Free Lowe's Kids Workshop Craft

Free Lowe’s DIY Kid’s Kit – Hole-in-One Kit in June!

Registration is now open online for a free DIY kid's workshop to be held on June 18 from 9am-12pm.

Lowe's has brought back their popular free kid's projects with DIY kits available every 2nd weekend of each month! The suggested child's age ranges for the Lowe's DIY Kits are between 4-11. All supplies and instructions are included, making it a fun children's task to complete.

Take a swing at family fun with your mini DIYer! This month, build a special hand-made gift for Father’s Day. Everyone scores with this miniature Putting Green Kit built in the Kids Workshop.

These look so cool – and they actually work! 8 year old Goob would have loved this toy and 39 year old Goob would totally pick it up late at night after all the kids had fallen asleep.

Free Lowe's Kids Workshop History

For over a decade, the free Lowe's Build & Grow workshop clinics were a staple monthly freebie. Just like the free Home Depot Kids Workshop, you could take your children to Lowe's on certain weekends and come away with a cool, custom built freebie. They were in-store workshops though, where attendees could make awesome projects right in Lowe's with the provided tools, safety gear, and work space. Then 30 minutes later the kids would always get to take home the cool toy craft they just made along with a collectible commemorative pin. They even gave coupons and discounts to workshop participants!

They shut the program down in 2017, so it was really nice to see registration for these kits return in 2022. I really hope you and your family have been enjoying these freebies too!


Free JCPenney Kids Zone Event

Free JCPenney Kids Zone Event on June 11

Mark your calendars! On Saturday, May 14, stop by your local JCPenney between 11am-noon for the next free Kids Zone event. These free events are held by JCPenney on the second Saturday of each month. Just like my laundry cycle!

Your child will design and make a free baseball keychain to take home, including coloring book & crayons. They'll also get a free ID badge, lanyard, and collector's pin, and a Master Medallion once they complete 6 crafts.

All necessary materials will be provided and you don't need to signup ahead of time. As a thank you for coming, parents also receive a 10% off coupon valid for that day only. The coupon can be used either in store or online.


Free Joann Tic-Tac-Toe Kids Craft Kit

Free Joann Kids Crafts Each Month! Next is May 7

Here's a great offer for those with a local Joann Fabric and Craft store! For the rest of the year in 2022, Joann is giving away free kids Take It & Make It craft on the first Saturday of every month.

That means the next freebie kit is available Saturday, May 7!

There's no registration required and here's the full schedule for the rest of the year.

  • April 2: Tic-Tac-Toe Kit – A classic game for hopping good fun! Take this kit home for celebrating spring & Easter.
  • May 7: Sew & Stuff Rainbow – Add color to your space! Take this kit home for aspiring little sewers.
  • June 4: Suncatcher Chime – Sun's out this summer! Take this kit home for a fun activity to catch some rays.
  • July 2: Bus Puzzle – A great pastime when hitting the road! Take this kit home for fun puzzle-solving.
  • August 6: Cross Stitch Kit – Love dogs? So do we! Take this kit home to start stitching an adorable pup.
  • September 3: DIY Horse – Ride on to the new season! Take this kit home for galloping into creativity & imagination.
  • October 1: Halloween Magnets – Decorate for Halloween! Take this kit home to paint your favorite spooky characters.
  • November 5: Fall Turkey Crafts – Practice gobbles & gratitude! Take this kit home for a colorful fun-for-the-whole-family activity.
  • December 3: Snow Globe – Let it snow for the holidays! Take this kit home to craft your own winter wonderland.

Don't worry, I'll post reminders about this each month, just like I do for the Lowe's, Home Depot, and JCPenney monthly kids freebies.


Free Home Depot Kids Workshop

Next Free Home Depot Kids Activity Kit in April!

The next free Kids Activity Kit from Home Depot is almost available! You previously hard to register ahead of time for these events, but during 2022 it's a “first come, first serve” freebie given away throughout the month. You then take the kits and build them at home.

