Children’s Activities

01
Jul
2014

Lowe’s: Free Build & Grow Clinic July 12th

07/01/2014. This post may contain affiliate links. Read my Disclosure Policy.

turbocraft

 

Registration is open for the next Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinic, which will be held on Saturday, July 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 Turbo with a pullback motor inspired by the movie. 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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30
Jun
2014

Free Children’s Activities: Week of June 30 – July 6

06/30/2014. 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.

Disney Store: Kids ages 3 and up are invited to Summer Play Days at Disney Store. Store events include Art of Animation, Trivia, Story Time and Showtime. Stop by every week and receive a free character button. Events take place every day through September 1st. See a Cast Member for event schedule and details at your local store.

This week’s button giveaway includes Dusty.

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.  

The theme this week is Super Hero Storytime on July 1st.

The summer reading program runs through July 17th. Children who read 8 books from their recommended list will receive a free book.

Lakeshore Learning:  Kids will make a Silly Summer Cap on July 5th. Stop by from 11am-3pm.

Michaels: Kid’s Club Event: Summer Ice Cream fun powered by Perler on July 5th at 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.

There will be a special storytime on Saturday featuring The Numberlys.

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.

Kids Bowl Free: Just register and get 2 free games everyday in summer!

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 Kid’s Workshop on July 5th. Kid’s will build a bug house and discover the outdoors.  The event is 9am to 12pm.

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.

Lego Store:  Free Lego Build on July 1st.  Your kids will build a Lego Beach Van. The event starts at 5pm and is limited to kids age 6-14. You can find your local store here.

Williams-Sonoma: Junior Chef Class on July 5th at 10am.  Kids will learn how to make personal sized pies. Ages 8 and up.

If you live near an American Girl Store, you might check out their events.  Times and dates vary. They have a special movie viewing event on  July 17-19 for Isabelle Dances Into the Spotlight.  You will need to make reservations for this event.  Includes movie premiere, dance jam video, a goody bag and more! Find a location and specific dates and times here. 

Summer Reading programs are going on.  Head over  to find out the dates.

Don’t forget the $1.00 movies!  Get the scoop on that here.

 

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23
Jun
2014

Free Children’s Activities: Week of June 23-29

06/23/2014. This post may contain affiliate links. Read my Disclosure Policy.

isabelle

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.

Disney Store: Kids ages 3 and up are invited to Summer Play Days at Disney Store. Store events include Art of Animation, Trivia, Story Time and Showtime. Stop by every week and receive a free character button. Events take place every day through September 1st. See a Cast Member for event schedule and details at your local store.

This week’s button giveaway includes Doc McStuffins.

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.  

Super Hero Celebration on June 28th.  Kids are invited to dress up as their favorite super hero, create their own super hero mask and take home and exclusive super hero activity guide.  Plus select stores will have appearances by Spider Man or Captain America. Locate a store near you here. Find stores with character appearances here.

The summer reading program runs through July 17th. Children who read 8 books from their recommended list will receive a free book.

Lakeshore Learning:  Kids will make a Summertime Memories Frame  on June 28th. Stop by from 11am-3pm.

Michaels: Kid’s Club Event: Make 4th of July Wood Stars on June 28th at 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.

There will be a special storytime with Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed June 24th at 11 am.  Come in your jammies and bring a pillow for zany monkey fun. Includes free reading and activities.

Learn the Cool Aspects of Physics by Building your own speeding race car through June 29th.  Find your location here 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.

Kids Bowl Free: Just register and get 2 free games everyday in summer!

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. 

Lowe’s: Free Build and Grow event on June 28th at 10am.  Kid’s will build a Sheep Drog Game inspired by How to Train Your Dragon 2. 

Head over here for more information and to register.

 

If you live near an American Girl Store, you might check out their events.  Times and dates vary. They have a special movie viewing event on  July 17-19 for Isabelle Dances Into the Spotlight.  You will need to make reservations for this event.  Includes movie premiere, dance jam video, a goody bag and more! Find a location and specific dates and times here. 

Summer Reading programs are going on.  Head over  to find out the dates.

Don’t forget the $1.00 movies!  Get the scoop on that here.

 

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22
Jun
2014

Easy Firecracker Pinatas for Kids

06/22/2014. This post may contain affiliate links. Read my Disclosure Policy.

Easy DIY Finrecracker Pinatas



Here is something fun and easy to do for the kiddos for any holiday really but especially fun for 4th of July.

You can make these cute little firecracker pinatas for the little ones with just tissue paper and toilet paper rolls!  They are a fun little distraction that you can fill with candy or small toys or stickers or whatever you like.

