Is the sun setting on summer break?
Isn’t it too early to think about getting the kids ready to go back to school? Not really, many Valley of the Sun school districts, charter schools, and private schools begin in July or early August. Then, it is time to bring about a close to the summer schedule and plan for the coming school year, right? Soon, but what if you and your family aren’t quite feeling ready to go back to school?
Think about a more gradual adjustment for your kids from the lazy days of summer to the busy structured classroom with some FREE and fun interactive events. Would your elementary-age children enjoy quiet crafting? Are engaging activities with lots of energetic movement what your kids thrive on? Here are some FREE events planned around the Valley to help your kids celebrate the new school year!
FREE Back to School Craft – 7/27
Arcadia Toys by UrbAna is offering a FREE Back-to-School Craft on Wednesday, July 27, from 10 to 11 am. Please sign up with this link by July 25. Arcadia Toys wants to get your preschool and elementary-age children excited about the coming school year with a craft!
According to their website, Arcadia Toys is “a boutique toy shop offering a collection of curated toys and goods for children of all ages by urbAna.” Check out the Arcadia Toys by UrbAna website, as storytime and other fun activities also take place in the store throughout the month.
Arcadia Toys is located at 5027-5207 North 44th Street, Phoenix, 85018 (both addresses apply).
FREE Summer Block Party – 7/31
Main Event in Avondale is planning a carnival themed FREE Summer Block Party for the whole family to enjoy. There will be inviting activity stations, sports-related play academy labs, 1 hour free arcade play, face painting, balloon artists, contests, and a DJ. Families can also enjoy 1/2 price bowling at Main Event during the Summer Block Party.
On a regular basis, Main Event offers an incredible amount of experiences and fun, like bowling, mini-golf, laser tag, and so much more. Check out their website here.
Main Event’s Summer Block Party will be Sunday, July 31, 2022 from 11 am to 2 pm. Main Event is located at 10315 West McDowell Road, Avondale, 85392.
Back-to-School Bash at Desert Sky Mall – 8/6
Dance to live music, enter drawings for free prizes, and pick up some FREE school supplies at the Back-to-School Bash at Desert Sky Mall. Desert Sky Mall in West Phoenix is hosting this FREE Back to School Bash on Saturday, August 6 from 1 to 4 pm. The Mall is located at 7611 West Thomas, Phoenix 85033
While you and your family are at the mall. shop for those back to school, last minute items you still need at these Desert Sky Mall stores.
No pre-registration is required.
FREE Back-to-School Bash, Goldfish Swim School – 8/13
- School supply drive (donation required for entry)
- Open swim, so bring those suits
- Arts and Crafts
Goldfish Swim School is located at 4588 South Higley Road, Gilbert, 85297. Check out this swim school’s schedule to see if it would be a good fit for your child throughout the school year while you’re there. If not, no worries, just bring a few school supplies to donate and enjoy this Back-to-School Bash!
FREE Back-to-School Bash, Four Peaks Park – 8/19
Please check back with this post frequently, as more back-to-school events will be added as we find them here at Phoenix on the Cheap!
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