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.

BOA-bannerBANK 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! You can go HERE to find out more about the Museums on Us Program and view a list of participating museums in your area.

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.


national-parks4-28NATIONAL PARKS: If you’re a fourth grader, you and your family can receive an “Every Kind in a Park” pass that will give you free access to hundreds of parks, lands, and waters for an entire year! Just go HERE for more details.

POTTERY BARN: Kids can enjoy Story Time, every Tuesday from 11am – 11:30am– check out program details HERE. Members will receive a special gift after attending five sessions. Watch for special story time events as well!

lowes4-29LOWE’S BUILD AND GROW: Mark your calendars and register early for the next workshop! Thursday, May 5th at 10 am — Kids can build their own chalkboard planter! All Lowe’s 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.

LIVING SOCIAL: Another good resource for great deals and discounts in your local area is Living Social. You can head over HERE to check for deals on all kinds of things including kids’ activities, entertainment, dining out, travel, etc. Just enter your zip code or city and state.

 Kids can make and take home a completed project– cost varies by project and includes supplies (usually in $2 – $7 range). Recommended for ages 3 and up. This Saturday, April 30th from 10 am – 12 noon, kids can make a cool Tie-Dye Banner. Cost of supplies: $2. Plus, mark your calendars for Saturday, May 7th from 1 – 3 pm, when families can craft a pretty card and bracelet for Mom. This is a Free Event, supplies are included. Just go HERE and scroll down for more details to see a schedule of events.

SUPER TARGET: If you live near a Super Target with a bakery, you can get a FREE Fresh Baked Cookie or opt for a healthier option and choose a FREE piece of Fruit for your kids! The next time you go shopping, just ask one of the bakery employees for a FREE cookie for your child. You can go HERE to check for Super Target locations.

lakeshore4-28LAKESHORE LEARNING CRAFT: Saturday, April 30th from 11 am to 3 pm — Kids can make their own Thanks-A-Bunch Bouquet for their favorite teacher! 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.

BARNES & NOBLE: Saturday, April 30th at 11 am — You’re invited to a special story time and activities featuring, Night At The Stadium! Check your local Barnes & Noble store for participation and other events. Just go HERE and enter your zip code.

starwars-disneystoreDISNEY STORE: Saturday, April 30th at 10:30 am – Its Star Wars Week at the Disney Store and they are starting with a special Escape from Jakku Story Time! Plus, there will be more events throughout the day. Then, mark your calendars for Sunday, May 1st thru Wednesday, May 4th, when Star Wars Week continues with more events including Star Wars Adventures & How to Draw BB-8. For ages 3 & up. No lineups prior to 30 minutes before event begins. Event only at select locations. You can go HERE for more details.


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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