I love when I find FREE things to do with the family on the weekend. This weekend there was a free family event a couple of towns away. My husband actually read about it in the newspaper, so I can't really take credit though.
There was a childrens event (completly free) a couple of towns away. A bunch of the local pre-schools, daycares, the town library along with local birthday party / indoor play places and even dentists offices attended the event and all set up different areas for the children to play and do activities.
They did things like:
make you own playdough
make trail mix
fishing for temporary tatoo's
shaving cream in a ziploc bag with food coloring
snakes to touch
touch a truck
The different groups also gave away coloring pages and various other items. They also had Dora and Clifford there. Having said that, they were about the scariest looking characters that I have ever seen - not the best costumes in the world
Obviously, these types of events are few and far between, but keep your eyes open.
See other Family Fun tips for enjoying you weekends with your family.