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FREE Home Depot Kids Workshops (2024): Quality time with the kids

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Looking for the next FREE Home Depot Kids Workshop Kit? The Home Depot Workshops for kids have always been a Kidding Around favorite. We’ve been, we love them, and our readers do, too! We’re going to tell you what we love, why we love it, how to register, and some parent tips to help you make the most of your visit to the free workshops for kids at Home Depot.

By the time you’re done, you’ll be an expert on the Home Depot Kids’ Workshops, just like us!

This article includes:

Home Depot Kids Workshop Schedule and news

It’s all free! Home Depot offers workshop kits for kids, including all materials needed to complete the project, totally free. These projects are an amazing way to spend some quality time with the kids, without spending a dime.

June 2024: Home Depot Kids Project- Grill Gift Card Box June 1st

Make Dad something special for Father’s Day with the Home Depot Kids Workshop in June. You’ll make a fun grill box that can hold a gift card. Dad will love it! Visit on June 1st, 2024 from 9 am to 12 pm. Registration in advance is encouraged.

Go Deeper: Add to Your Project This Month

Want to do more with your grill gift box?

In the News

We sat down with local news outlet, Fox Carolina to share our expertise about these workshops.

Experience The Home Depot Kids Workshop: Our Unbiased Parent Review

Kids Worksop Home Depot: Free!

I have always looked forward to the first Saturday of the month for the past several years as it has been my mommy-daughter date at the Home Depot kids workshop. I grab my coffee and my two young kids get their hammers and paintbrushes and we build whatever the kids’ workshop has deemed the project of the month at our local store.” -Kristina

We love taking kids to the Home Depot workshops. We pooled the experiences of our KA Team in this review, so you’ll know what you can expect when you attend.

Here are the top 3 things you need to know about the Home Depot Kids Workshops.

  1. First, the Home Depot has workshops of all kinds for their customers and they have these awesome kids workshops on the first Saturday of every month from 9 am-Noon.
  2. Secondly, know that they provide all the materials you need to make whatever the craft of the day is. Just show up with your kid. With the take-home kits, you’ll have to do some of that yourself.
  3. Third, you, and your child, don’t need any kind of handyman experience. I’ve certainly made mistakes helping my daughters build all sorts of stuff but it’s a great learning time for all of us and it also helps with hand-eye coordination for the kiddos.

See for Yourself! A Video of Our Home Depot Kids Visit

How Kids Workshops at Home Depot Work

Check out your local Home Depot by going to the kids’ workshop link to make sure they have the kids’ workshop available. Most of the stores in the area have them.

How Long is the Home Depot Kids Workshop?

Show up between 9 am and Noon and the nice people at Home Depot will give you a packet that contains the craft, along with a kid’s apron, commemorative pin, and step-by-step instructions. Expect the project to take about 30 minutes to complete, or longer if you really get into it.

Pro tip: You can register online at Home Depot’s website to be sure you get a kit. If inventory levels of the kits are low, those who registered online will get them first. But usually, there isn’t a problem!

What You’ll See When You Arrive

For the kids’ workshops, Home Depot has benches and tables set up where you can get to work at these in-person workshops. They provide the little paintbrushes, the hammers, and the paint. I try to have my kids wear clothes they can get paint on because it can get a little messy, These projects always involve building AND painting.

The kids love these projects and while we’re working, I have to stop myself from helping them too much because it’s so fun. I’ve seen parents really get into it and do all the painting while their child watches. But, it’s a kid’s thing so let the kids do it! And they are learning how to woodwork in the process, which helps build their confidence.

We have made all kinds of stuff together – a birdhouse, a car, a plane, a mailbox, a little sled, a planter (these are all kid-size, not big people, normal-sized things).

What Age is Home Depot Crafting For?

I started taking my oldest daughter when she was 3-years-old, which worked out great and my youngest when she was around two-and-a-half. It really depends on the child and how many kids you can control at once.

