Wednesday, October 17, 2007

WFMW: Free kid-bonding construction style

I'm wondering what rock I've been living under that I didn't know about this sooner! LOL But, do y'all know about the "kid build"programs at Lowes and Home Depot?

The first Saturday of every month your local Home Depot has a project all pre-cut, organized, bagged, tools-provided for little hands to build. Despite being labeled as for 5-12 year olds, Flicka and Pojke have done two of these now and they are a BIG hit.

And, apparently, Lowes does a similar program (Build N Grow) on the first and third Saturdays of each month.

Best of all, everything is F-R-E-E!

Works for me. Stop by Shannon's today to see what other ideas resourceful moms have come up with.


Marilee said...

Oh wow I didn't know that! I sure wish they had one for teens! All our guys are past 12 now... but especially those who have been in foster care for most of their lives really could use some extra skill building activities like that. It's a great opportunity for your kids!!! Oh, and when my youngest son was about 7 or 8 we happened to be at Home Depot when they were giving out those cute little kid sized orange aprons and everything needed to plant flower & vegtable seeds to take home. That was fun - and we still have that little apron lol.

texastanya said...

I've wanted to try this, but it seems we aren't there at the right time, or I don't remember when it occurs.

Thanks for the reminder! I'll go investigate this weekend!

Jill said...

This is really great. Is there some sort of email reminder? I would never remember when they are.