The following activities are 100% FREE (according to the information on their various websites).
- Kids Bowl For FREE:
This website is easy to navigate and has a map of the United States, simply click on your state and you will be provided with a list of participating bowling alleys listed by City.
- Lowe's Build & Grow:
Clinics for kids to build a pre-determined wooden project. Each participant also receives a free apron, goggles, a project themed patch, and a certificate. Class size is usually limited to a specific number of kids so register early.
- Home Depot Kid's Workshops:
Held the first Saturday of each month (plus additional dates for special projects). Kids ages 5-12 will get to make and keep a project and they will also receive a kid-sized orange apron, similar to The Home Depot associates' aprons, and an achievement pin.
- Michaels Crafts Passport to Fun:
Crafts from around the world, free for kids. Click on the link to see the various activities (instructions to complete at home are also available). Once you have had a chance to see what is available, find your local store's location and website to see when the in-store Passport to Fun Events are scheduled. Michaels also offers craft classes for both adults and children that are low cost.
- Public Libraries:
Most local public libraries have a variety of free summer programs for kids, click on the link to find your local city or county library.
- Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program:
Kids read 8 books over the summer, record the books they read and their recommendations in their own downloadable book journal. Once 8 books have been read just take the completed journal into your local Barnes & Noble and exchange it for your FREE book! A downloadable parent activity book is also available.
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