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 Wintry Snowglobe on December 5th. 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.
Friday (12/4) there will be a special Polar Express Storytime with fun activities. Check your local store to confirm.
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.
Many stores will have free Santa pictures, crafts and more.
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: Build Holiday Stacking Blocks on 12/5 from 9 am to 12 pm. Registration is required as spots fill up fast.
Williams-Sonoma: Gingerbread House Decorating Event on 12/5 at 10 am. This event is $35 but I wanted to mention for those that enjoy these events.
Michael’s: Kid’s Club Event on 12/5 from 10 am to 12 pm. Children can make Clothespin Characters.
There is also a Gingerbread House craft time. Buy the kit- supplies included. This even is 12/5 from 1 to 4 pm.
If you live near an American Girl Store, you might check out their events.