Looking for the next FREE Home Depot Kids Workshop Kit? 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.
And it’s all free!
Home Depot continues the kid workshops in 2022 on the first Saturday of each month. In-person workshops resumed in May 2022, but pick-up is also still available.
2022 Home Depot Kids Workshop Kit Schedule
Free kits are available the first Saturday of the month for pickup. In-person kid workshops start up in Greenville on Saturday, May 7th, 2022.
January 1: Toss Game
February 5: Valentine’s Photo Box
March 5: Airship
April 2: Window Bird Feeder
May 7: Mother’s Day Fence Picket Planter
June 4: Fish Tank
July 2: Constellation Viewer
August 6: Summer Camper
September 3: Pencil Desk Organizer
October 1: Fire Rescue Boat
November 5: Scarecrow Napkin Holder
November 26: Train Ornament
December 3: Santa Letters Mailbox
January 7 (2023): Snowball Game
Review of the First Saturday Home Depot Kids Workshop
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 a.m.-Noon.
They provide all the materials you need to make whatever the craft is of the day is and you just show up with your kid. With the take-home kits, you’ll have to do some of that yourself.
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.
Building and Painting
The crafts always consist of something that you have to hammer together and then paint. My daughters both are great with handling a hammer and have only hit my fingers a few times. They also absolutely love the painting part too.
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).
Thankfully there are instructions on how to put it together. I also cheat and see what the other parents do.
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.
All you do is show up between 9 am and Noon (look around for the area where they have the workshop or ask an associate) and the nice people at Home Depot will give you a packet that contains the craft, along with a kids apron and a commemorative pin. My daughter has a bunch of pins on her Home Depot apron At the stores, Home Depot has benches and tables set up where you can sit down and get to work. They provide the little paintbrushes, the hammers, and the paint. I try to have my kids wear clothes I wouldn’t mind getting paint on because it can get a little messy.
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. 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.
The kids’ workshops are on the first Saturday of the month. 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.
Don’t want to wait? Purchase Wood Kits for Kids
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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!
- Love free things to do for kids? Your kids can bowl free all summer long with Kids Bowl Free.
- Looking for more free kids’ workshops? Another big home improvement store also has brought back their FREE DIY Kids’ Workshops both in-person and with a take-home option.
- AND, check out the FREE Kids Zone craft events at JCPenney on the second Saturday of each month.