Lakeshore Learning Free Crafts for Kids + Buy One Get One Half Off Printable Coupon!

Lakeshore Learning Store Buy Get One 50 Off Printable CouponLakeshore Learning Store has a rare in-store Buy One Get One 50% Off printable coupon available right now!   Coupon expires 7/1/12 and can be printed HERE.  If you are going to head to a store to put it to use you can also take advantage of their Free Crafts for Kids on Saturdays from 11am – 3pm.  This Saturday’s featured craft is a Star Spangled Shaker.

free crafts for kids at Lakeshore Learning

There will also be additional crafts and other activities set up throughout the store. If you are have never been to a Lakeshore Learning store you are in for a treat.  They have tons of learning activities, supplies, manipulatives and more!  They also have a great selection of arts and crafts supplies.  When I was a teacher, Lakeshore was my favorite place to order from for the classroom.

In addition to the Buy One Get One 50% Off Coupon you will find a $5 off $25 printable coupon HERE.  You’ll also find the schedule for the Free Crafts for Kids to see what upcoming featured crafts are scheduled for July.

AMF Summer Unplugged ~ Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long!

Looking for some free entertainment for the kiddos this summer?  Sign up for AMF Bowling Summer Unplugged and kids under 15 can bowl 2 games free a day all summer long!

Free bowling available until 8 pm, 7 days a week
AMF summer is May 14 – Sept. 3, 2012

Shoe rental not included.  Weekly free vouchers will be sent to your email.  You’ll also be given the same option for adult (16+) bowling for $29.95 for up to 4 people.  That comes to just $7.50 per person for 2 games a day all summer long!

Sign up HERE.

Free National Parks Admission (April 21-29, 2012)!

Starting today get free admission to over 100 National Parks around the country through April 29th!  Find one near you HERE!

Free Dr. Seuss ‘The Lorax’ Printables!

If you head over to the hp website you can print all kinds of free  Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax printables.  They’ve got cards, stickers, coloring pages, masks and more!  Print them HERE!

10+ Rainy Day Activities for Kids!

Rainy Day Activities for KidsIt’s a cold and dreary day today and all I keep thinking is ‘What can I do with the kids?’  Of course, what better place to turn to for Rainy Day Activities for Kids than Pinterest!  So here are some of the best ideas I found to share with you from my Keeping the Kids Busy’ Board.

Here are 3 great Rainy Day Activities from Tidy Tangle that include homemade finger paints, slime and lava lamps all from common household materials and ingredients.

This next one looks so fun and creative!  Learn how to Tie Dye T-Shirts with Sharpie Markers from The Art Girl Jackie – Tutorials!

How about adding some new life to old crayons by making rainbow glitter crayons.  Find the simple tutorial over at E is for Explore.

Check out this simple idea for homemade puffy paint from Sandy Toes & Popsicles!  All you need to make it is flour, salt, water and food coloring.

Here is another simple but fun activity from Sandy Toes & Popsicles for Milk Art!

Here is a great idea for making a Rainbow Stained Glass Window from The Artful Parent.  Love it!

Next we have Raised Salt Paintings from Housing a Forest.  This again looks so simple and fun!

Here is another very cool and simple idea for making Sandpaper Print T-shirts from Alphamom.

Guess how these colorful plates were made.  Every heard of Salad Spinner Art?  See how it’s done over at Play at Home Mom.

I found a ton of other great ideas over at Play at Home Mom also.  Check them out below…

Window Art
Glow sticks…. thinking outside the box
Translucent Silly Putty
A Cave of Stars
Elephant Toothpaste
Edible Paint

Last but not least, for an old rainy day stand by, check out my Playdough Board for about a dozen different homemade play dough recipes.  That ought to keep them busy for a while!


Free Crafts for Kids this Saturday 1/14 ~ Disney Store, Lowes, Lakeshore Learning and More!

Here are some free craft activities for kids going on this Saturday 1/14…

  • Lakeshore Learning ~ Saturday 1/14 from 11am-3pm Hand in Hand Flower.  Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a one of a kind flower bouquet.  Print 20% off any single non-sale item coupon HERE.
  • Lowes Build and Grow ~ Saturday 1/14 from 10am-Noon kids build a Castle w/ stickers and Drawbridge!
  • Michaels ~ Make-It Take-It w/ purchase:  Saturday 1/14 from 10-noon Build a model car with muscle (w/ purchase of model car kit).  Print 40% off 1 regular priced item coupon you can use for purchase of model car HERE.
  • Disney Store ~ Saturday 1/14 ~ Disney Store cordially invites you to come dressed as your favorite Princess for an enchanting sing-along and royal craft event.  Ages 3 and up.  Session 1 – 10:30 am, Session 2 – 11:30 am, Session 3 – 12:30 pm

Free Personalized Video From Santa to Your Little One!

Santa | PNP - Portable North Pole | Free personalized video message from SantaCreate a free personalized video from Santa to your little one! 

The Portable North Pole Santa videos are back!   If you haven’t created yours yet you still have time.  You’ll love it!

Create yours HERE!