For the elementary school set, home improvement stores offer some wonderful programs that allow kids to build FREE projects:
Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinics – Two Saturdays a month at 10am
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 certification of merit upon completion of their project. The first 50 kids to register and be present at the store at 10am will receive a kit, aprons and googles (Register online)
June 12 – Father’s Day is right around the corner! Bring your child to Lowe’s and they can build this Picture Frame. It’s the perfect gift for Dad!
June 26 – Your kids will love this project! This Monster Truck comes with stickers and punch out cars for crushing! Sign them up today!
Home Depot Kids Workshops – First Saturday of each month from 9am to noon
Kids Workshops are FREE “How-To Workshops” designed for children ages 5-12. The workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, while at the same time helping to instill a sense of accomplishment. Additionally, this fun time allows for quality one-on-one time between adults and children. In addition to the newly constructed project kit, each child receives a kid-sized orange apron, similar to The Home Depot associates’ aprons, and an achievement pin.
July 3 – Periscope
August 7 – School Bus Pencil Organizer
(Thank you to Angela Wright for letting me know about the Father’s Day frame craft at Lowe’s this Saturday!)