These weekend on Saturday from 9:00 am- noon the participating Home Depots are having a great free event for families. You can bring your little tykes and they usually get a free apron and project to make on the spot. It is reported on their web site that it is a #20 car display, on the site they have a picture of a preview of what it should look like.
Home Depot Link with More information
We have gone to several of these events, each one being different. Some better then others. Once they ran out of the kits and sometimes there are too many kids, so depending on where you live you may want to find a quieter Home Depot. We have three to choose from, San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria, and the Paso Robles/Atascadero area.
If you call the local store they may be able to give you more information and tell you wheter it is an oversell or if it is a calm event.
One time we went and they had popcorn, snow cones, a character in costume, face painting and other activities going on with the event. This was great fun for my older daughter. I think this was at the Santa Maria store.
Also, I have seen Home Depot often at the local housing fairs where they show off items for your home. They will usually have some project for the kids at these events too which is a nice addition.
Remember too that these are usually the first Saturday of the month. So next month, March they are supposed to be making a rain guage, bird house looking item, see the site to check it out!
Let us know too how your Home Depot is for these activities, are the employees friendly? Is it well stocked? Are they too busy? Do they offer any special items for the kids or parents?