The first time we went to a Lowe’s Build & Grow free kids clinic, I spent over an hour hammering teeny tiny nails into wood with a teeny tiny hammer. Now that my boys and I have been going regularly for the last six months, we have the system down to about a half hour. Here are some tips for a free fun Saturday activity.
1. Sign up early AND arrive early
Both registrations and supplies on clinic days run out quickly. May’s registration opened yesterday for the Flower Delivery Truck so get moving and register! We usually arrive about ten minutes early to find a spot to build and a decent hammer.
2. Extra parts
Make sure you have all the parts listed in the directions before you begin. Extra nails are provided, but if you are missing a piece of the set you will need another set (and those go quickly as I mentioned above!).
My eight year old is now capable of completing the project on his own, but my six and four year old still need assistance. And by assistance I mean I have completed more than one project by myself while they happily placed stickers on THEIR new creation!
4. Capturing memories
Most clinic days fall on a weekend my husband is working so it becomes a Mommy and son outing. Most mornings are enjoyable, but others just don’t want to get out of bed that day. (Some day they will all thank me for spending quality time together!)
Now it’s your turn. What free fun things do you find to do on the weekends (with kids who may or may not want to participate!)?
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