Pinata

For each firecracker, you will need:

  • 1 toilet paper tube
  • 1 pipe cleaner (optional)
  • 10×20 sheet of tissue paper
  • Ribbon or string
  • Tape

Pinata

And here are the easy steps to assemble your pinata:

  • Fold the tissue paper in half so that you have a 10×10 square.
  • Place the pipe cleaner inside the toilet paper roll, leaving a 4” section hanging out of one side.
  • Lay the tube on its side in the center of the tissue paper.
  • Roll the paper around the tube and secure with tape.
  • Secure one end by twisting and tying tightly with ribbon.
  • Carefully stuff the candy through the open end, packing tightly.
  • Twist the other end tightly and tie with ribbon.
  • To ‘pop’, simply grasp both sides and pull!

How to make a pinata

So the kids can yank and all the surprises come tumbling out.  This might be a fun little way to keep them busy before the fireworks start this year or on any 4th of July BBQs you might be planning.

And speaking of 4th of July– here are a few other cute ideas:

patriotic wreath

Super Easy Patriotic Wreath 

Easy Patriotic Mason Jars

Fun Mason Jars for flowers, candles, sparklers, utensils and more…

 

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20
Jun
2014

Planes Fire & Rescue Free Printable Coloring Pages

06/20/2014. This post may contain affiliate links. Read my Disclosure Policy.

planes

 

There is a new Planes movie- Fire & Rescue- that comes out July 18th.

If you have a little one that loved Planes this might be a great summer movie to catch.

I have a few free printable coloring pages for you to download.  This would be a fun activity to get the kids extra excited for the movie or for after the movie to keep them busy for awhile.

Head over here to get your free Planes Fire & Rescue printables.

planes party favor

And if you have little Planes fans– here are tons of adorable ideas for fun things to do with the kids as well as more printable activities for the kids.

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20
Jun
2014

Lowe’s: Free Build & Grow Clinic June 28th

06/20/2014. This post may contain affiliate links. Read my Disclosure Policy.

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If you missed the first Build and Grow in June, there is another clinic being offered on June 28th.  This time kids will build a Sheep Drop Game inspired by the  movie How to Train Your Dragon 2.

You can register here and the event will be at 10am on June 28th.

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

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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16
Jun
2014

Free Children’s Activities: Week of June 16-22

06/16/2014. This post may contain affiliate links. Read my Disclosure Policy.

bassprocraft

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.

Disney Store: Kids ages 3 and up are invited to Summer Play Days at Disney Store. Store events include Art of Animation, Trivia, Story Time and Showtime. Stop by every week and receive a free character button. Events take place every day through September 1st. See a Cast Member for event schedule and details at your local store.

This week’s button giveaway includes Jake and the Neverland Pirates.

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.  

The summer reading program runs through July 17th. Children who read 8 books from their recommended list will receive a free book.

Lakeshore Learning:  Kids will make a Summer Break Journal on June 21st. Stop by from 11am-3pm.

Michaels: Rainbow Loom Meet Up. Ages 6+ and the cost is $5 per child. Times and Dates vary. Contact your store for local times.

Kid’s Club Event: Make a How to Train Your Dragon 2 Key Chain on June 21st at 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.

There will be a special Frozen Party story time on Friday the 20th at 3pm.  The event will include crafts and special treats. It looks like this varies by location so I would check first to make sure your local store is participating.

Learn the cool aspects of physics by building your own race car on 6/21 at 11:30am.  Ages 7 and up.

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.

Kids Bowl Free: Just register and get 2 free games everyday in summer!

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 June 21st at 9:30am.  Kids will learn how to make slushies, ice cream and more with Zoku.  Activity for kids ages 5-12. 

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

And many Summer Reading programs are starting.  Head over here to find out the dates.

Don’t forget the $1.00 movies! Many areas have already started. Get the scoop on that here.

 

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11
Jun
2014

Easy Dip Dyed Children’s Shoes

06/11/2014. This post may contain affiliate links. Read my Disclosure Policy.

DIY Ombre Canvas Shoes- so easy and less then $10 to make!



Some of you might remember the really fun tie dyed shoes my little girl and I made last year.  My 6 year old loved those shoes and we just finally put them in the donation bin after a year of hard use.

So this year I thought we might make some fun colored shoes again but maybe a slightly different design.  Her favorite color (at the moment) is blue so we decided to do a fun ombre pattern on the shoe and I think they turned out really well!

The best part is that she loves them and they were only $7 to make- for both the shoe and the dye.

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