Sometimes we just want to get the little ones out of the house to have some fun, but not spend a lot of money. Look for the businesses in your area to see what is available at a low cost and often, FREE.
Bass Pro Classes on the outdoors are offered year around and during the summer you have the opportunity for family camp.
Field Trip Factory
– Connects you to local opportunities of business that are open to field trips.
Home Depot One Saturday a month kids can receive a kit and put it together. They learn how to use wood glue, a hammer and nail and sometimes even a screw. The website updates what is coming so you can plan ahead if your child wants to do the kit. The store usually has the next several months displayed. Kids can receive an apron and with the completion of each kit, a pin to place on it. No reservation is required.
Joann Fabrics From demonstrations to birthday parties to classes, Joann’s offers a variety of ways to have fun sewing and crafting. Contact your local store for specific scheduals.
Lowes Twice a month kits are given to the children to put together. Kids also receive an apron but are awarded a patch and certificate with the completion of a kit. Reservations are taken online to ensure a kit is waiting for you.
Lakeshore Learning Every Saturday from 11 – 3 kids can make a free craft.
Michaels With a calendar full of events for kids to adults, there is always something to do at Micheals.
PGA TOUR Superstore If your child thinks they want to learn tennis or golf, this is a good place to start. They get starter lessons and you find out before puchasing all the equipment if they still want to learn the sport.
Don’t forget to contact locally owned craft stores, scrapbooking stores as well as stamping stores. Museums and aquariums often hold events just for kids as well. My local paper has a community calender on the second page that details events coming for the next 3 days. If you are on facebook, “like” the local businesses you shop at and frequently they will post when their store is doing something special. Enjoy your summer and if you know of any more great places to visit, please share.