Posted on Thursday, October 30th, 2014 at 7:00 am
The weather in November can be cold and miserable. When your kids get bored of playing inside the house they are going to need something else to do. Take them to a free kids crafting or building event. There are plenty to choose from. The best part is that many of these events teach kids how to make a toy. That should give them something to do when they get home!
Lowe’s Build and Grow
Lowe’s Build and Grow offers free kids building events on Saturdays. Registration is required. Kids that participate will get a free apron, goggles, a special patch, and can take home the project they build.
November 8, 2014: Build a Science Lab – This science lab is a wooden project that includes plastic cups and beakers. It also has some experiment cards that kids can try after they get home.
Home Depot Kids Workshops
Home Depot also has free kids building events on Saturdays. Registration is required. Kids who participate get a free Workshop apron, a certificate of achievement, and a commemorative pin. The events are for kids ages 5 – 12.
November 1, 2014: How to Build a Pallet Coaster – Kids will put together a wooden coaster that looks just like the pallets that stock sits on in stores.
November 29, 2014: How to Build a Give and Save Bank – Kids will put together a wooden bank that looks a bit like a cartoon Home Depot.
Lakeshore Learning offers free kids craft events every Saturday from 11:00 in the morning until 3:00 in the afternoon. The events are for children ages 3 and up. No registration is required.
November 1, 2014: Scarecrow Puppet – Kids will put together, and decorate, a cute scarecrow puppet.
November 8, 2014: Harvest Headdress – Kids will put together a paper band that goes around their heads. They will decorate it with fall colored faux flowers. It even has “boppers” made of pipe cleaners and a leaf design.
November 15, 2014: Family Picture Tree – Kids will color and put together a tree that will stand up. There are holes in it that can hold photos of family members.
November 22, 2014: Giving Thanks Centerpiece – Kids will put together a stand-up centerpiece that looks like a turkey. It comes with “googly-eyes”.
November 29, 2014: Cool Catch Penguin – Kids will put together a “ball and cup” game that looks like the face and beak of a penguin. They also get to color it and add “googly-eyes”.