Free Children’s Activities: Week of August 31 – September 6


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.

Lakeshore Learning:  Kids will make a Nameplate Easel on September 5th.  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 The Full Moon at the Napping House on Saturday.

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 September 5th to make a football windsock. Just $2 per child for 30 minutes of craft fun, including supplies. Ages 3 and up.

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:  Stop by for Storytime each Tuesday from 11-11:30 am.  Kid’s can become a book club member and get a special gift after attending 5 story times.

This week (9/1) the theme will be Grandparents Day.

Williams-Sonoma: Junor Chef Classes weekly on Saturdays. Check your local store to confirm.

Home Depot:  The next Home Depot event will be September 5th and your kids will make a Football Toss Game. This is a free workshop designed for children ages 5 – 12 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. You do need to register.

Toys R Us: Star Wars Force Friday Event on 9/4 at midnight. Doors open at 12:01 am at all Toys R Us stores. Shoppers can be among the first to access all new Star War toys, plus get an exclusive free poster and Lego commemorative brick while supplies last.

Target: Star Wars Force Friday Event on 9/4.  Select stores are staying up late on September 4th to launch over 300 new products from the Force Awakens. The event starts at 12:01 am and early guests will get a fun giveaway and a chance to win a 4 ft tall Chebacca.

The fun continues on Saturday the 5th at 11am.  Shoppers can check out the Star Wars shop, plus photo ops, a giveaway for your kids and demos of new Star Wars toys!

If you live near an American Girl Store, you might check out their events.  


$2 off $5 Purchase Sharpies, Expo, Uni-Ball and More


There is a rare coupon to save $2 off a $5 purchase of Sharpie, Paper Mate, Expo, Uni-ball or Mr. Sketch items.

I doubt this coupon lasts long so I would grab it now if you can use it. If you don’t see it, use zip code 77477.

Here are a few ideas to use the coupon:


Sharpie or Expo Dry Erase Markers (5-12 ct) $5
Use $2 off $5 Coupon
Final Price: $3

Office Max/Office Depot

Sharpie Electro Pop Markers 24 ct $10
Use $2 off $5 coupon
Final Price: $8

thanks, Passion for Savings