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 Paper Pal animals on August 22nd. 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.
There will be a special storytime this week featuring Little Blue Truck’s Beep-Along Book on Saturday.
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 August 22nd to make a fun Pencil Topper. Just $2 per child for 30 minutes of craft fun, including supplies. Ages 3 and up.
Lego Store: The Lego Store now offers online registration for the free monthly build. The next build is not until September 1-2 but you need to register right away. Space is limited!
Pottery Barn Kids: First Day of School Photo Book activity through August 20th. Stop by to take fun first day of school pics at their photo booth with props.
Williams-Sonoma: Junor Chef Class on August 22nd at 10am. Children will learn all about pressed Italian sandwiches. Suitable for children ages 5-13.
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.