Friday, January 30, 2009

Free Workshops at Home Depot

Did you know that Home Depot offers free workshops for kids?

The first Saturday of each month, our local Home Depot offers a class where kids can learn how to build things. They give each child an orange Home Depot smock with their name on it. For each activity the child participates in, they get a new pin for their smock.

Ashley loves going to these workshops! After each class, she likes to walk through the store pretending that she works there.

So far, she has made some really nice gifts for people that she got to make at these great work shops. She has built a memory box with a sliding top, a tool box (for art supplies or small tools), a football rack, a bug catcher and a plant holder (for seedlings). Of course, some of these projects she chose to keep for herself.

Of course, she typically needs help with the projects; but it is always a "joint effort" and a great way for Ashley to learn how things are made.

She really enjoys it and is always quite proud of the new items she gets to make.


  1. I was not aware of this. Thank you.

    I homeschool my 2 yr old and 4 yr old. This will be a valuable addition to our eclectic curriculum.

  2. This is Good to know thats for posting!