Looking for new things to do for Spring Break? There are some great free and cheap Spring kids’ classes and workshops happening at some local stores. From crafts to cooking to computer coding, there is something for everyone! Spaces in these tend to go fast and some you can register in advance so be sure to reserve your spot if you want to join in the fun.
Spring Make Camp at Michaels stores
Create a different daily craft for a week each with a different focus. Each craft is free (with the exception of the projects on Saturday, March 9), and will be offered during the local school district’s spring break. Here is the schedule for the stores in Middle Tennessee:
- Saturday, March 9, Tulip Time painting and a Bunny Wreath (these projects do have a fee)
- Sunday, March 10, 2019, 2 to 4 PM – Salt Painting
- Monday, March 11, 4 to 6 PM – Egg Drop
- Tuesday, March 12, 4 to 6 PM – Binary Code Necklace
- Wednesday, March 13, 4 to 6 PM – 3D structure
- Thursday, March 14, 4 to 6 PM – Perler Pattern
- Friday, March 15, 4 to 6 PM – Water Resist Painting
LEGO Store Building Events
Become a LEGO VIP for free and then register and attend free model builds at the LEGO store in Opry Mills that you get to take home. These always fill up fast and you must reserve your spot in advance.
March 18 – Minifigure Swap – come swap Minifigures with other Lego fans. Open to kids ages 6 to 14. More details are available at the store.
March 21 – Sports Car Build – Come build a red Lego sports car. Registration is required and is a first come first served basis. Sign ups begin on March 5th in stores only.
Junior Chef Classes at Williams Sonoma
March 9, 10 AM – Star Wars Cookie Party – bake and decorate Star Wars Cookies. $30/child includes a Star Wars cookie set
March 23, 10 AM – Peter Rabbit Easter Baking Party – Bake some sweet treats for Easter. $30/child includes a Peter Rabbit Cookie Set
Home Depot Kids Workshops
Join in the next monthly kids’ build at your local Home Depot. Be sure to register in advance!
The dates vary depending on your local store. In March, you can build a Clock Shelf and in April you can build a birdhouse. Click here to get all the details and sign up.
YouthSparks Classes at the Microsoft Store
Learn to code, create digital art and more at the Microsoft Store in The Mall at Green Hills. There are free workshops and classes throughout March all for FREE! These include coding your own video game, creating 3D art in Paint 3D, and joining in some online gaming.
Classes at the Apple Store
The Apple store in Green Hills and Cool Springs also has free classes available over Spring Break. Kids can create their own emoji, make a movie trailer, and create code to control a robot. Find all the details to sign up for classes at Green Hills here. And click here to sign up for classes at the Cool Springs store.
Find more events on our calendar and in our full list of local stores that offer classes and workshops. And check out our full Family Fun Spring and Easter guide and our Ultimate Nashville Spring Fun list for more fun ideas.