Sunday, May 22, 2016

Free or Almost Free Activities for Kids

Wondering what you'll be doing this summer with your kids? Here are some fun things to get your kids up and out of the house.



The first Saturday of the month Home Depot offers a Kid's Workshop (year round)

Home Depot supplies everything you'll need, including an apron and goggles you can take home (plus if you go every Saturday they give you a patch to put on your apron for every competed project.

June 4th they are doing a Trophy Smartphone Holder for Father's Day. You can go register online through their website here: http://workshops.homedepot.com/workshops/kids-workshops

The Lego Store does a Mini Build in store once a month (year round)

The mini build is for kids ages 6-14. The Lego Store supplies the Lego and the instructions, your child must build the toy in store but they do get to take it home, free.
Register online here: http://shop.lego.com/en-US/minibuild-registration

The next event is June 7 & 8, and  you can register for July's mini build starting on June 15th.

Lowes has a Build and Grow program for kids every other Saturday (year round)

Their next big build is Saturday June 11th, kids get to build their own Captain America.
Registration starts on May 30th for the Captain America clinic you can register here: https://lowesbuildandgrow.com/

Lakeshore does free Crafts Every Saturday (year round)

No reservations, but you can visit their website to see what upcoming crafts they have here: http://www.lakeshorelearning.com/general_content/store_locations/storeCrafts.jsp

BassPro Offers Free Events Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday (summer/varies by location)

Bass Pro offers A LOT of free activities from noon to five. Activities vary by location but might  include Catch and Release Fishing, Free Photo Download (of you "holding" a fish or frog), kids crafts, cooking demos (with free food), Kayak test ride pool. Just head to their website and put in your nearest Bass Pro and you should see an events section on the right side if you scroll down a page. http://www.basspro.com/

AMF Bowling offers Free Games to Kids (summer)

2 Free Bowling Games a day for each child (shoe rental not included).
You can sign up here: http://www.kidsbowlfree.com/
-Side note- we don't have an AMF that close to us but we live down the street from a local bowling alley and they offer free games to kids, so check with your local alley even if it isn't AMF.

Regal offers $1 Movies Tuesdays and Wednesdays

The movies start at 10 AM and you have the choice of two different movies each week. The movies are all movies that are out of theaters/on dvd but it is a lot of fun and a great way to stay cool.
You can see the movie schedule here: http://www.regmovies.com/Movies/Summer-Movie-Express?


Michaels offers a Kids Craft for $2 every Saturday

From 10-2 the $2 covers the cost of the craft supplies used and this is a great option if you don't have a Lakeshore for Saturday crafts.

Free Entrance to National Parks

August 25-28, 2016 and September 24th.

Check Your Local Library

Ours offers all sorts of summer fun, from activities to reading programs where kids can earn points by reading to redeem for prizes.


Hope this helps you plan out your summer a little bit more, if you know of any free or almost free activities for kids let me know in the comments so I can add them in.


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