Free, Fun & Frugal Activities for Kids and Families this Weekend

Free Activities for Kids

If you are looking for inexpensive and Free, Fun & Frugal Activities for Kids, here is a huge list for you! Please keep in mind that it is always best to call ahead and make sure that your local retailer is participating to avoid disappointment.

Barnes & Noble

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Friday June 24th at 7:00 PM

Join us for an event that is sure to conjure a magical experience for the most modest Muggles and wisest Wizards! Customers can enter the Harry Potter Limited Edition Cover Print Sweepstakes, and activities include a coloring station (send an exclusive Owl Post Postcard), trivia, and the opportunity to participate in the assembly of a Wrebbit 3D Hogwarts Astronomy Tower, an 875-piece 3D puzzle. Contact your local Barnes & Noble store to verify participation.


Barnes & Noble

Saturday, June 25th at 11 AM

Storytime and Activities featuring Extremely Cute Animals Operating Heavy Machinery Loves You!

Contact your local Barnes & Noble store to verify participation.

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Bass Pro Shops

June 25th – July 24th

Family Summer Camp – free workshops, crafts, activities and more. Ongoing outdoor workshops in stores. Check your local Bass Pro Shop store for specific events, times, and details.

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Disney Store

Now through September 5th

Summer Play Days for kids ages 3 and up with activities such as Art of Animation, Trivia, Story Time and Showtime. At select locations. Contact your local Disney Store for details.

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Home Depot Workshops for Adults

Saturday, June 25th from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Learn to install a toilet and remove an existing one plus learn the benefits of a WaterSense toilet. Get more information on Home Depot workshops.

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Lakeshore Learning

Saturday, June 25th from 11 AM – 3 PM and a few locations offer crafts on Sunday.

Kids design and take a Crabby Headband craft. Get more information from Lakeshore Learning Free Crafts for Kids.

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Lowe’s Build and Grow

Saturday, June 25th at 10:00 AM

Kids make and take an Iron Man Craft – registration is required at Lowe’s Kids Clinics.



Michael’s Kid’s Club

Saturday, June 25th from 10 AM – 12 PM

Kids make and take a Finding Dory Puppet Show. Cost is $2 per kid. Get more information and find more information about Camp Creativity for kids on Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays, now through July 29th on the Michael’s website.


Michael’s Fun Adult Craft Time

Sunday, June 26th from 2PM – 3:30 PM

Adult Coloring Time Cost: Free Get more information on the Michael’s website.

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Williams-Sonoma Cooking Classes for Adults

Sunday, June 26th – hours vary by store

Summertime cooking with cast iron. This class is $30 but includes a Lodge Cast Iron Fry Pan.

Get more information at your local Williams-Sonoma store.


:: State Fair Summer Schedule

Find your state and summer fair dates here. Thanks Family Frugal Fun!

:: FREE National Park Admission Dates for 2016

  • August 25th-28th – National Park Service Birthday
  • September 24 – National Public Lands Day
  • November 11 – Veterans Day

Find a list of participating national parks

:: FREE National Parks Admission for 4th Graders

Every 4th grader will get an Every Kid in the Park pass food for FREE admission to all of America’s National Parks. The pass will be good for one full year and will be good for the 4th graders & their families as most parks charge admission per car. This is part of President Obama’s Every Kid in the Park initiative.

:: Bank of America Museums on Us

Saturday, July 2nd and Sunday, July 3rd

Bank of America’s Museums on Us is offering free admission to more than 150 museums nationwide. Simply present your Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card along with a photo ID to gain free general admission to any participating institution. Cardholders only; guests are not eligible for free admission. For more information about Museums on Us, visit:

:: Guitar Center

Saturday, July 2nd at 10:15 AM – Free Group Guitar Lesson

Register at Guitar Center workshops.

:: Home Depot Kids Workshop

Saturday, July 2nd from 9 AM to 12 PM

Kids make and take an Ice Age Bowling Game. Get more information and register at Home Depot workshops .

:: Lego Stores Free Model Build

Free LEGO Model Build Events are usually held monthly in stores. Kids ages 6 to 14 can build a model and take it home.

July registration begins online on 6/15 at 9 AM EST. You must use an email address saved in your LEGO VIP Membership account. Membership and registration are free. Get more information here:

:: Pottery Barn Kids

Storytime on Tuesdays from 11 – 11:30 AM. For more information, visit Pottery Barn Kids events here.

:: Toys R Us

Saturday, July 16th from 3 to 4 PM

Geoffrey’s Birthday Club members receive a special surprise with coupon, including a free Geoffrey plush toy and storybook. For children 2 and up. Join Geoffrey’s Birthday Club and get more information aGO Winner’s Podium at Toys R Us.

:: Williams-Sonoma Free Cooking Classes for Kids

New free classes will (hopefully) be posted soon. Get more information at your local Williams-Sonoma store.

More to Explore Throughout the Year:

(Free or nearly free summer events include Apple Store workshops, free summer reading programs, stores with freebies for good grades, kids bowl free, summer movies for $1 and Microsoft DiGi camp for girls).

