Saturday, November 22, 2008

Saturday Fun for Free.....

Have you heard??? (ok, sure most of you have) Home Depot, has a kids building workshop the first Saturday of every month. Back in Maine we used to take our kids to it all the time, til gas prices sky rocketed! They got a cute Home Depot apron, and when they completed a project, they would get a pin from that particular project, and a certificate of completion. My kids collected quite a few. They do it down here to, but Home Depot is a bit away from us. In either direction.


Through the grapevine, I heard that they do a similar thing at Lowe's. Only they do their's every 2 & 4th Saturday. Now, I know most of you up in Maine the closest one is in Augusta, so I suggest maybe do a big trip once a month and try to hit it. So we decided to give it a try this morning.... Well worth it! At Lowe's they give you an apron, and their own little pair of goggles, to keep! :) Upon completion of their project, you get a patch (instead of a pin) along with a certificate of completion. One other big plus is their projects have predrilled holes, making it a bit easier for the kids to hammer them in own their own. I helped Sage still of course, Hunter was helped by Andy, and Rachel had a Lowe's associate helping her. I must say Rachel must take after her Grandma Michaud cause she was doing a great job on her own. She was so proud of herself! I told her, that her and grandma are going to have to start building stuff together, they would make a great team! Of course again, no fun occasion is complete without pictures. Hope you enjoy!

Waiting patiently for the fun to start!



This is what it looked like before...



Sage doing better than I thought she would with the hammering! She has excellent hand, eye coordination.


Here are the finished project's! :)





They did a great job... We had so much fun! The next time isn't until December 13th, but they are making wooden gingerbread houses, so cute!!! I suggest checking it out if you have time!




3 comments:

The Eagen's said...

We'll definitely have to check the Home Depot one out. The kids did a great job on their projects.

Berry Patch said...

It looks like they all had a great time.

Jennifer said...

Looks like fun! We have a Home Depot and a Lowe's in town :) I might have to check and see if they offer the classes here.