On the second Saturday of each month The Home Depot hosts free kids’ workshops, aimed at children 4-12 (who are accompanied by an adult). The purpose of the workshops is to teach kids how to use basic tools like hammers and screwdrivers, and how to follow basic visual instructions.
The task this month was to build a miniature flat bed Home Depot truck. All of the materials were provided for free and it was a great learning experience for the kids. We RSVP’ed on the Home Depot website and were sent a friendly reminder email the day before. Upon arrival the kids were provided a set of materials along with an instruction sheet and an adorable, little orange smock!
The Hope Depot even provided the paint, to add a finishing touch!
After the project was finished the kids were provided with a certificate of achievement and a pin for their new smock reflecting the project for that session.
Local Mom and Business Owner, Esther says:
I thoroughly enjoy the workshops at Home Depot! My kids think they are so fun and the creations they make are adorable. Sometimes if there is an unusual amount of people it can be a little chaotic but the fact that it’s free makes up for the chaos. It’s an opportunity for my kids to experience a craft that requires more focus than usual and skills that they are not used to being exposed to…and the apron with pins is the cherry on top! A great experience for all kids!
While we were there, they also had popcorn, juice, and face painting available for $2, with the proceeds supporting The Home Depot Foundation. This was a fantastic ending to the workshop and it felt great to be able to give back, even if it was only $2.
Parents — they didn’t forget about us either. The Home Depot also offers Do-It-Yourself and Do-It-Herself workshops for adults. They cover building basics, safety, inspiration, and skill training.
Next month we will be building Minions scooters, and I honestly think I’m just as excited as the kids!
To see the schedule and topics or to RSVP click here.