Kids Bowl Free
Register online to receive vouchers for free bowling. (Only five centers were listed for a 100-mile radius of Oklahoma City.)
Lowe’s Build and Grow Program
Every other Saturday, keep apron, build and keep items, project changes every clinic, nationwide!
Children must be registered online; consult your local Lowe’s. The national Lowe’s website advertised the next free kids’ clinic for Saturday, July 14, 10 a.m., to build the Kung Fu Panda Spinning Attack. http://lowesbuildandgrow.com/pages/default.aspx
First Saturday of every month; take your child to his or her clinic and then take your adult clinic or stay and participate as a family (Mentors would want to be right there enjoying the achievement and learning as would most parents.)
• FREE hands-on workshops designed for children ages 5 - 12 offered the 1st Saturday of
every month at all The Home Depot stores between 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
• Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride
• All kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative
pin and certificate of achievement.
Photo, Chickasaw National Recreation Area, http://www.nps.gov/chic/index.htm
The recent one was June 9th, but the next free day will be in the fall. Fortunately many of the national sites in Oklahoma and surrounding states are free or free in certain areas. Often at the National Park Service website, a youth-oriented document or learning guide can be downloaded, e.g., the Junior Ranger Activity Book PDF for Ft. Smith and a lesson plan or videos for the Trail of Tears. Check on fees even on “free” days; the National Memorial Museum in Oklahoma City does not receive federal or state funds so it is not included in the NPS free day events. Each state’s NPS section also features multiple layers, which can be checked on and off for viewing, such as National Register historical places, American battlefields, and others.
Oklahoma’s major listings are:
- Chickasaw National Recreation Area, Sulphur
- Fort Smith National Historic Site, Ft. Smith AR, OK
- Oklahoma City National Memorial, Oklahoma City
- Santa Fe National Historic Trail, CO, KS, MO, NM, OK
- Trail of Tears National Historic Trail, AL, AR, GA, IL, KY, MO, NC, OK, TN
- Washita Battlefield National Historic Site, Cheyenne
Printable reading log, after reading and documenting eight books, turn in and choose a free book; eligibility: child up to sixth grade
Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday, June 19-July 15, 1-5 P.M., free photos, family activities, crafts, and workshops! For the Oklahoma City location, the list is extensive with archery, dogs in the outdoors, catch and release ponds, etc., all by specific schedules. SEE the website.
Children receive a lanyard and free pin for every workshop they complete. (Take your camera.)
Activities vary by store location; Broken Arrow and Oklahoma City have stores, but you might search nearby border states. In some locations, some food such as S’mores may be available.
On the website, click on “Stores” and choose which location or use a zip code. Free activities happen throughout the year!
Mark your calendars for the next year!
National Parks Again
Next free day at National Parks is in the autumn. Watch the NPS website for more information.
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