Wow, can you believe we’re halfway through Summer? Here are some fun, free things for the kids to do this weekend (but don’t miss the FREE Sam’s Club Health Screenings for adults on Saturday too!)
American Girl Stores: various
Most American Girl Store events cost. But there are a few that are free. You can check out upcoming events at a store near you here.
This one is FREE and happening July 9th: Discover Truly Me Event
Truly Me™ encourages girls to express, explore, and discover who they truly are—right now. Bring your girl to this exciting Truly Me event, where she can celebrate her unique self! She can express her interests and style with a fun bookmark activity, sign an inspirational poster, and explore the titles that top her summer reading list, too! All participants will receive a doll-sized Truly Me tee (while supplies last). Free and open to the public. For girls ages 8 and up.
Barnes and Noble: Saturday, July 11th, at 11:00 am
Join a free story time. Different locations offer different stories. Check the website or call to confirm before you go.
Storytime book: DC Comics Pop Up Story Time
Check out the Barnes & Noble near you for more storytime hours! Different stores do more story times on different days of the week!
Don’t forget to fill out your Barnes & Noble summer reading log so you can pick up your FREE book while you’re there for storytime!
Books-a-million: Saturday, July 11th, 2:00pm
Summer Fun Camp: Minions
Everyone’s favorite little yellow friends are back in action this summer! Bring your friends to Books-a-Million and craft your own Minions goggles and play games!
Looking Ahead: Percy Jackson event on July 18th
Home Depot: no activities this weekend
Looking ahead: Next workshop will be August 1
Lakeshore Learning: Saturday, July 11th, from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm
Kid’s Craft: Aquarium
Some Lakeshore locations do their craft events on Sunday. Find a location near you here.
Looking Ahead: Crafts every Saturday in July
Michael’s: Friday, July 10th, 10:00 am to 12:00pm
Passport to Imagination: Faux Stained Glass
***Passport to Imagination events are happening all summer. They are $5 per session or $12 will get a pass for 3.
Saturday, July 11th, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Michael’s Kid’s Club: Foam Printing
***Michael’s Kid’s Club Crafts cost $2 per child
Drop in for a 30 minutes craft – ages 3 and up.
Looking ahead: crafts coming up for the next 3 Saturdays!
Williams-Sonoma: Saturday, July 11th, 10:00 am
FREE Junior Chef class!
Salt is an amazing way to bring out the flavors in everything you cook. We’ll teach you how to cook on a salt plate, from Chicken and Corn Quesadillas to Chocolate Chip Cookies! Then we’ll teach you how to use different flavored salts on your favorite foods, from popcorn to veggies skewers. Suitable for ages 8-13.
Looking ahead: Classes every Saturday in July!
Don’t forget, it’s time to sign up for the Kids Bowl Free Summer Program!
And check out the $1 movies at Regal Cinemas this summer – movies start on June 2nd in some locations.