|Reading instructions and following the steps|
We recently learnt that the local home construction hardware store Home depot arranges free kids construction sessions every month. It’s held on the first Saturday of each month. So Friday night I saw an ad on my Facebook page and I remembered about this, so I got my son registered.
The session is held from 9am to 12 pm. Once registered, you can stop by between the session times. They provide you a pre-packed kit. The kit has all the required items to make that day’s project. They additionally provide paint and hammer.
This month was a block calendar. So when we got the kit, it had the raw material of wooden pieces and blocks; A step by step instruction manual that even kids as old as 5 can read and understand. As it was our first time, my husband did the hammering though we let Aarav hold the nails a couple of times.
We were done with the block calendar in 30 mins and then we painted it with my son’s choice of colors.
After drying it, we got home to finish the project. Stuck the stickers and it turned out pretty impressive. More like a manual calendar.
But it was a fun task to introduce tools to my son. He helps my husband to arrange furniture pieces that come with manual assembly. So he knows quite a few tools and reading the instruction manual. But this was his first time doing a project of his own.
The kit also had a badge for completing the project which can be pinned up on the apron they give the first time. I am definitely taking him every month for these sessions. Looking forward to collect all 12 badges this year for him. Already registered for Feb 3rd project 😊
Growing up in India, we never had any such events. It’s a fun way to introduce different interests and logic building for kids.
So any parents out there in the US, could try one of these session in your local home depot.