Free Country Music Playlist (7 Songs)

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You can get a free Country Music Playlist courtesy of People Magazine.  The playlist includes 7 songs from artists such as Alabama, Kelsea Ballerini, Pat Green and more. This is a great way to add a few new songs without spending any money!

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Head over here to get your special code and use it to get your free music at iTunes. You will need to install iTunes if you have not already.

The offer is valid through 9/27.

Free Children’s Activities: Week of August 31 – September 6

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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.

Lakeshore Learning:  Kids will make a Nameplate Easel on September 5th.  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. 

There will be a special storytime this week featuring The Full Moon at the Napping House on Saturday.

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. 

Michaels: Stop by on September 5th to make a football windsock. Just $2 per child for 30 minutes of craft fun, including supplies. Ages 3 and up.

Lego Store:  The Lego Store now offers online registration for the free monthly build. The next build is not until September 1-2 but you need to register right away. Space is limited!

Pottery Barn Kids:  Stop by for Storytime each Tuesday from 11-11:30 am.  Kid’s can become a book club member and get a special gift after attending 5 story times.

This week (9/1) the theme will be Grandparents Day.

Williams-Sonoma: Junor Chef Classes weekly on Saturdays. Check your local store to confirm.

Home Depot:  The next Home Depot event will be September 5th and your kids will make a Football Toss Game. This is a free workshop designed for children ages 5 – 12 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. You do need to register.

Toys R Us: Star Wars Force Friday Event on 9/4 at midnight. Doors open at 12:01 am at all Toys R Us stores. Shoppers can be among the first to access all new Star War toys, plus get an exclusive free poster and Lego commemorative brick while supplies last.

Target: Star Wars Force Friday Event on 9/4.  Select stores are staying up late on September 4th to launch over 300 new products from the Force Awakens. The event starts at 12:01 am and early guests will get a fun giveaway and a chance to win a 4 ft tall Chebacca.

The fun continues on Saturday the 5th at 11am.  Shoppers can check out the Star Wars shop, plus photo ops, a giveaway for your kids and demos of new Star Wars toys!

If you live near an American Girl Store, you might check out their events.  

 

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

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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.

Lakeshore Learning:  Kids will make a Bug Buddy on August 29th.  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. 

There will be a special storytime this week featuring Little Blue Truck’s Beep-Along Book on Saturday.

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. 

Michaels: Stop by on August 29th to make a fun bookmark. Just $2 per child for 30 minutes of craft fun, including supplies. Ages 3 and up.

Lego Store:  The Lego Store now offers online registration for the free monthly build. The next build is not until September 1-2 but you need to register right away. Space is limited!

Pottery Barn Kids:  Stop by for Storytime each week from 11-11:30 am.  Kid’s can become a book club member and get a special gift after attending 5 story times.

Williams-Sonoma: Junor Chef Class on August 29th at 10am.  Children will learn all about pizza! Suitable for children ages 5-13.

If you live near an American Girl Store, you might check out their events.  Times and dates vary. August 27-29 many locations are having a free event where children can explore the fabulous 50s with Maryellen! Plus get a free gift while supplies last. Check your location for times and too confirm they are offering this event. (Just FYI, the new doll Maryellen will be available starting 8/27).

 

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

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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.

Lakeshore Learning:  Kids will make Paper Pal animals on August 22nd.  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. 

There will be a special storytime this week featuring Little Blue Truck’s Beep-Along Book on Saturday.

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. 

Michaels: Stop by on August 22nd to make a fun Pencil Topper.  Just $2 per child for 30 minutes of craft fun, including supplies. Ages 3 and up.

Lego Store:  The Lego Store now offers online registration for the free monthly build. The next build is not until September 1-2 but you need to register right away. Space is limited!

Pottery Barn Kids: First Day of School Photo Book activity through August 20th. Stop by to take fun first day of school pics at their photo booth with props.

Williams-Sonoma: Junor Chef Class on August 22nd at 10am.  Children will learn all about pressed Italian sandwiches. Suitable for children ages 5-13.

Lowe’s: The next Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinic will be held on August 22nd. The Avengers summer continues and children can make Thor’s Chariot at 10:00 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.

 

Redbox: Free One Night Movie Rental

You can get a free one night movie rental when you text FREEBIE to 727272.

This does sign you up for Redbox text messages but you can cancel them at any time if you like. I already get messages from Redbox and I did try this and it worked for me. They sent me a message back instantly with a free code in it.

My code is valid through 9/30 so plenty of time to use it.

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

 

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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.

AC Moore: Free “Make and Take” arts and craft activities through August 12th from 1-3pm.  This week’s activity is on August 12th and kids will make Beados. This is the last one for the summer.

Lakeshore Learning:  Kids will make a Summer Breeze Wind Chime on August 15th.  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. 

There will be a special storytime this week featuring If You Give a Mouse a Cookie – 30th Anniversary. Most stores will feature this  Thursday and Saturday but you may want to call first to check.

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. 

Michaels: Stop by on August 15th to make a Perler Backpack Dangler.  Just $2 per child for 30 minutes of craft fun, including supplies. Ages 3 and up.

They also have a Fun Family Craft class on August 15th from 1pm to 4 pm.  You can make a fun activity chart. This one is a few dollars more ($7) but it’s so cute and practical I had to mention it.

Lego Store:  The Lego Store now offers online registration for the free monthly build. The next build is not until September 1-2 but you need to register right away. Space is limited!

Pottery Barn Kids: First Day of School Photo Book activity through August 20th. Stop by to take fun first day of school pics at their photo booth with props.

 

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