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.   

lakeshore3-22LAKESHORE LEARNING CRAFT: Saturday, 3/25 from 10 am – 3 pm, kids can make their own Honeybee House. 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.

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!



DISNEY STORE: Join the Disney Store 30th Anniversary Celebration! Every Saturday, now thru 4/2, there’s a Magical Memories Parade at 3 pm, plus other fun activities. Just go HERE for more details and to find a store near you.

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.

This Saturday, 3/25 at 11 am, head over to Barnes & Noble for a special story time featuring, The Monster at the End of This BookJust go HERE and enter your zip code to find a store near you.

toysrusTOYS “R” US: Mark your calendars! Saturday, March 25th from 1 – 3 pm, join in the fun with Toys “R” Us as they celebrate the release of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast! This special movie launch party will be held at all Toys R Us stores, just go HERE for more details. Kids will also get  a FREE LEGO Disney Lumiere character to take home, while supplies last!

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.

michaels-kidsclubMICHAEL’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, 3/25 from 10 am – 12 pm, kids can paint their own watercolor frame. Check out your local store 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, dining out, entertainment, local activities, travel, etc. Just enter your zip code or city and state.

home-depot3-22HOME DEPOT: Register early! Coming up on Saturday, 4/1 from 9 am – 12 pm, kids can build their own bunny basket, perfect for keeping Easter treats in. Once the basket is built, your child can decorate it with paint and stickers. Kids get to keep their craft, receive a certificate of achievement, a workshop apron and a commemorative pin while supplies last. You can check out the details HERE.

NATIONAL PARKS – JUNIOR RANGER PROGRAM: The National Park Service Junior Ranger program takes place in almost all parks and is appropriate for kids, ages 5 to 13, but people of all ages can participate. Junior Rangers are given a series of activities to complete during a park visit, share their answers with a park ranger, and receive an official Junior Ranger patch and certificate. Plus, in honor of their 100th birthday, you can download their Centennial Junior Ranger Activity Book for FREE! For more details, check it out HERE. And, did you know that Active Duty Military members and their families can get FREE admission to National Parks year-round? Military ID is required. For more details, you can go HERE.


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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