Kids love to do things for themselves. If you don’t believe us, just ask a dad. You know that your kids will follow you around the shop at home just hoping for the chance to pound the next nail for you. It is great to see them wanting to try to learn how to build and create new things. If you let them, kids will actually teach you a thing or two. It is with that spirit in mind the Lowe’s has created its workshops just for kids. Continue reading to learn more about these opportunities that may be available near you.
The Workshops Described
Lowe’s offers these workshops just for kids right inside their stores. They have created a separate space where kids can come and learn how to build things. They will grow at the same time as they discover how to make things out of wood. One of the best things about these workshops from the perspective of parents is that they are entirely free, no matter how many children you actually bring to the workshop itself.
As a parent, you do not actually have to bring anything to the workshop except your kid. Lowe’s will actually provide everything that each child needs to complete the project assigned for the workshop. This includes one kit per child that has been specially prepared depending on the project for that day. You will find that all children get their own set of goggles, an apron, tools that are appropriate for kids, and any other necessary supplies.
At the end of the workshop, each child will also receive a patch and a certificate of merit that allows them to remember the hard work that they put into the project. As a parent, you can keep the apron and begin to iron each patch onto it so that the children can feel proud about what they have achieved over time. You can look on Lowe’s website to find out what Build and Grow workshops are coming up on your area next. They list them two at a time. You can also pay a visit to your local store to see what is coming up next.
How Old Do the Children Need To Be?
You should probably be aware up front that this is not a childcare event. It is designed to be a workshop for parent and child. As such, you need to be with your children for the entire duration of the workshop. Each project is geared for children in the 1st through 5th grades. However, many locations will allow you to help a child that is even younger. Just ask before you begin. This is a great way to begin to spend quality time with your children in a fruitful and productive way.
When attending a Lowe’s workshop, you will discover that everyone in attendance will have their very own kit. This means that nobody will feel left out of the process, and everyone will be able to work together to finish the project. As a parent, you do not have to be good with tools yourselves. Lowe’s employees will be at the workshop to help your children through each aspect of the project as necessary. It will be a great experience for all. Keep in mind that the instructions are easy to follow along on your own. The goal of the workshop is to learn how to build something on your own. The workshops teach children how to build many types of things including helicopters, race cars, treasure chests, trellis planters, and so much more. There is also the opportunity, on occasion, to build a licensed character such as Monsters University boxes.
When Are They Held?
Every Lowe’s is a bit different, so you will want to check with your local store to see what days and times the workshop is offered. Many are held on Saturdays 10 in the morning, while others might be on Sundays at 2 in the afternoon. Keep in mind that there is a limit of 50 children in each workshop, and they do tend to fill up quite quickly. Register early when possible.
So, that is a summary of what a Lowe’s Workshop for kids is all about. It is sure to be fun for the entire family. Look around for a date and time that fits into your busy schedule and give one a try as soon as you can.