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Summer is officially here in many parts of the country, which means kids have a lot of free time on their hands.
In between lazy days at the pool or the park, you might be looking for something fun to do to kill a little time.
If you and your kids have yet to make weekend plans, then why not check out Michaels MAKEbreak Super Hero Slime event this Saturday, June 2?
From 1 to 3 p.m., head to your local Michaels store where you can partake in a fun afternoon of superheroes and slime.
Michaels will be providing all the supplies, including pre-made slime, so all you need to do is get the kids together and prepare to get creative.
Did we mention it’s free?
If that class isn’t at a good time, other classes offered that day include the Kids Club Sloth Crafts session from 10 a.m. to noon.
Depending on how old your kids are, you can choose from the 3 and up age group class for just $2 per project, or the 6 and up age group class for $5 per project.
Regardless, it’s good to know that throughout the summer, classes ranging from baking for Father’s Day to cactus crafts are offered.
But of course, you don’t have to be a kid to get in on the fun!
For the adults, Michaels also features a variety of classes that include cake decorating, jewelry making, visual arts, knitting and crocheting, paper crafting and more.
If you can’t make it, here are two quick and easy craft projects you can make at home with kids:
Microsoft Summer Camps
Speaking of awesome ways to keep your kids entertained this summer, Microsoft will be hosting free children’s camps at its store locations.
Be sure to check Microsoft’s website to find the store location nearest you and the dates of each camp. Although these programs are completely free, pre-registration is encouraged and parents are required to stay inside the store during the duration of the workshops.
Not only will kids who are at least 6 years old have fun working on projects like coding, programming a robot or filming and editing their own movies, but the digital skills they acquire could help prepare them for their future careers.
According to the company, every Microsoft store will host multiple camps that each focus on a different learning theme and consist of one or more two-hour sessions.
Below are just a few of the workshops Microsoft is offering.
Beginners Fun With Computers And Coding (Ages 6+)
Aimed at slightly younger kids, aged 6 to 8, who are new to using computers, this camp will teach the basics of how computers work as well as introduce kids to coding through a hands-on experience. They will even get to teach their parents how to do a coding activity.
Make Your Own Movie (Ages 8+)
If your child wants to be the next Steven Spielberg or Ava DuVernay, give them a head-start with this summer camp. Attendees will create their own movies, from story-boarding to editing, using Microsoft’s latest 3D animation and movie-making software. At the end of the camp, there will even be a premiere of the kids’ movies for them and their families to enjoy.
Code A Talking Robot (Ages 8+)
During this camp, kids will get hands-on experience with OhBot, an 8-inch tall robot, and learn how to program it to move its eyes, eyelids, mouth and lips, essentially bringing OhBot to life.
Creating A Difference In Your World (Ages 8+)
This camp will help kids become future philanthropists. They will learn about ways they can use technology to do good in their communities, as well as about the business of fundraising, volunteering and creating awareness for their chosen cause.
Minecraft Coding (Ages 8+)
Using the popular video game “Minecraft” and Microsoft’s own learn-to-code editing program, children will learn about the fundamentals of coding in this immersive workshop. This camp’s lessons are based in common core standards for K-12 computer sciences, according to Microsoft.