Did you know that Lowe's hardware stores offers kid's clinics every Saturday? And get this...it's FREE! Their "Build and Grow" clinics offer kids the opportunity to build a different wood project each week. Take a look at some of the things they've already done and what's coming up next:
The kids receive a FREE apron, FREE goggles and a completion patch when they are done with their project! All the supplies are provided including a hammer (which must be returned).
We checked it out two weeks ago and were immediately hooked! Since the projects are recommended for kids in the 1st grade through 5th grade so we didn't sign Momo (3) up for the first one. But after checking out the first clinic we went ahead and signed her up for the next one. I think it really depends on your kid, their maturity level as well as mom or dad's level of patience. :)
Lucky for Momo her big sister is very sweet and let her have a turn. Check out Momo hard at work. Look at the intense concentration (as well as the upside down fogging goggles):
And here is a proud Kailani with her completed planter (which she later painted at home):
On our way out the door Kailani insisted that we sign up for the next one, which we did:
You can see we already sewed Kailani's patch onto her apron.
Here's the link to the clinic: Lowe's Build and Grow You can sign up online (recommended) or sign up at Lowe's if there is space available. Please note that this is a self-directed clinic. Parents (or grandparents, whoever) need to be able to assist their children with the project. There is no instructor walking you through the project step by step.
We give the clinic "two thumbs up!" and are looking forward to the next one (and the next one and the next one.....)