Who doesn’t love receiving free stuff for kids? It’s just human nature to get giddy with freebies.
- Daily Goodie Box - Grab a GIANT box of free samples from some of the world's most popular brands.
- Try Products - What's better than one giant box of free stuff? TWO giant boxes of free stuff. Join Try Products to get even more free samples shipped right to you.
- P&G Rewards - Get over $100 in coupons to stuff you already buy, plus enter to win weekly gift boxes and gift cards.
And if you’re a parent of two or more kids, arranging to get educational or fun stuff by mail regularly means you’d be able to bring smiles to their little faces without spending a cent. To me, that’s priceless!
In this post, I collected some of the coolest free stuff for kids you can request by mail, or redeem online. From magazines to art supplies, as well as stuff your kids won’t forget.
Activity Freebies: Free Stuff for Kids to Keep them Busy Bees
Every month, Lowes hosts a workshop for kids to inspire the next generation of builders. See what projects are in store this month and check the nearest Lowes locations near you.
If you have a 10- to 17-year-old kid, sign them up for a cool FREE trial and enjoy other freebies mailed to your address. Only available for US, UK, and Canada addresses.
Teach your kids how to sew, how to create a small stuffed toy, or create other projects with 6 fabric swatch samples from In-Weave Fabric. You do have to browse the site first for your chosen fabric, then fill out the request form to receive the prints/fabrics you prefer.
Do you have a young kid interested in science?
Register them to become a butterfly hero. Let them take care of a plant from seeds to better understand the importance of our ecosystem to the life of butterflies.
While there are Android and iOS apps available, if you want to play this game on the computer, you can request a CD as well. It’s perfect for young kids (age 5 to 8 years old) who are learning how to count.
If this workshop is too kiddie for your child, there are other free materials available on the site. I like the Marvel-themed ones.
This website may be New Zealand-based, but it’s full of easy and awesome science experiment projects you and your kids can make. What I like best about this resource is that they try to include experiments with materials that are easy to obtain (or could be in the household already).
Teach children about safety in a fun and friendly way with this set that includes a fingerprint card, emergency number card, 911 instructions, DNA collection tips, and more.
This kit also doubles as real way to store a child’s personal information.
Collect maps and travel brochures from different states.
It's a giant box of free samples and it comes right to your door at no cost.
Click here and get yours.
You can use these resources for teaching kids on how to navigate maps, how to make a realistic travel plan, and other basic skills.
Free Stuff for Kids by Mail
Get free Sunday School materials delivered in DVD form straight to your home. Parents or adults 18+ years old must send the request form.
Got a kid who LOVES basketball? Chicago Bulls has its own Kids Club that’s open for anyone interested. Subscribe and receive exclusive stuff for kids nation members.
As a rookie member (free version), you can enter the Bulls Kid Nation Kids Club and Bulls Kid Nation Zone at all Chicago Bulls home games and select Windy City Bulls home games. Plus be able to join behind-the-scenes experiences and monthly raffles.
If your kids are not basketball fans, but are football fans, register to receive football freebies.
Join the TNT Club and receive a kit that includes stickers, magnets, tattoos and more. (Only for 13-year-olds and above)
For kids who are in the dinosaur phase, this poster features the Pteranodon family.
For little bookworms or kids collecting bookmarks, check this freebie from Skyenimals. These aren’t printables. You actually fill out a form and wait for it to get shipped to your home.
16. Hometesters Club
Register to get a free toy for your kid, who is going to be testing out the item on behalf of the site.
This one isn’t for every kid.
If you have a child battling cancer, fill out the form to register and receive a monkey pack in the mail and an email providing you online login information.
Sure, you need to order something at MagicTricks.com first before you get a freebie, but it can still be an awesome surprise for a child who is obsessed with magic tricks right now.
If your child is a fan of this popular kids series, join the newsletter and you’ll be sent a fan club kit as well.
Note that this is only open to US residents and that it could take up to 8 weeks to reach your home.
Building Memories with Free Stuff for Kids
These are the things your kids would remember from their childhoods. While technically you can buy them from Disney or other similar service providers,
If you have a child who’s curious about snail mail, the work of your friendly postman, and the idea of receiving their own mail, make sure you join this program.
PostCrossing lets kids and adults exchange postcards with others from around the world. It’s a wholesome way of meeting new people and trusting in the good in the world.
You or your kids could write a letter to their favorite Disney characters. After 4 to 6 weeks, expect a letter from Disney signed by your kid’s favorite character. The Disney princesses are guaranteed, but characters that find it “hard to sign” like Lightning McQueen could be assisted by other characters.
You just need to download the app, and specify a couple of details. It’s an awesome gift because you can personalize the call for your child, choose the time/date of the call, and pick Santa’s message that you think your kid would appreciate.
For kids who inspire to become a president, requesting a card from the White House could be a pretty cool gift. When requesting a letter, don’t forget to write the name/address of the kid, type of event, date of birth, age of the kid, name, and phone number. Just send the request letter about 8 weeks (or more) before the event if you want it to arrive before a kid’s birthday.
The White House
Attn: Greetings Office
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20500
If your kid dreams of becoming an astronaut, request NASA to send you one. Your kids may even write back and send a letter directly to NASA.
If it’s your child’s birthday, arrange for a Nick character to call your kid on his/her birthday.
Free Classes and Daytrips for Kids You Can Redeem from Home
Storycorps teaches pre-teens about writing, communication, and technical skills, so they could conduct a carefully planned interview with an elder in their family or community that they look up to.
27. Hasbro’s FunLab
If you’re accepted to the program, your kid could “test” toys at the FunLab. Do note you’d have to travel to Pawtucket, Rhode Island to participate in any of the FunLab programs.
28. Kids Bowl Free
Every summer, your child can get 2 free games at the nearest participating bowling center.
If you’re a fourth grader (or a homeschool equivalent), visit this site and print the passes. If you don’t have a 4th grader, check the NPS site (National Park Service) to see which days/dates are free for everyone.
Register to join this summer program online, but the actually free classes are held at participating Apple stores.
This year, Apple Camp was about learning how to think like an inventor. Kids and their families designed their dream inventions on iPad at the Apple Store. How cool is this program, right?
Roller Skating Association International lets parents sign up to 4 kids per email address to receive two free skating passes. Available in the US and international locations.
Every week from June through August, kids could enjoy a free movie. The titles are posted on their website ahead of time, so check if you want to pick which movie you and your kids could enjoy.
Check if there are Marquee Cinemas near you.
Join Tryazon and receive a party pack if you’re accepted as a host.
Free Printable Stuff for Kids
I intentionally didn’t include free printables for kids because there are millions out there online. I will, however, quickly teach you how to find exactly the printables your kids would love or what they need via your ordinary search engine:
- Decide what type of printable you want: educational (math, science, history, etc.), arts and crafts, reading/counting, EQ building, and so on.
- Indicate the age or age group of your kid. For example: “confident boosting printable teenagers” or “coloring pages for grown-ups” will show you some awesome.
- Download and print, or answer digitally.
There are plenty of talented and generous people out there creating printables for kids. Use them. Your kids would love you for it. Just as they would love you for arranging for free kids stuff to be delivered at home.
For more freebies, check out other resources we’ve compiled specifically for kids:
- Educational: free audiobook, free books by mail, educational games, free magazines
- Toys: different kinds of toys
- School/art supplies: free pencils, stickers, magnets
- Activities: free classes for kids, subscription to LEGO Life magazine
Do you know other sites that offer free stuff for kids regularly? I’d love to know all about them, too!