Love is in the Air

Love is in the Air

Valentine’s Day is over, but love is always in the air when you have kids. At least it is for me. In addition to loving them more than words can describe, I love to see them learning new things and feeling proud of themselves.

So it was an especially lovely Valentine’s weekend when we all attended the Lowe’s Build & Grow workshop to make heart-shaped music boxes. Gage and I teamed up to make a box for Aunt Alison while Mallory and Dad created a one for me that I will seriously treasure years from now. I know I’ll smile when I remember my 3 and 5-year-olds using tiny hammers and carefully following our directions to create their mini masterpieces.

This was only the second Build & Grow workshop we had attended, although they are offered for free by Lowe’s hardware stores twice a month. Every store can accept up to 50 pre-registered children, and the spots often fill up quickly. Each child receives the wood project kit, goggles, an apron and a project patch.

Home Depot also offers a kids workshop on the first Saturday of each month. The next project of both stores is building a wooden replica of their respective Nascar cars. Cool if you have a little boy like I do.

Can’t make the clinics? Lowe’s now sells the building kits for about $6 at their stores so families can build together at home.

Lowes Build & Grow Clinics: Available at all stores on Saturdays at 10 a.m. twice a month.

Home Depot Kids Workshops: Available in all stores at 9 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month. Key Word Search: Kids Workshops

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