Home Depot Kids Workshops are fun and educational #DigIn

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We are a family that does our projects ourselves…we always DIY.  I think we’ve hired someone to do things exactly three times since we purchased our first home.  Naturally, our kids want to help and be part of our projects, but sometimes those projects just aren’t suitable for little ones to be helping.  We try to include them whenever possible.  As they’ve gotten older (I say older, when my oldest isn’t quite 8 and my youngest is still 3), we’ve been able to give them different tasks and they’ve been able to be more a part of things.  Having them learn the tools and skills they will need to be able to help with our family projects and also with their own down the road is important to us as parents to teach and instill in our children from an early age.  That’s where The Home Depot Kids Workshops come into play.  I’m not sure why we’ve not been going to these since – well, since we had kids, but we’ll be making them a part of our schedule on the first Saturday of each month. This post is part of a series of posts that The Home Depot has sponsored on this site to talk about all kinds of DIY projects and including kids within those projects.  home depot kids workshop getting help

The Kids Workshops are free to all and happen on the first Saturday of each month.  This past month we were able to go and my younger two were able to make little herb planters.  My littlest one is 3, and she was not able to complete the project independently, but with some help from Mr. Nick, pictured both above this paragraph and below. He had so much fun with my daughter, she was telling him just what to do and what he needed to “do the job right” like a Phillips screwdriver.  It was very clear to all of the adults at our workshop that Nick really and truly does enjoy his job, especially on Kids Workshop days.

home depot kids-workshopMy 5 1/2 year old was VERY very excited because he could do this project 100% by himself.  He beamed all day long with pride.  It was awesome.  He loves to use real tools and this was no exception.

home depot kids workshop all by himselfThe Kids Workshops are set up so that families can walk up, do their project, with all parts, pieces and tools easily accessible, and when finished, each child gets a pin for their very own Home Depot apron!  Kids learn some DIY skills and have fun doing so, and get to show off their projects.  It’s a great program and we can’t wait to go back!

home depot kids workshop plantersHere are our herb planters.  3 pots had sprouts.  1 kitten got into the pots.  We are replanting the post this weekend.

 The Home Depot offers other kid-friendly DIY experiences. FREE hands-on workshops designed for children ages 5 – 12 are offered the 1st Saturday of every month at all The Home Depot stores between 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement.

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June’s Home Depot Kids Workshops will be lawn mower pencil holders on June 1st.  We can’t wait!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Home Depot.

 

 

 

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  • I have to take my daughter to these workshops. I’ve heard so many awesome things about them and I just love the look on your little one’s face at the end of it all!

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  • Oh this is so fun. Going to look up this for my son. :)

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  • I love these craft nights! It looks like your daughter had a lovely time!

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  • I use to love going to these when I was younger and need to start taking my daughter to them now!

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  • My daughter had a field trip to Home Depot in preschool and the class got to do one of these crafts at the store. I really want to take both my son and daughter to one of these workshops.

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  • They look like they had a blast! We did a workshop once… Josh loved it.

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  • Stinker kitten!!! Glad you’re redoing them, but I really love how Home Depot does these projects!

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  • We’ve never tried these but I’ve heard of them! I need to take my son!!! He would love it!

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  • I keep meaning to take my girls to one of these – they look so fun!

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  • I did not know that Home Depot offered this! I love it!!! The people that work there are always so nice, and it’s so great for kids to learn projects like this!

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  • You have such cute kids! I bet that my son would have fun at one of these Home Depot Kids events. I’ll have to take him some time, especially since I still need to pick up more gardening supplies.

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  • My daughter will love this! How fun and who doesn’t have a nearby Home Depot?

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  • How much fun is that! Those kids workshops are so much fun!

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  • I’ve been meaning to try one of these. I thought they sounded like fun, and now I can see that they are!

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  • I love the photo of your girl and the worker guy, he seems sweet, and seems like he really likes his job. I’ve been wondering about these workshops. I’d love to take my 5-year old daughter to one of these.

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    • I think 5′s a great age- they can do a lot of it on their own and feel like “big” kids. My son is 5 and he loves it.

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  • Aww, how sweet is that! I always see these workshops advertised and they look like a great activity for kids.

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  • That’s so fun! I need to start doing those workshops with my oldest two!

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  • This looks like a great craft, my daughter would have loved to have done this.

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