Free Children’s Activities: Week of July 13-19

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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 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!

Lowes: The next Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinic is July 11th. The Avengers summer continues and children can make the Black Widows Sky Cycle 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.

 

Home Depot: Free Kids Workshop {August 1st}

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The next Home Depot event will be August 1st and your kids will make a Chalkboard Door Hanger.

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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.


Free Children’s Activities: Week of July 6-12

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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 an Aquarium on July 11th.  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 11th for Foam Printing.  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 all about Cooking with Salt on July 11th at 10am.  The class will teach how to use different flavored salts- from popcorn to veggie skewers. 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!

Lowes: The next Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinic is July 11th. The Avengers summer continues and children can make the Black Widows Sky Cycle 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.

 

Free Lego Store Build {August 4-5}

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The Lego Store now offers online registration for the free monthly build. Registration for August should go live on July 6th at 9am EST.

The July event reached capacity within minutes. I wanted to give you the heads up so that you can be ready for the August event.

Kids can build a Kangaroo on August 4th or 5th.

Quantities are limited to approximately 120 per store per night and time reservations are on a first come first serve basis. One registration with a maximum of 4 children per household. One free set per child. Due to safety restrictions, this event is open to children ages 6-14 only.

Click here to learn more.

And if that link doesn’t work, click here for the calendar. 

If you haven’t registered for the free Lego magazine, you can do that here!

7-11 Stores: Free Slurpee on July 11th

On July 11th, stop by a 7-11 Store and get a free slurpee! It does say from 11am to 7pm.  No purchase is necessary.

This is a national promotion they run every year and all stores should participate. However in prior years there have been mixed results from stores.  Some are very happy to provide the slurpees and some stores have ended the offer early, refused to participate and so on. You can always call ahead to check.

Head over here for more information.

*This is for a small size drink.

You can also come back July 12-18 to get a 7-SELECT FREEBIE every time you buy a Coffee, Chillers® Iced Coffee, Slurpee, or Big Gulp® and scan your 7-Eleven app. Plus, buy any cup, scan the 7-Eleven app and get a FREE 7-Select food or drink under $2. At participating stores, while supplies last.

 

Free All Creatures Big and Small Movie Download

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You can download a movie for free today- All Creatures Big and Small courtesy of Google Play.

 This is a nice freebie to download for a day when it’s too hot to play outside.

Click here to download the movie free from Google Play

Please note you will have to enter a payment method at checkout but will not be charged as this is free.  Just please make sure to click the “Free” button at the top of the page.

Free Apple Summer Camp {Limited}

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If you have children ages 8-12, there is a free three day workshop at Apple Stores coming up. Dates vary but most are at the end of July and into August.

Please note they have limited spots available. I checked my store in California and one camp has tons of spots but another camp is full. I have friends on the East coast and their store has spots in both camps. So it’s worth checking out to see.

Children will learn to make movies or create interactive books complete with their own illustrations and sound effects. And each workshop ends with the Apple Camp Showcase so campers can share their finished projects.

Click here to see if your store has spots available and to make reservations.