Frugal Family Fun

Free Pizza Making Class from Craftsy

by Katie on April 1, 2015

Are you looking for a family-friendly dinner that everyone can help make?  Craftsy is offering a FREE Pizza Making Class with baking guru Peter Reinhart.  With this class, you’ll make pizza sauces, explore cheese options, and learn how to bake five types of dough all from your home’s conventional oven.

You’ll even get a bonus lesson on gluten-free pizza recipes.  Plus, you can find more free classes from Craftsy here.

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The Cincinnati Museum Center is proud to present a new exhibit called Queen City Baseball: Diamonds and Stars.  This exhibit runs through July 26th and is FREE for the general public.

This exhibit will feature baseball related materials from the early days of baseball in Cincinnati in the 19th century through modern times.  Items on exhibit will include 19th century players’ contracts and payment records, autographed baseballs, bricks from Crosley Field, and baseball cards from the early 20th century.

The exhibit will be open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Toys “R” Us: Free LEGO Ninjago Event

by Katie on March 25, 2015

Toys “R” Us is hosting a free LEGO Ninjago Event on Saturday, March 28th from 12-2 p.m.  Kids will have the opportunity to make a free LEGO Ninjago mask, plus participate in a fun scavenger hunt with prizes.

This event is intended for children ages 5 and up.  Materials are available while supplies last.

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Free LEGO UFO Mini Model Event

by Katie on March 24, 2015

Stop by your local LEGO Store on Tuesday, April 7th to build a free UFO Mini Model.  This event will take place at 5 p.m., and will be available while supplies last.

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The Kids Bowl Free Program is back again!  This program allows kids to bowl 2 free games per day throughout the entire summer.  Each bowling center has their own specific age requirements/restrictions as well as times when the coupon is valid.  These specifications are listed on each individual bowling alley’s web page.

Adults can purchase a Family Pass which is priced at $24.95.  This pass covers up to 4 adult family members and allows each family member to bowl 2 free games per day.

Shoe rental is not covered under this program, so you’ll need to rent shoes each time you visit your participating bowling center.  As an alternative, you can also buy a pair of shoes at a second-hand athletic store such as Play It Again Sports or online for as low as $19.95 per pair.

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Regal Theaters: $1 Summer Movies

by Katie on March 24, 2015

Regal Theaters are once again offering $1 Summer Movies for kids this summer.  The movies will start in May or June, depending on each individual theater.

Admission to the Summer Movie Express is just $1, and all movies start at 10 a.m.  The movies scheduled are as follows:

Week 1

  • Nut Job
  • Annie

Week 2

  • Earth to Echo
  • The Boxtrolls

Week 3

  • Paddington
  • Turbo

Week 4

  • Rio 2
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2

Week 5

  • Mr. Peabody & Sherman
  • The Book of Life

Week 6

  • Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
  • Penguins of Madagascar

Week 7

  • The LEGO Movie
  • Dolphin Tale 2

Week 8

  • Muppets Most Wanted
  • Alexander and the Very Bad Day

Week 9

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • The SpongeBob Movie

You can find a Regal Theater location near you here.

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Home Depot is sponsoring a Free Kids’ Workshop on Saturday, April 4th from 9 a.m. until noon.  Children ages 5-12 will have the opportunity to build a free chalkboard planter stand.  You can stop by the Home Depot website to register for this free event online.

In addition, each participant will receive a child-sized orange apron (similar to the Home Depot associates’ aprons) and an achievement pin.

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Stop by your local Lowe’s store to take part in their Build & Grow See-It-Grow Planter Event on Saturday, April 11th at 10 a.m. Children, along with their parents, are invited to build a See-It-Grow Planter to learn about plants and watch them grow.

Check out the Lowe’s website to register for this interactive event.

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IKEA is featuring their annual BYOF Event on Saturday, March 7th.  Bring Your Own Friends Day is a day that celebrates friendship at IKEA stores around the country by offering special perks and rewards for you and your friends.

You can RSVP for this event here and to receive these fun freebies:

  • A delicious FREE breakfast with your coupon
  • FREE IKEA blue bag with your coupon
  • Buy one dessert, get one FREE in the IKEA Restaurant

Plus, you’ll receive even more exclusive perks if you’re a member of IKEA Family (it’s free!):

  • Exclusive one-day-only offers
  • Special storewide savings for IKEA FAMILY members
  • FREE coffee or hot tea with your IKEA FAMILY card
  • Special workshops on getting organized, sustainable living and more
  • Yummy food samplings, plus great cooking tips and ideas

You can check out all the details on the IKEA site.

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Lowe’s Build & Grow Monster Jam Event

by Katie on March 3, 2015

Stop by your local Lowe’s store to take part in their Build & Grow Monster Jam Event on Saturday, March 14th at 10 a.m. Children, along with their parents, are invited to build a Monster Jam project featuring El Toro Loco.

Check out the Lowe’s website to register for this interactive event.

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