My children LOVE the Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinics! I thought they were just a summer activity, but the clinics are the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month all year round! It takes about 15 minutes with our 3 munchkins, and we usually check to make sure the Lowe’s bathroom is still working.
So far my children have built a helicopter, boat that actually went on the water, bus, and ball toss. A parent has to sign a liability waiver and then the Lowe’s employee gives each child a kit that includes all the supplies and instructions. The table is full of hammers and goggles, and if you’re lucky they might have aprons that the kids can keep. So far we’ve only gotten 2 aprons.
My favorite part is the badge. If the child takes their finished product and shows it to the Lowe’s employee they get a certificate [that we promptly lose] and a cool round badge [that I take control of so it doesn’t get lost].
It’s a fun, family time for us, but I have seen a lot just dads and kids there. Makes me think it would be a nice activity for a dad to give a mom a morning break. [hint, hint]
I found out about this through Alicia’s blog. Lowe’s has no clue who I am and has not given me anything to write this.
Have you ever done an activity like this?