HIP’s Summer Challenge Week #2: Making Monsters University Scarers at Lowe’s Build & Grow Clinic
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For Week #2 of HIP’S Summer Challenge, we headed over to our local Lowe’s Home Improvement Store for the FREE Kid’s Build & Grow Clinic! I have to admit that I have posted about these FREE Clinics for years (see my most recent posts here and here) but I have never actually attended one with my kids…. until now!
I was lucky enough to get my kids registered for the Monsters University Scarers Clinic that took place this past weekend. As you may know, you have to be on the ball to get your kiddos registered for these free clinics as they tend to fill up quite quickly so I was excited to snatch up 3 spots at my Lowe’s here in Boise (and my sister was able to snag spots as well for her kids so it was quite the family affair!).
* We arrived a few minutes early as we were expecting there to be a long line of other families checking in. Much to my surprise, there was no line. All we did was hand in our Liability Waivers (Lowe’s actually sent these via email after the registration was complete) and then grabbed the pre-packaged projects, aprons, name tags and kid-sized hammers.
* When I envisioned this clinic, I had pictured the kids sitting at tables and listening to an actual instructor provide them with directions on how to create their Monsters University Scarers. I was so wrong! There were no tables as the clinic was actually held in the Lumber Aisle (literally in the aisle as you can see from the pictures above). So we made ourselves comfy on the floor of the aisle and got to work following along with the pre-printed directions.
* The project was fairly simple and was equally enjoyed by all my kids (ages 6, 8 and 11). They really liked hammering the nails and were very proud of their finished projects. Piper, my 6 year old, thought it was so cool to get the free Lowe’s Apron and the special patch (the patch can be ironed on to the apron and then you can add patches to your apron each time you attend another Kid’s Clinic).
* All in all, we had a great time and I loved the fact that the Clinic was 100% free! It was difficult to drag my kids out of the sunshine and into Lowe’s in the middle of the day (our Clinic took place Sunday at 2PM); however, these clinics would be great for the Winter time or a rainy day.
Have you ever attended a Lowe’s Build & Grow Clinic and/or Home Depot Kids’ Workshop before?! If so, share your experience with us!
HIP’s Summer Challenge
Every Monday throughout this summer, I will be publishing a Weekly Post centered around different activities that I have personally done with my 3 kiddos (ages 6, 8, and 11) for around $10 or less. I hope you’ll join me![/h2s_box]