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If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, check out these two free events we found at Toys R Us.
While the retailer recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, they say it’s still business as usual at all their locations (though there may be some changes to what products you can find on their shelves).
Toys R Us frequently hosts fun, free events for kids, so if you have a good time at one of these, bookmark their website for more. Or check back here, as we’re keeping an eye out, too!
After all, what’s better than free entertainment, am I right?
Saturday, Oct. 21 Event
First, on Saturday, Oct. 21, Toys R Us is hosting a trading event for L.O.L. Surprise! dolls and Num Noms.
Your kids can also score a free, exclusive L.O.L. Surprise! key chain AND a yummy Num Noms activity book.
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This event is from 1 to 3 p.m. at all Toys R Us stores!
If you’re not familiar with Num Noms, they’re little figurines that nest on top of one another. All you have to do is stack a Num on top of a Nom to create a fun combination—and the Nooms are actually flavored lip gloss!
There are even fun Num Noms videos on YouTube.
Each has its own scent!
“Kids have always loved playing around with scents and collecting cute little toys,” said Isaac Larian, CEO of MGA Entertainment, the company that makes Num Noms, in a statement.
He added: “Num Noms present a whole new way for kids to play and collect—by scent. Characters can be mixed and matched to make endless surprising scent combinations, and with multiple ways to play, the fun never ends!”
Here’s a birthday party pack to give you an idea.
Sunday, Oct. 22 Event
Then, on Sunday, Oct. 22, your kids can play with Legos and build things from 1 to 3 p.m.
They’ll get a free city map for participating in this event that’s part of “Bricktober” at Toys R Us.
All this month, Toys R Us is celebrating Legos with special events like this one, deals and giveaways! They’ve got another free Lego event coming up on Saturday, Oct. 28 from noon to 2 p.m., if you have fun at this one.
Depending on what types of toys your children like, that’s two free events to keep them busy this weekend. Sweet!