Frugal Family Fun – Free Weekend Activities – March 2014
Good afternoon! February is just about over and 2014 is in full swing. If you are looking for some FUN and CHEAP activities to add to your calendar – here ya go :) I’m sure many of you would welcome the break of being snowed in!
There are several events at some of our favorite places.
Lowe’s – All events are recommended for ages 5 and up
Saturday, March 8th – 10:00 – 11:00am – Spring is right around the corner! Bring your kids to Lowe’s this weekend and they can build this awesome Birdhouse!
*Note – you have to register on-line for the FREE Lowe’s Kids Clinics now
Lakeshore – all events are FREE …
Saturday, March 1st – 11:00 am – 3:00 pm - Wheels & Wings Note Clip -Imaginations really get moving as kids make and decorate these transportation-themed note hangers!
Saturday, March 8th – 11:00 am – 3:00 pm - Beautiful Butterfly – Spring is coming…and it’s time to celebrate with a lovable, kid-crafted butterfly!
Saturday, March 15th– 11:00 am – 3:00 pm - Springtime Kite Craft – A spectacular springtime kite that kids create themselves!
Saturday, March 22nd – 11:00 am – 3:00 pm - Colors-Of-The-Rainbow Mirror - No matter the weather outside, kids will always be happy to see their own reflections in this radiant rainbow mirror!
Saturday, March 29th – 11:00 am – 3:00 pm – Funny Fish Puppet- A friendly fish that children make themselves…and decorate with paint, sparkles and more!
Saturday, March 1st – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Build a Trojan Horse Bank from the new DreamWorks animated film, “Mr. Peabody & Sherman”, coming in March, 2014.
Michael’s – It looks like Michael’s did some changes to their Kids Corner. The crafts are $2 per child and it reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10:30AM – 11:30AM.
Saturday, March 1st – 10:00 am – 11:30 am – every 30 minutes – Kids will make their own Bookmark to celebrate READ ACROSS NORTH AMERICA
Saturday, March 8th – 10:00 am – 11:30 am – every 30 minutes - Kids will make their own Personalized Jigsaw Puzzle
Saturday, March 15th – 10:00 am – 11:30 am – every 30 minutes - Kids will make their own personalized name plate. Perfect to hang in their room or own their door.
Saturday, March 22nd – 10:00 am – 11:30 am – every 30 minutes – Let the kids come in and use felt stickers to make a personalized picture frame
Saturday, March 29th – 10:00 am – 11:30 am – every 30 minutes - Come in and let the kids make their own Mondrian-style painting
Now, remember one of the biggest expenses that are incurred while we are “out and about” are eating expenses. So, if you are going to eat out – try to plan on eating out for lunch. Lunch menus are always cheaper than dinner menus.
I also recommend checking out Restaurant.com before you leave the house – this is an easy way to save a bundle at some of your local restaurants.
Make sure you pack snacks – you and the kids! I always have a Fiber One or Kashi Bar in my truck for me and a few goodies in my purse for the kiddos.
Most importantly…HAVE FUN!