We have a new favorite activity around here. My sister-in-law introduced it to me when we were in Boise last. My boys LOVE it and the best part is . . . its FREE!!!
Our new favorite activity is Lowe's Build and Grow workshops. I know, I know. You're probably thinking, "That's it?" Well, yes! That's it! Usually twice a month, Lowe's offers a workshop where kids can go and build a pre-determined project. We've only been twice. Both were in October and both were something related to Halloween. The first was a monster box, where the kids could build a monster by rotating the different blocks inside the box. The second was a monster truck, with a working light and all. Plus they get an apron and protective goggles (Tyler never wears his but Chad thinks they are pretty cool) and a patch each time to put onto their apron.
Here is Chad so happily holding his two projects. They are pretty simple and each only takes about 20 minutes. This month, there are two, one on the 12th and another on the 19th. The first is a Science Lab something, and the second is Santa's Sleigh.
All you have to do is go to the store at 10 am and walk to the lumber department. There is someone there to sign you up and give you your kit. Be on time because when the kits are gone, they are gone. We have registered online before but it is just as easy to do it when we get there.
So there it is. Our new favorite thing. Hope it becomes one of your new favorite things. Maybe I'll even see you there.