Children’s Activities

09
Feb
2015

Home Depot: Free Kids Workshop {March 7th}

02/09/2015. This post may contain affiliate links. Read my Disclosure Policy.

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The next Home Depot event will be March 7th and your kids will learn how to build bookends.

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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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09
Feb
2015

Free Children’s Activities: Week of February 9-15

02/09/2015. 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.  Special Valentine’s Storytime on February 10th at 11am. 

Valentine’s Day Card making stations February 6th-14th.  Kids are invited to create one Valentine to give away to a child in need and one to take home for the favorite someone.

Williams-Sonoma: Learn how to make Stir Fried Chicken on February 14th at 10am. Suitable for ages 9-13.

Lakeshore Learning:  Kids will create an Uncle Sam’s U.S. Mask on February 14. Stop by from 11am-3pm.

Michael’s: Kids will make a Puzzle Piece Necklace on February 14th 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 feature a Valentine’s Day storytime with Elmo on the 14th. Other locations will feature the book If you give a Mouse a Cookie.  Check your location for the specifics.

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. 

Lowes:  The next Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinic will be on February 14th. Children can make a cute little Sweetheart Picture Holder at 10 am.  You must register before you attend. 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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02
Feb
2015

Free Children’s Activities: Week of February 2-8

02/02/2015. 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.  

Junior Design Camp on February 7th at 11am. Kid’s will participate in a hands on workshop about color, pattern and textiles inspired by Pottery Barn Kid’s designs. 

Valentine’s Day Card making stations February 6th-14th.  Kids are invited to create one Valentine to give away to a child in need and one to take home for the favorite someone.

Williams-Sonoma: Learn how to make Asian Dumplings on February 7th at 10 am.  Suitable for ages 5-13.

Lakeshore Learning:  Kids will create From The Heart Coupons on February 7th. Stop by from 11am-3pm.

Michael’s: Kids will make String Heart Art on February 7th  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 feature the book Ready Rabbit Gets Ready.

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: Free hands-on workshops designed for children ages 5 – 12 on February 7th from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Children will make an adorable heart box. You do need to register. 

Lego Store:  The next Lego build is 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.

Toys R Us: Spongebob Event on February 7th from 12pm to 2 pm.  Children can build a Mega Bloks SpongeBob SquarePants Jellyfish launcher. You will also receive a free Mega Bloks SpongeBob figure.

  

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

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02
Feb
2015

Lowe’s: Free Build and Grow Clinic February 14th

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Registration is open for the next Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinic on February 14th. Children can make a cute little Sweetheart Picture Holder at 10 am.

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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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.

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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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