Archive for Free-Activities

Santa’s Wonderland 2017 at Bass Pro Shops Leeds, AL

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!  Wait!  He’s already here at Bass Pro Shops, Leeds, AL!

 

Check out the schedule and full details here.

 

This has become a tradition for us!  We check out “Santa’s Wonderland”— a 3,500-square foot Christmas village chocked full of fun games, activities  and crafts for the whole family – at Bass Pro Shops every year!

This year they’ve added building and activity tables with Lincoln Logs and blocks to play with! Grab your Bass Pass so you don’t have to stand in line to see Santa and then enjoy all the fun activities until it’s your time!

Always a family tradition, customers can get a free 4×6  studio-quality photo with Santa. Photo and gift packages will  also be available.  Grab a Bass Pass when the line is long and do your shopping instead of waiting in line – the Bass Pass gives you an appointment with Santa!

Library Summer Reading Programs (St. Clair County & surroundings)

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Don’t miss out on the Summer Reading Programs at the local libraries!  You have plenty to choose from!

Ashville Public Library -Summer reading starts June 13th and runs through July 18th.  Details here.

Clay Public Library - Kickoff party for summer reading is June 3rd.  Details here.

Leeds Public Library - Summer reading kickoff event is June 3rd at the park from 10am to 2pm.  Attend the kickoff or visit the library for details on the program.  (I couldn’t find much online)

Moody Public Library – Program starts June 7th with shows on Wednesdays at the new Civic Center.  Details here.

Odenville Public LibraryTheir event calendar says summer reading started May 30th.  I can find zero information online so I would just check at the library.

Pell City Public LibrarySummer reading started May 24th.  Drop by the library to get signed up!

Springville Public Library - Summer reading starts June 1st and runs through July 13th.  Shows every Thursday at 11:00am.  Details here.

 

Trussville Public Library  - will not be having a summer reading program due to building construction and potential closure dates this summer.

 

And don’t forget to print a reading log from Barnes & Noble so the kids can record 8 of the books they read!  Turn it in to B&N and they’ll get a FREE book!

If I missed a library please let me know!

Kids Bowl FREE all Summer at Spare Time in Trussville | Coupon Code for 10% off Family Pass

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Sign the kids up for the Kids Bowl Free summer program! 

Spare Time in Trussville is participating in the Kids Bowl Free program so after you sign up the kids will get TWO FREE GAMES EVERY DAY all summer!

Shoe rental not included.

You can also sign up teens and adults for a summer pass for $29.95.  Up to 4 people get two games every day during the summer with the bowling pass.  Shoe rental also not included.

Try code IPHONE10 to save 10% ($3) off the Family Pass!  I just ordered mine tonight and the code worked!

 

FREE Weekend Activities 5/13-5/14 | St. Clair & Jefferson County

Here are some FREE things going on in and around St. Clair County & Jefferson Counties for the Kids this weekend!

Babies ‘R Us:

Saturday, May 13th, 11:00am-12:00am
Baby’s First Birthday Event Is your baby turning one soon? Join us in store to celebrate this milestone with free activities, giveaways and great gift ideas for planning baby’s big day. Plus, meet local parents—and their babies, too! Our Baby’s First Birthday events are held the second Saturday of every month! Can’t make it to this one? Be sure to come to the next!

Barnes & Noble


Saturday, May 13th @ 11:00am
Storytime: How to Raise a Mom
This hilarious, heartwarming new story about raising a happy, healthy mom is filled with charming role-reversal humor, creative ideas and lots of love! Activities to follow. 

Events and times can vary by store or region so be sure to look up what’s going on at your store here.

Don’t forget about Barnes & Nobles Summer Reading Program!

Bass Pro Shops:

Mother’s Day FREE PHOTO Opportunity

Saturday  May 13   Noon to 5pm
Sunday May  14     Noon to 4pm

If you’re familiar with the Bass Pro Events, you know the drill.  You get one free 4×6 with the option to buy more prints.

Plus, Sunday, May 14th, first 100 to have their picture made get a FREE tote bag!  (One per family).

Birmingham Museum of Art:


Museum admission is always FREE.  They have a children’s play area with supplies for making crafts as well as Bart’s Art Cart under the stairs with blocks, books and more!  (All these things are available every day!)

Birmingham Zoo:

Mother’s Day Weekend at the Birmingham Zoo

On Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14, families can enjoy a free child’s admission ticket to the Birmingham Zoo with the purchase of a full-price adult admission ticket (offer exclusive only on Mother’s Day Weekend).