April Freebie Event: Window Bird Feeder – Do you prefer certain kinds of food? Birds do too! Find out what foods the birds around your house like!

The kits include nails, screens, stickers, and wooden pieces. You will need to provide your own sandpaper, wood glue, hammer, and #2 Phillips screwdriver.

April Home Depot Bird Feeder Kids Event


May Freebie Event: Picket Fence Planter – Pick up that planter and grow some herbs to make your dinner taste even better!

The kits include nails, screens, stickers, and wooden pieces. You will need to provide your own sandpaper, wood glue, hammer, and #2 Phillips screwdriver.

May Home Depot Picket Fence Planter Event

In addition to keeping the craft forever, each kit comes with a free certificate of achievement, free Workshop Apron, and free commemorative pin. You can find more info on this month's free craft here.

These free craft kits are intended for kids aged 5-12, though the age range is simply a guide instead of a strict rule. I can also confirm grown adults aged over 30 sometimes have trouble helping their little brother because I'm terrible with tools.

There are only a limited number of kits available per store! Find your local Home Depot and then call ahead to make sure they still have free kits available.

Most stores give these away at the customer service counter. Other stores reportedly give these away near the checkout registers.

Don't miss the free Workshop Extension Activity!

Each free kit also has an “extension activity” created in tandem with Discovery Channel Education. These are kind of cool, as they let your child “upgrade” the free craft they built. For instance, the November 2021 Amphibious Military Vehicle extension teaches your child how to build life vest for their imaginary passengers.

Free Home Depot Kit 2022 Schedule

If you really want to plan ahead, here's the full Home Depot kids workshop schedule for 2022. While supplies last, free kits are available during their entire month.

  • January: Toss Game
  • February: Valentine's Photo Box
  • March: Airship
  • April: Window Bird Feeder
  • May: Picket Fence Planter
  • June – December: ??

During normal years, these are in-store events held on the first Saturday of each month from 9-12pm. However, due to the ongoing pandemic, they've halted the in-store events and shifted this cool freebie to a month-long take-home kit.

Please remember to call your local Home Depot store to make sure they have remaining kits available!

Get craft kits for home for under $5!

If you miss out on any kits, Home Depot is now selling previous months kits online for less than $5! After purchase, you can opt for free in-store pickup at your own convenience.

Home Depot Promotional Sales

While you're at the workshop, you might be interested in the latest online and in-store promotions at The Home Depot! Many of these deals are not tied to any event, with up to 75% discounts!

Home Depot also has a cool “Buy of the Day” section, where they offer one-day only sales at huge discounts. It's worth checking out, you never know what they have!


Free Kids Youth Hockey

Free Kids Youth Hockey on March 5

On Saturday, March 5, kids ages 4 to 9 get to try hockey for free at over 450 USA Hockey locations in celebration of National Hockey Week! Participating locations will have limited equipment available to use, so you won't stress over building a homemade pair of ice skates using butcher knives and duct tape.

As a kid, I swore I hated sports and would never play them. My parents nevertheless signed me up for baseball against my extremely vocal protests. 30 years later, I'm a massive baseball fan and couldn't be more thankful they ignored me! Who knows, maybe your kid is the next Wayne Gretzky and will only discover their love for the game thanks to this freebie.


free-netflix-jr-magazine

Free Netflix Jr. Magazine

Signup here to get a free Netflix Jr. magazine subscription, which is a new magazine starting later this year in April.

The Netflix Jr. magazine is a free print magazine with games, stories, stickers, crafts, and other surprises for your little ones to enjoy, and delivered to your doorstep on alternating months starting in April 2022.


Free Colgate Kids Toothpaste Sample

Free Colgate Samples for Teachers

Signups are open for next year's free Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures classroom kits. They usually ship around February each year. The kits contain a video and other easy-to-use classroom materials, like posters & storybooks, plus free Colgate toothpaste and toothbrush samples for 25 kindergartners or first-grade students.

