Some friends were over for dinner in early December when on them mentioned the Lowe’s Build & Grow clinics for kids. I think I had heard of them when my Little Farmer was still borderline infant, but since he has been old enough to know what a hammer is we hadn’t been to a clinic.
In December Lowe’s offered a train. So, we decided to give it a try. You show up at Lowe’s at the right time, sign a paper saying that you won’t sue them if your kid hits their thumb or yours, you choose a hammer and build. The hammer is a loaner, but the rest of the kit you get to take along with you. My buddy really enjoyed it!
The most recent one was a dinosaur. I asked the Little Farmer if he wanted me or papa to build the dinosaur with him. He said, “I want papa to help me.” I asked why. He replied, “Well he knows more about dinosaurs because there was one walkin’ around when he was a kid.”
I laughed. Hard. My dad said that in passing months ago. The Little Farmer retained and regurgitated the information at the perfect time!
This has been a great activity to start this winter. You can take a niece, nephew, friend, cousin, sibling, etc…any kid that you want to hang out with for an hour or so.