On the first Saturday of the month, Home Depot offers free kids workshops at participating locations. Kids get to build a different craft each month that often involves gluing, hammering, decorating, etc.
Most Home Depots. Check the site for participating locations.
We go to the Henderson location on Sunset.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Check the site to find the closest Home Depot to you that participates in Kids Workshops (as far as I can tell, all of them in the LV/Henderson area do). All of the locations I have checked hold the workshop from 9 to 12.
You can register online ahead of time for the workshop up to about a month ahead of time. You should register to make sure you get the materials for the project. If you don’t register, but show up on the day of the workshop, you can build the previous months’ project if they had leftover supplies. We have gone right when the workshop opened and done this a few times.
There are no age requirements, however, children must be with an adult at all times. I would say the projects are generally appropriate for ages 4 to 10. Younger kids can do them with help. My 2-year-old loves the projects.
Each child gets their craft supplies, a certificate of achievement, a Home Depot apron, and a commemorative pin. Kids have to be present.
WHAT TO TAKE
Everything you will need for the activity is provided. It can get a little crowded around the tables, but you could find a place to park a stroller if you wanted to.
This is a little weird, but we’re considering taking our own hammers next time. Last time we went there were a lot of people and not enough hammers, so you had to wait until someone was done with theirs.
The last time we went, we went to the location on Sunset. We showed up a little before 9 and got in line. By the time the workshop started there were about 20 families in line. We hadn’t registered previously. We noticed there were about 4 pages of people that had registered. We got to build a periscope, which was the project from the previous month. It was quite crowded at the tables and the tables we a little difficult to hammer on, so a lot of people ended up assembling their projects on the floor. We got in and out in less than an hour and the boys had a great time.
WHAT WE LIKED
My boys love to build and love to feel independent, so this was a highlight for them. The crafts are interesting and sturdy, so we actually keep them around, unlike some other crafts you bring home.
WHAT WE DIDN’T LIKE
Loved it all!
WILL WE GO AGAIN
Yes, we go regularly when it doesn’t conflict with other Saturday plans.