This is the second part of my blog about the Lowe’s Build and Grow Kids Clinic: Fire Boat. You can read about Part 1 here.
This morning, R and I went to Lowe’s for their Build and Grow Clinic. When we got there, the kits were already being distributed. We fell in line and waited our turn. There were a few families who didn’t sign up online that were on standby for extra kits. When it was our turn, we gave the lady in charge of the activity the waiver form, and she looked up for R’s name on her list. We received a kit.
Along with the kit, R also was given an apron for him to keep.
And a pair of goggles.
The goggles looked nice, it even had a Build and Grow logo embossed on one side and the Lowe’s logo on the other, but the edges were a little sharp. I am thinking for the next clinic, R would have to wear his own safety glasses. We were also given a small hammer to be returned after use.
We picked a spot on a table where other families were already starting their kits. R sat on the chair while I kneeled down next to him. We opened the kit. Included in the kit were the wooden pieces of the Fire Boat, nails, stickers, instructions and a fire boat patch.
The instructions for assembling the fire boat was easy to understand and well-illustrated.
The iron-on Merit Patch was beautifully embroidered. This was to be ironed on to the apron.
I helped R build his boat. There were pre-drilled holes on the wooden materials for the nails. He put the nails in, used a hammer, and I did the final touches. I aligned the stickers for him, and he pressed them to the wood with his little fingers. He did every little step of it, and was very proud of it when it was finished. It took us a while, most kids already left, but it was important that he did all the steps of the procedure so he could be proud to say he made it. I am grateful to Lowe’s for providing this free workshop because it help with R’s workmanship and social skills, as well as a bonding moment for us.
The finished product!
After we were done with the boat, we cleaned up our area and returned the hammer. R was so proud of his boat! He received a certificate of merit for a job well done!
On our way out, we bought a Build and Grow Monster Truck Kit so he can build it with his daddy.
And his very own Build and Grow hammer.
Did you go to Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinic as well? What did you think of it? I would love to hear from you. Please share your thoughts and leave a comment below.