The weekend is my downtime. There's less running around with errands and more time to lounge. The kids have their time and I have my time. I do enjoy taking the kids to different events on the weekend. The weekend with its slow pace is a time for us to enjoy each other.
This past Saturday and every first Saturday of the month is a kids workshop at Home Depot. The event starts at 9 runs until noon or when the kits are all given out. There is registration online required at some locations.
Each child that attends the workshop is given
completion and a pin!
The tables are prepared with the necessary items for that particular kit. Just a hammer and wood glue was the necessary items for today's kit.
Some events have paint available!
Open you kit and line up all your pieces. This months project was a Valentines Bean Bag Toss.
Every kit has instructions! Most of the time they are easy to follow along too!
Then guide you child into the building process.
I started the first nail on each side and the kids finished the rest of them. Yes, they have hit their fingers in the past but, have gotten much better at paying attention and keeping their hands out of the way!
There were stickers to apply to this item as there usually is. Definitely an easy step for all ages.
My son even tried the game when he was done. He was very satisfied with his new craft.
Each month I try to make it. My kids enjoy the building part of it. That independence and finished project that they make is huge to them. I like that it is a free event, the kids walk away with something they made and it's fun family time.
Registration starts about a week or two out from that first Saturday so don't forget to sign your child up. I'm sure they will have just as much fun as my kids.