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.
As always, it’s best to confirm with your local store before you make a special trip.
AC Moore: Free “Make and Take” arts and craft activities through August 12th from 1-3pm. This week’s activity is on August 12th and kids will make Beados. This is the last one for the summer.
Lakeshore Learning: Kids will make a Summer Breeze Wind Chime on August 15th. Stop by from 11am-3pm.
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. Check your local store to confirm and verify time.
There will be a special storytime this week featuring If You Give a Mouse a Cookie – 30th Anniversary. Most stores will feature this Thursday and Saturday but you may want to call first to check.
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.
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.
Michaels: Stop by on August 15th to make a Perler Backpack Dangler. Just $2 per child for 30 minutes of craft fun, including supplies. Ages 3 and up.
They also have a Fun Family Craft class on August 15th from 1pm to 4 pm. You can make a fun activity chart. This one is a few dollars more ($7) but it’s so cute and practical I had to mention it.
Lego Store: The Lego Store now offers online registration for the free monthly build. The next build is not until September 1-2 but you need to register right away. Space is limited!
Pottery Barn Kids: First Day of School Photo Book activity through August 20th. Stop by to take fun first day of school pics at their photo booth with props.
If you live near an American Girl Store, you might check out their events. Times and dates vary.