Free Kids Events in January
Posted on Tuesday, December 30th, 2014 at 7:00 am
Your budget might be a little strained after all the holiday spending is over. Fortunately, there are some craft, building, and other fun events for kids that are offered free of charge. Some will require parents to register their children ahead of time in order to attend the event. Others allow kids to just drop in. Here is a list of some upcoming free kids events that will take place in January.
Pottery Barn Kids
Pottery Barn Kids stores will have a “Noon Year’s Eve” event for parents to take their children to on December 31, 2014. Kids can celebrate the new year without having to stay up late. Kids get to decorate and keep a 2015 memory box and use noisemakers when the clock strikes noon.
Home Depot Kids Workshops
Home Depot offers free building events for kids who are between the ages of 5 and 12. Parents must register their child for the event. Kids will receive a free Workshop Apron, commemorative pin, and a certificate of achievement. They also get to take home the project they made.
January 3, 2015: Learn how to build a mini sled – Kids will put together a small sled.
Lakeshore Learning offers free craft events for children who are 3 years of age or older. No reservations are necessary. The events start at 11:00 in the morning and end at 3:00 in the afternoon.
January 3, 2015: Beary Warm Earmuffs – Kids will put together earmuffs that look like fluffy bears.
January 10, 2015: Sweet Dream Catcher – Kids will put together their very own dream catcher.
January 17, 2015: Crafty Catapult – Kids will use craft sticks, tape, and a plastic cup to make their very own little catapult.
January 24, 2015: My Friends Photo Board – Kids will decorate a photo board that has clothespins on it. The clothespins can hold photos of their friends.
January 31, 2015: Masquerade Mask – Kids will decorate their own masquerade mask with a variety of craft supplies.
LEGO store offer a Mini Model Build event once a month. It is for children who are ages 6 to 14. The event begins at 5:00 in the evening (and is offered “while supplies last”).
January 6, 2015: Alien and Space Dog – Kids will put together a mini-build of a green alien and his green space dog.
January is a good month to get into the habit of taking your kids to story time events. Your local library might be offering free story time events on certain days. Some Barnes & Noble stores have story time events once a week. Pottery Barn Kids stores also offer story time events. The best way to find out more details is to check the store’s website.