Children’s Activities

15
Dec
2014

Easy Salt Dough Ornaments (Perfect Holiday Craft for Kids)

12/15/2014. This post may contain affiliate links. Read my Disclosure Policy.

How to Make Salt Dough Ornaments- perfect children's holiday craft!

 

I have been wanting to make salt dough ornaments with my children for a few years now and we finally had a chance last week.

The ornaments were really easy to make and you can let your imagination run with this as there are so many fun ways to customize your ornament.

We actually made two batches because I made some mistakes with ours so I will share what worked and didn’t so yours (hopefully) turn out perfectly.

How to Create Salt Dough Ornaments- so fun for children!

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10
Nov
2014

Free Children’s Activities: Week of November 10-16

11/10/2014. This post may contain affiliate links. Read my Disclosure Policy.

familytreecraft

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.  

A Very Fairy Tea Party on November 15th at 3pm and 4pm.  For a $10 donation to benefit St. Jude’s, children will create magical fairy wands and enjoy treats and story time. Space is limited and pre-payment is required.

Lakeshore Learning:  Kids will create a Family Picture Tree on November 15th.  Stop by from 11am-3pm.

Michaels: Kid’s Club Event: Reindeer Painted Canvas on November 15th from 10am to noon. This one is really cute!

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. 

Many stores will feature a special Thanksgiving Storytime featuring the Great Thanksgiving Escape on Saturday. 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. 

Williams Sonoma: Junior Chef Class on November 15th at 10am.  Children will learn how to make Thanksgiving pies.  Suitable for ages 5-13.

  

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

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06
Nov
2014

Home Depot: Free Kids Workshop {December 6th}

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home depot workshop

The Home Depot event for December will be on Saturday, December 6th and your kids will build holiday yard stakes.

holiday-home

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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06
Oct
2014

Free Children’s Activities: Week of October 6-12

10/06/2014. This post may contain affiliate links. Read my Disclosure Policy.

star-wars

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.

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29
Sep
2014

Free Children’s Activities: Week of September 29 – October 5

09/29/2014. This post may contain affiliate links. Read my Disclosure Policy.

lakeshore

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.  

Lakeshore Learning:  Kids will create a Music Drum on October 4th.  Stop by from 11am-3pm.

Michaels: Kid’s Club Event: Make Hand Painted Halloween Rocks on October 4th 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 Don’t Let The Crayons Quit Storytime this week. Check your location to see what your store is offering and 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.

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 4th at 10am.  Kids will learn how to make Mac and Cheese many different ways. Suitable for ages 9-13. 

Home Depot: Free kid’s workshop on October 4th.  Kids will make a cute EMS truck from 9am to 12pm. 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.

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29
Sep
2014

Lowe’s: Free Build and Grow Clinic October 11th

09/29/2014. This post may contain affiliate links. Read my Disclosure Policy.

househaunted

Registration just opened today for this Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinic.  Children can make a Haunted House on October 11th at 10am.

It is always best to sign up for these right away because they do fill up really fast.

You must register before you attend. The kids should get an apron, all the supplies for the clinic and a few other goodies.

 

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20
Aug
2014

Fun Sight Words Practice for Kids

08/20/2014. This post may contain affiliate links. Read my Disclosure Policy.

Fun sight words game for kids

 

Well can you believe my little darlings are still not in school?  I feel like the last man standing here as we have one more week of summer vacation.

I have really been cramming in the sight word practice for both my 5 year old and 7 year old the past few weeks so they are fresh and ready to start school.

But you can only do flashcards and writing it out and spelling aloud so many times and it gets so boring for them.  So I decided to have a little fun with some words and make it a game to try to get them interested in learning.

If you have little ones that are trying to memorize lists of sight words, this might be something you consider trying with your kiddos.

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17
Aug
2014

Sharpie Dyed Coasters- Fun Children’s Craft!

08/17/2014. This post may contain affiliate links. Read my Disclosure Policy.

Sharpie Dyed Coasters- easy children's craft project!



Here is another fun and pretty easy little children’s craft project.

This is a very inexpensive craft and I think the results are both pretty and functional.

You can use Sharpies to create beautiful designs on coasters or trivets in whatever color scheme you like.

This is one of those easy rainy day projects to file away as a possible gift idea for the Grandparents!

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