Free and Frugal Kids Events in September
Posted on Friday, August 30th, 2013 at 7:00 am
Every week, there are several free (or frugally priced) kids events that your child can participate in. Most of them involve the creation of a craft or art project. Now that summer vacation is over, the free kids events will begin to wind down. Here are a few that your kids can still attend!
Each month, LEGO stores offer a special Mini-build event for kids. The event is for children who are between the ages of 6 and 14. LEGO events are free to attend. It is offered “while supplies last.”
September 3, 2013: Pirate Mini-Build.
Kids can learn how to build a LEGO pirate model. The event begins at 5:00 in the afternoon.
Kids can attend a free craft event at Lakeshore Learning stores every Saturday. You don’t need to register ahead of time. Just drop in! The events begin at 11:00 in the morning and end by 3:00 in the afternoon.
August 31, 2013: My Room Nameplate – Kids create a personalized collage nameplate to hang on their bedroom door.
September 7, 2013: Make and Play Guitar – Kids learn how to make a simplified musical instrument.
September 14, 2013: Wise Little Owl – Kids get to make a fancy, feathered, owl friend.
September 21, 2013: Fall Window Decoration – Kids will make a “stained glass” leaf that can be hung on a window.
September 28, 2013: Make-Your-Own-Accordion Book – Kids will learn how to create an accordion-style book. They can write and illustrate it however they choose.
Michaels Kids Club
Michaels events for kids take place on Saturdays. It costs $2.00 per child for a half-hour crafting session. Events begin at 10:00 in the morning and end at noon.
August 31, 2013: Grandparent’s Day project – kids create a cute “portrait” of a grandparent.
Lowe’s Build and Grow
Lowe’s offers free craft events for kids on Saturdays. Parents must register their child before the event begins. You cannot just drop in. Kids will get a free apron, goggles, and a patch. They also get to create a wooden project.
September 14, 2013: Classic Fire Truck – Kids will build an awesome, red, fire truck.
Right now, it appears that Lowe’s is only offering one free craft event in September. That may change. Check the Lowe’s Build and Grow website to see if they update it to include more events.