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Weekend Fun & Free Ideas

on 4.15.2010 at 12:21pm

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If I hear “Mama, What can I do?” one more time I’m gonna…  here are some ideas for Saturday 4/17 to have fun for FREE.

Lowes Home Improvement


Lowes Build & Grow is making a planter box.

This is free and starts at 10 am at stores throughout the country.  It’s geared towards elementary aged kids, though we started taking our girls when they were 3.  This has become a big Daddy Daughter event in our house now.

They do run out of kits most day’s so get there early (like 9:45)!

**If you want to make the trip more fun for you print your Home Depot Garden club coupons and take them too (most Lowes stores accept HD coupons as competitors!!).  We just got B1G1 Tree coupons this week!!**

Toys R Us

thomas-play-dateToys R Us is having a Thomas and Friends Play Date on Saturday, from 11am – 1pm.

Activities:  Storytime, Coloring Fun, Thomas Trivia, Special Offers, Free Gifts

Call your local store before heading out to make sure they are participating.

(Thanks Saving and Stewardship!)

    • crickola

      We got the BOGO trees coupon also. Thank you for telling us about this club.

    • emily0780

      Okay, so I have yet to get decent plant coupons from Home Depot – are they regional? All I get are coupons off cleaning products in mine.

    • Paige

      We have been going to the Lowe's Build and Grow for about 8 months now with our (just turned) 4 year old and have a lot of fun. There are a lot of clinics coming up too. Free fun and you get a neat thing that you helped your child make :)

    • jenntmH

      My 4yo loves this!!!

    • jessica

      thanks for the ideas! :)

    • Also, Borders is celebrating National Poetry Month with a Fancy Nancy party in honor of her new book. http://kidkapers.blogspot.com or Borders.com for details.

    • My husband has to work and my daughter is still medically housebound so I can't take my son. I checked the site so we could buy the planter box kit since we are planting our garden next week and the planter box is not on the website yet! Rats!

    • Deanne

      Jenny, “Bark to the Park” is Sat. starting at 10:00 am Finlay Park, Cola. SC. Free admisssion for pets, their owners pay $10.00. Many vendors are set-up, there will be free sample of food and treats, as well as coupons. Dogs may enter various contests throughout the day. The owner admission will be given to local shelters.

    • Judi

      We went to the Toys R Us here at the Mall of Georgia(Buford, GA) and their Thomas gathering was kind of lame. For some strange reason, they only had ONE employee organizing it and there was a MOB of kids. Don't they have any concept of how much Thomas stuff they sell? We were disappointed.

    • Lori B.

      Thanks for posting this! We took the kids today & had a great time. We've already signed up for the next 2 wks too. The kids are so proud of their planter boxes.

    • Lori B.

      Thanks for posting this! We took the kids today & had a great time. We've already signed up for the next 2 wks too. The kids are so proud of their planter boxes.