Whether you want to help them find their inner zen, or race ‘till they run out of steam—we have your weekend plans in position. Start the weekend stretch with a yoga class for kids or a morning marionette musical. If they are feeling artsy, spend Saturday morning taking in a princess play or cross stitch craft class. Keep them grounded with the CNC’s Beautiful Biome Day. Need something to really get their blood pumping? Check out the Run or Dye color race or the Cool Dads Rock Soap Box Derby Festival.


Yoga Class for Kids
Help kids find their focus with this tot-tastic yoga class designed just for them. Experts agree that kids who practice yoga learn early on to tune into their bodies enjoy benefits including improved coordination, strength, balance, concentration, self-esteem, and self-discipline. This yoga class will help children learn ways to relax and manage stress. Being able to manage energy also helps kids sleep better, lead a more harmonious life and navigate life’s challenges with a little more ease. Let me hear ya say, “ommmm.” Fri., 4 pm, Intown Tumbling, $15 per class for drop-in. Ages 4-6. Event details.

Based on the fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, this marionette musical will spin grins onto the faces of kids and adults alike. The traditional tale teaches lessons on greed and temptation. Stay after to make your own blue bird rod and string puppet in the Center’s create-a-puppet workshop. Check website for other dates and showtimes. Fri., 10 and 11:30 am, Center for Puppetry Arts, $9.25 for members, $16.50 for non-members. All ages. Event details.

Twelve Dancing Princesses
Once upon a time in a small village was a tiny orphanage that housed twelve orphan girls. One night magic mirrors began appeared, and suddenly, the orphans find themselves involved in a mystery. Will they solve it in time? Join Young Actors Playhouse for this reworked version of the Brother’s Grimm’s timeless tale, filled with prophecies, betrayal, and enchanting music. Sat., 11 am and 3 pm, Young Actor’s Playhouse, $10.00 for adults, $7.00 for children. All ages. Event details.

Cross Stitch Character Workshop
Does your peanut have a penchant for Pac-Man? MODA’s Education Director, Jenn Allen, will host a Saturday Crafternoon at their Design Bar teaching kids how to cross-stitch video-game characters. All skill levels are welcome to join in on the fun. Sat., 1 and 3 pm, Museum of Design Atlanta, $9.25 for members, $16.50 for non-members. Ages 8 and up. Event details.

Beautiful Biomes Day
Forests, deserts and grasslands—oh my! Come discover these geographical areas with educational activities, the 3rdAnnual Recycled Animal Craft Contest, story time, create feature and a build your own biome craft. Budding naturalists can select the plants, animals and habitats to make a biome all their own. Sat., 11 am to 3 pm, Chattahoochee Nature Center, $6-10, free for CNC members and children 2 and under. All ages. Event details.


Run or Dye 5k
Have fun while getting fit during the “world’s most colorful 5k” run. Get costume-crazy or wear all white and be your own canvas. Participants can run, walk, or dance through the course, as you get showered in safe, eco-friendly, plant-based powdered dye at every kilometer…turning you into a technicolored, tie-dyed work of art. Sat., 9 am, Turner Field, $45 per person, kids 6 and under run free with an adult. All ages. Event details.

Cool Dads Rock Soap Box Derby Festival
Race on over to this awesome all-day fest complete with food trucks, music, activities and, of course, a soap box derby! This “non-motorized” racing event challenges racers to design and build outrageous, human-powered soap box machines and compete in a downhill race. The starting line is not just for dads, it’s for all ages with four age categories (4-6, 7-12, 13-17 and 18 and up). Cars will be judged on speed, creativity and fan favorites. Sat., 10 am to 4 pm, Historic Fourth Ward Park, $35.00 – $150.00. All ages. Event details.

What will you do this weekend? Tell us below!

–Phebe Wahl

Photos courtesy of Intown Tumbling and Run or Dye via Facebook