:: 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.

:: Athleta Stores

Free fitness classes, group runs and special events at your local store. Visit your local store page here for more information.

:: Beauty Events in Stores

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

:: Factory Tours

Find factory tours all across the USA, go here, The site has 570 tours and counting! Many are free but some may have an admission fee. (Thanks to the Happy Housewife for sharing this!)

:: Family Friendly Movies for $1

Here is a list of movie theaters offering summer movies for $1.

:: Free Summer Reading Programs

Here is a list of retailers offering incentives and freebies to encourage kids to keep reading all summer long.

:: 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.

:: Good Report Card Freebies from Stores

Here is a great list of stores and restaurants offering freebies and incentives to kids with good grades.

:: 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.

:: Kids Bowl Free

Registered kids receive 2 FREE games of bowling, all summer long. Select bowling alleys all across the USA are participating. Get more information here.

:: Lululemon Fitness Classes

Lululemon locations offer free yoga classes, go here for schedules and locations.

:: 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.

:: Michael’s Summer Camp Creativity

June 13th – July 29th. For kids ages 3 and up. Two new crafts each day, fun weekly craft themes and face paint Fridays. Get more information on the Michael’s website.

:: Microsoft High Tech DigiCamp for Girls (free)

Microsoft is proud to offer technology programs specifically for youth. Find out more information here.

:: Playground Finder

If you find yourself in a new location and are looking for a playground, use the free KaBoom Map of Play, playground finder and just type your location into the search bar.

:: Find Pumpkin Patches, Hay Rides, Pick Your Own Orchards and Haunted Houses. Many of these will have a fee or admission. Enter your location for details.

:: REI Running Classes

Learn or get back into running with training and techniques classes. Find our more at

:: Sephora: Free In Store Beauty Classes

Join the Sephora Beauty club , 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.

:: 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.

:: 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.

:: 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.

:: 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.

:: Celebrate Crazy and Fun Holidays

Make memories and celebrate fun holidays with your family. This week you can celebrate Swim a Lap Day, Fairy Day, Take Your Dog to Work Day and more. See the schedule at Days of the Year.

For more ideas for family fun, be sure and check Groupon, Amazon Local and LivingSocial in your area. Join each site for free and start having more fun on a budget! These vouchers make great gifts too!

For inexpensive and sometimes free tickets to local events, I am a fan of Goldstar tickets. Watch your emails for the heading “Comp Train” from Goldstar. If you are new, you can set up a free account here.

Be sure and check out your local library and parks and recreation departments for free programs and events right in your hometown!

Thanks More with Less Today.



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Disney’s THE BFG free coloring pages and activity sheets

Disney’s THE BFG opening in theatres everywhere next Friday, July 1st. To celebrate, you can download these free coloring pages and activity sheets.

The BFG Bookmarks
The BFG Coloring Pages
The BFG Maze
The BFG Spot the Differences

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Possible Amazon credit for Kindle ebook customers

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If you have purchased an ebook on Amazon published by Hachette, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Penguin, or Macmillan between April 1, 2010, and May 21, 2012, you may have an credit in your account. This is due to a recent anti-trust lawsuit settlement against Apple. If eligible, your credit amount will be displayed at this link once you sign in to your account.

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Free Doritos Locos Taco at Taco Bell on June 21 #StealATaco

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The Warriors Stole Game 4 and a Free Doritos® Locos Taco for Everyone in America! Celebrate with a free Doritos® Locos Taco on June 21, 2016, from 2 to 6pm.

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Get 15 Pampers Gifts To Grow Points

You can add 15 more points to your Pampers Gifts to Grow account with codes:FB84SL2DADDAY16 and TWXPEK27DAD2816 (exp 6/20).   Enter your Pampers Gifts to Grow points here.

If you are not a member of Pampers Village, you should really sign up. You can redeem points for free things like gift cards, Shutterfly gifts and ALOT more! It may seem like just a small amount of points you are getting, but they really do add up fast. We usually see new ones at least once a month. So if you have a little one, you won’t want to miss these.  Click here to get started.

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Finding Dory: Free Activity pages & coloring sheets

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Finding Dory is finally in theaters everywhere! To celebrate, you can download these free and super fun activity pages and coloring sheets  Also, be sure to check out my review on Finding Dory if you haven’t yet.

Finding Dory search the scene
Finding Dory character mobile
Finding Dory connect the dots
Finding Dory maze
Finding Dory memory match
Finding Dory educational activites packet
Finding Dory coloring pages

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Free Box of Fiber One Bars

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to Twitter and follow Fiber one and retweet the message to get a free box of Fiber One Bars. Available while supplies last.

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T-Mobile Customers Free Stuff Tuesdays

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If you are a T-Mobile customer, you can get free stuff every Tuesday. You will be able to access this promotion with the link above, or using their Android or iOS app.  Access the app to try to get these items:

  • Free 2-Topping Medium Domino’s Pizza 
  • Free Vudu Movie Rental 
  • Free Small Wendy’s Frosty Drink 
  • Free Movie Tickets

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