Lowe’s: 

Lowe’s has canceled their Build and Grow program.

Michael’s:

Friday, May 12th, 6:30pm-8:30pm
MAKE Mom Handprint Art*

*up to $20 for supplies

Saturday, May 13th, 10:00am-12:00pm
**Kids Club: Mother’s Day Card

**Kid’s Club Crafts cost $2.00 per child.  Ages 3+

Saturday, May 13th, 1:00pm-3:00pm
MakeBreak: Mother’s Day Fujifilm Instax Frame – Buy the wood frame and the rest of the supplies are free.

Sloss Furnaces:

The grounds are open for self-guided tours on from 10am-4pm Tues-Sat and 12pm-4pm on Sundays.  If you’ve never been, it’s a super cool place to walk around!  And it’s FREE!

Saturday, May 13th, 10:30am-11:30am
Second Saturdays at Grandmother’s Garden at Sloss Quarters

Free

Please join us for our third WALK & TALK of the year. Take a stroll in the garden as we introduce the medicinal and historical uses of two of our signature plants at Grandmother’s Garden: Passionflower & Mulberry.

Passionflower works as a nervine and helps promote restful sleep; hence, considered an effective treatment for insomnia. As well it is the sole food source for the Gulf fritillary or passion butterfly!

Mulberry, considered a blood tonic, helps cleanse the blood, improving its circulation and supports the kidneys and liver.  We hope our trees will be full of berries for tasting, so make sure to wear something you don’t mind getting “dyed.”

Please enter through the gate under the First Avenue North viaduct.

Toys ‘R Us:

Saturday, May 13th, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
POKEMON Trade and Collect Event

Saturday, June 3rd from 3:00pm-4:00pm
Geoffrey’s Birthday Club Event!
Birthday Club members get special surprises and coupons. Plus there will be storytimes and fun activities!
You read about why we love the Toys ‘R Us birthday club here!

Williams-Sonoma:

Saturday, May 14th at 10:00am (Williams-Sonoma is located at the Summit)
FREE Jr. Chef Class: We Love Tacos!
  If you love tacos as much as we do, this is the class for you! There’s no end to the amazing fillings you can make—and then you can top your taco with whatever you please, be it sour cream, a yummy salsa or a squeeze of lime juice. Then dig in! Suitable for ages 8–13.

Bass Pro Shops: FREE Picture with the Easter Bunny 2017


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Here is the info for the Easter activities at the Bass Pro Shops in Leeds, Alabama!

Bass Pro Shops are having their annual Easter free activities again in 2017 – from 4/8 t0 4/16.  Get a FREE 4×6 picture with the Easter Bunny and check out these other fun activities!

Easter Egg Hunt:

Ages 2-10 Saturday, April 15th ONLY.

Registration will begin at 1:30pm. The egg hunt will begin at 2 pm and last for 1 hour only!! Once they have found five eggs, they will return to the registration table for candy.

Crafts for the Kids:

Saturday & Sunday, April 8 & 9, 1-4pm “Easter Picture Frame”

Friday, April 14, 2-5pm “Easter Totebag”

Saturday and Sunday, April 15 & 16, 1-4pm  “Tree Stump Bunny Box ”

Free pictures with the Easter Bunny:

Saturdays 11am-6pm, Sundays, 11am-4pm, Monday-Thursday 6-8pm, Friday 2-8pm

Bass Pro Shops Customers will have the opportunity to have their photo taken with the Easter Bunny and receive a FREE 4 x 6 photo. Additional packages will be available for purchase.

Print this coupon and save $5 off the $20 photo package.    Package includes (1) 6×8, (2) 5×7, (2) 4×6, (4) wallets and the digital download of your print – all for $15 with coupon.

Resurrection Rolls

Want more Easter ideas?  

Make Resurrection Rolls
–Easter Egg Learning Games
Crushed Eggshell Art
17 Spring Crafts for Kids
Rice Krispie Easter Egg Treats
Dollar Store DIY Easter Wreath


FREE Weekend Activities 5/14 | St. Clair & Jefferson County

Here are some FREE things going on in and around St. Clair County & Jefferson Counties for the Kids this weekend!

Babies ‘R Us:

no events this weekend

Birmingham Museum of Art:

No scheduled events.

Museum admission is always FREE.  They have a children’s play area with supplies for making crafts as well as Bart’s Art Cart under the stairs with blocks, books and more!  (All these things are available every day!)

