We are a pretty blue collar family. We work, and we work hard. My husband isn’t afraid to tackle just about any project big or small and I stand by nervous, but always cheering him on. I love being married to a man that can or will figure out how to fix just about anything.
I said all of that to say that hammers aren’t unfamiliar objects to our girls. We have owned more than one tool toy set and our girls actually have their own real tool box complete with a tape measure, screw driver, hammer, and even a saw. Yes, a saw. I was a bit shocked to. But don’t worry, it isn’t in reach!
Ever since Marissa was about 2 we have been active in going to the local home improvement stores kids clinics. Thankfully we are only minutes away from both Lowes and Home Depot and they have provided us with MANY free Saturday morning family outings.
This past weekend we hit up Home Depot, it is definitely our favorite. We love that we get to paint there most weeks. We love the pins they give us for our aprons and we love our local Home Depot crew. They are so great with the kids. Home Depot is also on an easy schedule we know the first Saturday of every month we can run up there and build something.
This week we made bird bath/feeders.
Family fun and hammers, it doesn’t get much better than that for us!
Do you ever take your kids to building clinics?
Check your local stores out for a schedule to see if workshops are offered in your area.