Children’s Activities

24
Mar
2014

Free Children’s Activities: Week of March 24-30

03/24/2014. 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.

Williams-Sonoma: Junior Chef Class on March 29th at 9:30 am.  The theme will be “Easter Egg Decorating”.  I would recommend calling your local store to confirm and register.

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.  

Peter Rabbit will be making appearances at select stores through April 5th.  Locate a participating store here.

Lakeshore Learning:  Kids make a Funny Fish Puppet on March 29th from 11am-3pm.  

Michaels: Kids Club Event- Inspired by Mondrian Event on March 29th.Ages 3 and up are welcome to this event. Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10am – 11:30am. See a store associate to join.

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.

 

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

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20
Mar
2014

Barnes and Noble: Free Online Storytime

03/20/2014. This post may contain affiliate links. Read my Disclosure Policy.

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I have mentioned this in the past but thought it was worth posting again. Barnes and Noble offers a free online storytime for children.  I think this is perfect for those rainy days.  Or if you need a few extra minutes to finish dinner, let the kiddos listen to a story.

You can sort by age to quickly find a book suited to your child’s age.  The selection is nice too.  I spotted Olivia, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Dr. Seus, Pinkalicious and many more.

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Head over here to look at the entire book selection.

And don’t forget about the weekly children’s activities if you are looking for more ideas. 

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17
Mar
2014

Home Depot: Free Kids Workshop {April 5th}

03/17/2014. This post may contain affiliate links. Read my Disclosure Policy.

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Home Depot’s April free Kids Workshop will be on Saturday, April 5th and your kids will build a birdbath/birdfeeder. This is inspired by the new movie Rio 2.

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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17
Mar
2014

Free Children’s Activities: Week of March 17-23

03/17/2014. 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.

Williams-Sonoma: Junior Chef Class on March 22nd at 9:30 am.  The theme will be “Let’s Stir Fry It”.  I would recommend calling your local store to confirm and register.

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.  March 18th will be The Very Hungry Caterpillar Day.

Peter Rabbit will be making appearances at select stores through April 5th.  Locate a participating store here.

Lakeshore Learning:  Kids make a Colors of the Rainbow Mirror on March 22nd from 11am-3pm.  

Michaels: Kids Club Event- Framed with Creativity on March 22nd. Decorate a picture frame with stickers.  Ages 3 and up are welcome to this event. Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10am – 11:30am. See a store associate to join.

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.

March 19th and 20th, there will be a special American Girl Truly Talented You event.  This is for ages 8-12 and kids will have fun activities, puzzles and crafts to do.

Through March 23rd, select stores will have a Leapfrog interactive reading adventure. Head over here to see if your store is participating.

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

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14
Mar
2014

Lowe’s: Free Build & Grow Clinic in April

03/14/2014. This post may contain affiliate links. Read my Disclosure Policy.

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Registration is open for the next Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinic, which will be held on Saturday, April  12th, at 10AM.

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

At this clinic, your kids will build a Recycling Truck.  These clinics are lots of fun and the kids seem to really enjoy them.

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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10
Mar
2014

How to Make Crystals {Homemade Sun Catchers}

03/10/2014. This post may contain affiliate links. Read my Disclosure Policy.

Homemade Crystals or Sun Catchers (so fast and easy and you can create any shape, color, size).  Perfect craft for children.

 

Here is a fun and very easy little project to do with the kids- homemade crystals or sun catchers.  This is very inexpensive and you can let your creativity go with what to make.

I have little girls that love hearts and rainbows so we made crystals in the form of hearts in rainbow colors.  You might do snowflakes or little animals or flower shapes or letters or really anything that your children might enjoy.

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10
Mar
2014

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

03/10/2014. 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.

Williams-Sonoma: Junior Chef Class on March 15th at 9:30 am.  The theme will be “Chop and Slice It”.  I would recommend calling your local store to confirm and register.

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.  March 11th the theme will be St. Patrick’s Day Storytime. 

There will be a special Peter Rabbit Storytime March 15th at 11am.

Peter Rabbit will be making appearances at select stores through April 5th.  Locate a participating store here.

Lakeshore Learning:  Kids make a Springtime Kite on March 15th from 11am-3pm.  

Michaels: Kids Club Event- Personalized Name Plate on March 15th. Ages 3 and up are welcome to this event. Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10am – 11:30am. See a store associate to join.

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.

Saturday, March 15th, there will be two special storytimes.  Leapfrog Reading Adventure at 11:30 and St. Patrick’s Day Storytime at 11:00am.

Also, through March 15th there is an American Girl Event with activities, crafts and more.  Head over here to see what dates and times your store is participating.

 

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

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04
Mar
2014

Panera Bread: Bakers in Training Program for Children

03/04/2014. This post may contain affiliate links. Read my Disclosure Policy.

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Panera Bread has a fun new program for groups of children ages 5-12.  Kid’s get to go behind the scenes at the bakery-cafe while learning kitchen essential and the fundamentals of baking.

The cost is $20 per child and that includes a $5 donation to a school or church group of your choice.  Each child will also get their own hat and apron, stretch and score their own French Baguette, decorate a cookie and more. 

I think this looks so cute.  You do need a group of at least 10 kids to do this activity. This might be something fun for Girl Scouts, school field trip or even a birthday party!

Not all locations are participating but you can head over here and find out if your Panera is. 

Please note there must be one parent chaperone per every 5 children.  Classes are available with start times between 2–4:30pm.  No classes are held from mid-November to the end of the year.

For more fun children’s activities, head over here to see ideas for this week.

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