Ahhhhh, I love walking into Home Depot and smelling fresh cut wood, paint drying, and fertilizers for gardening, hear hammering, electrical saws sawing, and the pounding of wood being stacked, and best of all, to see kids laughing while working hard….. Wait what?
Oh yes, if you don’t know, Home Depot has the most amazing FREE Kids Workshops on the first Saturday of each month, see link below. I’ve known about this workshop since my first son was born and literally waiting until he turned 5, age the workshop is suggested for (5-12), but I just couldn’t wait so I already started taking him with barely 4 years of age.
I have 3 boys, and I want them to be self-sufficient in homemaking; giving them chores and responsibilities around the house is a huge step in helping them to become self-sufficient. Having my boys able to do their own laundry to cooking and cleaning to home improvements, or just keep a home in good condition are some of these steps. I will have them cooking along beside me in the kitchen; have them loading and sorting laundry and working on home improvements as early as I can.
I want my future daughter-in-laws, to be like, ummm, thank you, but more importantly, I want to make sure my sons are as self-sufficient as possible; this means, being able to take care of themselves and those in their family: feed, clothe, house, emotionally care for, and always educating.
My husband and I usually divide and conquer for our boy’s events, but we all stop and take the time to go to Home Depot for their workshops together. I love it, my husband loves it, our son loves it and our younger boys love just observing their brother.
Home Depot FREE Kids Workshops
• Time: 9am-12pm
• First Saturday of each month
• Just show up
• Home Depot supplies all materials
• Age appropriate for 5- 12 (we started our son with 4)
• Keep craft made, keep workshop apron and a commemorative pin
• Please try to register ahead to help them stock enough supplies for all children wanting to participate, Click here to see more workshop info and register
Have you been to a Home Depot Workshop? If so, what did you craft? What are some of your favorite workshops to attend, free or via pay, and why?
Additionally, I know that Lowe’s and Home Depot are competitors, but as a mom who manages rent homes, I know that both stores DO NOT offer the same….same with the workshops! They both offer amazing but different workshops so check out both. Lowe’s Build & Grow Workshops. The times and dates are different from Home Depot so check out their site via link posted above.