If your little ones are getting antsy from being cooped up too much during the winter months, you may want to look into some free and cheap outtings that include fun items that they get to make and take home.
Home Depot: Kids ages 5 - 12 can learn valuable skills such as measuring and following directions when they sign up to create a desk calendar for the new year. Activity is planned between 9 a.m. and noon on Saturday, Jan. 4. For details, visit http://workshops.homedepot.com/workshops/kids-workshops. On the schedule for Feb. 1 is a make-it-yourself race car.
Michaels: For just $2, kids can create their choice of keychain, foam alien door hanger, Valentine treat bag, mini painting and more on various Saturdays in January. Activities last 30 minutes and are appropriate for ages 3 and up. Visit http://www.michaels.com/Kids-Store-Events/store-events-kids,default,pg.html for times and dates.
Lowes: The activity for Feb. 8 has yet to be announced on the store’s “Build & Grow” kid clinic website. These free activities fill quickly so check back often and register soon or you may have to travel to another Lowes location if you don’t secure a spot far enough in advance. Visit http://lowesbuildandgrow.com/pages/default.aspx for more details.