My children have been having so much fun at the FREE bi-weekly Build and Grow Clinics that Lowe’s offers in Santa Clarita Valley at both of their locations (on Bouquet Canyon Road and Golden Valley Road). They offer these clinics in other areas like the San Fernando Valley also. These clinics are recommended for children in Grades1-5. It starts at 10am, but if you’re a few minutes late, you should be good. If you are very late, they might let someone else, who didn’t register online before the workshop, use your kit. Alternatively, if you didn’t sign up, but feel like going and waiting to see if you can get a kit, you can do that too.
It is super easy to sign up for these online at https://www.lowesbuildandgrow.com/ After registering you can print out the waiver form and bring it with you to the clinic. If you forget it at home, that is no problem either, they have some waiver forms at the clinic. You will also receive a confirmation email, which you could take with you.
They have a different project every time where they provide the children with a kit to build an item and they supply the hammers and instruction booklets too. The first time you go, you could also get an apron and safety goggles that you can take home and then reuse at every workshop/clinic.
At the end of every workshop each child, who completed the project, receives a badge to sew on their apron, a certificate of completion, and of course their finished project to take home.
Some of the projects that we’ve done so far were a Snowman gift card holder (see the picture), a Gingerbread house, a Pet treat holder, a Tic Tac Toe game and a Coin bank. I just signed up for a Jewelry organizer which we will be building in a few weeks.
Home Depot has a similar event on the first Saturday of each month between 9am and 12pm. Their next project is a Race Car Display.
It is such a great way for our children to learn how to use a hammer, read instructions and make something really cool to be proud of.
I hope to see some of you there!
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