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Free Monthly Kids Workshop at Home Depot (Canada & US)

At an early age, most toddlers recognize the corporate logos of McDonalds, Disney, Apple, Lego, Walmart and Starbucks. For my niece and nephew, they recognize the iconic orange logo of Home Depot long before they recognized McDonald's. (No joke!)

They recognize Home Depot's logo mostly because they have attended the free monthly Kids Workshop offered by the home improvement giant since they were toddlers. That and the fact their dad (my brother-in-law) is a regular customer.

When my brother-in-law heard that we were expecting, he reminded us to take our little one to the monthly Home Depot Kids Workshop. That made my husband (who is also a Home Depot regular) very happy.

This morning, we attended our very first Home Depot's Kids Workshop. Today, the workshop offered kids a chance to build a chalkboard planter stand.

This workshop was particularly popular!

The workshop was a great experience. Every child is provided with an authentic Home Depot apron, a commemorative pin and a building kit, which includes the instructions and all materials needed. Home Depot also provides all the tools to assemble and decorate the planter at designated tables, including hammers, paints, glue, paper towels and guidance (if the parents needed some help). Most of the items created from these workshops are practical items that can be used around the home and it is a great way to teach kids some useful life skills.

Ready to learn!

The workshop is geared towards 4 to 12 year olds, but we saw quite a few toddlers working away with their parents. Our little man is quite mature for his age, listens well and knows (for the most part) not to put small things (like nails) in his mouth. My husband enlisted the little man to "help" build and paint his planter.

Hammering away; just like his Little Tikes work bench at home.

After the planter has been built and painted, Home Depot gave each child a certificate of achievement. It was the perfect way to spend a bit of our morning at our little man's new favorite store. I have a strong feeling he will recognize the iconic orange signs before long!

The finished product!

  • Go early to avoid crowds and avoid disappointment (as they can run out of kits). According to the friendly sales associate I spoke with, certain workshops are extremely popular: May (Mother's Day), December (Christmas).
  • Be courteous to staff and other participants. Please do not hog more resources than what you need.
  • Stay safe. Watch younger children as there are lots of small parts.
  • Say thanks to the friendly staff who run these workshops!

Home Depot Canada Home Depot United States
Second Saturday of each month
10am - 12pm*

First Saturday of each month
9am - 12pm*
RSVP Register online Register online
Cost Free Free
Ages 4 to 12 years old 5 to 12 years old

* Please call your local Home Depot before attending the workshop. While supplies last.

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