This is one of the best things our family has done together lately…so simple, as much fun for Mallory and me as it was for Daddy and Gage, and completely free.
The Saturday before the Indianapolis 500, we went to a Lowe’s Build and Grow kids’ clinic to build our own race car out of wood.
Oh yes we did! We wore goggles, used hammers and created from the bag of wooden wheels, block body and nails they distributed to each child, a miniature replica of the number 48 Jimmy Johnson Nascar sponsored by Lowe’s.
Lowe’s recommends this twice-a-month clinic for children ages 7 and older, but our kids were able, with our help, to easily assemble the car and had a blast working with the wood.
Each Lowe’s is set up to accept 75 children for the clinic, and even if you pre-register, they suggest you come a bit early to line up. The registration process is super simple, a nice reminder email was sent out the day before and the staff members assisting were great with the kids.
Now, as a woman, I’m not really into hardware stores, but Lowe’s was bright and cheery. We were greeted with smiles from every employee we saw, the bathrooms were super clean and even pretty, and my kids are still enjoying racing their cars together at home.
Thanks Lowe’s for introducing our family to wood working. We’ll be back next month!
What: Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinic for Kids
Where: Your local Lowe’s hardware store
When: 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month @ 10 a.m.
Who: Recommended for children ages 7 and older