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.
Reach Across America Day is March 2nd.
Handmade Charlotte DIY Crafting Event on March 7th at 11am. Children will make an exclusive free craft project. Call your local store to RSVP.
Select stores will have Peter Rabbit appearances March 7-21. Locate a participating store here.
Williams-Sonoma: Learn all about Lunchbox Lessons: Sandwiches and Wraps on March 7th at 10am. Suitable for ages 5-13.
Lakeshore Learning: Kids will create a Hold It All Buggy Clip on March 7th. 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.
Some stores will feature a special Read Across America storytime on March 2nd at 7pm. Check your store to confirm 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.
Home Depot: The next Home Depot event will be March 7th and your kids will learn how to build bookends. The workshop is designed for children ages 5 – 12 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
You do need to register.
Lego Store: The next Lego build is scheduled for March 3rd. Your little ones can build a Lego Robot 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 live near an American Girl Store, you might check out their events. Times and dates vary.