Someone had told me about these free workshops ages ago, but I never actually got around to going. After coming across the info again just this week in my internet wanderings, the timing was perfect ~ the next workshop was this weekend and we had nothing planned. When we woke up this morning, I got this kids dressed, pulled my hair into a ponytail and headed out for the Kids Workshops at The Home Depot.
The Home Depot holds these FREE (woohoo!) workshops on the first Saturday of every month from 9am-noon. The advertised ages are 5-12, but I think with a parent's help, children as young as 3 or 4 could complete the project and I don't think they'd turn you away or ask you to show ID. :) The kids get a little kit to build (today was a cute school bus organizer) and they have the tables, tools and safety googles out for them to use. The first 50 kids get a free kid-sized Home Depot apron and everyone gets a little certificate and pin, as well as their make and take project.
My three LOVED building their organizers. I had to help them follow the directions and they needed help hammering in the nails at first, but Kara and Kevin were soon hammering pros! Kevin even used his newly mastered skills to help Audrey (you could tell he was so proud!). This was a great way to come together and I'd really like to go back for the next workshop on Sept. 4th (a football display).