Top 10 Fun and FREE Summer Activities for Kids!

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Looking for great activities to take your kids to do this summer that don't cost a dime?  I am amazed at all of these free opportunities offered by stores that I never even knew about!

Also I wanted to mention to get online to look for more local freebies near you!

Public libraries usually have lots of great summer programs for kids.  We have found several churches nearby us that offer free indoor playgrounds to the public.  There are also fabulous city parks and splash parks that we love to visit!


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Home Depot Free Kids Workshops

• FREE hands-on workshops designed for children ages 5 - 12 offered the 1st Saturday of
every month at all The Home Depot stores between 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
• Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride
and accomplishment.
• All kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative
pin and certificate of achievement.

Lowe's Build and Grow Free Kids Clinics

*Free classes for kids offered on Saturdays and Sundays

Apple Retail Store Youth Programs

*Free workshops for kids ages 6-13

"At the Apple Store, we offer kids a variety of programs tailored just for them. Youth Workshops, Field Trips, and Apple Camp are great ways to get kids thinking, learning, and creating —all while having fun."

Michaels Free Crafts Club for Kids

*Variety of free in-store events for kids (ages 3 and up) and adults.

*This month they have "Passport to Imagination" classes for kids where they get to make projects form different countries around the world.

Pottery Barn Kids in-store events and book club

*Different Kids activies all summer- including a Tuesday morning book club.

Free Bowling for Kids at AMF

"At AMF, kids 15 and under can bowl for free all summer. Simply register and you'll get a weekly voucher for two free games per child per day through September 3, based on lane availability. Shoe rental is not included."

Barnes and Noble Kids Club and Events

Free activities this summer include a Lego building event, American Girl Clubs, game nights, and summer reading clubs where the kiddos can earn free books!  Search your local store for upcoming events.

Celebrate Arts, Culture, and Design with Target

"Through our partnerships with educators and arts organizations, Target helps students and their families engage in arts and cultural events nationwide."

Check the website to learn about the free concerts, museum events, and cultural happenings sponsored by Target this summer.

The Lego Store Monthly Mini Model Build

"One day each month you can learn how to build a cool LEGO mini model, and take it home – for free!"

*Ages 6-14

Find volunteer opportunities at Volunteer Match

Search for local volunteer activities for your family to do  together.  Helping others in need will be a fun and fulfilling activity for your kids!

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  1. Those are some cool ideas! I love the Lego one.:)

  2. FANTASTIC ideas! thanks for sharing

  3. These are some great workshop ideas! And all in one place. I’d love if you’d link this up to Titus 2 Tuesday on Cornerstone Confessions. Hope to see you there.


  4. Thanks for sharing, I never knew! Saw you on One Artsy Mama!


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