Saturday, April 5, 2008

Super Saturday Savings! Hardware Stores!

I had heard about these free Kid's Building Clinics at the hardware stores a couple years ago from a friend, Sharlene, but I had never looked into it because I felt my eldest son was too young at the time.

Well, come to find out, there actually are 3 year olds there ( I should have taken him ). And, now that he is 5....even better. He will really enjoy this. Supposedly, it is for children 5 to 12, but apparently, a lot of younger kids go, too.

So, what is the deal? Well, thanks to the blog, Weighing in on Life, I was able to find a great activity for me and the kids next month ( we already missed today's due to illness ). On Saturday, May 3rd, 9 until Noon, the kids will be building a Flower Pencil Holder. And, if you go visit, Weighing in on Life, you will see all the great loot you get along with the project the kids make.

How do you know when these workshops are? They are always the first Saturday of every month! So, go mark it on your calendar's now!

If you are interested in finding out more about these workshops in your area, click here. what about you out there who are die hard Lowe's fans instead? Or, if you just want to take advantage of another fun free activity....

Lowe's offers the Build and Grow Clinics. Once again, thanks to Weighing in on Life for this great information. I was NOT aware Lowe's ran a similar program. Click here to go to her post on Lowe's and see the freebies and read about the fun.

The next activity is an Ant Farm next Saturday. It runs from 10 until 11 AM. You can click here to go to Lowe's and read the details. There schedule is the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month.

Next on the list? Ace Hardware. Now, they do not run a free clinic or workshop, but they DO have a Kids Club. You register your child and they get a letter near their birthday to go to the store and get a free Birthday surprise. I can't imagine what it is, but hey, I will try it and see what they get.

In addition, you wouldn't believe the list of Kids crafts they have listed with detailed instructions for you and your kids. SOO..if you are stuck and home with a sick kid and can't make it to Lowe's or Home Depot for their workshops, don't forget to login, print some instructions and work at can be just as fun!

Hope you take advantage and enjoy all the free activities Hardware stores offer you and your families. I can't wait to take my kids!


Marly said...

What a great idea! I've got a few years, but this is worth remembering. Thanks! :)

mom_of2boys said...

Great post! Thanks for the linkage!

Morehart said...

This is great! I actually worked at HD for a while and helped with the Kids Work Shops. They welcome any age b/c most of the time the parents are doing the project anyway.

Going for the buttons and the Aprons are worth it all in itself.