Fall Family Event – Lowe’s Build and Grow

We are entering maybe the busiest time of year for families – October!  Think of all of the fall events you do as individuals and families – hayrides, pumpkin patches, tailgates, fall festivals, halloween parties, football games, and of course the kick off to the new fall TV schedule.  I want to spend time over the next few days highlighting some things you can do with your kids or church.

I took my 4 year old daughter to Lowe’s on Saturday.  If you know me, you know that I am completely useless with tools.  I never go into Lowe’s or Home Depot.  Just not my gifts – at least that is my excuse.  This past Saturday though I had to man up and take my little girl to Lowe’s.

Every month Lowe’s (and Home Depot) offer projects that you can do with your kids for FREE.  This month was building a wooden fire engine with safety cards.  I knew this was something that I needed to do with her.  So I registered both of us for the program.

We got there about 15 minutes early – which was great.  I gave them the liability and release form that is required and reserves our spots.  They gave us a little work apron, eye protectors, a hammer, and the firetruck pieces with instructions.  I thought there would be an instructor to help us (me) put this firetruck together.  I was wrong!

I sat down with my little girl and started the process of trying to figure out what I was going to do.  Many people finished quicker than us.  I think I had more problems than any parent in the room.  However, we eventually finished and she got a little badge for our effort.

It is probably the best daddy/daughter event that I have done.  She loved it and it was good to interact with my daughter while building her a toy.  Also it’s FREE and high quality.  Lowe’s does a wonderful job with this event.  I highly recommend it to parents, kid’s ministries, and preteen groups.


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