Thursday, June 19, 2014

Free Weekend Family Friendly Activities (6/20-6/22)



Free (or nearly free) fun activities, yes please! 

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Please call ahead and make sure that your local retailer is participating to avoid disappointment.

apple camp

:: Apple Camp

Enrollment is now open for kids ages 8-12 to attend Apple Camp. This is popular free camp where kids can learn to make movies or create interactive books complete with their own illustrations and sound effects. Hurry, spots fill up quickly. Go here to sign up.


apple-retail_learn_workshop_basics-150x91:: Apple Store

Free workshops - learn the basic of Mac, iPad, iPhone, or iPod. Learn how to create slideshows with iPhoto. Edit home movies with iMovie and more! Find your local store and make a reservation for a free workshop here.


:: American Girl Store Events

Special events differ by location. During June, they include a Summer Flower Anklet Craft, Summer Reading Bookmark Craft, Everyday Fun Doll 'Dos, Princess Bitty Baby Story Time, and Meet the Author Tours.

Many of the American Girl in store events are free, however some have a fee and some have age restrictions. Get the details here and find participating stores.

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:: Bass Pro Shops Free Classes

You can sign up for free workshops such as archery basics for kids, hunting, fishing, fly-fishing, camping, and boating. Contact your local store for their schedule.


:: Barnes & Noble

June 20th - June 29th ~ Kids Build a Rubber Band Racing Car

You can also find author events, story times, and special events at your participating Barnes and Noble store here.

guitar center free classes

:: Guitar Center

Saturday, June 21st {no age restriction}

10 AM - Recording Made Easy for Pro Tools

10:15 AM - Group Ukulele Lesson

11:00 AM - Drum Circle

Free Classes through their Music Mentor Series. Register at the Guitar Center website here.

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:: Lakeshore Learning Store

Saturday, June 21st from 11 AM-3 PM

Kids make and take a Summer Break Journal. Get more information here. You can also grab a 20% off Special Saturday Savings coupon here for in-store purchases through 6/30/14.

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:: Michael's Kids Club

Saturday, June 21st - 10AM - Noon.

Kids make a How to Train Your Dragon 2 Perler® Key Chain. Only $2 per child for 30 minutes of fun while you shop. Sessions start every half hour from 10AM - 11:30AM. See a store associate.

Sunday, June 22nd - 1PM - 4PM

Kids create a patriotic wreath. Supplies need to be purchased. Get more information here.


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isit your local Toys R Us store to build your own mini “Master Builder” inspired by The Lego Movie’s Metalbeard. Event will take place on 6/14/14 from 12-2PM (or while supplies last). Recommended for kids ages 5 and up. Click here to find a location near you - See more at:

:: Williams-Sonoma Free Technique Classes

Saturday, June 21st {for kids} at 9:30 AM ~ kids make slushies, popsicles, and ice cream with Zoku. To reserve a spot, contact you closest store right here. Suitable for ages 5-12.

Sunday, June 22nd {for adults} Classic Summertime Grilling - learn how to make the best burger, grilled chicken and potato salad. To reserve a spot, and find out specific class times, contact you closest store right here.


:: Home Depot Workshop for Kids

Saturday, July 5th from 9 AM to 12PM ~ Build a bug house and discover the outdoors. You can pre-register online here.

:: Lowe's Build and Grow

Saturday, June 28th at 10 AM ~Kids build their own Sheep Drop Game inspired by How to Train Your Dragon 2. You can pre-register right here.

:: Pottery Barn

Sunday, July 13th at 10 AM ~ Decorate with Color & Pattern. Learn how to choose the perfect color scheme and bring together colors and patterns with confidence.

:: Pottery Barn Kids

Saturday, June 28th ~ Super Hero Celebration where kids are invited to dress as their favorite super hero, create a super hero mask, and take home an exclusive hero activity guide.

Summer Family Fun ~ FREE or Almost Free Activities to Enjoy

:: Disney Stores

Disney Stores are offering Summer Play Days every day this summer from June 3rd through September 1, 2014. The fun includes Art of Animation, Trivia, Story Time and Showtime. Check your local store for event details and times. Kids will receive a free button for participation each week.

