Who said that finding kids events in Edmonton had to cost you money? It doesn’t cost a lot to entertain the little ones and you can find events through local stores that are free of charge, and full of fun. Here are five of the Edmonton events that are perfect for kids in January:
January 4 – Make a Keychain at Michaels
Check with your local Michaels store to take part in this Keychain making event (usually starts at 10am) and come into the store to make a cool keychain that displays your unique personality. Fees are usually free, or nominal ($2 for supplies) for these events and it’s recommended for children aged 3+.
January 7 – Build a Snow Plow The Lego Store
Starting at 5pm on the first Tuesday of the month you can bring your aged 6-14 child to the Lego Store to build the feature of the month. For January, it’s a snow plow. There are 250 sets that are given away per store, and speaking with the store it has not been that busy so you aren’t likely to have to wait in line too long.
January 11 – Build a Despicable Me Tic Tac Toe at Home Depot
Visit the Home Depot (make sure that you sign up first, in store or online) to take advantage of this month’s fun event at the Kids Workshop. You can build a Despicable Me 2 Tic Tac Toe. Olivia loved this event last month, and I love the fact that we can look back on the pins collected and have special memories from when she visited the workshop with her Dad and I every month. I can’t wait until Violet is old enough to start bringing her. At four, she was able to easily complete the project with help.
January 18 – Build an Alien Doorhanger at Michaels
Come into the store (usually starts at 10am) to build an Alien Door hanger. Fees for this event are usually free (or nominal $2) and kids can create a fun doorhanger. It’s the perfect way to get out of the house and spend some time together on a Saturday morning, or get some shopping done while the older children complete the craft on their own. Recommended for children aged 3+. Find the details at your local store.
January18 – Kids Workshop at Lowe’s
Check out your local Lowe’s store every second Saturday where you can head into the store and build something as part of the kid’s workshop. When I contacted the store, the associate wasn’t sure what the activity was going to be this month but you could contact the store or visit to register. You can usually find the information online, but it’s currently not showing.