Friday, May 16, 2008

Lowe's--Who Knew?

Today's Heart of the Matter meme asks us to talk about an exciting field trip that we have recently taken. Ours takes place at Lowe's, of all places.

We were informed by a colleague of my husband's that Lowe's has free how-to clinics for children every other Saturday morning. My daughter was so excited about going to the first one, where the project was an ant farm. Emily Anne and Will attended this one when we were out of town visiting my parents. Other projects that the kids and my husband have completed are a land cruiser (sort of like a sailboat with wheels) and a memory box. The next project on Saturday, May 24 is a planter. You can sign up for the workshops at your Lowe's and view other upcoming projects here.

Although these have mostly been "Daddy" projects so far, I've been impressed with what I've heard when they've returned and with what they've returned with. In addition to their free project materials, they receive an apron and a badge for each completed project (You can tell from the picture that I've sewed Emily Anne's badges on, but haven't made it Will's yet!). They also receive a little booklet of information about each of their projects.

Kudos to Lowe's on their chidlren's how-to clinics! They're a great free field trip.

For more great field trips, visit the Heart of the Matter meme.


JoAnn said...

Cute kiddos!

Home Depot has free kids workshops similar to Lowes, too. They are the first Saturday of the month from 9am to noon. The kids get to take home their project, an apron, pins for each project (no sewing!), and a certificate.

You can see some of Home Depot's kits on my 3 blog posts about them.

momtofivekids said...

I have hear of this. I need to bring my kids sometime. Thanks for sharing!

Andrea said...

What a great idea for field trips! We have a Home Depot and a Lowe's near us, and they both do free kids workshops.


Amy Wyatt said...

I've been out of the loop on reading blogs. Schedules are hectic. Hope you are well. Pictures of your kids are adorable... especially the strawberry ones.

Anonymous said...

That sounds so cool! Thanks for sharing. I will have to check out what we have around here...

Amy :)

Marybeth said...

Thanks for the reminder about this-- my six year old would love to do this with dad! We did it years ago and need to revisit it again.

Anonymous said...

Oh, they are so adorable, I could just eat those cheeks!