I love free! I also love it when it’s an activity for your kids and their dad. This mommy is NOT HANDY and I do not like the hammer, nails or anything my boys like to do in their special man cave, THE GARAGE. (If you are a handy mom and reading this, bless you! You have a special gift) As for me, I will leave that COMPLETELY up to my husband to bring the boys to do their BOY/MEN activities.
So this is what I found, your local Home Depot offer a free Kids Workshop every first Saturday of the month. This activity is appropriate for 5 – 12 year olds. You arrive at home depot and you will be given the project kit for the day with instructions and the tools necessary to complete the project. Read the instruction and work away! The project will take from 15 minutes to 30 minutes, depending on how quickly your little one works.
Yes, a 4 year old with a hammer is terrifying, so beware! However, it’s amazing what those little hands can do when they are given a little help. My son has alreay made a pencil box, a bird feeder, a castle, a helicopter and a car with wood. It is quite an accomplishment for that age.
Go online to find the location near you
TIME: EVERY FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH- 9:00am – noon at every Home Depot Store
Your first time, you get:
- A project kit with instructions
- Kid-sized orange apron (similar to the Home Depot staff)
- Every time your child completes a project they receive an achievement pin
May 5, 2012- Build a Planter Box
June 2, 2012- Build an Organizer
REMEMBER, you must go onto the Home Depot website and sign up for the class in the location near you. Try to show up at least 30 minutes before the end time of 12 noon because the workshop kits do run out. Have your child wear his apron because some projects require painting.