Saturday, May 14th @ 11:00am
Storytime: If You Ever Want to Bring a Piano to the Beach, Don’t.  
If your mom says to get ready to play at the beach, she means with a boat, or a Frisbee or a shovel. She is NOT talking about the piano. But Magnolia is a little girl with a big idea, determination and one very heavy upright piano she insists she needs to take with her. What’s the worst that can happen? Find out at Storytime. Activities to follow.  

Events and times can vary by store or region so be sure to look up what’s going on at your store here.

Don’t forget about Barnes & Nobles Summer Reading Program!

Bass Pro Shops:

Saturday, May 14th, at 1:30
Fish Feeding & Aquarium Education  Come join us every Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm and Saturdays at 1:30pm for an educational experience on the fish in our 24,000 gallon tank. Test your knowledge to see if you can recognize the different types of fish in our aquarium. You will get to see the feeding habits, characteristics, and learn interesting facts about the fish native to our area!  (Days and Times may vary by location.  Find your location here to see what they offer)

Lowe’s: 

next workshop is in June

Michael’s: 

Saturday, May 14th, from 10:00 am to 12:00pm
Kid’s Club:  Dream  Catcher
**Kid’s Club Crafts cost $2 per child

Sloss Furnaces:

No specific events this weekend but the grounds are open for self-guided tours on from 10am-4pm Tues-Sat and 12pm-4pm on Sundays.  If you’ve never been, it’s a super cool place to walk around!  And it’s FREE!

Toys ‘R Us:

Coming up:
Saturday, June 18th from 3:00 to 4:00pm
Geoffrey’s Birthday Club Event!
Birthday Club members get special surprises and coupons.  Plus there will be storytimes and fun activities!
You read about why we love the Toys ‘R Us birthday club here!

Williams-Sonoma:

Saturday, May 14th at 10:00am (Williams-Sonoma is located at the Summit)
FREE Jr. Chef Class: We Love Tacos!
  If you love tacos as much as we do, this is the class for you! There’s no end to the amazing fillings you can make—and then you can top your taco with whatever you please, be it sour cream, a yummy salsa or a squeeze of lime juice. Then dig in! Suitable for ages 8–13.

FREE Weekend Activities 5/7 | St. Clair & Jefferson County

Here are some FREE things going on in and around St. Clair County & Jefferson Counties for the Kids this weekend!

Babies ‘R Us:

no events this weekend

Birmingham Museum of Art:

No scheduled events.

Museum admission is always FREE.  They have a children’s play area with supplies for making crafts as well as Bart’s Art Cart under the stairs with blocks, books and more!  (All these things are available every day!)

Barnes and Noble:

Saturday, May 7th, 10:00am
Adult Coloring Club Be a part of the coloring club! Join us in the Cafe each month on the first Saturday from 10:00 to 11:00AM and try out the activity that is all the rage – adult coloring books! We will provide the materials, you bring a friend and enjoy a little stress therapy.

Saturday, May 7th @ 11:00am
Storytime: 
In celebration of Mother’s Day, read about becoming an expert grandma sitter in How to Babysit a Grandma followed by Mom School. In Mom School a little girl imagines where her mom picked up all her amazing skills, like fixing a bike tire and baking cupcakes. Join us afterward to make a card for your mom or special caregiver. 

Events and times can vary by store or region so be sure to look up what’s going on at your store here.

Don’t forget about Barnes & Nobles Summer Reading Program!

Bass Pro Shops:

Saturday, April 30th, at 1:30
Fish Feeding & Aquarium Education  Come join us every Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm and Saturdays at 1:30pm for an educational experience on the fish in our 24,000 gallon tank. Test your knowledge to see if you can recognize the different types of fish in our aquarium. You will get to see the feeding habits, characteristics, and learn interesting facts about the fish native to our area!  (Days and Times may vary by location.  Find your location here to see what they offer)

Friday, May 6th, 5:00pm-8:00pm
Saturday, May 7th, 10:00am to 4:00pm

FREE Photo for Mom! What better gift could you give your MOM then a picture of yourself or the whole family!!!  We will be doing Mother’s Day Pictures this year on Friday the 6th and Saturday the 7th of May. One Free 4×6 Photo.  An option to buy a photo package as well.

