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.
Toys R Us: Star Wars Rebel Event. Kids will make a Lego Mini Ghost Ship on October 11th from 12-2 pm.
Lego Store: Free Lego Build on October 7th. Children will build a Lego Monster. 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!
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.
Lakeshore Learning: Kids will create a Fire Safety Fido on October 11th. Stop by from 11am-3pm.
Michaels: Kid’s Club Event: Make Halloween Mummies on October 11th from 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.
Plus many stores will feature a special Book with No Pictures Story Time during the week.
Also there is a Star War Reads Day on Saturday. It is supposed to be nationwide but you might just double check your location first. There will be giveaways, story time and more!
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.
Williams-Sonoma: Junior Chef Class on October 11th at 10am. Kids will learn how to make waffles. Suitable for ages 9-13.
Lowes: Free kid’s workshop on October 11th. Kids will make a Haunted House at 10am. You can register here.
The kids should get an apron, all the supplies for the clinic and a few other goodies.
If you live near an American Girl Store, you might check out their events. Times and dates vary.