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 Jumpin’ Jellyfish on July 18th. 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.
Michaels: Stop by on July 18th to make a Minion Wood Frame. Just $2 per child for 30 minutes of craft fun, including supplies. Ages 3 and up.
They also have a weekly Passport to Imagination Program for children during the summer. Classes are $5 and offered on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Williams-Sonoma: Children can learn how to use Vitamix and make smoothies and snacks. Suitable for ages 8-13.
Lego Store: The Lego Store now offers online registration for the free monthly build. Registration for August went live this week and and I would suggest acting fast! The actual event is not until August 4-5 but I wanted to give you the heads up!
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.