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.

michaels1-14MICHAEL’S KIDS CLUB: 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, 1/14 from 10 am – 12 pm, kids can paint their own Snowman canvas. The cost of supplies will be $2. Just go HERE and scroll down for more details and to see a schedule of events.

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, dining out, entertainment, local activities, travel, etc. Just enter your zip code or city and state.


GEOFFREYTOYS R US: Mark your calendars for Saturday, 1/21 from 3-4 pm — Toys R Us will be celebrating Geoffrey’s Birthday in store from 3 to 4 pm and all Birthday Club members will receive special surprises, including a FREE Geoffrey plush toy and storybook! If you’re not a birthday club member, you can join HERE.

GROUPON: Sign up and receive a daily email from Groupon with coupon offers for savings up to 90% in a city near you. Just visit the Groupon site, choose your city and then 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.

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This Saturday, 1/14 at 11 am, head over to Barnes & Noble’s weekly story time & activities featuring, How Do Dinosaurs Choose Their Pets? Just go HERE and enter your zip code to find a store near you.

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!

This Saturday, 1/14, from 11 am to 3 pm, kids can make their own prehistoric dinosaur. Then mark your calendars for next Saturday when kids will make their own moon rocket! You can join the fun every Saturday with FREE crafts for kids at all locations. For a complete calendar of events, check out their website HERE.

national-parksNATIONAL PARKS: Did you know the National Park Service is 100 years old? You can check out your favorite National Park for FREE on January 16th, Martin Luther King Jr. Day! Just go HERE for more details and a list of other FREE entrance dates in 2017.

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 choice and get 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.


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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