Generally, I try not to bring my kids with me on trips to the hardware store because they touch everything and meander (they are kids after all). Usually, this is not an efficient use of any one's time.
However, I heard about a really creative event at a new hardware store that is geared towards kids (yes, they want you to bring your kids into their store!). I had to tell you about it.On Sunday, March 11, Matty K’s Hardware Store in Lincoln Square is offering a free kids seed planning and pot painting day from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. This is the perfect time to start seeds for spring planting. At this event, kids can design their own planter pots and get some seeds started for the fall. The store is located at 4874 N Lincoln Ave (at Ainslie). Reservations must be made in advance by calling 773-654-1347 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
A family-owned and operated general hardware store, Matty K’s is dedicated to serving all members of the Chicago community (the owners are parents so they get it). A dedicated kids’ area in the store makes it easy for parents to shop or spend time working with experts in the design center, who are available to help with home projects, painting and more (love this).