The weekend is just around the corner and the kiddos are wondering what you’ve got planned. How awesome are you for knowing just what to do? From Moments with Mommy at 2 Crafty Chicks to family nights at the Hawks games, this weekend’s list of boredom busters will leave your littles screaming “Bravo!”

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Make Some Memories with Moments with Mommy
Wouldn’t it be awesome to outsource the planning to someone else while you crafted, danced, and played to your heart’s content with your little Picassos? Great news: 2 Crafty Chicks lets you play like a kid, with your kid, while they do all the work. Held at 2 Crafty Chicks, 1549 Clairmont Road Unit 105, Decatur. $8/ child. Every Tues., Wed., & Fri. from 10-11 a.m. Ages 2 – 5. Event details.

Settle In for Story Time at Little Shop of Stories
Little Shop of Stories serves up story time three times a week – Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. Fill a half-hour with some bookish fun, and be sure to check out our Kid-Friendly Decatur guide here to help you plan the rest of your afternoon. Held at The Little Shop of Stories, 133 A. East Court Sq., Decatur. Free. Sun. at 3 p.m. All ages. Event details.


Catch Wild Kratts, Live!
Activate your creature power and head to the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center as the Wild Kratts team rescues a helpless animal friend and returns her home in “Living Free and in the Wild!” Held at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center, 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy., Atlanta. Tickets start at $15/ person. Sun. at 2 and 7 p.m. All ages. Event details.


Walk on the Wild Side with Rainforest Adventures
Queue the Brazilian-style music. Enter anaconda, stage left. Exit slew of sloths, stage right. Somebody get the howler monkey out of hair and makeup! Rainforest Adventures’ cast of characters, which include more than 30 exotic Amazonian plants and animals, will keep your little critters captivated. Held at Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring Street, NW at 18th, Atlanta. $9.25/ member, $16.50/ non-member, Kids under 2 free. Fri. at 10 & 11:30 a.m., Sat. at 12 & 2 p.m., Sun. at 1 & 3 p.m. Ages 4 & up. Event details.


Swing By for Saturday Art Classes
The Vinings School of Art offers Saturday morning art classes (as well as programs throughout the week) for artists of all ages. Painting, pottery, and sketching instruction is offered on a drop-in basis, or is available in a series. Held at Vinings School of Art in Ivy Walk, 1675 Cumberland Parkway, Suite 102, Atlanta. $15/ one hour of instruction per child; Discounts available for packages. Sat. from 10-11 a.m. (toddler and pre-K) or 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. (ages 5-7 and 7-12). Event details.


Cheer on the Hawks during Family Nights
4 Hawks tickets + 4 Chick-fil-A meals = 1 happy family. On Chick-fil-A Family Nights, $48 buys a family dinner, some killer basketball entertainment, and a whole lot of happiness. Plus, the family rate even leaves a little jingle in your pocket. Held at Phillips Arena, 1 Philips Dr., Atlanta. $48/ family of 4. Fri. and Sat. at 7:30 p.m. All ages. Event details.


Fly To the Exotic Bird Show
Calling all chickadees! Head to the Atlanta Exotic Bird Fair to see some beautiful birds, listen to experts, and even purchase a pet, if you’re so inclined. Held at North Atlanta Trade Center, 1700 Jeurgens Ct., Norcross. $5/ person, Kids 12 and under free. Sat. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All ages. Event details.

Worth the Drive: Johns Creek

Dress-Up and Drop-Off at Olivia’s Dollhouse
Let Olivia’s Dollhouse Tea Room play host to your little princesses while you enjoy a night out in Johns Creek.  With crafts, story time, dress-up, and pizza, consider this a “Girl’s Night Out” primer. Held at Olivia’s Dollhouse Tea Room, 5075 Abbotts Bridge Road, Suite 500, Johns Creek. $35/ child. Fri. from 6-9 p.m. Ages 3 & older. Event details.

We showed your ours, now you show us yours (in the comments section below)! What’s on your agenda this weekend?

–Shelley Massey

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