:: Microsoft Camp

Registration is open for free weekly in-store camps. Camps are broken up into two age groups for Jr. Designers (recommended for ages 8-10) and Designers (recommended for ages 11-13), so choose the camp that fits your student’s interest and sign up today.

:: Summer Family Movies for $1

Regal Theaters on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings for 9 weeks. See the times, dates and locations here.

:: Summer Reading Programs for Kids

Retailers encourage free reading with free books and rewards! View programs from Barnes & Noble, TD Bank, Chuck E. Cheese, Pottery Barn and more! Read the entire list right here.

More to Explore Throughout the Year:

:: FREE Beauty Events

Find free beauty events at local stores with free samples and demonstrations. Visit the website that keeps track of these right here.

:: Sephora: Free In Store Beauty Classes

Join the Sephora Beauty club {it is free} and attend free beauty classes inside Sephora stores to learn everything from building a skin care routine to creating the perfect smoky eye. Classes are held on Sunday at more than 60 stores across the USA. Check with your local stores for schedules and times.

:: Home and Garden Shows

If you like Home and Garden shows, this site will give you a free pass. Check the ACS Home Show site.

:: Michael's Show In Tell {for adults}

Learn something new with in-store demonstrations for new craft ideas, techniques, and creative new trends. From cake decorating, jewelry making, art painting, paper crafting and more, get your local calendar of events right here.

:: FREE Major League Baseball Clinics

Through the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association, kids can attend a free baseball clinic in many locations across the country. The free program is called Free Legends for Youth Kids Clinics.

:: FREE Bowling

Kids Bowl for Free at select bowling centers. Just join their mailing list to get notified of the next Kids Bowl Free Day.

:: Free Fitness Classes

Lululemon locations offer free yoga classes, go here for schedules and locations. Athleta stores offer free in store fitness classes, go here for schedules and locations.

:: Free Flying Lessons

Young Eagles - kids ages 8 to 17 experience aviation and get free rides in private aircraft flown by experienced pilots. Get more information here.

:: FREE Roller Skating

Kids Roller Skate for Free: Find the closest participating facility right here.

:: FREE SKI Passport for 5th Graders

Go to to get a free pass in Idaho or the Pacific Northwest. For other areas, search for your state with the words "5th grade ski pass + your state", or the name of your local ski resort.

:: FREE Wine Tasting

Total Wine stores offer free wine tasting classes each weekend. Learn about specific producers, regions and varietals. Where allowed by law, participants receive special discounts on the wine being tasted. View the FREE Wine Tasting Schedule here.

:: Target - Free Community Events

Target is also sponsoring FREE community events ranging from free museum admission, free theater tickets, family activities and tours at some of our countries most famous venues. Times and locations vary by city. Find free family activities sponsored by Target in your area right here.

:: More Free Museum Dates

This site,, tracks free museum days in the following cities: Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Portland, San Francisco Bay Area, and the Seattle Area.

:: Crazy Holidays This Weekend

Have some silly fun on a budget! Celebrate Chocolate Eclair Day, Make Music Day, Onion Rings Day, and more! Get the schedule here.


Classic Board Books for Little Ones (Under $5 Each)

Here are just a few of our favorite board books for the little ones! All are currently around 40% off (under $5 each)! Shipping will be included with Amazon Prime or at $35 with Free Super Saver shipping. This is a great sale to stock your little one's library!

Numbers Colors Shapes
The Going-To-Bed Book
Moo Baa La La La
Little Blue Truck Board Book
Chugga-Chugga Choo-Choo
Giraffes Can't Dance
The Foot Book: Dr. Seuss's Wacky Book of Opposites
Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb (Bright & Early Board Books)
Love You Forever
Are You My Mother? (Bright & Early Board Books(TM))
There's a Wocket in My Pocket! (Dr. Seuss's Book of Ridiculous Rhymes)
The Very Hungry Caterpillar: miniature edition
Guess How Much I Love You
Oh, Baby, the Places You'll Go!: A book to be read in Utero

Click each book directly or pop over to Amazon here to see more!

Please note prices can change at any time.

50% off Coccoli Kids + Free Shipping

Adorable prints, soft fabric from Coccoli! Free shipping included. All sets pictured are available in 3 month- 18 month sizes and are just $15 shipped!

See the complete selection from MyHabit (part of Amazon) here!

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