It took me 5 years to know that there are free kids workshops apart from those run by various community centers. These free workshops are run by few big stores and there is no purchase necessary.
Best thing is that it all happens on weekends, not on weekdays like most of the community center activities.
All you need is to register your kid.
These workshops help kids in developing DIY skills. This fun time is much better and productive than any electronic game.
An adult will need to stay with the child during the entirety of Kids Workshop. It is a great opportunity to spend quality time with your kids.
Following are two big stores which offer kid’s workshops
The projects at the Home Depot Kids Workshop in the past have included fire trucks, birdhouses, picture frames, toolboxes, mail organizers, race cars, and planters etc. The raw material is provided by the stores without any extra cost.
Recommended: Kids between ages 4 to 13.
Duration: Most of these workshops are 2 hours long.
Schedule: Once a month usually first Saturday of every month, starting at 9:00 a.m.
Where: At every home depot store
How to Register: Online or In-store
What Kids will take home: Kids get a free project kit they can complete and take home during workshop. They’ll also get a free kid-sized orange apron and an achievement pin for a job well done.
Click DIY at HomeDepot for more details.
Lowes has “Build and Grow Clinics” where they make wooden birdhouse, See it grow Planter, Pullback race cars and projects quite similar to what home depot offers.
Recommended: Grade 2 to 5
Schedule: Once a month at 10am at every store
Where: At Lowes store
How to Register: In advance in-store either at the Customer Service booth or through a Store Associate.
What Kids Will Take Home: The toy they made, a merit certificate, name tag, apron and goggles.
Please note: You can register the day of the workshop. However, space is limited to 50 children per store. Register in advance to avoid disappointment!
Click DIY at Lowes for more details.
Enjoy family time !