Crafty Kitchen ~ Free Summertime Fun! Lowes Build & Grow Clinics

Are you trying to find activities to keep your kids busy this summer? Well, I know I am always on the lookout for things to keep my kids from getting bored. Today I wanted to share a Crafty Kitchen Post with you. This Crafty Kitchen post will be a little different from our usual CK post. Instead of showing you how to make a fun craft with your kids I want to tell you about a fun activity that Lowe's is offering.

Have you heard of the Lowe's Build and Grown Clinics? This past Saturday we took the kids out to Lowe's to attend their first build and grow clinic. If your not familiar with the program here is a little information. Kids and their parents can attend a Lowe's Build and Grow Clinic and build that particular week’s wooden project and take it home – it’s theirs to keep!

The entire clinic is available at no cost and there is no limit to the number of clinics you and your children attend. Each participant receives a free apron, goggles, a project themed patch, and a certification of merit upon completion of their project. Your kids will also get a coupon for a free junior size frosty from Wendy's. The Build & Grow Clinics take place approximately every other week at Lowe’s stores across the country.

Each clinic involves the construction of a different project. Last week was a wooden UFO. Lowe's also has upcoming holiday themed projects for the months that have specific holidays. (Back to School, Valentines Day & Christmas). So you see it really is a lot of fun for everyone. My kids had a blast building their very own UFOs and they are already talking about the next clinic.

If you would like to attend one of these free clinics the next one is scheduled for Saturday, August 14 Th 2010. The project of the day will be a Beetle Shaped Bug Box. Click here to find a location in your city. I highly recommend registering ahead of time to guarantee a spot on clinic day, plus you can print out your registration form.

By pre registering you will save yourself from filling out paperwork when you arrive at the store. I know when my kids got to the store they did not want to stand around and wait for mom to fill out paperwork they were ready to get started. Anyone who has little ones knows just what I am talking about.

Here are a few photos of my kids building their UFOs. They had the cutest little hammers for each of the kids. I have to say the staff at this particular Lowe's was very very nice and ready to help anyone who needed it. I am so glad I found another free activity to keep my kids busy. From what I read they offer this program throughout the year and not just in the summer.

If you don't have a Lowe's near you Home Depot is offering a similar program called Build-Learn-Create. It looks like they are only offering their workshops on the first weekend of every month. Click on the link for information on times and locations. I hope you will give these workshops a try they really are a lot of fun for the whole family.

Tina, The Mom in Mommy's Kitchen


Anonymous said…
My kids have been doing the clinics since Lowe's came into our town around 3 years ago. We love it and I have gotten some other families to start. They are great. The school bus should be completely awesome!! It is on the 28th. These are such great things for the kids to do and it is all FREE. It doesn't get much better than that.
;) Vicki
Tina Butler said…
I have already registered for the beetle bug box on 8/14/10 and hte school bus pencil box on 8/28/10. My kiddos are so excited. We might even do the ones at Home Depot as well.
Awesome!!! I never knew that this went on. Thanks for letting me in on this little wonderful thing!

Now does this happen at every Lowes?

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We have a Lowe's here in Ontario I wonder if they do the work shops for the kids. My grandkids would really enjoy this type of outing when they are here for sleep overs, thanks for the idea.
Tanya said…
That is such a cool thing! We don't have a Lowe's anywhere near here :(
Tina Butler said…
Tanya do you have a Home Depot? I added a link at the end of the post for workshops that hd does.

SRR go back to my post and click on the build and grown workshops link. They have these all over in different states. Just enter your zipcode to find one near you.

Same with Weight Loss Tips enter your zip code to see.