FREE Things to do: No Spending Challenge

In keeping with the No Spending Challenge for January, finding things to do outside the home so you don't go stir crazy is key!  The children especially will have a hard time understanding this no spending thing. 

Some ideas that will help with this:

Home Depot - Hands on Workshop for kids - ages 5-12

These are offered the 1st Saturday of the month. Today is the 1st one of the new year!  Make a Desk Calendar:

Make a Fun Desk Calendar

  • Make a fun Desk Calendar.
  • 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. Please do not arrive before 9:00 a.m.
  • Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment.
  • All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin.
  • One workshop kit, apron and pin per child, while supplies last.
  • Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron and pin.
  • Kids Workshop activities are scheduled on a first come/first served basis.
  • Thank you for registering online to help us better plan our craft kit quantities needed.
You need to register. To do so click HERE to give you more details and to register.  

They also have February's schedule up too - Make and take A Race Car!

What about a trip to the library.  Make a scavenger hunt out of it.  Give the kids a list of book titles or objects they need to find at the library.  Have them either sign them out or take a picture of them. First one to report back with all the books or objects wins.  Maybe let them pick out a DVD or a movie at home and have a family movie night! 

Crafty Saturday:  make homemade valentines for the troops or shut ins.  Get out those bins of paper, glitter and craft items and let the kids go to town making Valentine Cards that you can deliver to a local nursing home, pet shelter or a recruitment office.  Or better yet get a jump start on the school valentines - I love making homemade valentines! 

These are just a few options to help with your no spending challenge - beat the boredom!

Until next time - Be Blessed and Spend Less!


Anonymous said…
Love these ideas! We are going to work on our Christmas thank you notes on Monday and then I think start on some valentines!

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