Saturday, May 7th, at 1:30
Fish Feeding & Aquarium Education  Come join us every Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm and Saturdays at 1:30pm for an educational experience on the fish in our 24,000 gallon tank. Test your knowledge to see if you can recognize the different types of fish in our aquarium. You will get to see the feeding habits, characteristics, and learn interesting facts about the fish native to our area!  (Days and Times may vary by location.  Find your location here to see what they offer)

Home Depot: 

Saturday, May 7th, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Kid’s Workshop:  
Build an Angry Birds birdhouse

Michael’s:

Saturday, May 7th, from 10:00 am to 12:00pm
Kid’s Club:  Paper Flowers
**Kid’s Club Crafts cost $2 per child

Saturday, May 7th, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Fun Family Craft Time:  
Free Event: Supplies Included!  Have fun crafting a card and a bracelet for Mom

Monday, May 9th, from 6:30 to 8:30pm
Free Paper Crafting Class.
  Purchase of supplies (up to $9) required.

Tuesday, May 10th, from 6:30 to 8:30pm
Free Jewelry Class.
  Purchase of supplies (up to $21) required

Sloss Furnaces:

No specific events this weekend but the grounds are open for self-guided tours on from 10am-4pm Tues-Sat and 12pm-4pm on Sundays.  If you’ve never been, it’s a super cool place to walk around!  And it’s FREE!

Toys ‘R Us:

Saturday, May 7th, 12:00-2:00pm
FREE LEGO Mini-Build:
 Build a mini Star Wars Millennium Falcon!   Plus other in-store fun!  And you can shop 20% off all LEGO Star Wars sets!

Coming up:
Saturday, June 18th from 3:00 to 4:00pm

Geoffrey’s Birthday Club Event!
Birthday Club members get special surprises and coupons.  Plus there will be storytimes and fun activities!

You read about why we love the Toys ‘R Us birthday club here!

Williams-Sonoma:

next free Jr. Chef class is May 14th

FREE Weekend Activities 4/30 | St. Clair & Jefferson County

Here are some FREE things going on in and around St. Clair County & Jefferson Counties for the Kids this weekend!

Babies ‘R Us:

Saturday, April 30th, 11:00am-12:00pm
Baby’s 1st Birthday Event
If your baby is turning 1 soon, celebrate in store with fun activities, giveaways and inspiration for baby’s first birthday bash!  Plus, meet and mingle with local parents.

Birmingham Museum of Art:

No scheduled events.

Museum admission is always FREE.  They have a children’s play area with supplies for making crafts as well as Bart’s Art Cart under the stairs with blocks, books and more!  (All these things are available every day!)

Barnes and Noble:

Saturday, April 30th, at 11:00 am
StorytimeNight at the Stadium
A  baseball stadium comes to life in this magical picture book written by Phil Bildner and illustrated by Tom Booth from the publishing imprint of legendary sports icon and role model Derek Jeter. Join us for Storytime featuring Night at the Stadium.

Saturday, April 30th, at 4:00pm
Tabletop Gaming Meetup
Gather your friends and come in to check out the featured games and giveaways (while supplies last). 

Events and times can vary by store or region so be sure to look up what’s going on at your store here.

Bass Pro Shops:

Saturday, April 30th, at 1:30
Fish Feeding & Aquarium Education  Come join us every Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm and Saturdays at 1:30pm for an educational experience on the fish in our 24,000 gallon tank. Test your knowledge to see if you can recognize the different types of fish in our aquarium. You will get to see the feeding habits, characteristics, and learn interesting facts about the fish native to our area!  (Days and Times may vary by location.  Find your location here to see what they offer)

Home Depot:  

next workshop is in May

Lowe’s: 

next workshop is in May

Michael’s: 

Saturday, April 30th, from 10:00 am to 12:00pm
Kid’s Club:  Tie Dye Banner
**Kid’s Club Crafts cost $2 per child

Sloss Furnaces:

No specific events this weekend but the grounds are open for self-guided tours on from 10am-4pm Tues-Sat and 12pm-4pm on Sundays.  If you’ve never been, it’s a super cool place to walk around!  And it’s FREE!

Toys ‘R Us:

Sunday, May 1st from 3:00 to 4:00pm
Geoffrey’s Birthday Club Event!
Birthday Club members get special surprises and coupons.  Plus there will be storytimes and fun activities!

You read about why we love the Toys ‘R Us birthday club here!

Williams-Sonoma:

no Junior Chef classes scheduled 

FREE Weekend Activities 4/16 | St. Clair & Jefferson County

Here are some FREE things going on in and around St. Clair County & Jefferson Counties for the Kids this weekend!

