Now that Covid is behind us, we can start to see some of our favourite activities start to reservice, and I’m sure your kids would love to go and participate in some of October’s FREE Events at your local Toys-R US stores.
Toys R Us Events for March 2023
Crafty kids can try their LUCK at making a magical leprechaun hat! PLUS: enjoy storytime fun + cool colouring sheets.
March 12th: Sunday at 11am ! Check out Geoffrey’s must-read picks for March and discover some titles that you won’t find on other book lists. PLUS: take home a Geoffrey bookmark!
March 13 – 19th:
LEGO® Friends – Friendship Bracelet Building Event
Kids can join us in-store (and bring a friend, of course) to build a bigger, friendlier world with LEGO® Friends – each participant can make a cool, customizable friendship bracelet using LEGO® DOTS!
PLUS: participants also take home a FREE, exclusive pack of LEGO® Friends Trading Cards* – each card has an augmented-reality code to bring the new Friends characters to life and explore their digital world.
March 18th : OWLKids Event
Come have some March Break fun with us: bring the family to a FREE Owlkids Art Party hosted by Kelsi Hamilton! You’ll enjoy an hour of engaging crafts + activities, with all the materials supplied, PLUS a FREE Owlkids magazine to take home.
March 18-19th : 11am & 2pm
March Whimsical Weekends: Easter-riffic Cottontail Craft
Every BUNNY loves a cute craft project: kids can create paper-plate bunny tail! PLUS: enjoy storytime fun + cool colouring sheets.
SPRING BREAK – Dates Vary per Province
TIMES 11 am and again at 2pm.
Free Stuff goes for kids. Still, there are some great activities to participate in, during spring Easter Break
Monday: Kids can scour the store to check off our list of clues AND get a free* Hot Wheels, Barbie or Thomas & Friends sticker!
Tuesday Kids share in some silly stories and fun activity sheets! PLUS: kids might even get to take home some perky Peppa ears*!
Wednesday: Collector-kids can get a peek at the NEW L.O.L. Surprise Sunshine Makeover dolls AND share in some fun activity sheets!
Thursday: Totally ROAR-some: based on the fantasy, kids can make an amazing paper dragon to take home!
Friday: Creative kids will be ALL EARS: it’s an egg-stra special Easter bunny headband craft to make and take home!
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Toys R Us Canada History
Toys R Us Canada first opened its doors in 1984 in Montreal. The company quickly grew to become one of the most popular toy retailers in the country, with over 80 stores across Canada. They had something for everyone—from action figures to baby dolls, from board games to construction sets. With their bright lights and a huge selection of toys, it was easy to see why children and adults alike flocked there. From its humble beginnings as a single storefront in Montreal, Toys R Us Canada became one of the largest toy sellers in North America.
However, times changed, and so did consumers’ tastes and shopping habits. In 2004, Walmart overtook them as the number one toy retailer in North America. This was partly due to Walmart’s aggressive marketing strategy targeting parents and children with discounts and promotions that Toys R Us couldn’t match. In addition, the rise of online shopping meant that customers no longer needed to visit physical stores when they could shop online from their homes. They were very close to closing their doors in 2018, but managed to carry forward.