I thought the holiday season deserved an extra blog post this week featuring some FREE or low cost activities you can attend in your area. Now of course the names might be slightly different but the general idea of the activity will definitely be the same. Let’s dive into this year’s fun list wherewith you’ll be sure to find some fun things in your area to enjoy while making Christmas and New Year memories. Keep reading because there might be a FREE Christmas Fun Checklist printable link available within this post.
Christmas Freebies & Holiday Fun List:
- Trail of Lights: You will be surprised how creative minds can turn local city parks, race tracks, or on large plots of land in your area into a glowing tribute to the Christmas holiday. In our area most of the trails cost approximately $5 per car or require a donation of goods to a local charity. There are some walk through trails but we prefer to drive through the trail while eating warm baked treats and drinking hot chocolate.
- Look in the Library: Local libraries are also known for hosting monthly FREE activities for “kids from 1 to 92.” At our library there is weekly story time, knitting groups, chess tournaments, book clubs, crafts for children, teens and adults, Christmas science classes, and even homeschool meet ups all available for FREE. This information should be available on your local library’s website or social media pages.
- Stores Offer More: Did you know that some of your favorite stores might offer free classes or activities during this season? Holiday themed story time at Barnes and Noble, Pottery Barn, and a few locally owned book stores is always a fun way to spend our time off from school during Winter Break. We have also attended free or low cost holiday themed craft workshops at Lego, Michaels, and Home Depot.
- Chick-fil-a Christmas Rocks: This eatery is known for hosting activity nights throughout the year but during this season you might be cable to catch a week of FREE breakfast giveaways as well as free entrée gift card giveaways. Most of the time your local restaurant will have a Facebook page that shares upcoming events and registration information. Also, if you have the Chick-fil-a app, you might receive an extra goodie or two during this time.
- Print it Out: If your neck of the woods is under snow, then you can still have some holiday fun with your family. Just keep your printer nearby and stock up on ink and paper before the storm hits so you can create your own fun worksheets. I like to print out holiday mazes, scripture studies, funny word searches, and craft templates. Try painting with homemade pudding or whip cream for your littles or find a holiday themed science project via Pinterest for your older children. Either way, don’t let the weather hinder your household’s Jingle Bell Rock!
- Cheers for Volunteers: Volunteering your time is the most rewarding and memorable gift you can offer during this season. There are so many families in need and a myriad of organizations that could use your help to collect, sort, and hand out donations. Some families even volunteer Christmas morning and then return home to open gifts. Whether you decide to donate your money or time, you won’t receive a bigger reward than the feeling of knowing you’ve helped make a stranger’s holiday season bright.
Now, of course there are so many more freebies or low cost activities in your area but this should be enough to get you through the remainder of 2017.
Okay, okay, OKAY! I appreciate you all so much that here is one more fun freebie download that I found on the Family Education website. Click here to download your Christmas Fun Checklist Printable
Have a great week,