Ikea is hosting free teacher appreciation events

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Ikea is looking to say a big “Tack lärare!” — “thank you” in Swedish — to teachers for all of their hard work by offering free events for them throughout the summer.

Teachers who want to participate must first become an Ikea Family member. It’s free to join, and you’ll receive access to promotions and more after you sign up.

Once you’re an Ikea Family member, you’ll be able to RSVP for any of the free events going on at your local Ikea store.

The teacher appreciation events vary from store to store, so you’ll have to check out the location nearest you to discover the fun activities Ikea has planned!

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Certain stores, such as the Ikeas in Brooklyn, Atlanta and Charlotte, will be hosting day-long events that give teachers the chance to network with each other and learn how to use Ikea tools to organize their desks, utility carts and more. Teachers will also be able to enter drawings for gift cards and other prizes.

But the fun doesn’t stop there. Select locations, including the Ikea in St. Louis, Missouri, will host free events for teachers that involve getting crafty! Try your hand at creating a classroom bulletin board or decorating a plant pot and leaving with a newly potted succulent.

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Some of the events are already full, but you can join a waitlist in case a spot becomes available.

Ikea is not only treating teachers this summer season — it’s also hosting free events for kids and adults to enjoy. Adults can learn all about redesigning a kitchen, or take a free scenic harbor tour around the Statue of Liberty at the Brooklyn location. Meanwhile, children ages 3 to 12 can head to Kids Kamp events (at select locations), which are basically the Ikea version of summer camp!

Stores such as Home Depot and Lowe’s also offer opportunities for parents and kids to get crafty together at no added cost. These free offerings allow kids to build, paint and use their imaginations, leaving the sessions with a new toy or piece of art.

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If you’re looking for a way to take advantage of free activities this summer, the events at Ikea, Home Depot and Lowe’s are a great place to start. Teachers, parents and kids all deserve some free fun!

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