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.

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!


disney3-3DISNEY STORE: Join the Disney Store 30th Anniversary Celebration! This Saturday, 4/1 at 3 pm, join the Magical Memories Parade, 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.

Saturday, April 1st, 1-3 pm — Toys “R” Us is hosting their first ever MEGA Construx Event with FREE mini-builds! Kids get to make and take home a FREE American Girl Lea’s Beach Chair or a UNSC Wasp Aircraft, just go HERE for more details.

HOME DEPOT: Saturday, April 1st,  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.

 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 1st, there are 2 events! First, from 10 am–12 pm, kids can create their own Easter canvas. Then from 1-3 pm, its a special family craft event, decorating Easter eggs. You purchase the egg and the rest of the supplies are FREE.  Check out your local store for more details.

lakeshore3-31LAKESHORE LEARNING CRAFT: Saturday, April 1st, 10 am-3 pm — Kids can make their own April Showers craft. 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.

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.

Mark your calendars! Next Saturday, April 8th, 11 am – 2 pm — Target is hosting a special Paw Patrol & Shimmer and Shine scavenger hunt with FREE giveaways. To find a Target store near you, go HERE. Event excludes Target Express & City Target stores.

natl-parksNATIONAL 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.

Saturday, April 1st, 11 am — If your kids are fans of Beauty and the Beast then check out Barnes & Noble for a special celebration, including a singalong, activities, and giveaways. Just go HERE and enter your zip code to find a store near you.

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.


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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