I've written in the past about the importance of spending one on one time with your children and
if you follow me on Instagram you know that my two year old hasn't been sleeping well which has resulted in a pretty cranky boy.
I've been spending more of my time with my son because he needs me more right now but I could tell the girls have been feeling left out so I wanted to plan something special for just us girls.
I've been doing a lot of painting in our house since we've moved and the girls have been asking when they will be old enough to help around the house so when I saw that Lowes offers FREE build and grow workshops I knew this was exactly what we needed.
We've been spending a lot of time at Lowes lately buying what the kids consider "boring" items for our house so they were really excited that the purpose of this Lowes trip was just for them.
Lowes runs these Build & Grow Workshops once a month and it is recommended for children in Grade 2 to 5 but parents are required to stay while in the workshop so even my 4 year old had a great time with my help.
When you arrive at the work shop the kids receive their own Lowes apron, goggles,name tag, hammer and supplies needed to build the project.
They get to keep it all after wards with the exception of the hammer.
They were so excited they got to use a real hammer and nails they kept saying
how they were "real builders" now.
At the end of the work shop they receive a certificate with their name and date on it and an iron on badge that they can add to their apron after each workshop. Some of the kids had aprons filled with badges and the girls can't wait to come back and collect more. Before we left, the girls sat down on the floor and raced their trains with a few of the other kids that attended the workshop.
We can't wait to go back!