I have found it’s an awesome parent-kid date idea, especially for parents whose time is more limited during the workweek.

My daughter has a bunch of commemorative pins from each project on her Home Depot apron, which she wears each time we visit. It’s fun to see all of the projects we’ve created together.

Free Home Depot Kids Workshop Kit, working with Dad on a project

2024 Home Depot Kids Workshop Kit Schedule

Free Home Depot Kids kits are available the first Saturday of the month for completion at in-person workshops.

January 6th, 2024: Delivery Truck
February 3rd, 2024: Valentines Basket
March 2nd, 2024: Butterfly House
April 6th, 2024: Lattice Planter
May 4th, 2024: Bloomin Picture Frame
June 1st, 2024: Grill Gift card Box
July 6th, 2024: Soccer Game
August 3rd, 2024: Whiteboard
September 7th, 2024: Field Goal Game
October 5th, 2024: Fire Rescue Truck
November 2nd, 2024: Pumpkin Tic-Tac-Toe
November 30th, 2024: Cocoa Ornament
December 7th, 2024: Holiday Snow Globe
January 4th, 2025: Piggy Bank

Past Projects Included

Kids workshops 2023 made:

  • Pinball Game
  • Fireworks Bean Bag Toss
  • Treasure Chest
  • Build a Microscope
  • Rescue Floatplane
  • Penguin Photo Ornament
  • Gingerbread House

More Wood Projects for Kids PLUS Party Packs

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You can purchase woodcraft kits for children instead of waiting for the free Home Depot kits each month. Help children develop woodworking skills, practice following written directions, get a little creative, and just enjoy some quality time with you!

You will also find some of the Home Depot Kids Kits on sale at Home Depot online. You can even purchase a kid party pack. What a great idea for a kids’ party!

The Home Depot Kids page also has virtual workshops and virtual field trip videos about plants that kids may enjoy.

Show Us Your Work!

Thanks for sharing your awesome Kids’ Workshop Projects. We love them!

Want to send us your project? Email it a photo to Maria@KiddingAroundGreenville.com and you may see it right here!

Home Depot Free Kids’ Workshops FAQ

How do I sign-up for the free Kids’ Workshops at Home Depot?

Sign-up at Home Depot Kids. It just takes a minute and it’s the best way to make sure there will be a kit there for your kids.

Are the Home Depot Kids’ Kits hard to build?

Don’t worry. Picture instructions are included and you don’t need any special prior knowledge of building things to complete the project with your kids. Just go and have a good time. It doesn’t have to be perfect.

Are the Home Depot Kids’ workshops really free?

Yep. Totally free. Sign-up and then spend a little time building something fun with your kids. Few things in life are free anymore and opportunities to do something cool with your kids for free are definitely limited. We love that Home Depot is keeping these workshops free. Go make some memories. You’ll never regret spending time with your kids.

What ages are good for the Free Home Depot Kids’ Workshop

We’d recommend about age 3 and up. At 3, the kids will need lots of help from you. but as kids get older they’ll be able to do more and more of the project independently.

Are there more free kids’ workshops and events at other stores?

  • Lowe’s offers similar Free Kids’ Workshops once a month.
  • And, JCPenney offers free kids craft events each month.

  • Free things to do for kids across the USA

    We LOVE free things to do!

    Find more in the Kidding Around Guide to Free Things to Do for Kids

    So mark your calendars and have fun!


    This is Where Kids Can Get Free Breakfast and Lunch This Summer Near Greenville, SC

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    Summer is getting close and I know you are wondering “Where can we find my kid’s free lunch near me?”. This summer, free lunch and breakfast will be provided to kids throughout Greenville, Spartanburg, and Pickens Counties. Many families rely on the school system to assist with meals for their children with the significant increase in grocery prices. Local school districts are helping kids by eliminating the cost of school lunches and breakfast from parents’ worries.