Babies ‘R Us:

Saturday, April 16th 1:00-2:00pm
Ready, Set, Registry Party
Create or update your registry with personalized help.  Learn about the newest must-haves.  Meet and mingle with other parents-to-be.  Enjoy games, giveaways and raffles!

 

Birmingham Museum of Art:

Saturday, April 16th 11:00am -12:00pm
Bart’s Books
Bart’s Books is a storytelling program for children ages 4-7. Bart selects a new book and related work of art each month that he thinks kids will enjoy.  This month, Bart has selected Mary Lynn Ray’s Mud.

 

Museum admission is always FREE.  They have a children’s play area with supplies for making crafts as well as Bart’s Art Cart under the stairs with blocks, books and more!

Barnes and Noble:

Saturday, April 16th at 11:00 am
StorytimeDon’t Touch this Book
 Larry the lovable monster from Don’t Push the Button! is back with another hilarious, interactive adventure! I know what you’re thinking: this is a pretty cool-looking book. But … DON’T TOUCH THIS BOOK! (Don’t even try it.) Join us for Storytime featuring Don’t Touch This Book! Coloring and activities to follow. 

Bass Pro Shops:

Saturday, April 9th, at 1:30
Fish Feeding & Aquarium Education  Come join us every Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm and Saturdays at 1:30pm for an educational experience on the fish in our 24,000 gallon tank. Test your knowledge to see if you can recognize the different types of fish in our aquarium. You will get to see the feeding habits, characteristics, and learn interesting facts about the fish native to our area!  (Days and Times may vary by location.  Find your location here to see what they offer)

Home Depot:  

next workshop is in May

Lowe’s: 

no events scheduled

Michael’s: 

Saturday, April 16th, from 10:00 am to 12:00pm
Kid’s Club:  Paper Windsock

**Kid’s Club Crafts cost $2 per child

Saturday, April 16th, from 11:00am to 3:00pm
Creative Classes Open House
Explore classes and events, meet instructors and get a special deal on classes.
Early sign up special for Camp Creativity: 3 sessions for $10 when you register in store. The first 50 per store to sign up get a drawstring bag

Sloss Furnaces:

No specific events this weekend but the grounds are open for self-guided tours on from 10am-4pm Tues-Sat and 12pm-4pm on Sundays.  If you’ve never been, it’s a super cool place to walk around!  And it’s FREE!

Toys ‘R Us:

no events this weekend

Williams-Sonoma:

no events scheduled 

FREE Weekend Activities 4/9 | St. Clair/Jefferson Counties

Here are some FREE things going on in and around St. Clair County & Jefferson Counties for the Kids this weekend!

Birmingham Museum of Art:

Saturday, April 9th
While there are no specific kid events going on at BMA this weekend, museum admission is always FREE.  They have a children’s play area with supplies for making crafts as well as Bart’s Art Cart under the stairs with blocks, books and more!

Barnes and Noble:

Saturday, April 9th at 11:00 am
Storytime: Let’s Play
It’s only a yellow dot … but what a dot it is! Readers won’t be able to resist this jaunty, adventurous dot, nor its invitation to play along. Join us for Storytime featuring Let’s Play. Activities will round out the fun.

Bass Pro Shops:

Saturday, April 9th, at 1:30
Fish Feeding & Aquarium Education  Come join us every Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm and Saturdays at 1:30pm for an educational experience on the fish in our 24,000 gallon tank. Test your knowledge to see if you can recognize the different types of fish in our aquarium. You will get to see the feeding habits, characteristics, and learn interesting facts about the fish native to our area!  (Days and Times may vary by location.  Find your location here to see what they offer)

Home Depot:  

next workshop is in May

Lowe’s: 

Saturday, April 9th, 10:00 am
Build & Grow Workshop: Birdfeeder

Michael’s: 

Saturday, April 9th, from 10:00 am to 12:00pm
Kid’s Club:  Butterfly Clip Canvas

**Kid’s Club Crafts cost $2 per child

Saturday, April 9th, from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
FREE Kids Event: Shopkins Swap
Kids can make new friends and have fun when they bring their collections to trade.

Sloss Furnaces:

No specific events this weekend but the grounds are open for self-guided tours on from 10am-4pm Tues-Sat and 12pm-4pm on Sundays.  If you’ve never been, it’s a super cool place to walk around!  And it’s FREE!

Toys ‘R Us:

no events this weekend

Williams-Sonoma:

no events scheduled