Free and Frugal Kids Events in December
Posted on Friday, November 29th, 2013 at 7:00 am
December can be a very hectic month – for adults. Kids, however, are still going to want to do some fun things. There is only so much shopping a youngster can handle! Here are some suggestions for free events for kids that will take place in December.
Visit Santa Claus
Many kids find it exciting to go to the mall and see Santa Claus. It has become a traditional part of celebrating Christmas. Check the website of your local shopping mall to see when Santa will be available. Bring something to amuse your child with as he or she waits in what could be a very long line. Everyone can visit with Santa for free. Photos with Santa might cost a little money.
Lakeshore Learning has free craft events for kids every Saturday. They start at 11:00 in the morning, and end at 3:00 in the afternoon. You do not need to register for the event.
November 30, 2013: Falling Leaves Mobile – Kids make leaves and decorate them in fall colors. The leaves are then attached to a mobile so they look like they are falling down.
December 7, 2013: Igloo Toss Game – Kids make a cute igloo that has an opening in the top. They also get to make a penguin that they can try and toss into the igloo.
December 14, 2013: Festive Frame Ornament – Kids decorate a picture frame that is made from craft sticks. Parents can put a photo of their child into it. This would make a nice gift for grandparents!
December 21, 2013: Snowy Bear Puppet – Kids make a polar bear puppet with fluffy cotton “fur”.
December 28, 2013: New Year’s Party Hat – Kids get to make their very own, glittery, party hat that they can wear on New Year’s Eve.
LEGO Stores have monthly, free, mini-build events for kids. The child must be between the ages of 6 and 14 years old to participate. Offer is good only while supplies last. You do not need to register for this event.
December 3, 2013: Rocking Horse Mini Model Build – Kids can put together a mini-build of a rocking horse. The event will begin at 5:00 in the evening.
Lowe’s Build and Grow
Lowe’s stores offer a free kids event on Saturdays. You must register ahead of time in order for your child to attend. Kids receive a free apron, goggles, a patch, and get to build a wooden project.
December 14, 2013: Train Engine – Kids will put together a old fashioned wooden train engine. This project comes with “rub and smell stickers” that used to decorate the train engine. The event will begin at 10:00 in the morning.