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Trending In The Aisles: Kids Workshop

 
 
 

What was trending in the aisle of Home Depot stores throughout the country this past Saturday? Well it was: happy children and parents!

 

The first Saturday of every month at The Home Depot marks a great event: “The Kids Workshop.”

 

 From 9 a.m. till 12 noon the stores are filled with the sounds of laughter, conversation, and banging hammers.

 

Children arrive, led by their parents, or in most cases parents are led by their children!

 

Parents, and grandparents, are seen trying to keep up with the children; once the kids hit the stores door, they run, skip, jump….they barrel down to the workshop site.

 

The anticipation is amazing, I couldn't tell who was more excited the parents or the kids!

 

The workshop has a monthly project kit that each child receives; they are issued an apron with their name on it, and then set up at a work station with everything that they need to construct a successful project.

 

 A parent, grandparent or a participating adult and associates are alongside to give any help and guidance that is needed. Once the project is finished each child receives a certificate and pin for their apron, and accomplishment.

 

 

This monthly event brings in newbies: kids that are just able to lift a hammer, coming for the first time. 

 

 

Then there are the tried and true “Kid Workshop” veterans. Some of the kids have been coming every Saturday, since they were just two years old, and are now 8 and 9 years old. These kids, like their parents are committed to being at The Home Depot the first Saturday of every month, some of the kids come right off the soccer field in their cleats to get the workshop!

 

 

 

There is a sense of community at the workshop tables, the kids are familiar with the store, and with the faces of the children they met the month before. Parents chat and gab about everything from the crazy winter weather to the delight the children find in coming to these “Kids Workshops”.

 

Not only are these children building projects that they can take home to keep or give as gifts; they are building relationships with other families from the area. They are creating contacts at the Home Depot and creating memories that will last a lifetime.

 

 

The generation of children that are coming to the “Kids Workshop” today have never known a world without Home Depots, we are their corner hardware store, and they are being nurtured in taught in the aisles of our stores. These children know The Home Depot is a place to go to get advice to fix things,make things and make trusted friends.

 

 

 

The tools that are being used during the “Kids Workshops” are hammers and paintbrushes, but what is being built is a foundation of patients, creativity, sharing and independence.

 

 

Stop by your local Home Depot on the first Saturday of every month; bring your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and neighbors.

 

The first Saturday in May will be a Mothers Day gift project!

 

 

Lay the natural foundation for creativity and form the construction of community commitment and enjoy every, fun loving, moment!!        Maureen

 

 

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Posted 2015-04-09T16:36:57+0000  by Maureen_HD_BOS Maureen_HD_BOS
 
 

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