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. Click on continue reading to see more FREE & Discount events going on this weekend.

lakeshore12-26LAKESHORE LEARNING CRAFT: Saturday, December 27th from 11 am to 3 pm — Kids can make their own Celebration Newsmaker to ring in the New Year! 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.

POTTERY BARN: Coming soon! December 31st at 11:30 am – Families are invited to come ring in the new year when little ones are awake! Bring a shoebox for your child to decorate and keep as a 2015 memory box. Then, when the clock strikes noon, they can celebrate with noisemakers and special giveaways!

Kids can also enjoy Story Time every Tuesday from 11am – 11:30am– check out program details HERE. Members receive an official Book Club Passport at their first story time, plus a special gift after attending five story times.

homedepot-kidsworkshopsHOME DEPOT: Coming Soon! Saturday, January 3rd – Kids can learn how to build their own mini sled! These FREE, hands-on workshops are designed for kids ages 5-12. Go HERE and click on the Kids Workshops tab for more details.

MICHAEL’S: Check out Michael’s Kids Club for fun kids’ events! New schedule for January is on the website. Just $2 per child for 30 minutes of creative craft fun, supplies included. Ages 3 & up. Go HERE for more details and to register.

paddingtonCHUCK E CHEESE: Right now, you can get a FREE Travel Tag inspired by the movie, Paddington with purchase of food at participating locations. Plus, get three FREE Tokens & three more tokens every time you bring it back – for the rest of the year! Offer expires 12/31/14. Go HERE for more details. Paddington is scheduled to be released in select theaters on January 16th.

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.

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.


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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