Lowe's Build & Grow Clinics

I am ALWAYS on the lookout for inexpensive outings with the kids, so I can't believe I didn't know about the FREE Build & Grow Saturday morning kid clinics at Lowe's...seriously, how did I miss this one?


{photo courtesy of Lowe's}
About Build & Grow from Lowe's web site:
From project basics to giving your child the opportunity to say "I built it," our Build and Grow kid's clinics are a great way to help build confidence. Bring the kids into any Lowe's store and build a FREE wooden project. Each participant also receives a free apron, goggles, a project themed patch and a merit certification upon completion of their project.

Sounds amazing right? So I registered Jack right away and this past Saturday, he and I headed out for our first clinic. I am going to say up front...it was not quite what I expected but it was still a great experience.

We went and checked in and were given the following...a loaner hammer, loaner goggles, and this packet with the pieces needed & instructions.


Next store to the check-in desk were a few makeshift kid's height tables (plywood on buckets) and we were set loose to get to work. I guess I had thought it would be "led" by someone and everyone would work together, but this was fine too. I was glad it was just me & Jack though, as it was nice to work as a team with the instructions, etc. The pieces were already cut and set to go, so basically it was a lot of nailing and a little sanding, but Jack still really felt like he "built" something.


When we finished, we played a game...Jack was red of course (thank you Uncle Dan & Dad for teaching Jack tic-tac-toe strategies).


When we were finished, Jack got a certificate of completion and a patch. He is SO proud of the patch! I'm kind of bummed because we did not get an apron and that would be a great way to show off the patch (and future patches)...maybe next time! Jack says, "It was pretty fun and pretty easy to build. Other kids should definitely do it!"


We're already planning our next outing on February 27th for the Lowebot clinic!

{photo courtesy of Lowe's}
Karri said...

I didn't know about this, either! The kids have done a few HoDe ones, so we'll have to check that out (the boys would looove the 2/27 one!).
You should pick up an apron from the dollar bin at JoAnn and put his badges on there :)

Marie said...

We have always wanted to sign our kids up to go, but never remember...will def. check into it again. Your children are so precious! Blessings~

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