Free Children’s Activities: Week of June 23-29


Here are some free or cheap children’s activities available this week to keep the kiddos busy.  I thought posting these now will help you plan your week.

These are all the things that are free to do this week with just a few that are very inexpensive.

Disney Store: Kids ages 3 and up are invited to Summer Play Days at Disney Store. Store events include Art of Animation, Trivia, Story Time and Showtime. Stop by every week and receive a free character button. Events take place every day through September 1st. See a Cast Member for event schedule and details at your local store.

This week’s button giveaway includes Doc McStuffins.

Pottery Barn Kids: Every Tuesday from 11AM-11:30AM, kids of all ages are invited to story time. Times can vary slightly from store to store so you might want to call ahead to verify.  

Super Hero Celebration on June 28th.  Kids are invited to dress up as their favorite super hero, create their own super hero mask and take home and exclusive super hero activity guide.  Plus select stores will have appearances by Spider Man or Captain America. Locate a store near you here. Find stores with character appearances here.

The summer reading program runs through July 17th. Children who read 8 books from their recommended list will receive a free book.

Lakeshore Learning:  Kids will make a Summertime Memories Frame  on June 28th. Stop by from 11am-3pm.

Michaels: Kid’s Club Event: Make 4th of July Wood Stars on June 28th at 10am to noon.

Barnes and Noble: There is a free storytime Tuesday and Thursday as well as Saturday of each week with books, a cookie and usually coloring pages and activities.

There will be a special storytime with Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed June 24th at 11 am.  Come in your jammies and bring a pillow for zany monkey fun. Includes free reading and activities.

Learn the Cool Aspects of Physics by Building your own speeding race car through June 29th.  Find your location here for specific dates and times.

Bass Pro Shop: Your kids can participate in the Free Kid’s Adventures Activities- treasure hunts, crafts and more.  These are weekly activities and vary greatly by location.  You can head over here to find your local store to confirm activities and times. And just a heads up from personal experience, it is best to get in line early. These events tend to be very popular.

Kids Bowl Free: Just register and get 2 free games everyday in summer!

REI: They offer the Family Adventure Program with various classes for children and adults.  I saw hiking and camping classes plus fun Geocaching adventures. I also saw outdoor photography lessons.

The selection and dates/times vary by location but you can check to see what your store is offering here. 

Lowe’s: Free Build and Grow event on June 28th at 10am.  Kid’s will build a Sheep Drog Game inspired by How to Train Your Dragon 2. 

Head over here for more information and to register.


If you live near an American Girl Store, you might check out their events.  Times and dates vary. They have a special movie viewing event on  July 17-19 for Isabelle Dances Into the Spotlight.  You will need to make reservations for this event.  Includes movie premiere, dance jam video, a goody bag and more! Find a location and specific dates and times here. 

Summer Reading programs are going on.  Head over  to find out the dates.

Don’t forget the $1.00 movies!  Get the scoop on that here.



  1. Lisa De Roos says

    Good morning to the most amazing website in the entire UNIVERSE!!!!!!!! Quick question, I’m having some trouble in locating any information on the Disney Junior website for the Princess and Pirate power of doing good tour. Any idea of locations and dates for Illinois? Thank you a million times over!!!!!!

  2. Charlene says

    Hi Lisa,

    For some reason I am not seeing the tickets either. Here is the only date for IL:

    Wednesday, July 30 (8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.) in Chicago (Joliet, IL) at Joliet Memorial Stadium

    And this is the link the tickets are supposed to be available:

    So I wonder if it has already sold out. I just emailed them to ask if there is a new link or if the tickets are gone. Before when you clicked the tickets came right up.

  3. says

    Thank you so much Charlene for looking into it!!!!! And if I haven’t said it before, I absolutely adore your site. I refer everyone I can to it!!!!! I can never say enough good about it!!!! For all of the moms across America…….THANK YOU!!!!!!!

  4. Charlene says

    Ah darn! Ok thanks Steffani- I just got a press release from Disney about it and I think those tickets went crazy fast. The press release just came through.

  5. Charlene says

    Well thanks Lisa! I am so sorry but it looks like those tickets are already gone. I will post right away if anything like that comes up again :)

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