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.
Toys R Us: Bricktober Build Event on October 18th from 12-2 pm. Kids will make a Lego Bat Signal.
Disney Store: Halloween Dress Rehearsal. Come dressed in your favorite Disney costume and enjoy Crafts, Games, and a Costume Parade on October 17th from 5 to 6:30 pm and the 18th from 11am to 12:30 pm. Minimum age for participation is age 3. Check with your local store to confirm participation.
Lakeshore Learning: Kids will create a Bunny Reading Pointer on October 18th. Stop by from 11am-3pm.
Michaels: Kid’s Club Event: Make a Fun Frankenstein Mask on October 18th 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.
There will also be the monthly American Girl event on Thursday the 16th at 7 pm. Join the American Girl Club for themed crafts and refreshments.
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.
Williams-Sonoma: Junior Chef Class on October 18th at 10am. Kids will learn how to make Pumpkin Treats. Suitable for ages 5-13.
If you live near an American Girl Store, you might check out their events. Times and dates vary.