Veering to the left a little :)

Posted Saturday, August 08, 2009


This is a departure from my usual posts BUT I found out today that there are several people who don't know about this and EVERYONE needs to participate in this if you have kids, neices, nephews, cousins, grandkids - it doesn't matter!!!

My boys have been going to Lowes and Home Depot for their Build and Grow programs since they were 5 - THEY ARE FANTASTIC AND FREE! We did Home Depot when we lived in West Asheville and after we moved here we go to Lowe's. Everyone probably has either of these somewhere near by. You can go to Lowes or Home Depot's websites to locate a store near you!

Your kids get carpenter aprons and a hammer that's all their own. They build one project each time. Both stores offer the program every other Saturday at 10 am. Lowes will accommodate any age - we have seen kids as young as 2 yrs there and they ALL have a great time! My boys talk about it ALL day on Friday! They can't wait for Saturday morning!

It teaches hand/eye coordination, following written and spoken instructions, social skills, teamwork, and the kids get a HUGE since of accomplishment when they complete their projects! The instructor will give them a badge to put on their apron and a certificate saying they completed it!

If you know any kids - you must let them experience this themselves! THEY WILL LOVE IT!!!

9 comments:

Amber said...

both our home depot and lowes do this but I have never taken Harison. I will now! Especially if he gets an apron! LOL Im on it!

Welcome to Piggy Tails! said...

We do this too!! Even Tylie, 2, has made stuff :) It's a great and fun family time to have together! Thanks for sharing and I love your picture! :)

Mindy said...

Ohhh I had no idea.. and we have a Lowe's! Will be checking into this for my kiddos!! Thanks Renee... as always, you are so helpful!

Penelope Anne said...

Half the fun is sewing the patches on the aprons! LOL!!! YOU WONT BE SORRY - I PROMISE! It doesn't feel 'Kiddy' at all - so even if you had pre-teen - I think they would enjoy as well!

Penelope Anne said...

Piggy tails - thanks about the pic - the kids are so Happy to participate!!!

Tyann Marcink said...

My boys LOVE this every other Saturday. We had a family wedding yesterday, but they still couldn't miss building the power boats!

Penelope Anne said...

...and the boats were absolutely the easiest so far - they didnt need any help! They were so proud!

Iliana said...

Both are doing great.! My kids love to visit the local Home Depot store for DIY workshops.

Penelope Anne said...

GREAT!!! Thanks for the link!

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