Free Family Activities

Finding free family activities for this time of year can be challenging.  Here are some ideas to keep your family busy, and avoid hearing the dreaded “I’m bored” whine.  Keep these ideas on hand and you won’t be tempted to spend money on activities.  

  1. Free Movies —  Your local library may have DVDs to borrow, or you can rent movies from RedBox for free on Mondays.  Click here for more information.
  2. Museums — Many museums offer a free day either every week, or once a month.  Contact some of your local museums for more information.
  3. Free Class at Gymboree —  Sign up for a free class at Gymboree and your little one can enjoy lots of great indoor playtime.
  4. Free Story Time at Barnes & Noble —  Foster a love of reading and take your child to story time at Barnes & Noble.
  5. Free Craft Workshops at A.C.Moore or Michael’s —  Your local  A.C.Moore or Michael’s may have free workshops for kids to create craft projects.
  6. Free Workshops at Home Depot or Lowe’s —  Your local Home Depot or Lowe’s offers free kids workshops.  Kids get an apron, certificate of achievement, and make a small wooden project.