View Full Version : Free events at chain stores

07-25-2011, 10:12 PM
I'm working on a list of places that have free crafts/activities for a mommy blog. Can you think of any I missed.

Barnes and Noble- storytimes
Lowes and Home Depot- build a project
Chick Fil A- family nights
Ac Moore and Micheals- crafts

Do you know of any other places to look?


07-26-2011, 12:16 AM
Does Michaels still do the craft projects too?

07-26-2011, 12:19 AM
Home Depot also does a kids project class. I was on sat. We used to take my grandson. I think they still do it.

07-26-2011, 12:23 AM
Oh, I almost forgot...the Disney stores around here, now have different activities throughout the week. We've done the "How to Draw" and the story time. The drawing one was fun for the grown ups too. We drew Nemo.:goodvibes
Also libraries often have story time.
Some Museums have one day a month that has free admission too!

07-26-2011, 12:49 AM
Bass Pro Shop has all sorts of activities, crafts and workshops throughout the year
Fazolis around here has kids nights with specials on kids meal pricing and activities

07-26-2011, 06:53 AM
I'll have to look into the Disney store, we are lucky enough to have one.

No Bass Pro Shops here much to my husbands disappointment.

07-26-2011, 08:52 AM
Pottery Barn Kids has story times and the occasional tea party (must RSVP for those). Also, I've been to a Lego Duplo event there, as well as a Lego event at Toys R Us. TRU also had a Halloween party, Barbie mermaid event, Thomas the Train, etc. I love finding good free stuff for my kids to do.

07-26-2011, 10:30 AM
Some great ideas on this thread. My 5 year old DD is going to love it. I never realized that there were so many things around to take her to that didn't even cost anything.

OP, can you give us a link for your website? I would love to see what else is out there.