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.



Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live!

September 24th at participating museums nationwide

Download one free ticket, good for two people, for Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum DayLive! Each ticket grants free admission on September 24, 2016, to the ticket holder plus a guest, valid at participating museums across all 50 states. To register, see the full list of museums, and download the ticket please visit


Free Admission at National Parks

September 24th is National Public Lands Day. Find a list of participating national parks.



Barnes & Noble

Saturday, September 24th at 11AM. Join in the Storytime and activities featuring We Are Growing! and The Cookie Fiasco. Contact your local Barnes & Noble store to verify participation.

home depot workshops for adults

Home Depot Workshops for Adults

Saturday, September 24th from 10-11:30 AM – Learn how to install wall tile and seal it like a pro.

Get more information at the Home Depot free workshops here.



Lakeshore Learning

Saturday, September 24th from 11 AM – 3 PM and a few locations offer crafts on Sunday.

Kids design and take a Falling Leaves Mobile. Get more information from Lakeshore Learning Free Crafts for Kids.


Lowe’s Build and Grow

Saturday, September 24th at 10:00 AM

Kids make and take a fun craft – pre-registration is required at Lowe’s Kids Clinics.

Michael’s Kid’s Club®

Saturday, September 24th from 10 AM – 12 PM.

Kids ages 3 and up make a Leaf Placemat craft. The cost is $2 per project and includes the supplies. Parent or guardian must remain on the premises during Kids Club. Get more information at the Michaels’ website.


Toys R Us

Saturday, September 24th from 12 to 2 PM

Join in the fun for a LEGO Disney Princess building event. You’re invited to build and take home a FREE LEGO Disney Princess Lumiere character. Get more information at Toys R Us.


Williams-Sonoma Cooking Classes for Adults

Sunday, September 25th – Knife Skills

Master the art of chopping, slicing and dicing like a pro. We’ll cover the essentials, including the proper way to hold a knife and how to hone it. Then the instructor will prepare a simple recipe using your cut-up ingredients. We’ll also offer complimentary knife sharpening services in this class. Go here for more information.


:: State Fair Schedule

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

:: FREE National Park Admission Dates for 2016

  • 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, October 1st and Sunday, October 2nd

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: http://museums.bankofamerica.

:: 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.

:: Yoga Month

September is National Yoga Month. Over 1,500 yoga studios will offer 1 free week of classes and over 1,000 yoga studios all across the USA will have yoga events. Get more information here.

:: Bass Pro Shops

Find outdoor skills workshops, special events and more at your Bass Pro store. Check local store listings for more information.

Guitar Center

Saturday, October 15th at 10:15 AM – Free Group Guitar Class: Press Record Pro Tools

Register at Guitar Center workshops.

:: Home Depot Kids Workshop

Saturday, October 1st from 9 AM to 12 PM

Kids make and take a Toy Firetruck. Get more information and register at Home Depot workshops .

:: Lego Stores Free Model Build

October 4th & 5th

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

More to Explore Throughout the Year:

:: 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!)

:: 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.

:: 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.

:: 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.

:: 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.

:: Celebrate Crazy and Fun Holidays

Make memories and celebrate fun holidays with your family. This week you can celebrate Punctuation Day, Comic Book Day, Love Note Day and more. See the schedule at Days of the Year.

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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50 Free Photo Prints from Amazon

Amazon is offering 50 free 4×6 photo prints right now. Follow the instructions below to get the deal.

Go to Amazon and sign up for cloud storage
– Prime members can get Amazon storage for free
– Non-Prime members, needs to to sign up for the free trial)
Upload at least 50 photos
Go to Amazon Prints and select 50 photos to add to your cart
Use code BABY50FREEPRINTS to get them for free including shipping!
Remember to cancel your Amazon Cloud within 3 months.
– Click the do not continue button
– Click do not continue again
Your Amazon drive trial will be cancelled as soon as it ends in December

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Groupon Exclusive: Free 45-Day Subscription to Hulu

screen-shot-2016-09-21-at-10-47-26-amIf you have been wanting to try Hulu, now is your chance to do it for free. Groupon is offering a Free 45-Day Subscription to Hulu’s Limited Commercials Plan. Just go here to get the offer.

Fine print: New customers only. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per customer and account. Claim codes cannot be resold, transferred for value, redeemed for cash, or applied to any other Hulu account, except where required by law. This promotion may not be combined with other offers. To redeem, must register credit card with merchant. After the 45-day promotional period, plans will automatically renew to $7.99 a month, unless canceled with merchant.


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Free Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Monday: Talk Like a Pirate Day

Tomorrow only, September 19, Krispy Kreme will offer an original Glazed Doughnut when you talk like a pirate, or get a free dozen original glazed doughnuts if you dress like a pirate.

You must wear three of the following items to qualify for a dozen doughnuts:

    pirate hat
    eye patch
    costume hook

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Get 10 Pampers Gifts To Grow Points

You can add 10 more points to your Pampers Gifts to Grow account with code: FBKN2FKX7AYFL16.   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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Free Libman Nitty Gritty Roller Mop

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Head over here
and fill out the form to request a free Libman Nitty Gritty Roller Mop.

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Dairy Queen: Free Small Ultimate Oreo Frappe September 6

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On September 6 from 2-5pm, you can head to your local Dairy Queen for a free small Ultimate Oreo Frappe. No purchase required. Limit 1 per person.

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Denny’s: Free Pancakes for Kids in September

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Every day in September from 4pm – 10pm, Denny’s is offering free pancakes for kids. Valid for up to two kids ages 10 or younger per one adult entree purchase of $6 or more.

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