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Free Kids Events in October

Posted on Monday, September 21st, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Trick-or-TreatFall tends to bring cooler weather. While there are some free kids events that take place outdoors in October, there will also be plenty that are scheduled to happen indoors. Here is a list of some of the free kids events that your children can enjoy in October.

Trick-or-Treating
Many children enjoy going trick-or-treating on Halloween. This event is always free. All a child needs is a costume, a bag to hold candy, and an adult to accompany them. The town or city that you live in may have specific rules about what day, and what time, trick-or-treating is allowed. Make sure to find out when that will be.

In general, there is usually an alternative Fall activity that is arranged for families that do not celebrate Halloween. Find out if your church is holding one. It could be held inside, or may be a “trunk-or-treat” that takes place in the parking lot.

LEGO Stores
LEGO Stores have a monthly mini model build for kids ages 6 – 14. Registration is required. The event is free.

October 6 or 7 2015: Angler Fish – Kids will put together a mini model of an angler fish.

Home Depot
Home Depot has free building events for kids ages 5 – 12. Kids get to keep the craft they make. They also get a free Workshop apron, certificate of achievement and commemorative pin. Registration is required.

October 3, 2015: Build a Fire Truck – Kids will get hands-on for Fire Safety Month by building a free fire truck.

Lowe’s Build and Grow
Lowe’s Build and Grow offers free building events for kids. Each kid gets to keep the project they built. They also get a free apron, goggles, and a patch. Registration is required.

September 26, 2015: Fire Truck with Safety Cards – Kids will build a fire truck that holds cards that have fire safety information.

Lakeshore Learning
Lakeshore Learning offers free craft events every Saturday for kids ages 3 and up. No registration is required.

October 3, 2015: Firefighter’s Hat – Kids will create a headband that has a firefighter’s hat on the front of it. They will be able to wear the hat.

October 10, 2015: Not-So-Scary Scarecrow – Kids will decorate a paper scarecrow puppet that is attached to a craft stick.

October 17, 2015: Have a Hoot! Owl – Kids will decorate an owl that is made from a paper plate, craft feathers and tissue paper.

October 24, 2015: Spooktacular Puppet – Kids will create a paper bag puppet that looks like a Halloween pumpkin.

October 31, 2015: Spooky Spiderweb – Kids will create a cute spider and a decorative spider web from a paper plate, pipe cleaners, and more.

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