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.  

michaels4-7bMICHAEL’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 make their own Tissue Paper Stained Glass, cost of supplies is $2. Also on the schedule this Saturday, from 1-3 pm, Michael’s will be holding their own Slime Bar where kids can make their own slime! Check out your local store for more details.

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.


Join the Easter Fun at Bass Pro Shops starting this weekend! Saturday, April 8th –Sunday, April 16th — Kids ages 2-10 can join in a number of fun activities to celebrate Easter, including an Egg Hunt, FREE crafts, and more. Plus, kids can have their picture taken with the Easter Bunny! For more details, go HERENote: This event is not available at our Islamorada location. Vaughan & Moncton locations will be closed on Good Friday & Easter Sunday. Activities and events subject to change so call ahead for details. 

toysrus4-7TOYS”R”US: This Sunday, 4/9 from 1 – 3 pm, kids are invited to participate in an awesome Egg Hunt, join Geoffrey for a parade, plus there will be prizes! Just go HERE for more details.

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.

This Saturday, 4/8 at 11 am, head over to Barnes & Noble for a special story time featuring, The Legend of Rock Paper ScissorsJust 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!

lakeshore4-7LAKESHORE LEARNING CRAFT: This Saturday, April 8th, from 10 am-3 pm, kids can make their own kite! 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.

 This Saturday, April 8th, from 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.

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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