May 16, 2011

Ongoing FREE Kids' Workshops and Events

If you're looking for more great FREE things to do with your children this summer, you can also check out my previous blog posts labeled SSSS (summer sanity savers series.)  Be sure to click read older posts to see all of them.
I usually post about different activities, either through a blog post or through the free fun activities calendar on the right side of the page.  I thought it would be a good resource to have a comprehensive link to each store's activities calendar as well.  Here goes:
  • Bass Pro is one of our favorites for summer, weekend, and holiday events.  They seem to have so many, and the stores always seem to have a good aquarium to visit along with it.  Their full summer schedule hasn't been released yet, but look for it at THIS LINK.  They say the kickoff will be June 4.
  • Kids Bowl Free is a national event that occurs in a lot of bowling alleys across the country every summer. 
  • Lego Stores worldwide have monthly events for your little builder.  Check out their events page HERE.
  • Home Depot has kids' workshops the first Saturday of each month.  Just show up between 9 am and noon at your local store.  You can look at the projects HERE.
  • Lowes has their Build and Grow clinics on the second and fourth Saturdays of most months.  You are encouraged to pre-register.  You can pre-register and also see the project at this link.  In our area, there have been many times where the clinics sell out.
  • Michaels does a lot of classes.  Here's their event calendar, which includes events for the US and Canada.  Most classes/workshops are free, but they occasionally have a nominal materials fee.
  • Pottery Barn Kids stores also have free kids activities.  They have a book club (story time) every Tuesday morning at 11 am, and many other themed activities.  Check out their schedule HERE.
Where do you go?  Which ones have you tried?  I'd love to hear if you know of any more opportunities for free fun.

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