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Home Depot Offers Free Weekend Workshops for Kids

Curious kids age 3-12 can participate free workshops at Home Depot stores with their parents on the first Saturday morning of the month. Parents and kids learn how to build various wooden crafts such as toolboxes, fire trucks, wagons, and more. Our friend, Wendy from Wendolonia, took her sons and shared more details below.

Home Depot kids workshops
Sawyer painting his creation at Home Depot Emeryville | Photo: Heather Flett

When are the workshops at Home Depot?

The workshops are designed for kids aged 5-12 and are offered the first Saturday of every month from 9 am to noon. This is an open-house-style event so that you can arrive any time during the open hours window. You do not have to be there right at 9 am, but if you do show up at the beginning, there will probably be a line. I’ve never gone later in the morning, so I don’t know if they run out of kits.

Despite the age limits, I saw children as young as two or three participating. If you want to give your own child a hammer and nails, they will not stop you or check for ID.

Home Depot kids workshops
Maybe too excited to start building | Photo: Heather Flett

Format of Home Depot kids’ activities

When you arrive, first-timers are given an apron and a pin representing the current month’s project. For subsequent visits, kids will get the collectible pin, but they are expected to bring back their aprons. Once it’s your turn at the table, Home Depot employees will give your child a kit with supplies for the project (often some type of wooden toy or vehicle). The helpers work with a couple of kids at a time, walking them through the steps and coaching them on the proper use of the tools.

Home Depot workshops for kids
Wyatt & Augie show off their finished toys | Photo: Wendy Copley

On a recent visit, my 9-year-old was able to complete his truck with very little help, but I gave my 5-year-old a great deal of hands-on assistance. You can see the monthly projects on the Home Depot website. There is a form online to register in advance. Our experience having not registered was that it wasn’t an issue, but that was a few years ago.

Where are Home Depot workshops for kids near me?

According to the Home Depot website, all locations are participating. Locations in the {510} include:

Emeryville
3838 Hollis Avenue

Oakland
4000 Alameda Avenue

El Cerrito
11939 San Pablo Avenue

San Leandro
1933 Davis Street

Hercules
1625 Sycamore Ave

 

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7 thoughts on “Home Depot Offers Free Weekend Workshops for Kids”

  1. Rebecca at thisfineday

    How fun! I had no idea about this. What a great free program (I think I’ll send the Husband with the 5 year old sometime!). I’ll take the little one for donuts or something 🙂

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