20 Fall and Thanksgiving Activities for Kids

20 fall and thanksgiving activities for kids

I can’t believe that Halloween is already over and that the holiday season is here. I enjoy doing activities with my children, so here are 20 Fall and Thanksgiving Activities for Kids that would be fun to do with your children this month.

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IHOP: Free Scary Face Pancake Oct. 31

ihop free pancake

Update: The Scary Face Pancake is only free on Halloween. It’s available all other days through Oct. 31, but you have to pay for it.

On October 31, 2014, children ages 12 and under can go to IHOP to create their own free Scary Face Pancake.

And while you are there, snap a photo using Instagram of your child’s Scary Face Pancake creation, tag it #ScaryFacePancakes #Entry, and you might be featured in the IHOP gallery! You’ll also be entered to win a $50 IHOP gift card! The winner will be selected November 1, 2014. No purchase necessary.

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Utah Readers: Free Entrance to Living Planet Aquarium (Oct. 14)

Living Planet Aquarium

Tomorrow, October 14, 2014 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., its Free Entrance Day at the Living Planet Aquarium courtesy of the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts and Parks. It’s a first come first serve basis, so you’ll want to arrive early to get in. And be prepared for a large crowd and to have to wait in lines. For more information, head over here.

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Lots of Halloween Costumes, Activities, and Treat Ideas

I love Halloween and get excited when the month of October arrives! Below are posts I’ve compiled about how to Find and Make Inexpensive Halloween Costumes for Kids, 20 Halloween Activities and Games for Children, and 20 Sweet and Healthy Halloween Treats ideas.

 

Halloween CostumesTips to Find and Make Inexpensive Halloween Costumes for Kids

 

Halloween Game and Activities for Children

20 Halloween Activities and Games for Children

 

Sweet & Healthy Halloween Treats

20 Sweet & Healthy Halloween Treats

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Lowe’s and Home Depot’s Free Kids Workshops

lowe's kids workshop logolowes haunted house

On Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 10 a.m., Lowe’s has a FREE Kids Build and Grow Clinic where kids will be able to make a FREE Haunted House! These workshops fill up quickly, so register your kids now!  In addition to making the free project, your child will receive a FREE apron, goggles, and more.

home depot kids workshophome depot ems truck

On Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 9 a.m. – Noon, Home Depot has a Free Kids Workshop to build a  FREE EMS Truck for Fire Safety month. Home Depot asks you to register your children so they can get an idea of how many projects they need at each location. However, if you don’t register you can still show up to do the free project. In addition to receiving a free project, kids will also get a free certificate of achievement, apron, and commemorative pin.

You can also register your kids for the following free workshops:

  • Pallet Coaster on November 1, 2014 from 9 a.m. – Noon
  • Give and Save Bank on November 29, 2014 from 9 a.m. – Noon
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Lowe’s and Home Depot’s Free Kids Workshops

lowe's kids workshop logo

On Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 10 a.m., Lowe’s has a FREE Kids Build and Grow Clinic where kids will be able to make a FREE Fire Truck with Ladder to get ready for safety month in October! These workshops fill up quickly, so register your kids now!  In addition to making the free project, your child will receive a FREE apron, goggles, and more.

home depot kids workshop

On Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 9 a.m. – Noon, Home Depot has a Free Kids Workshop to build a  FREE EMS Truck for Fire Safety month. Home Depot asks you to register your children so they can get an idea of how many projects they need at each location. However, if you don’t register you can still show up to do the free project. In addition to receiving a free project, kids will also get a free certificate of achievement, apron, and commemorative pin.

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Free Admission to Museums (Sept. 27)

free museum day

Mark your calendars! Saturday, September 27, 2014 is FREE Museum Day where you can print a ticket that will provide free admission for two people. Head over here to view a list of participating museums.

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Lowe’s & Home Depot’s Free Kids Workshops

lowe's kids workshop logo

On Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 10 a.m., Lowe’s has a FREE Kids Build and Grow Clinic where kids will be able to make a FREE Robot inspired by DreamWorks Animation’s Monsters vs Aliens! These workshops fill up quickly, so register your kids now!  In addition to making the free project, your child will receive a FREE apron, goggles, and more.

home depot kids workshop

On Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 9 a.m. – Noon, Home Depot has a Free Kids Workshop to build a  FREE Wizard of Oz TM Birdhouse. Home Depot asks you to register your children so they can get an idea of how many projects they need at each location. However, if you don’t register you can still show up to do the free project. In addition to receiving a free project, kids will also get a free certificate of achievement, apron, and commemorative pin.

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Utah Readers: $2 Tuesdays at Thanksgiving Point

thanksgiving point

Two Buck Tuesdays at Thanksgiving Point are back again! For every Tuesday in August from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thanksgiving Point is offering admission for each guest for only $2.00!

This includes being able to get into the following venues:

It will probably be a little crowded these days so keep that in mind when you head over there. If you are a Thanksgiving Point member you can receive these $2.00 deals on Monday’s in August instead of Tuesday, so you don’t have to deal with the crowds.

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Homemade Bubbles Recipe

homemade bubbles summer activities for kidsMy daughters love blowing bubbles, especially my youngest daughter. It seems that every time we blow bubbles, most of the bubble solution ends up being spilled on the ground because they want to do bubbles by themselves. That of course leads to purchasing more bubble solution, which the cost of it can add up quickly. I decided to try out these Homemade Bubbles, and they worked really great! My daughter and I enjoyed blowing the bubbles in the backyard.

Homemade Bubbles

  • 3 cups water
  • 6 Tablespoons corn syrup
  • 3/4 cup dishwashing liquid (We used Sun Dishwashing Liquid because that’s what I had, but any brand will work.)

Directions: In a medium bowl, combine and stir together the three ingredients. Place the bubble solution in a flat dish with enough solution that will cover the end of the bubble wands. Store the extra bubble solution in a mason jar.

 

Blowing Bubbles 2

 Have fun blowing bubbles for the rest of the summer!

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