I’m always looking for free or low cost activities to keep Emme busy. Ideally, they’re also fun and educational. I’ve compiled a list of some of the fun activities we like to do. If you’re in the Baltimore area, or your city has one of these businesses, check them out.
Lakeshore Learning Store– They offer free crafts for kids each Saturday 11am-3pm.
Home Depot– Their kids workshops are usually the first Saturday of each month. The first time you go, your child is given an apron with his or her name on it. After each project, they get a pin of that project to put on their apron. They even get a snack at the end of each workshop.
Lowe’s- This is similar to Home Depot with the exception you usually need to register your child. They fill fast.
Storyville– I’ve written about it before. We adore Storyville. We visit at least once a week. It’s a tiny village for kids 0-5. Infants have a separate gated area.
Baltimore Museum of Art– They have family drop in art workshops each Sunday 2pm-5pm.
Walter’s Museum– This is nearly free at $5 an art class. They also have free drop in art activities on Saturdays 10am-3pm.
Marshy Point Nature Center– They have Pre-K drop in nature classes on Mondays. They run on donations so please give a few dollars. The rangers are super knowledgeable and awesome with the kids.
Barnes & Noble– Story time. It varies by store so call first.
Port Discovery- They have $2 Target family nights once a month. The next one is 2/20/15 4pm-8pm.
AC Moore/Michael’s- They offer kids art workshops as well. Call your local store to find out when.
Playgrounds– Here are just a few we love- the 33rd St. Y (Stadium Place), Herring Run, Gunpowder tire park, Meadowood Regional, and Linkwood Playground.
What free, or nearly free, activities keep you busy?