There’s an important holiday between Halloween and Thanksgiving that your kids may not know much about — Veterans Day. And in honor of U.S. military veterans, Home Depot is offering a free workshop that will not only be entertaining for your children but will teach them a bit as well.
On Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to noon, you and your child can build a custom model military helicopter and have a conversation with a veteran about fighting fires, moving troops, getting supplies to ships and transporting patients. Once the “helo” build is finished, your child can decorate it with paint and stickers. All kids get to keep their craft, plus they receive a certificate of achievement, a workshop apron and a commemorative pin, while supplies last.
You do need to pre-register for the workshop, so be sure to do so soon at your nearest location.
Veterans Day began in 1919 on the first anniversary of World War I, becoming a national holiday in 1938. The day is meant to pay tribute to all American veterans — living or dead — but especially gives thanks to living veterans.
More DIY Fun At Home Depot
The Veterans Day workshop is just one of the hands-on activities Home Depot offers at its stores. And depending on your location, you can find a number of kid-friendly options, including a holiday class where kids can make a gingerbread man ornament. The free event will take place on Saturday, Nov. 24, from 9 a.m. to noon at select locations.
The class description encourages kids to “run, run, run as fast as you can” to the holiday workshop where they can make a gingerbread picture frame that is also an ornament fit for the Christmas tree. Like the helicopter workshop, all kids get to keep their craft and will also receive a free certificate of achievement, a workshop apron and a commemorative pin, while supplies last.
Like the helicopter workshop, this one requires you to pre-register in order to attend.
Will you be taking your child to your local Home Depot to participate in one of these workshops?