With the weather looking more glum and gray, who wants to venture out in the cold? It’s definitely no fun shoveling out several inches of snow just to go somewhere. Am I right? But when you’re cooped up, one must consider the alternatives, such as freebie events in town! In the last few weekends, we’ve attended quite a few events in our hometown.
Barnes and Noble’s Free Events – LEGO Movie and Elf on the Shelf Birthday
When I checked my email inbox, I read an email from Barnes an Noble about a free LEGO Movie Event last weekend.
Each child received a three-page fun worksheet to get them excited about the movie, filled with information about the characters and LEGO products available. (That’s one excellent marketing strategy, LEGO and Barnes and Noble.)
Kids also received a fun poster, which are proudly displayed on our walls!
Barnes and Noble staff also placed 1000’s of LEGO Architecture pieces at three tables to encourage kids to build to their heart’s desires. I have to admit some of the creations were pretty spectacular, and I like the absence of color in the LEGO architecture pieces, which lets kids focus on the building aspect in their designs.
Next time you want to check out a free LEGO event, remember to call ahead or stop by the information center at your local Barnes and Noble Bookstore to sign up for any free LEGO event as there are usually a select number of spots available.
Barnes and Noble also offered another free event on Saturday during an impromptu visit, the Elf on the Shelf Birthday Event.
After reading an Elf on the Shelf storybook, the kids hunted for the elf around the kids corner area, colored a birthday hat, and received a button as a free gift! Then on top of that, the staff gave away an Elf on the Shelf box of cupcakes. Whoa! That was awesome!
We’ll make some cupcakes sometime in the coming weeks. I am sure the kids will enjoy making something yummy and warm in this unusually cold weather season.
Home Depot’s Kids Workshops – Race Car
While we enjoy free events at Barnes, we have to say Home Depot’s Kids Workshops and Lowe’s Build and Grow programs are a family favorite. And every year, Home Depot without fail offers a make-your-own race car. We’ve made the same race car for the last three years, and each year Home Depot tweaks its design.
Our mornings have been filled with lots of family time. And thanks to Barnes and Noble and Home Depot, getting through the winter blues has been a lot easier. How about you? What free events did you attend in your hometown?
From my hometown to yours,