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Free Activities To Do with Kids

There are a lot of great activities to do with your kids that are free. These are great ways to keep your kids busy. There are enough free activities to keep your kids busy every weekend.  Below is a list of places that offer free activities for kids.

1.      Lakeshore Learning has free crafts for kids every Saturday from 11a – 3p for kids ages 3 and up. You do not have to register for this event, just show up during the time frame above. Kids make a cute craft project that they can take home. Some of the previous crafts that kids have made are: binoculars, beaded pencil holder, and a puzzle.  To find a location near you, Click Here.




2.      Michaels kids club. They do free crafts with kids on Saturdays from 10 – Noon for Pre K & up.  Note that not all of their Saturday crafts are free, it will be noted if there is a cost. It is still a cheap activity with the kids, it is $2 per child. Example of the free craft for October is a Monster Treat Bag. Example of one of their $2 crafts is Yarn Ghosts. Regardless if it is one of their free crafts or a $2 craft, all supplies are provided. Click here to go Michaels' website, once on the website scroll down and click Kid’s Programs. Then click See schedules by store, the next page will show the crafts scheduled for each Saturday.



3.      Toys R US Free Events. These are usually held on Saturdays.  They usually have a few events a month.  You do not need to register for these events, just be there between the times specified for the event. Examples of events are: Free Lego build, it is a make and take character. Geoffrey’s Birthday Club is on October 15th, kids who are member of Geoffrey's Birthday Club (Free to join) can stop in and get a free Geoffrey plush toy and a storybook. There will also be a story time and fun activities. Click here to see all of the events scheduled.


4.      Disney Store Free Events.  The types of free events at the Disney Store have included costume parades, story times, sing-alongs, games, movie viewings, and craft activities. Typically the events are held on Saturdays or Sundays. The type of event can vary by each location.  Click Here to go to the Disney site, once on the website use the store locator to find the Disney Store near you then the page scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Upcoming Events. The next page will list the upcoming events for the month.

5.      Home Depot Building Classes for Kids. Home Depot has free classes for kids the first Saturday of every month from 9am – noon.  It is called Home Depot Kids Workshop and it is free for kids; every child also gets an apron, certificate of achievement and achievement pin. Past builds have been race cars, fire truck, planter, and picture frame. After they build it, they can paint it there also.  This is one of my kids’ favorite. You will want to register to ensure your child is able to build the project. Click Here for Home Depot’s workshop page to see upcoming classes and to register.



6.      Lowes Building Build and Grow Classes for Kids. Lowes’s has free building classes for kids on the 2nd & 4th Saturday every month at 10am. Kids receive a building kit that they make at the store; some of the past building classes kids have made bird houses, cars, and fire trucks. In addition, each child receives an apron and goggles.  You must register for a class on Lowe’s website, click here to go to the build and grow page to see upcoming events and to register.



7.      Barnes and Noble Free Events. Every Saturday they have story time, the time varies depending on location.  In addition to the story time, they also have special events typically on Saturday or Sunday for kids. Examples of special events are: game time, Star Wars build event, Pokemon event, plus more. The type of special events will be dependent on the location. To find out events that they are having near you, click here to go to their website. Once on the website, use the store locator to find a store near you then click on find an event. All of the events will be listed.


8.     Lego Store: Free Mini Builds, usually on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Click Here to read the article and for registration link.


There are many free activities that are designed to be interactive and fun for kids of any age.  The above free events for kids are from stores that you will find in almost any city or state.  Another great place to find free activities for your kids is your local library. Most libraries have after school programs, plus special events on the weekends. Also check local city parks for events like Movie in the Park.

Having fun with your kids doesn't have to cost you a fortune, if you know of any other free events not mentioned above share it on Money Saving Tips for Moms Facebook page.