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Kids Workshops
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​Kids Workshop
Kids Workshop is an award-winning program that has been offered at The Home Depot stores since 1997. The workshops are free, how-to clinics designed for children ages 5-12, available on the first Saturday of each month between 9 a.m. and noon at all The Home Depot stores. Children, accompanied by an adult, use their skills to create objects that can be used in and around their homes or communities.
Through the years, these useful projects have included the creation of toolboxes, fire trucks and mail organizers, as well as more educational projects, such as a window birdhouse, bughouse or Declaration of Independence frame kit.
The workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, while at the same time helping to instill in them a sense of accomplishment and to build self-esteem. Additionally, the program allows for invaluable one-on-one time between adults and children.
Kids Workshop projects have evolved from the basic picture frame and toolbox to a variety of kits. When The Home Depot began its sponsorship of a race team, the company developed an orange #20 The Home Depot race car. As part of its Olympic sponsorship, The Home Depot also developed Olympic pin collector boards, bobsleds and Olympic-ring tosses.
The workshops themselves provide a destination to disseminate educational materials. In 2004, in partnership with the Department of Energy's program ENERGY STAR, the company distributed more than 80,000 pieces of information on how to save energy in the children's homes. This program is called Energy Hog.
Along with their newly constructed project kit, each child receives a kid-sized orange apron, similar to The Home Depot associates' aprons, and an achievement pin.
Fun Facts about the Kids Workshop
  • Since 1997, 17.5 million projects have been built at Kids Workshops
  • More than 1 million children built their first toolbox at The Home Depot.
  • More than 845,000 birdhouses have been constructed at Kids Workshops.
  • 75 children per store attend a Kids Workshop on average while many stores have 200 kids attend regularly.