Children’s Activities

29
Dec
2014

Free Children’s Activities: Week of December 29 – January 4

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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.

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.  

Noon Year’s Eve Event: Ring in the New Year with your little ones who won’t be awake at midnight on  12/31 at 11:30 am. Bring a shoebox for your child to decorate and keep as a 2015 memory box while they wait for the countdown. As the clock strikes “noon”, children will celebrate with noisemakers and special giveaways. 

Lakeshore Learning:  Kids will create Beary Warm Earmuffs on January 3rd. 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.

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. 

Home Depot: The Home Depot event for January will be on Saturday, January 3rd and your kids will build a mini sled. This is a free workshop designed for children ages 5 – 12 between 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

You do need to register.

  

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

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23
Dec
2014

North Pole Hot Chocolate {Perfect for Christmas Morning}

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North Pole Hot Chocolate

Here is a really simple and fun idea for Christmas morning.

North Pole Hot Chocolate!

Our Elf on the Shelf actually brought this for my girls a few days ago but I plan to make it again to watch the Polar Express on Christmas Eve.

You might already have the ingredients on hand- just candy canes, something sticky like cake icing, hot chocolate and a red candy (M&M, skittle, gumball) or in a pinch a mini marshmallow would work.

I cut little North Pole tags out with my Silhouette Cameo- you can easily do the same with just pen and paper.

I opened a candy cane and cut off the hooked end- not too much or it will be too short for the mug.

Then I used a piece of tape to adhere the tag to the candy cane.  I used cake icing I had on hand to cement an M&M to the top of the candy cane and that is it!

I think this is very cute and my girls loved these.

If you have lots of children coming for Christmas you can use disposable red or green cups and then make a bunch of these for the dessert table.  Make a batch of this delicious Crock Pot hot chocolate and how fun would that be?

You might pin this for next year’s class parties!

North Pole Hot Chocolate

And here is my little baby girl enjoying her hot chocolate.

North Pole Hot Chocolate for Christmas

And here are a few other fun recipes for Christmas:

Christmas Tree Cupcakes- so easy and perfect for holiday parties!

Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Melted snowman cookies recipe

Melting Snowman Cookies

Pottery Barn Knock Off Snowman Milk Bottles

Snowman Mill Bottles 

 

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23
Dec
2014

Free Santa Tracker!

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Here is a fun activity.  Kids can track Santa with this free Santa Tracker.  You get updates on Santa’s whereabouts either on your mobile device or via the website on Christmas Eve. This is really neat if you have not done it before.

This is especially helpful if you have little ones that don’t want to go to sleep on Christmas Eve.  Once they take a look at the Santa Tracker and realize Santa is on the way, they will hop in bed!  (LOL- in theory!)

They also have several fun activities that kids can do now so you might want to look around.

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22
Dec
2014

Free Children’s Activities: Week of December 22-28

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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.

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 Celebration Noisemaker on December 27th.  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.

Some stores will feature a special Please, Mr. Panda storytime with activities. Check your local store to see if your store is participating.

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.

Through December 24th, stop by Santa’s Wonderland and get a free 4×6 picture with Santa.  Check your store for specific times and dates. 

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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15
Dec
2014

Easy Salt Dough Ornaments (Perfect Holiday Craft for Kids)

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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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15
Dec
2014

Free Children’s Activities: Week of December 15-21

12/15/2014. 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.

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 Festive Card Holder on December 20th.  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.

Some stores will feature a special Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and the Night Before Christmas storytime with treats and activities. Check your local store to see if your are is participating.

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.

Through December 24th, stop by Santa’s Wonderland and get a free 4×6 picture with Santa.  Check your store for specific times and dates. 

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
Dec
2014

Home Depot: Free Kids Workshop {January 3rd}

12/09/2014. This post may contain affiliate links. Read my Disclosure Policy.

home depot workshop

The Home Depot event for January will be on Saturday, January 3rd and your kids will build a mini sled.

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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08
Dec
2014

Free Lego Store Build (January 6th)

12/08/2014. This post may contain affiliate links. Read my Disclosure Policy.

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The next Lego build is scheduled for 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 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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