I had been hearing about the Lowe’s Build & Grow Clinics for a few years before I finally bit-the-bullet and signed Ella up for one of the clinics. I was hesitant only because their website suggests signing up children that are in grades 1-5. I originally thought that if we did sign up and arrive at Lowe’s with my 4-year old preschooler, that they would politely turn us away.
The first clinic we attended was the firetruck. Ella did fantastic. She enjoys wearing the apron and her “gobbles” as she calls them at every clinic!
At each clinic we receive a project-pack that includes all the pieces in the kit, instructions, stickers, and the use of a child’s hammer. At our first clinic Ella was given her own goggles and apron to keep! Also after Ella completes her project she is given a certificate of completion PLUS a fabric patch that Grandma has been helpful in stitching onto the apron.
Ella has an absolute blast every single time we attend one of the clinics. I register both Ella (4) and Ezra (1) for the clinic every time and simply bring the project-kit home for Ezra. Some of the kits I have put together for him at home and I’m holding onto some of the other ones for when he is a little older.
If you are a parent or grandparent of a child that might enjoy building something with their own hands, let me suggest taking part in the Build & Grow Clinics at Lowe’s! Sign up for the next clinic at the Lowe’s nearest you here on their website: http://www.lowesbuildandgrow.com.
Video from our first clinic-adventure:
Photos of our Build & Grow Clinic adventures thus far: