Home Depot Kids Workshops have changed since the pandemic started. You can pick up kits at your local Home Depot to complete at home for FREE on the first Saturday of the month, or order them online for $5. We love these simple wood kits that help our kids learn how to use a hammer and follow instructions.
On the first Saturday of each month, Home Depot hosts Kids Workshops at their stores for FREE. They have a project for kids to build with the help of a parent. They hand out kits from 9-12 pm.
The Old Way
Before the pandemic, you would arrive during the Kid Workshop time and they would give your child their own apron to protect their clothes. The kids keep this apron and bring it back every time they come to a Kids Workshop. Next, they give your child a kit. This time they were building wooden riding lawnmowers. So we took our three boys ages 7, 5, and almost 2 over to the table and started to build. They had all the supplies set our for us to use: wood glue, screwdrivers, and hammers.
The kit was simple and even our almost 2 year old could help hammer in nails and glue things onto his lawnmower. It took us about 20 minutes to put the kits together. Once you are done with your project, show the helpers your project and they will give you a pin. This was our first pin, but I saw children there were a ton of pins on their aprons.
The New Way
Home Depot has a new process for their Kids Workshops since the pandemic started. Now, you can pick up kits at the customer service desk on the first Saturday of the month in the morning. Most stores usually hand them out from 9:30-Noon, but you should check with your local Home Depot.
Once you have your kit, you can take it home to build as a family. Make sure you have a hammer and glue around. Our boys have enjoyed building at home because then we can paint and add fun decorations that aren’t provided in the store.
If you miss the window for picking up the free kits, you can order them online, but they cost $5 each. Put these dates on your calendar for 2022, so you don’t miss any free pick up days.
- January 8th
- February 5th
- March 5th
- April 2nd
- May 7th
- June 4th
- July 2nd
- August 6th
- September 3rd
- October 1st
- November 5th
- December 3rd
Guess what? Lowe’s also offers free kits for kids to build. They have different pick up dates and rules, so visit their website for details. We are going to add Lowe’s kids workshops to our list this year to try.