One of my favorite stores growing up was Toys “R” Us. Till this day that I don’t want to grow up jingle is stuck in my head!
My dad would take me there whenever I wanted to buy a new video game or other toys. Now with 3 sons I get to continue the tradition but unlike my dad, we don’t spend lots of cash there. Instead we visit the store when they are hosting a FREE event.
Yup you read that correctly! Toys R Us holds at least 1 FREE event a month and you can be part of it WITHOUT having to spend a dollar!
My dad didn’t just donate sperm; he raised me alongside my mother. I was blessed to have him there every morning and every night. I was his twin and he was with me almost everywhere I went.
However; like many dads, my dad was never there to watch me receive an award from school, never watched me play on a sports team and was never there to see me receive my 2 degrees from college. Heck he didn’t even make it to my wedding!
I grew up on food stamps and welfare. I have no shame about it and learned very quickly at a young age the power of having and saving money.
School didn’t teach me a damn thing about money! My dad, experiences and books did that for me! Now I’m using what I learned from him and my own investments to help my kids learn about cash without making it boring.
There’s so many ways that a dad can teach his kids about money but these 5 things help me educate them without boring them to death!
A friend sent me a link to a FREE Monthly Brooklyn Nets Kids Basketball Academy which most NBA teams do as a way to give back to their community! I highly recommend you check to see if your city has something similar to it. Just go to google or click here and replace the Nets with your city’s team.
We took full advantage of it and it is definitely a Cool4Dads Certified Event
Price: Free Dress Code: Come As You Please Time Needed: 2 Hours Age Range: 6-12 Fun Factor: All The Way Up Registration Needed:Yes Here’s The Link
The Home Depot workshops are great and I definitely encourage all dads to check it out even if you are a non-handy person like myself. It is definitely a Cool4Dads Certified Event!
Price: Free Dress Code: None but you don’t want paint on those fresh jordans Time Needed: As Long As You Want Age Range: All Fun Factor: All The Way Up Registration Needed:Yes but can show up without it
Every 1st Saturday of the month, Home Depot holds their kids workshop. These workshops are free and easy to do as a family. They also offer a new theme like an Angry Birds Bird House or A Car’s Race Car every month.
You can play the part of a super hero without needing to buy stuff from the store. Just show up and enjoy some free quality time together.
Did I mention they are FREE? Here are a few things to think about.