I am a mom of 2 kids and wife to an amazing red head. I love Jesus with all my heart and strive to make my life a reflection of Him. I'm a photographer, a busy body who can't sit still, and a girl who's traveled to 21 different countries but wants to see so much more. I co-founded Ten Thousand Homes whose goal is provide HOPE and HOME to Africa's orphans and vulnerable children. I'm also the writer behind my personal blog, I Believe In Love where I share my travel adventures, my photography, and creativity.

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Beat Winter Boredom With FREE Activities

Here in Texas, we actually got some snow over the weekend.  With 60 degree days, it’s hardly felt like winter.  However, the white powder is a stark reminder that it is indeed winter.  My kids can get bored pretty easily with staying inside when it’s too cold to last outside.  To help chase away the winter boredom, check out this roundup of free kid’s activities!  It’s nice to cuddle up on the couch with a book and hot cocoa on cold days, but let’s face it, restlessness sets in when kiddos are cooped up for too long!

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Lowe’s Build & Grow ~ I recently took my kids to check out this event at Lowe’s.  They absolutely loved making their game boxes!  The instructions were simple to follow and the project only took about 30 minutes to complete.  The kids get a free apron and goggles to take home, along with their completed project!  The kids also receive a patch for completing the project.  You must sign up before you go.  It goes from 10-11 AM.

Home Depot Kid’s Workshops ~ The first Saturday of the month Home Depot hosts a free How-To workshop for kids aged 5-12 from 9-12 AM.  The kids receive an orange Home Depot apron and an achievement pin for their completed project.  Call your local Home Depot to sign up.

Michael’s ~ Check your local Michael’s calendar for free kid’s craft events.

Lego Make & Take ~ If you have a lego lover in your family, be sure to stop by your local Lego store the first Tuesday of the month for a free make and take!

Museums are a great place to go to get out of the house when it’s cold.  Here are local museums with free events!

Dallas Museum of Art (Dallas) ~ The First Tuesday of the month admission is free and full of art activities for the kids.

Nasher Sculpture Center (Dallas) ~Come to the museum for Target First Saturdays, a free event for the kids with creative projects, a scavenger hunt, storytelling, and performances!

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Crow Collection For Asian Art (Dallas) ~ First Saturdays at the Crow Collection from 10 AM to 2 PM is a free family event including performances, face painting, storytelling, art activities, and more!

Kimball Art Museum (Ft. Worth) ~ Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 19th from 1-4 PM for the Family Festival Surprise! Art of the UnexpectedFrom the website: Imaginations will run wild as we explore the playful side of creativity and inventive storytelling. On-your-own gallery activities and related studio-art projects will connect with the special exhibition Salvator Rosa: Bandits, Wilderness, and Magic.

Amon Carter Museum (Ft. Worth) ~ Check their calendar for Family Funday events and more!  Next Family Funday, A Texas Winter, is Sunday, February 13th from 1-4 and they have a Family Fun Week during Spring Break (March 15-18, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM).  Admission is always free!

Also, don’t forget to also check your local library for story time events.

I love doing craft projects with my kids, but it’s nice to have some creative outlets every once in a while that I don’t have to gather supplies for.  Here’s to beating winter boredom!

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  2. Amy W 01/17/2011 at 10:58 am

    Thank you so much for the ideas. We have a membership to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, which we love. During the Stock Show and Rodeo we also have entry there.