nominate your child care provider!**

If you would like to nominate your child care provider for a chance to win a $100 gift card for their classrooms*, please submit your nomination by May 7th:
*Please note, this contest is for Washington State licensed child care providers in Thurston, Mason, Grays Harbor, Clallam, Jefferson, and Kitsap counties only.