    Where to find free lunch during the summer: Greenville, Spartanburg, and Pickens County, SC

    Things to Know about 2024 Free School Summer Meals for Kids

    • ALL kids 18 and under in Greenville, Spartanburg, and Pickens Greenville Counties qualify for free summer school meal, including breakfast and lunches, no questions asked. Your child doesn’t need to attend a specific school or financially qualify.
    • There are some districts in Spartanburg County that require the student to be enrolled at that school, and we have notated this restriction if the information was provided.
    • Your child does not have to participate in the free and reduced price program throughout the school year to be able to obtain meals, summer meals are for all kids.
    • Children will be required to eat their meals on-site. There will not be takeaway meals for 2024 for Greenville County Schools or the School District of Pickens County.
    • Spartanburg County will have Wednesday only pick up meals available at several sites within the Spartanburg 4 district. They are notated below.
    • Pickens County will also offer free meals for anyone enrolled in school-age 21 and older with mental or physical disabilities.

    Pick Your Own Blueberries and Blackberries at These Farms Near Greenville, SC

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    Dreaming of ripe blackberries? Interested in upick blueberries? Greenville, SC, and WNC have several places to pick those sweet, juicy berries yourself! We love picking fresh berries and filling up the freezer for this year’s blueberry muffins, oatmeal, blackberry cobbler, pies, and more. Here’s a list of local blueberry and blackberry farms in Greenville where you can pick your own.


    Unforgettable Date Ideas in the Summer: Greenville, SC

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    Planning a date night and looking for date ideas in the summer? Greenville, SC makes date nights easy, there are so many options! If you are tired of going on the same old dates, use this list to spice things up this summer. Whether you are looking for indoor or outdoor date ideas, we’ve got you covered!

    Summer is the perfect time to get back into date night with your significant other. There are so many more options for having fun together over the summer than other times of year because you can get outside. Although you totally don’t have to be outside – sometimes the air conditioning feels divine.

    So get planning on that date night, or date day as we have those ideas as well. Can you try for three dates this summer – one for June, July and August? We have plenty of options for you, just pick a few!

    Looking for more date night ideas? Check out our Ultimate Date Night Guide to Greenville, SC! You’ll find ideas for any occasion.


    12+ Fun Things to do with Your Baby in Greenville, SC

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    Looking for things to do with your baby in Greenville, SC? Babies are tricky. You can often take them to places not suitable for a preschooler running around yet finding baby-specific activities is harder than general kid ones. Luckily we have a few ideas of fun things to do with your baby in Greenville. Hope you enjoy and please add your own favorites in the comments!

    maternity resources

    Don’t miss our guide to all things Baby, Maternity and Post Partum in Greenville, SC.

    Looking for more things to do near Greenville, SC? We’ve got your ultimate list to keep you and your kiddos entertained!

    Things to Do in Greenville, SC.

    Fun activities for your baby in Greenville, SC

    Toddler areas at the playground

    Nothing beats the outdoors so take your baby to the park. We have a list of parks with toddler playgrounds and they’re even fenced for extra safety! Most of these fenced-in playgrounds have baby swings so that even non-walkers can still have fun.


    So this might not be baby’s favorite, but capture those little grins now. You can do old school portrait studios or hire a freelance photographer to get some cute snaps of you at the park or anywhere you’d like. And if you’re looking for a photographer, we have a list of some of our reader favorites.

    The Greenville Zoo

    The zoo is full of fun animals to look at for even a baby in a stroller and the zoo playground has comfy chairs making it the perfect place to stop for a feeding.

    Baby and toddler playground at The Greenville Zoo

    Cloth Diaper Classes

    Tired of running to the store for more nappies? Check out cloth diapers through an informative meeting! The main local group is Greenville Cloth Diaper Group on Facebook and they can point you towards a meeting.

    Kroc Center

    The Kroc Center in downtown Greenville, SC is a great place to take your toddler all year round to play in the water. They have an indoor water park with beach entry, so your little one can play in the shallows, climb the play structure, and ride down the slide. The pool is heated, but a wetsuit-style swimsuit for younger babies is ideal.

