Lots of nationwide store chains are offering FREE Kids Crafts, Classes & Workshops over the summer vacation. Most of these run year-round, so keep them in mind for other seasons as well.
Free Kids Crafts, Classes and Workshops at Stores Nationwide
Be sure and check the location of a store near you to get the most accurate times, days and instructions for registration (if needed).
During the summer, AC Moore offers $2 craft projects every Wednesday, like tie-dye, shrinky dinks and wreath-making. During the rest of the year, the schedule is different at each store.
Apple Stores offer free summer camps for kids about storytelling, songwriting and coding. During the school year, they offer classes and workshops for kids 12+ at their store and local libraries.
Bass Pro Shops
Bass offers FREE Family Summer Camp with FREE Workshops every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday in June and July. Learn archery, birdwatching, kayaking, and more. Kids get a free lanyard to collect the pins they'll earn at each workshop.
The rest of the year, you'll find their class schedule at each store's website. Look for a fun Halloween event for kids!
Some Cabela's are offering FREE Summer Camp sessions for kids ages 8-12 on Saturdays and Sundays.
Kids can learn panning for gold, identifying animals, and archery. Check your local store's event calendar for details, since not all stores are participating.
Home Depot Kids Workshops
The first Saturday of each month, between 9am-Noon, kids can make a wooden project at Home Depot.
Click on your local store so you can register ahead of time. Kids receive a certificate of completion, an apron, and a pin.
Lakeshore Learning Stores
Lakeshore has an awesome lineup of seasonal crafts every Saturday between 11am-3pm, with all materials provided. For ages 3 and up.
Lego Store Mini Builds
At your local Lego Store, kids can do a Mini Build the first Tuesday of each month from 5:00pm until supplies run out.
At our store, the line starts about an hour ahead of time, and they often run out of kits, so plan ahead for this one!
Lowe's Build and Grow
They're back! After a couple of years off, Lowe's is offering their FREE Kids Clinics again. You do have to register ahead of time, and they happen the second Saturday of each month from 9am-Noon.
Michael's Arts and Crafts
Kids can do craft projects at Michaels for $2 on Mondays and Saturdays, with hours varying by store. Check your local store's online calendar to register ahead of time.
Microsoft YouthSpark Summer Camps
Check at your local Microsoft Store for free kid camps on robotics, coding, movie making and more. Click on “see local calendar” for options in your area.
They've expanded into offering classes for kids in grades K-12 during the school year, too!
Your Local Library
Many library systems run extensive summer programs for kids. Check your local library's website for information about free kids crafts, classes and workshops. Our has sessions for robotics, coding, Lego and more!