Here are some fun ideas for family entertainment and kids’ activities (most are free!) available this week and beyond. Note that each event may vary, so be sure call the designated venue/establishment ahead to verify availability, times and date of each event.
*American Girl – Girls ages 8 and up can participate in various FREE events throughout the month of June at various American Girl store locations. Some of the fun activities this month include creating three playful styles using the Adorable Accents set made just for American Girl dolls, meeting Mary Casanova—the author of the new Grace™, Girl of the Year™ 2015 series, An American Girl: Grace Stirs Up Success movie-viewing event and more! Event reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up. Check your local American Girl store for specific times and dates, as not all store locations offer the same events.
*BabiesRUs – They offer New Parent Workshops and Classes – from Breastfeeding, Baby Basics, Infant CPR, Prenatal Yoga & more!
*Barnes & Noble – Join Barnes & Noble on June 13, Saturday at 11:00 am for a special Storytime featuring Touch the Brightest Star by Christie Matheson, a companion to the popular and acclaimed Tap the Magic Tree! In this interactive bedtime story, touch, tap, blink, whisper, and more to make magic happen in the nighttime sky, from sunset to sunrise. And then at 2pm, B&N is also celebrating the release of the new movie Jurassic World and will be offering a Storytime, crafts and super-fun games and drawing a winner for a $25 Fandango gift card! Go here to see if these events are available at your local Barnes & Noble bookstore.
*Gander Mountain – Attend FREE Kid’s Workshops from 10AM-2PM each month this year with crafts, various activities, giveaways, and more! Check with your local store for more details on dates and times.
*GoBowling – Watch a short video at GoBowling.com where you can request a coupon valid for a FREE game of bowling. Your coupon will be emailed to you and is good thru 7/26/15 and is valid at participating centers on regular days of operation between the hours of 8:30AM and 5:30PM local time. Limit one free game of bowling per person, per coupon, per day. Go here to locate a GoBowling center near you.
*Kids Bowl Free – Keep your kiddos entertained all Summer long with the Kids Bowl Free Program! The 8th annual Kids Bowl Free program is being offered at over 1,000 bowling centers in the US and Canada to kids ages 15 and under. Registration is 100% FREE! Each child is entitled to coupons for 2 free games of bowling daily throughout the summer!
*LEGOLAND – Head over to the LEGO Store where if you purchase ANY LEGO product, you will receive a voucher (automatically added to your cart) valid for a FREE Ticket when you purchase a Full-priced ticket to LEGOLAND Resorts or LEGOLAND Discovery Centers. Offer is while supplies last and is valid both in-store and online. Go here for more information.
*Lowe’s – On Saturday, June 13th at 10AM, head on into Lowe’s where kids can build a FREE Avenger’s Iron Man Avenjet! Registration is open!
*Michaels – On Saturday, June 13, from 10am-noon, kids ages 3 and up can make a Father’s Day Duct Tape Frame for only $2 per child. Michaels Kids Club sessions are being offered every half hour from 10AM-12noon. Then on the same date, from 1pm to 4pm, and for only $7, the whole family can make a fun craft for Father’s Day: make a Tie Dye Tee shirt!
*Microsoft YouthSpark Summer Camps – YouthSpark Summer Camps are being offered for kids ages 8-13 throughout the summer! This FREE camp is divided into two age groups for beginner Game Coders (recommended for ages 8-11) and intermediate Game Coders (recommended for ages 8-11 or older). The camps last 2 hours a day, Monday-Thursday, and are available at Microsoft Retail Stores throughout the country.
*National Fishing & Boating Week – Through June 14th, participate in the National Fishing and Boating Week with free fishing days and more. You can go here for more details.
*Pottery Barn Kids – Through June 13th, attend the FREE Summer Treasure Hunt event and win prizes! Then, from 11am-2pm, they are offering a Father’s Day gift activity where kids enjoy a coloring activity and dad will receive a lovely keepsake. Go here for details.
*Redbox – Redbox is offering surprise deals during their Pop-A-Deal promotion the entire month of June! To sign up for these offers, just text PLAY to 727272 and they’ll text you scratch cards that will reveal surprise deals! Go here for more details.
*Sam’s Club – There is a FREE Health Screening on Saturday from 11 AM-3PM, open and free to the public. Save up to a $150 in Contact your local store for more details.
*ToysRUs – On June 20th from 12PM-2PM, check your local ToysRUs store for a FREE LEGO Jurassic World Build Event where kids will be able to build and take home a Free LEGO Jurassic World Gate. Go here for more details.
*REI: They offer the Family Adventure Program with various classes for children and adults like hiking, biking, camping, fun Geocaching adventure, photography lessons, planning a trip and more! The selection and dates/times vary by location so check to see what your store is offering here.
*Williams-Sonoma – For kids ages 5-13, there is a Junior Chef: I Love Zoku class on June 13th, at 10am where kids have fun using Zoku products to make quick and easy pops to slushies and ice cream! For adults, check out their FREE Technique Class: Father’s Day Feast on Sunday, June 14th where you’ll learn how to make Dad a meal he’ll remember by cooking the perfect burgers and piling them high with all the fixin’s. You’ll learn the techniques and tricks for preparing flavorful burgers, including stuffed ones with savory fillings, plus creative ideas for garnishing them. Call your local Williams-Sonoma store to verify their participation and to register or go here for more details.