Things To Make
Home Depot - Free kids workshops, not just for the summer but year around. Teenie recently started going and loves these! The kids use real tools to make small crafts. The also receive an apron, then a certificate and pin after completing their project. These workshops are recommended for kids age 5-12. Also there is paint involved so you might want to wear old clothes. Some of these projects can be difficult so I recommend this for 8 and up, because there are hammers and nails involved. Register online. FREE
|Teenie making her tractor!|
Michael's -(click on book your class now, then look for "kids crafts.") Small in store craft classes. All materials are provided and the recommended age is 3 and up. Cost is $2.00 and preregistration is required.
Toys R Us - In store events, check this often because they do different things. The last time we went it was Lego Star Wars. The kids were able to build a small Lego creation to take home. A must for Lego maniacs. No registration required, but you will have to wait in line. FREE
Things To Do
Kids Bowl Free Free bowling for kids. It can get crowded at times. Register online.
Kids Skate Free Similar to Kids Bowl Free, this program is newer and is not yet available everywhere, check out their site to see if there are any participating centers near you.
Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse - Beat the heat at the movies! $1.00 per show or $5.00 for ten movies when you pay in advance. Check their website to see if there are any participating theaters near you.
Digiplex Destinations Kids Summer Movie Series- Also has a summer movie series. 10 movies for $5.00 Check for a participating theater near you.
Summer Reading Program
Barnes and Noble -Read 8 books get one free.
Check out your local library! Most have free summer reading programs and give away small prizes every week. My local library also has a teen and an adult program as well.
If you can think of any other programs that are nationwide that I missed, please drop me a line!