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.

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Barnes & Noble

Saturday, July 23rd at 11 AM. Storytime and activities featuring Too Many Moose!

Contact your local Barnes & Noble store to verify participation.

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Barnes & Noble

Now through August 7, 2016, participating Barnes & Noble locations will host Get Pop-Cultured events. Here is the official lineup: Manga on July 16, Comic Convention Collectibles on July 21-24, DC Comics on July 23, Harry Potter on July 30-31, & Marvel on August 6, 2016.

Contact your local Barnes & Noble store to verify participation.

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Bass Pro Shops

Now through 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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Guitar Center

Saturday, July 23rd at 10:15 AM – Group Guitar lesson

Register at Guitar Center workshops.

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Home Depot Workshops for Adults

Saturday, July 23rd from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM – Learn to install tile flooring

Get more information on Home Depot workshops.

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Lakeshore Learning

Saturday, July 23rd from 11 AM – 3 PM and a few locations offer crafts on Sunday.

Kids design and take a Make Me Talk craft. Get more information from Lakeshore Learning Free Crafts for Kids.

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Lowe’s Build and Grow

Saturday, July 23rd at 10:00 AM

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

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Michael’s Kid’s Club

Saturday, July 23rd from 10 AM – 12 PM

Kids make and take a Woodland Forest craft. The cost is $2 per child which includes the supplies.

Get more information at the Michaels’ website.

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:: 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, August 6th and Sunday, August 7th

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.com.

:: Home Depot Kids Workshop

Saturday, August 6th from 9 AM to 12 PM

Kids make and take a Skateboard Pencil Box. Get more information and register at Home Depot workshops .

:: Home Depot Workshops for Adults

Saturday, August 7th from 1 PM- 2:30 PM – Learn to install a faucet

Get more information on 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. You must use an email address saved in your LEGO VIP Membership account. Membership and registration are free. Get more information here: shop.LEGO.com/VIP

:: Pottery Barn Kids

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

:: Toys R Us

Saturday, August 20th 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 Cooking Classes for Adults

Sunday, July 31st

Flavors of Spain: José Andrés’ Classic Paella – featuring recipes from the renowned chef José Andrés. A native of Spain turned United States citizen, he is credited with introducing Americans to both avant-garde and traditional Spanish cooking. $30 per person includes a paella pan to take home!

:: Williams-Sonoma Cooking Classes for Kids - (this class is not free- hopefully the free classes will be available soon)

Saturday, July 23rd at 10 AM

Tools and Techniques – learn how to use some cool kitchen tools, from a garlic press to a grater, as we cook some amazing recipes! You’ll be well equipped to prepare tasty meals for your family and friends. Suitable for ages 8–13.

Price: $30 (includes the Williams-Sonoma Junior Chef Gadget Set) 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 REI.com.

:: 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 www.5thgradeskipassport.com 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, www.freemuseumday.org, 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 Cousins Day, Tell an Old Joke Day, Drive-Thru 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!

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Free Pokemon Go Data Plan for T-Mobile Customers

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As part of T-Mobile’s Free Stuff Tuesdays, you can get an unlimited data plan for Pokemon Go so you do not have to worry about data while playing. After you redeem the offer, the message shows that you can now play as much Pokemon Go as you want and it won’t eat up your high speed data. Download the app for iOS or Android.


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Free Slurpee on 7-Eleven Day (July 11)

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On July 11, also known as 7-Eleven Day, 7-Eleven will offer a FREE SMALL Slurpee drink. Valid at participating 7-Eleven stores nationwide from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. while supplies last.

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Enter to Win a Colbert MD Nourish Eye Cream from Allure

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Enter for Your Chance to Win a Colbert MD Nourish Eye Cream from Allure. 40 Allure readers, who enter between 12 P.M. and 11:59 P.M. ET, will win one.

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Enter to Win a Shu Uemura Art of Hair Color Lustre Dry Cleaner from Allure

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Enter to Win a Lorac Pro Palette, Pro Lash Pomade Mascara, and Front of the Line Pro Eye Pencil

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Head over here to enter to win a Lorac Pro Palette, Pro Lash Pomade Mascara, and Front of the Line Pro Eye Pencil from Allure. 50 Allure readers, who enter between 12 P.M. and 11:59 P.M. ET, will win one.


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Enter for Your Chance to Win an Allure Beauty Box 6-month subscription

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Free eBook: The Ultimate Guide To Family Travel

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For a limited time, you can get the free eBook The Ultimate Guide To Family Travel on Amazon for Kindle or use the free Kindle App on your mobile devices. Amazon prices can change at any time.

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