Once a month, Lowe’s and Home Depot offer opportunities for dads and sons or grandfathers and grandsons to spend a morning together working on fun projects at no cost.  My husband and oldest grandson have been to the carpenter workshops at both locations, sometimes having breakfast out beforehand.  Each child gets a canvas apron, the project materials, safety glasses, a certificate of completion and either a pin or a patch to put on the apron.  In the process of making a wooden project, memories are made, skills are learned, bonds between the generations are strengthened and the child grows in competence and confidence. 

 PS  This isn’t exclusively for boys and men, but since I don’t do this kind of work, I tend to think of it as a “guy” activity!

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