FREE & Discount Activities for Kids and Families

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Here are some FREE & Discount events going on this weekend. Many may seem to have consistent national participation- but it is always wise to call your local location to be sure they are participating…

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BOA-LogoBANK OF AMERICA: If you have a Bank of America Debit Card- then check out the list of qualifying museums that you have FREE admission to the first weekend of every month! To find out more about the Museums on Us Program and to view a list of participating museums in your area, you can go HERE.

HOME DEPOT: Saturday, December 6th from 9 am – 12 pm. Kids can make their own Holiday Yard Stakes. These FREE, hands-on workshops are designed for kids ages 5-12. Go HERE and click on the Kids Workshops tab for more details.

LAKESHORE LEARNING CRAFT: Saturday, December 6th from 11 am to 3 pm — Kids can make their own snowman! Join the fun every Saturday with FREE crafts for kids at all locations. For a complete calendar of events, check out their Facebook page HERE and click on the Events Tab if you don’t see them.


 Check out their Ultimate Wish Saturdays where kids can play with the hottest toys, create a Wish List, meet Geoffrey and more. This Saturday, December 6th from 12 pm to 4 pm – ALL Toys“R”Us Stores are hosting a Princess Party! Come dressed as your favorite Disney Princess and make a Disney Princess-themed ornament, meet Geoffrey, and play with magical Disney Princess toys! Toys“R”Us is also participating in Toys for Tots if you would like to donate a new, unwrapped toy (deadline is 12/7). You can check out more details HERE

MICHAEL’S: Check out Michael’s Kids Club for fun kids’ events! Just $2 per child for 30 minutes of creative craft fun, supplies included. This Saturday, December 6th, kids can make their own holiday elves. Ages 3 & up. Go HERE for more details and to register.

LIVING SOCIAL: Now thru Monday, December 8th, Living Social is offering 20% off with promo code CYBERSALE2 (maximum discount of $20) on great deals already discounted up to 80% off. To get started, just sign in or create a new Living Social account HERE, choose your deal and then click on “Redeem promo code” under your selection and enter the code CYBERSALE2. Your discount will be reflected on the final purchase confirmation page. If you are new to Living Social– you can get great deals and discounts in your area on all kinds of things. Dining out, products and services and more– all in your local area. They also sometimes offer national deals too. Note: Promo code must be used by December 8th, 2014 11:59 PM PST. One code use only per credit card. Promo codes not valid for ticket or Deals required to be completed on a third party site. Valid in the US only. See the full terms and details HERE.

POTTERY BARN: Saturday, December 6th at 11 am – It’s a special story time featuring Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. After Story Time, children are invited to stay for activities including a coloring station, and writing postcards to Rudolph! Kids can also enjoy Story Time every Tuesday from 11am – 11:30am. Members will receive an official Book Club Passport at their first story time, plus a special gift after attending five story times. You can check out program details HERE.

basspro-santaBASS PRO SHOPS: Bass Pro Shops’ Annual Santa’s Wonderland with FREE crafts, games, activities, and much more is going on now thru December 24th. You can also get a FREE 4×6 photo taken with Santa! Be sure and check your local store for times and activities since it can vary from store to store. You can go HERE to select your store.

GROUPON: Sign up and receive a daily email from Groupon with coupon offers for savings up to 90% in a city near you. Visit the Groupon Site, choose your city and enter your e-mail. Each day they feature something cool to do in your city at an unbeatable price. To learn more about how Groupon works, go HERE, and see if there is a city close enough to you to take advantage of some of these great deals.

LOWE’S BUILD & GROW: Coming Soon! Saturday, December 13th at 10 am. Kids can build their Holiday Train Engine! All Build & Grow Clinics give kids a chance to build a wooden project and receive a free apron, goggles, patch, and more! You can go HERE for more details and to set up a Lowe’s Build and Grow account. Scroll down the page and click on Schedule to see future events. You may need to wait until this event’s date has passed to see the next one.

 Tonight, December 5th at 7 pm – Kids are invited to Storytime and activities featuring The Polar Express. Kids are welcome to come in their PJs! Kids can also enjoy special Storytime and activities featuring Honeyky Hanukah with accompanying CD in December. Call your local store for more details. Enter your zip code HERE to find a participating store near you.

JOANN’S FABRIC & CRAFT STORE: Saturday, December 6th – FREE Make It–Take It Event! Check out your local Joann’s for FREE craft activity for kids. Call your local store to check participation & schedule. You can go HERE to find a store near you.

CHUCK E CHEESE: Sign up for their e-club for exclusive coupon deals, and get FREE tokens on your child’s birthday, kid’s activities and rewards! Just go HERE and enter your email address to get started on great ways to save on food & fun. Joining the e-club is completely free and only takes a few seconds. You can also go HERE to download FREE Rewards Calendars to help your kids earn FREE tokens for good behavior.


FREE & DISCOUNT ADMISSIONS COURTESY OF TARGET: Target sponsors several community events including FREE and discount admissions to arts and cultural events & institutions nationwide. Many of these events are free and on a monthly schedule. Just go HERE and scroll down to where you can choose your closest city to find FREE and reduced-price Target events near you.

-Thanks so much to Kelley for help with the roundup!

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