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 Olaf.
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 will be Wheels on the Bus.
Lakeshore Learning: Kids will create a “You Name It Door Hanger” on August 2nd. Stop by from 11am-3pm.
Michaels: Kid’s Club Event: Make a Keychain or Bracelet on August 2nd from 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. The theme this week is “What do you do with an Idea”.
Plus some stores will have a Harry Potter Birthday Party at varying dates. And on August 1st at 7pm there will be a Frozen Party featuring Olaf. There will be a sing-along, crafts and storytime. My store has Marvel superheroes listed for Saturday with giveaways and activities. Check your store for times and dates by clicking the link above. These promotions can vary tremendously from store to store.
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 August 2nd at 10am. Kids will learn how to use Zoku and make slushies, ice cream and more. Ages 5-13.
Home Depot: Free kid’s workshop on August 2nd from 9am to 12pm. They will make a Mini Crate Pencil Holder.
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.
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.