Freebie Weekend Family Events & Activities Round-Up!

If you’re looking for free family fun this weekend, there are lots of great activities!  We’re headed to a live nativity in our area tonight.  I can’t wait!  I still haven’t taken my kids to “Santa’s Workshop” (this is what they call it) at  Bass Pro Shops yet.  If you have one in your area and haven’t been, it’s excellent!

Here’s a round up of free family activities for you:

Barnes & Noble –

Friday 12/9 at 7pm, Holiday Story time featuring The Polar Express.

Sunday 12/11 from 11am-3pm, Angry Birds Day: scavenger hunt to find the Mighty Eagle and enter a raffle to win a special Angry Birds prize.

Bass Pro Shops – Santa’s Wonderland from 11/5-12/24. Be sure to select your store in the drop down menu for complete details and schedule.

Through 12/24 Every weekday, Monday-Friday, from 5 to 7 pm and every weekend, Saturday & Sunday, from noon to 5pm, kids can take part in making crafts and holiday ornaments, like a snowman door hanger or animal sun catcher and construct great ornaments out of fishing bobbers, Popsicle sticks, jingle bells and more—even decorate Christmas cookies December 19th-24th! Be sure to select your store in the drop down menu for complete details and schedule.

Free fun Santa Bandz bracelet offered every weekday to the first 150 kids who visit Santa’s Wonderland Monday through Friday from 5-7pm (a different style will be offered each week).

Free 4×6 studio-quality photo with Santa from 3pm to 8pm Monday through Friday, Saturday’s 10am to 8pm and Sunday’s noon to 5 pm.

Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores 

Saturday 12/10 from 11am-1pm, FREE Make It Take It: Create your own decorations and ornaments with Darice felt & Martha Stewart Crafts papercrafting supplies!  From 1-3pm, free demo in participating stores with classes: ProvoCraft Cricut Cake Mini Personal Electronic Cutter.

Lakeshore Learning 

Saturday 12/10 from 11am-3pm, Kids make a Jolly Snowman.

Lowes Build and Grow –

Saturday 12/10 from 10am-Noon, FREE: Kids build a Coal Car for their Build and Grow train! This is the second part of the 2011 Lowe’s Train. Come back each week to build the next piece and complete your train! Be sure to sign up for this event here.

Michaels –

Saturday 12/10 from 10am-Noon, Passport to Imagination – Iceland: Make a Reindeer Frame. Then from Noon-2pm, create a letter to Santa!

Sunday 12/11 from 1-3pm, Passport to Imagination – Japan: style a Snowman Ornament. Then from 3-5pm, apply ideas from the Japanese tradition of origami into a super-cute Snowflake Frame!

Pottery Barn Kids –

Tuesday 12/13 at 10am, Holiday Story Time with the Grinch: read How the Grinch Stole Christmas, holiday activities and take home a Grinch activity book.

Target – select a city to find free or reduced-price admission to arts and cultural events in your area, sponsored by Target.

The Home Depot – See Adult Weekly workshops here.

Walmart Event Finder – enter your zip code to see what is going on in your area.

(Thanks Keeping Cents!)

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