No matter at what age, kids can benefit tremendously from participating in various kid-friendly activities and events. Wouldn’t it be even better if those activities are free?
Here are some stores that offer awesome free activities for kids:
Home Depot holds free hands-on workshop each month in their stores for kids to build their own crafts using tools. It is an awesome opportunity for kids to learn how use tools and to develop basic DIY skills.
Barnes & Noble’s offer free storytime, featuring stories and fun activities. The theme and schedule vary by location. Check your local bookstore for the next story time.
In addition, their Summer Reading for Kids program encourages kids to read books and get a FREE book when they finish reading 8 books in summer and record those books in their journal.
Michael’s Kids’ Club lets kids enjoy creative craft project while parents shop in the store. The activity is free, but you need to pay $2 for all the materials.
Pottery Barn Kids local stores offer free story time every Tuesday from 11 to 11:30am (except for New York stores—every Saturday from 10:00-10:30am). Kids who join their Book Club will receive a special gift after attending 5 sessions.
IKEA’s free supervised playroom is a wonderland of fun. Besides, kids can test all the toys in the children’s department.
The first Wednesday of each month, American Girl host an exciting event Let’s Get Crafty, featuring a different craft and theme, including Girl of the Year, Contemporary Characters, BeForever, and more.
Lakeshore Learning Crafts offers free craft classes each Saturday from 11am to 3pm for kids 3 and up. No reservation necessary.
Bass Pro Shop offers many free family activities and crafts. Check out their schedule. Their family summer camps allow you to work as a family to participate in crafts, shooting gallery, casting bonds, making campfire, and more.
LEGO stores host free events called Mini Model Build, where kids ages 6 to 14 can build a mini LEGO model and take it home. You have to complete the registration before participating in the event.
Petco hosts free fun events about pets. Kids can learn knowledge on petting and be a better pet caregiver.
Participating Disney stores host Summer Play Days Event in summer every day at 3 pm. Participate in at least one event each week and kids age 3 and up can get a collectible patch (e.g., car, Spiderman, Ironman). This event if for select stores only, so call your local store for details.
Apple stores host Apple Camp for kids ages 8 to 12 to work on hands-on projects with Apple experts. Campers can choose one of the three tracks and spend 90 minutes a day for 3 days at the local Apple store. Sign up now to be notified when the camp registration opens for summer 2017.
Microsoft stores offer free workshops for kids ages 8 and above to learn different levels of coding for digital arts and games. Contact the local store to get more information.
We love shopping at Target, but do you know the corporation sponsors Target Free Days, which allow free admission to many kid-friendly community events across the U.S.?
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