On the first Saturday of every month, Home Depot stores around the country hold a free workshop for kids. Kids get to use “mommy and daddy tools” to assemble pre-cut kits of that month’s project. It’s a great way to expose your children to tools safely and the kid sized projects leave less room for frustration.
It is honestly one of the more fun Saturday morning activities that we’ve had. It starts at nine in the morning, but we had pre-registered online, so even with a slight morning meltdown we decided to see if there was still room. There was no problem finding a seat or completing the project on time. The workshop is over at noon, so just make sure if you’re going late your little one will have enough time to finish.
Still a little leftover attitude. But, she was excited about making this month’s project which was a bug carrier.
She constantly wants to use a hammer and now she can use to build something of her own.
With a little help from Dad, of course.
Of course, she painted the finished project green.
Her very own “bug house.”
What we loved about it:
- It teaches kids to use real tools in a productive and structured way.
- The kits were made from real wood and nails so it will hold up well.
- Kids get the satisfaction of building something that they can take home and be proud of.
All the kids also get their own, re-usable, apron and when their project is completed they also receive a pin to put on their apron each time they go.
You can search for a store near you at www.homedepot.com/workshops. (Also, no, I’m not getting paid by HD to make this post. We honestly just think it’s a great idea).
Over all it was a fantastic activity that we will be participating in whenever we have the time.