I presume the video is a guide on health care and not something fun like The Matrix.

For non-teachers out there, you can access Colgate's current list of offers and coupons here!


Free Ways to Track Santa

Free Ways to Track Santa on Christmas Eve

As Christmas Eve fast approaches, it's time for some to consider how they'll track Santa on December 24th. Luckily, modern technology and the military industrial complex has us covered!

The folks over at NORAD are the classic Santa trackers and they're back at it again this year. They started tracking Santa back in 1955 after a department store ad accidentally misprinted a phone number. Instead of calling Santa, children unexpectedly began calling the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) Operations Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.β€―πŸ€£

Their current Santa tracking site has a countdown, radar, and some holiday music and games. Visitors can see updates on Santa's preparations beginning at 4 am Christmas Eve. Children and parents can also call 1-877-446-6723 to inquire about Santa beginning at 6 am Christmas Eve.

Google also has a Santa tracker website. You get the same Santa tracking experience as NORAD without any of the worries of an errant hellfire missile strike bringing the big man down. They've got games, videos, an online yule log, and a “design your own elf” section.


Free Enfamil Baby Formula

Free Enfamil Baby Formula

Enfamil is giving away free 10oz. Enfagrow Toddler Next Step baby formula. I think this is an enfantastic offer for enfanew parents, but let's not overlook the important questions here. Why does Enfamil name all their enfaproducts with the same prefix. It's enfaweird.

In order to receive this freebie, your toddler must be at least 12 months old to qualify. Allow four to six weeks for delivery.

They also have a Savings and Support center where you can request up to $130 in savings and coupons.


Free Phone Call from Santa

Free Personalized Call From Santa

Your child can get a free personalized phone call from Santa right here via Package From Santa. You'll need to download their free app for iPhone / iPad or Android and then configure your one free call. You have to pay for any additional calls, so make sure you're ready for the initial freebie call!

You can choose the date & time of the call as well as select from over 30 unique messages from Santa. You also get to set the incoming call screen. Optionally, you can upload a photo of your child to appear in the call and you can have their age, state, country, and more mentioned! Here's an example of a type of free call from Santa you can build.

I have a strong feeling they'll try to upsell you on other items, but that shouldn't stop you from redeeming this great freebie for the kiddos! Just remember to use your freebie email and if they ever ask for a credit card, give them a free Privacy.com generated card with a $0 charge limit! πŸ˜‰

Still on the fence? Previous reader reported their children loved their free Santa call!
I did this for my nephew yesterday and he is still talking about it with excitement. – Megan


Did this for my niece tonight and I’m told she just stood there in shock, and then proceeded to have a conversation with the recording. – Nick


Sent this to a crush & he got a kick out of it! It was fun personalizing it. – Katie


I made one for my parents and they LOVED it! My dad said it made his night. – Lianne

If you redeem this freebie, please let us know how your child enjoyed it in the comments!


Free Call from Santa

Free Personalized Video from Santa

This classic, annual children's freebie of a free personalized video from Santa isn't a typical offer that arrives in your mailbox. Instead, you get a unique, personalized video sent straight to your computer, phone, or tablet from the big man up North himself!

I also found this second free custom Santa video site from Synthesia!

These Santa freebies are always a favorite of Hiffers. Well, I'm assuming their children love it more than they do. It's fairly straightforward to set up and you're even given the option to pay for an upgraded video with more bells and whistles, but the free one gets the job done just fine.

Seriously though, a boatload of Hiffers always email me about this every year. And I don't mean some piddly canoe. We're talking gigantic, covid-filled cruise ships here. Every third email this time of year seems to be asking for me to post this. It's actually a nice break from the letters I typically receive. You'd think being told how handsome I am every day would be nice, but it sure can get tiring.