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Atlanta Kids Weekend Events: Feb. 12-14

What’s there to love about February in Atlanta, you ask? Tons! From Black History Month activities at some incredible historic sites to bundled-up snuggles in snowy spots, you’ll be going ga-ga over your options for family fun. Keep reading for our favorite ways to play this weekend, below.

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Pick Up Free Black History Month Crafts & Activities 
Celebrate Black History Month by visiting select branches of the Fulton County Public Library to pick up free activities and crafts for children of all ages. Curbside hours are 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Mon. &Tues., and 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Wed.-Sat. Here’s what you need to know.

Go to the Hot Wheels Ultimate Drive-Through at Six Flags
For a limited time only, journey into a one-of-a-kind experience where the world of Hot Wheels comes to life right outside your windows at Six Flags Over Georgia! Drive through this larger than life showcase of everyone’s favorite Hot Wheels Monster Trucks, specialty Monster Trucks, robots and more. Travel through a portion of Six Flags Over Georgia where the Garage of Legends vehicles will be on special display. Every ticket purchased includes a Hot Wheels 3-Car Pack for free. Find out details here.

Explore the Mo Willems Exhibit at Children’s Museum of Atlanta
TThe Museum’s newest featured exhibit, invites you to visit the whimsical world of beloved children’s book author Mo Willems and his cast of lovable characters, including best friend duo Elephant Gerald and Piggie, faithful companion Knuffle Bunny, and The Pigeon, the wily city bird best known for his antics in Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! Event details are here.

Take Ice Skating Lessons at The Rink at Piedmont Park
Day time skating at the Park Tavern is reserved for scheduled ice-skating lessons, held by Fireworks Skating Academy for parents & tots, kid, and adult lessons. On Wednesday and Friday, adults get to take over the ring at noon, and all skate options are available on the weekend. Purchase your tickets in advance and rentals are available on-site. Here Is what you need to know.

Whip Up a Valentine’s Day Dinner with a Virtual Cooking Lesson
In each class session of Kids in the Kitchen, a live virtual cooking class for kids of all ages, stages, and cooking abilities, kids will be guided step-by-step through recipes in a fun, interactive and educational class. Here‘s the scoop.

Catch Sit-In by Virtual Alliance Theatre Anywhere
Inspired by Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down, The New York Times bestselling book by Andrea Davis Pinkney, this original animated short celebrates the power of youth to change history. Three friends learn about the sit-ins of the Civil Rights era, and powerfully apply those lessons to issues they – and we all – face today. Here are all the details.

Create Art Hearts in a Virtual Family Art Class
Put the “art” in “heart” … just in time for Valentine’s Day! Create cards, posters and much more using construction paper, markers, paint, tape, cardboard, lace, and ribbon. Don’t forget to include your favorite Valentine’s Day colors such as pink, red, and lilac. Family Art Collaboration with Tom is an exploratory, stimulating art class designed for children under 5 and their families to do together. For more info, check here.

Go on a Clue Town Books Local Scavenger Hunt
Get out of the house and learn a little about your surroundings with a guided scavenger hunt by Clue Town Books. All outdoor hunts are solved entirely on foot. Solvers go to the starting point whenever they are ready to begin, and then use nearby landmarks to solve puzzles. The solution to each puzzle will be a direction of how to get to the next landmark checkpoint. Choose among Atlanta, Athens, Decatur, the BeltLine Eastside Trail, Piedmont Park, Oakland Cemetery, and more. For more info, check here.

Indulge in Atlanta’s Best Hot Chocolate for Valentine’s Day
Nothing says love like chocolate, and in the winter, the warmer, the better. From exotic to the everyday, nothing beats a little cocoa to cajole a smile from under all those layers. Here are our fave spots around town.

Find Some Snow (If We Have to Be Cold, Anyways)
Don’t feel left out in the cold by Atlanta’s infrequent snow days. Only a short drive from the heart of Hotlanta you’ll find a handful of solid bets for finding snow. Here are some nearby spots if you’re looking to bundle up this weekend.

Check out our incredible virtual adventure calendar here for more options!

—Shelley Massey

 

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