Children’s Activities

26
Jan
2015

Free Children’s Activities: Week of January 26-February 1

01/26/2015. This post may contain affiliate links. Read my Disclosure Policy.

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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.

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.  

Williams-Sonoma: No Bake Valentine Treats on January 31st at 10 am.  Together, the class will make three easy, no bake treats for Valentine’s Day.  Suitable for ages 5-13.

Lakeshore Learning:  Kids will create a Masquerade Mask on January 31st. Stop by from 11am-3pm.

Michael’s: Kids will make a Wooden Valentine’s Day Frame on January 31st from 10am to noon.  The cost is $2 per child for 30 minutes. Ages 3 and up. 

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.

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. 

  

If you live near an American Girl Store, you might check out their events.  Times and dates vary.

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19
Jan
2015

Free Children’s Activities: Week of January 19-25

01/19/2015. This post may contain affiliate links. Read my Disclosure Policy.

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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.

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.  

Williams-Sonoma: Fun Finger Foods on January 24th at 10 am.  Children will learn how to make finger foods that are great for snacks, lunch and dinner. Suitable for ages 9-13.

Lakeshore Learning:  Kids will create a My Friends Photo Board on January 24th. Stop by from 11am-3pm.

Michael’s: Kids will make a Mardi Gras Mask on January 24th from 10am to noon.  The cost is $2 per child for 30 minutes. Ages 3 and up. 

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.

Some stores will have a special storytime and activities on Saturday featuring the I Love You Night and Day book and All About China stories. Check your local store to confirm which books they are reading. 

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. 

  

If you live near an American Girl Store, you might check out their events.  Times and dates vary.

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14
Jan
2015

Free Printable Bouncy Ball Valentine

01/14/2015. This post may contain affiliate links. Read my Disclosure Policy.

Free Printable Bouncy Ball Valentine



Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and I have a fun little free printable Valentine for you.

I have two little girls and what has been so interesting to me over the past few years is that the Valentine’s that don’t involve candy tend to be the ones they like the most. I usually watch to see what they like best in their little haul of treats and in the past bouncy balls, race cars and lip glosses and other little toys they seem to prefer over the candy. (And that is saying a lot because I would rather face a hungry Grizzly Bear in the woods than try to wrestle even one M&M away from my 5 year old. One could really get injured in that battle ;)

If you want to try and find an inexpensive and very simple Valentine’s Day idea, here is one that would suit either marbles or bouncy balls.

The great thing is that bouncy balls are gender neutral and they seem to work for a larger age group. You can find big bags of them for pretty cheap in the party supply section of stores like Walmart and Target.

I found these swirly balls and clear balls with glitter stars in 6 packs for $.97 at Walmart. I haven’t checked the Dollar Store but that could be another option.

Free printable noncandy Valentine's

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12
Jan
2015

Free Lego Store Build (February 3rd)

01/12/2015. This post may contain affiliate links. Read my Disclosure Policy.

shuttle

The next Lego build is scheduled for February 3rd.  Your little ones can build a Space Shuttle in Lego stores.

The event starts at 5pm and is limited to kids age 6-14. You can find your local store here.

Quantities are limited so it is best to get there early!

If you haven’t registered for the free Lego magazine, you can do that here!

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12
Jan
2015

Free Children’s Activities: Week of January 12-18

01/12/2015. This post may contain affiliate links. Read my Disclosure Policy.

events

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.

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.  

Williams-Sonoma: Better Burgers on January 17th at 10 am.  Children will learn how to make delicious burgers along with some great toppings.   Suitable for ages 9-13.

Lakeshore Learning:  Kids will create a Crafty Catapult on January 17th. Stop by from 11am-3pm.

Michael’s: Kids will make a Freeze Frame on January 17th from 10am to noon.  The cost is $2 per child for 30 minutes. Ages 3 and up. 

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.

Some stores will have a special storytime and activities on Saturday featuring the Hug Machine book. 

American Girl event on January 15th at 7pm.  Join the American Girl Club for fun activities, crafts and more on the third Thursday of each month.

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. 

  

If you live near an American Girl Store, you might check out their events.  Times and dates vary.

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09
Jan
2015

Kiwi Crate: Children’s Activity Box (Glowworm Friend) $3.95 Shipped

01/09/2015. This post may contain affiliate links. Read my Disclosure Policy.

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You can get a free children’s activity box from Kiwi Crate.   This might be something fun to order for a cold winter day when the kids are stuck inside.  Or I know some of you might have made New Year’s resolutions to do more quality time activities with the kiddos– this is a super easy way to spend time together.  No running around, no pinterest searches, no buying supplies…

This box will include everything you need to build a Glowworm:

  • Set of fabric markers to decorate your snuggly friend
  • One-of-a-kind glow in the dark sock
  • Bonus firefly foldout project with set of glow sticks
  • 16 page explore! magazine filled with puzzles, DIY activities and kid-friendly recipes

You will need to cover shipping fees and that should be $3.95.  The project will ship within 2 business days.

You can head over here to start-- this is a great way to check out this service and see what you think.  If you don’t love it- just cancel.  If you do love it, you get one surprise in the mail every 2 weeks!  Great idea for a birthday gift :)

**Please note that this is a monthly service and you will be enrolled if you do not cancel before. You will have 14 days after your trial project ships to cancel your subscription. If you choose to not cancel, you will be charged $19.95/month and receive 2-3 new projects per month with your Kiwi Crate monthly subscription. You may cancel at any time. 

 

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07
Jan
2015

Home Depot: Free Kids Workshop {February 7th}

01/07/2015. This post may contain affiliate links. Read my Disclosure Policy.

home depot workshop

The next Home Depot event will be February  7th and your kids will build a heart box.

heartbox

Here are the details:

  • FREE hands-on workshops designed for children ages 5 – 12 offered the 1st Saturday of every month at all The Home Depot stores between 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety along with instilling a sense of pride and accomplishment.
  • All kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement.

Note: It does look like they prefer you register for the Home Depot Kid Clinics now so you’ll want to head on over here to do that.


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05
Jan
2015

Free Children’s Activities: Week of January 5-11

01/05/2015. This post may contain affiliate links. Read my Disclosure Policy.

craft

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.

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.  

Williams-Sonoma: Baking for Beginners on January 10th at 10am.  Children will learn basic baking techniques and then prepare a yummy breakfast and snack together.  Suitable for ages 9-13.

Lakeshore Learning:  Kids will create a Dream Catcher on January 10th. Stop by from 11am-3pm.

Michael’s: Kids will make a Stitched Felt Bag on January 10th from 10am to noon.  The cost is $2 per child for 30 minutes. Ages 3 and up. 

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.

Some stores will have a special storytime and activities on Saturday featuring Please, Mr. Panda. 

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. 

Lego Store: The monthly build will be on January 6th.  Your little ones can build a Lego Alien and Space Dog in Lego stores.

The event starts at 5pm and is limited to kids age 6-14. You can find your local store hereQuantities are limited so it is best to get there early!

  

If you live near an American Girl Store, you might check out their events.  Times and dates vary.

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