The next free Kids Activity Kit from Home Depot is almost available! You previously hard to register ahead of time for these events, but for the rest of 2021 it's a “first come, first serve” freebie given away throughout the month. You then take the kits and build them at home.
November Freebie: Amphibious Military Vehicle – Build a lifeboat with all of the features to keep your passengers safe in the event of an emergency.
The kits include nails, screens, stickers, and wooden pieces. You will need to provide your own sandpaper, wood glue, hammer, and #2 Phillips screwdriver.
In addition to keeping the craft forever, each kit comes with a free certificate of achievement, free Workshop Apron, and free commemorative pin. You can find more info on this month's free craft here.
These free craft kits are intended for kids aged 5-12, though the age range is simply a guide instead of a strict rule. I can also confirm grown adults aged over 30 sometimes have trouble helping their little brother because I'm terrible with tools.
There are only a limited number of kits available per store! Find your local Home Depot and then call ahead to make sure they still have free kits available.
Most stores give these away at the customer service counter. Other stores reportedly give these away near the checkout registers.
Each free kit also has an “extension activity” created in tandem with Discovery Channel Education. These are kind of cool, as they let your child “upgrade” the free craft they built. For instance, the November 2021 Amphibious Military Vehicle extension teaches your child how to build life vest for their imaginary passengers.
If you really want to plan ahead, the full Home Depot kids workshop schedule for 2021 can be found here! While supplies last, free kits are available during their entire month.
During normal years, these are in-store events held on the first Saturday of each month from 9-12pm. However, due to the ongoing pandemic, they've halted the in-store events and shifted this cool freebie to a month-long take-home kit.
Please remember to call your local Home Depot store to make sure they have remaining kits available!
If you miss out on any kits, Home Depot is now selling previous months kits online for less than $5! After purchase, you can opt for free in-store pickup at your own convenience.
While you're at the workshop, you might be interested in the latest online and in-store promotions at The Home Depot! Many of these deals are not tied to any event, with up to 75% discounts!
Home Depot also has a cool “Buy of the Day” section, where they offer one-day only sales at huge discounts. It's worth checking out, you never know what they have!