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Home Depot kids workshop kits are activities that you can do together with your kids. The best part, on top of having fun with your little ones, is these workshops are free — yep, they’ll cost you nothing. The kits include everything except for tools and random materials like glue and paint.

On the first Saturday of every month, The Home Depot gives away DIY kits during their free kids in-store workshops starting at 9 a.m. In the past, they have offered kits to make little toy vehicles, an Easter-themed planter, and a Mother Day basket.

Below we’ve outlined what you should expect in each kit, how to find out what each month’s kit will be, and what you need to do to ensure you bring home a kids workshop kit.

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October 2022’s Home Depot Free Workshop Kit is the Fire Rescue Boat:

The next Free Kids Workshop Kit is a Fire Rescue Boat. The workshop will be on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. There will be two workshops coming in November that include a Scarecrow Napkin Holder and a Train Ornament.


1. Register for Home Depot Kids Workshops and buy kits ahead of time online.

home depot kids free workshop toss game kit hand holding

Home Depot kids workshops take place from 9 a.m. to noon on the first Saturday of the month. To ensure you have a place and a kit, your best bet is to pre-register online and order your kit online ahead of time because on workshop day, these kits are given out on a first-come, first-served basis — and they sell out quickly. Like, sold-out-by-noon quick.

If you strike out at your local stores, then you’ll either have to wait until the following month or order a Kids Workshop kit from HomeDepot.com, where kits are usually between $5 – $10.

TIP: You are allowed to register one child for the in-person workshop. If you have more than one kid, you need to register each one individually. And, of course, buy each one their own kit.

For more fun activities, check out Lowe’s kids workshop kits.



2. Build toy cars, planters, or mini-games at Home Depot Kids Workshops.

Little girl watching as her parents hands hammer together project during a free Saturday kids workshop at The Home Depot.

Most of The Home Depot Kids Workshops have you making little toy vehicles (think: recycling truck, firetruck, or even a tractor), mini-games (January 2022 featured a disc toss game), or seasonal stuff like this Summer Camper kit they ran in August.

The workshop kits include all of your pieces and instructions, as well as a kids’ orange Home Depot apron.


3. Find out what the Home Depot kids workshops kit includes online.

A person on the workshop page on Homedepot.com

Home Depot employees don’t find out what each month’s Kids Workshop kit will contain until the first week of the month. Skip asking a team member, and grab a sneak peek at the next few Home Depot Kids Workshop kits online about midway through the previous month. Kits go on sale a week before the in-person workshop.

For example, if you’re wondering what January 2023 will bring, you should be able to find that information here around mid-November 2022.

There’s also a bit of a pattern with Home Depot’s Kids Workshops — they like to keep things seasonal. Here’s a rundown of previous workshops:

  • January: Disc Toss Game (2022), ATM Bank (2021), Mini Hockey Game (2020)
  • February: Valentine’s Photo Box (2022), Valentine Tic-Tac-Toe (2021), Heart String Art (2020)
  • March: Airship (2022), Riding Mower (2021), Binoculars (2020)
  • April: Window Bird Feeder (2022), Bunny Hanging Planter (2021), Recycling Truck (2020)
  • May: Mother’s Day Picket Fence Planter (2022), Desk Organizer (2021), Mirrored Vanity (2020)
  • June: Fish Tank (2022), SUV (2021), Tool Bench (2020)
  • July: Constellation Viewer (2022), Star String Art (2021), Soccer Game (2020)
  • August: Summer Camper (2022), School Bus Bookends (2021), Locker (2020)
  • September: Mini Table Tennis (2021), Crane (2020)
  • October: Fire Chief’s Car (2021), Ladder Truck (2020)
  • November: Amphibious Military Vehicle (2021), Battleship (2020)
  • December: Christmas Var (2021), Santa’s Treats Tray (2020)

To find instructions on any of the above projects or others going all the way back to 2017, visit ScienceFairCentral.com.

Check out our giant list of free activities for kids.


4. Home Depot Kids Workshops for the rest of 2022.

A Home Depot kids workshops kit wooden fire rescue boat.

Wondering what’s in store for the rest of the year for Home Depot kids workshops? Here’s the list:


  • September 3: Pencil Desk Organizer
  • October 1: Fire Rescue Boat


  • November 5: Scarecrow Napkin Holder
  • November 26: Train Ornament
  • December 3: Santa Letters Mailbox
  • January 7, 2023: Snowball Game
Everything You Need to Know About Home Depot's Free Kids Workshops