Did you know about this?

  I was killing some time a couple weeks ago, and I decided to go into a Lowes Home Improvement store. I didn't really have anything in mind to buy, just needed to keep my little guy moving and attempt to entertain him. We walked up and down every isle, we looked outside at all the flowers and plants for a long time. My son loves flowers, and so do I. While walking up and down all the isles, we picked up a couple things. I found a solution to a lighting problem we have in our house.(more on that another time) One of the things I grabbed, and threw in our cart was a Build and Grow kit. My mom homeschools an 8 year old, and I thought they would enjoy using the kit one "school" day. I had seen these kits before, but didn't look at them very close, since my son is too young. They are made for children 5 years and up. We went to check out, and the very nice cashier asked if we knew about the Build and Grow program available at Lowes every other Saturday. I said no, I had never heard of it. She explained the details, and I thought it sounded really great. I wanted to share with all my fans, in case you've never heard of it. 

  • The Build and Grow clinics are free. Your child will get to build a wooden project, get a free apron, goggles, patch, and much more!

This is the finished planter after they built it. My mom said her student loved building this, and learned some great lessons in the process! They planted gourd seeds in it. How awesome! I have to hand it to Lowes, I think this is an awesome FREE thing to do with your children on a Saturday.

You can register for events and check availability by going here.

 These are the upcoming events.

  • Terrarium

Saturday, April 28
Spring is here and it’s time to start gardening! Your child will love learning about plants and watching them grow with this great Terrarium kit!

  • Picture Frame Planter

Saturday, May 12
Spring has sprung! Your child will love building the Picture Frame Planter and personalizing it with photos. Plant something together!

 If you would like to see the full schedule of events go here
(I was not compensated or asked to write this for Lowes, I just think the clinics are really cool and wanted to share)


  1. that's awesome!! I wish I leaved near a Home Depot or Lowe's for these fun workshops for kids.

  2. i use to do these clinics when i was a kid it was a lot of fun!

  3. That is so cool!!! I need to take my daughter over there she would love it. Thanks for posting. ;)

  4. That is awesome! I will have to do something like this with my kids!

  5. The kit was easy to figure out and he learned a little about planning ahead. So did I! Always explain HOW to use a tool BEFORE you hand it to them! LOL

  6. Melanie here! I absolutely loved this piece, please email me--I have a question about your blog :) MelanieLBowen[at]gmail[dot]com


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