    Kroc Center pool Greenville, SC


    The Children’s Museum of the Upstate is fun for all ages but has a special corner for babies on the top floor. Grandma Betty’s Farm is where you’ll find an enclosed space for crawlers as well as story time in their special 5 and under classroom. The middle floor has some mirrors next to the climber that are great for babies, especially those just starting to sit. Downstairs, the Lily Pad has infant seats for water play.

    TCMU of Spartanburg is also a great option – it’s included in your TCMU membership. They have wonderful exhibits specifically for kids ages five and under, including a crawling space for babies, water exhibits, and lots of interactive exhibits. It’s $8/person if you’re not a member.


    Take your baby to one of the parks with stroller-friendly trails. We also have a great list of Family-Friendly Gyms and Exercise groups if you’re looking to work out somewhere that has childcare.

    Linky Stone Park

    Enjoy the children’s garden, flowers, and pretty paths at Linky Stone Park.

    Attend a local playgroup

    If working out isn’t your thing, try a moms group in Greenville. True your little one might not be “playing” right now but that’s no reason you can’t spend an afternoon walking around the zoo or getting some coffee with other parents.

    The Little Gym

    The Little Gym also offers fun classes for babies. Check their schedule for a list of current classes.

    La Leche League

    If you’re nursing or interested in starting (it’s possible to “relactate” even if you stopped) La Leche League of Greenville is a perfect spot. Attend a meeting and make some new “breast” friends for you and your nursling. Older siblings are welcome at almost all meetings and some are open to dads too (just ask as meetings frequently are moms only for privacy).

    Hiking in a carrier or jogging stroller

    Check out our list of stroller-friendly hikes to plan your own play date.

    Mall playground

    Both Haywood and Westgate have a padded play area for little kids. It’s a great way to introduce your baby to playground equipment with less fall risks and no worries about weather.

    Bouncing Babies at the library

    The Greenville library system has various story times at most locations, including Bouncing Babies especially for young ones. But most story times are still a treat for your baby so don’t hesitate to bring them to whatever fits your schedule.


    Piano Central Studios offers lots of these classes geared toward the youngest of music lovers.

    baby music class

    Do you have an activity to add to our list? Share it in the comments!

    This post was originally written by Lindy Wilson and has been updated by the Kidding Around Team.

    30+ Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free or Cheap in Greenville, SC

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    Are you looking for discounted kids meal deals at restaurants where kids eat free? Greenville, SC has some options to fit what your kids are craving. You may be wondering “What about deals where kids eat free near me”? We have all the location information you need! Finding meals that your kid will enjoy is made easy at these local restaurants that offer meal deals throughout the week. Grab your calendar and add these restaurants to your meal plan routine for a cheap and stress-free dining experience with the family!

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    Quick Links to Find Kids Eat Free Offers For The Day You Need!

    10+ Places for Swim Lessons in Greenville, SC

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    Are you looking for the perfect place to sign your kids up for swim lessons in Greenville, SC this summer? We polled our readers to get some parent reviews of what pools and places are the best for swim lessons.

    Greenville Speaks is a collection of reader recommendations based on our Facebook page. While this listing may include KAG sponsors, listings are not based on sponsorship. Inclusion on this list is not an endorsement.

    Swim lessons Greenville SC

    5+ Best Burgers Greenville, SC Has to Offer According To Readers

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    Looking for the most delicious, best burgers in Greenville, SC? Kidding Around Greenville readers have recommended their favorites giving you options for the tastiest burgers around town. If you find a burger you love based on this list, show us some love and let us know!

