Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Free Stuff For Kids

It's Spring Break time, and for parents of younger kids this can mean hearing "I'm sooooo bored, there's nothing to doooooo!" Well here's some fun free stuff to keep your kids busy.

Home Depot offers Free Kids Workshops. These offer useful projects including the creation of toolboxes, fire trucks and mail organizers, as well as more educational projects, such as a window birdhouse, bughouse or Declaration of Independence frame kit.

The workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, while at the same time helping to instill a sense of accomplishment. Additionally, this fun time allows for quality one-on-one time between adults and children.

In addition to the newly constructed project kit, each child receives a kid-sized orange apron, similar to The Home Depot associates' aprons, and an achievement pin. (Those little aprons are too cute!)

Lowe's stores offer their version called Build and Grow Clinics.

If you don't have these stores in your area, there is still plenty of free stuff for kids found online. For hours of coloring enjoyment, see my article with links to hundreds of Free Coloring Pages. No crayons? No problem! Many of these offer online features where you color them online and print them out when your done.

You can also find tons of Free Crafts for Kids Online, such as making puppets, greeting cards, mobiles, bookmarks and other creative projects.

There is obviously not enough time to do all these things over Spring Break, but remember, summer is just around the corner.

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