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FREE Family Events are ALWAYS FUN!

Yes, I am that “Fresno Couponing Girl;” but that does not mean we only save money couponing. Sometimes you need to look for free, fun, family things to do in town. Let’s face it, we all need to have fun and if the only way we know how to have fun is by spending money, well honey, we would ALL be broke or in debt.

Did you know that some companies host FREE events for kids on the weekends?

Here are some great family friendly events that your kids will love, and they WON’T break the bank!

Home Depot: Kids Workshops
Once a month, Home Depot hosts a Kids Workshop where children 5-12 are invited to come out with adult supervision from 9-noon the first Saturday of the month, and build an awesome craft. Kids are given Home Depot aprons, a pin, and certificate of completion. Our kids really enjoyed the build your own dry erase board craft! January’s craft is build a Savings Shed, and in February they can build a Keepsakes Box.

Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinics
Twice a month, Lowe’s hosts their Build and Grow Clinics. They are held at almost every Lowe’s location on designated Saturdays at 10am. Although there is online registration, the stores allow you to walk in with unregistered kiddos. They hand out kits on a first come, first served basis and each child is given their own apron, goggles, patch specific to the craft, and certificate. This month, children can make their own castle and dinosaur crafts on January 14 and 28, respectfully. All tools needed for the crafts are provided.

Disney Store
Each month, the Disney Stores have held some sort of FREE promotional event and this month, the same holds true. The Disney Store has invited children to come dressed as their favorite princess for  an enchanted sing-a-long and craft event. There will be three sessions held January 14 at 10:30, 11:30, and 12:30.

Your local Michael’s store should hold a number of classes and events throughout the month. Some of these events are FREE and some are Family Friendly. On Saturday, January 7th they are hosting a FREE event for children three years of age and over to make a yarn backpack buddy.

Fresno County Library
Your local library can also be a great resource for activities and events for families with children. Check out the event calendar here to sort activities by branch.

Jen is a mommy of three and a local blogger. For more information on Frugal Living, Smart Shopping, and Couponing, visit her blog: www.fresnocouponing.com; follow them on Facebook, or Twitter.

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  1. We’ve never had a good time at the Disney Store events. They’re just too crowded and often unorganized. We’re looking forward to the craft events at other stores though! :D

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  3. Gianna-
    Another friend mentioned that they were unorganized as well. Hopefully they get it together so families can enjoy the time in the store.
    We have first hand experience at Home Depot and Lowe’s and love both of these events!