Last Friday I took the kids to the Secret Santa Workshop at the Pat Catan’s on West Market Street in Akron. Each December, one weekend is set aside for kids to make four different gifts for free. In the summer, Catan’s offers a weeklong, two-hour craft camp for about $3 a child, per day. Kids can go one or five days or any number in between. And most every Tuesday at 10 a.m., Miss Karen reads a story to preschoolers, then they do a craft that relates to the story (free, lasts less than 30 minutes). Each Catan’s offers different activities for kids; go to their Web site (www.patcatans.com) and check the calendar for the store nearest you.