    Where to find the best burgers in Greenville, South Carolina

    We asked where to get the best burgers and Kidding Around Greenville readers delivered big time. You guys really love your burgers! When I’m craving a burger, and believe me, if I wasn’t before writing this post, I am now, it’s all about the juicy center with gooey cheese melting over mushrooms, tomatoes, and onions with perfectly cut and seasoned French fries and a pickle. It’d be hard to find something more satisfying than a really good burger. And look no further than this list!


    Enjoy A ‘Mommy & Me’ Mani/Pedi at These Salons in Greenville, SC

    If you are looking for salons offering mommy and me nails near Greenville, SC, you’ve come to the right place! Kidding Around readers recommended several nail salons that accommodate little kids by giving them the pint-size version of the nail treatments many parents enjoy. We hope you and your little one have a great time bonding while being pampered with mommy and me manis and pedis!

    Enjoying a little pampering with your child can be a wonderful and fun bonding activity. While little ones might not hold still long enough to benefit from lengthy services, a slightly older child may love it. I know promises of pretty polish are the only sure way to bribe my preschool daughters into letting me trim their nails.

    Below are some reader suggestions of favorite salons offering child nail services throughout Greenville.

    little girl getting her nails painted with her mommy

    Salons offering services for kids

    Remember that details about these particular locations may change. We recommended calling ahead to confirm deals or services.

    Lavish Nails and Spa

    Lavish Nails and Spa is highly recommended due to the salon’s cleanliness and relaxing environment. They offer manicures and pedicures for children under 12 and use new tools when working with children, and are excellent with kids!

    850 East Suber Road #140
    Greer, SC 29650

    Nail Story

    Nail Story’s stunning salon offers a Kid’s Menu of nail services for children. They currently offer a Kid’s Manicure, Kid’s Pedicure, Delux Pedicure, Top Shelf Pedicure, and additional add-on services like gels and nail designs.

    838 Woods Crossing Road
    Greenville, SC 29607

    Lily Nails

    Located off Wade Hampton near Belk’s in Greer, Lily Nails is recommended by a few KA readers thanks to their adorable ‘Mommy and Me’ section in the salon. The facility is clean and organized, with adjoining adult/child chairs that can accommodate children as young as 3 years old!

    810 West Wade Hampton Blvd
    Greer, SC 29650

    little girl getting nails done at Lily Nails Greer SC
    Lily Nails

    Hampton Nails & Spa

    Located in Greer, Hampton Nails & Spa offers multiple services for children under 12, including pedicure and manicure (ages 9 – 12), gel polish, hand polish, and feet polish. They have two special child-size chairs available to make them more comfortable.

    217 West Wade Hampton Blvd Suite E
    Greer, SC 29650

    Oscar Nails & Spa

    Multiple KA readers love Oscars Nails & Spa because of the salon’s cleanliness and friendly staff! The salon is very popular amongst adults looking for their own manicure and pedicure, as well as for child nail services.

    2435 East North Street #1102
    Greenville, SC 29615

    Oscar’s! Super friendly, they do great work and it’s clean.


    Oscar’s is the best. Best going there for years. Clean. Affordable and the owners are amazing.


    Magic Nails and Beauty

    Magic Nails & Beauty offer a children’s manicure and pedicure. Its facility is highly rated because of its welcoming staff, cleanliness, and sanitation practices.

    1417 Laurens Road
    Greenville, SC 29607

    Nail City

    Located off of White Horse Road across from Walmart, Nail City has two child-size chairs available.

    6135 White Horse Rd
    Greenville, SC 2961

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    Any others we skipped? Please let us know in the comments where your favorite mommy and me nail salons are!

    5 Awesome Splash Pads To Cool Off During Summer In Spartanburg, SC

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    Looking for a splash pad in Spartanburg, SC? Once it gets to be summer in the Upstate, it’s time to find the nearest place to cool off. That’s why we have created this list of Spartanburg splash pads, plus a few bonus spots (water parks in Spartanburg!) to head to this summer.

    Summer Guide to Spartanburg, SC

    Be sure to read our guide to find even more fun things to do this summer near Spartanburg, SC.