Our worlds may have been turned upside-down, but there’s still plenty to make us smile with fun things to do with kids in Atlanta. From touring the best museums in the world virtually to creative play ideas for kids in your living room—not to mention places to get outside in Atlanta—we’ve got you covered. Keep reading for more ways to keep the kids busy at home.
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Local Atlanta Activities
See How Many Tiny Doors ATL You Can Spy
Need some fresh air? Go on a Tiny Doors ATL hunt, and see how many of the 7-inch door sculptures created by artist Karen Anderson Singer you can find. The numbered doors around Atlanta are always free to visit and accessible to people of all ages.
Tour the High from Your Front Porch
Atlanta’s very own High Museum of Art is bringing their galleries to you—virtually, of course—with the click of a button. Check out their exhibits, plus those of other world class museums, from the comfort of your own front steps.
Drive By Atlanta’s Best Street Art
Get to know your city through the eyes of its street artists! Visit new corners of the ATL—keeping a safe distance from others—and snap a couple Insta-worthy shots of your fam around town. Click here for a map of the city’s most notable spots to find.
Catch a Live Performance at Center for Puppetry Arts
Center for Puppetry Arts is expanding its Digital Learning platform to include live streaming, and it’s all for free. Now you can enjoy curriculum-based workshops and Digital Learning interactive puppet shows from the safety and comfort of home. Just jump onto to Facebook. They’ll be streaming live daily! If you miss the live show, check out their other offerings for inspiration.
Subscribe to Kazoo to You for Weekly Toys Delivered from a Locally-Owned Toy Store
No school? Family a little stir-crazy? Let Kazoo bring the fun to you with toys and games delivered once or twice a week while schools are suspended. Simply tell them each of your children’s gender, age, and areas of interest; a budget; and whether you want 1 or 2 deliveries per week, and Kazoo Toys will deliver age-appropriate FUN wrapped toys directly to your home, within a 5-mile radius of their store at 3718 Roswell Road.
Take a Hike
Get outside and take a deep breath of fresh air. With gorgeous spots nearby like the Chattahoochee River and Georgia State Parks, there are plenty of spots to let the kids run outside. Check out this insider’s guide to the Chattahoochee, or this roundup of our favorite hikes for toddlers, or perhaps even check out the Department of Natural Resource’s home page for info about State Parks nearby.
Stage a Movie Night (Apart) for Your Kids & Their Friends
Thanks to a Google Chrome extension called Netflix Party, groups of friends can get together virtually and watch their favorite Netflix titles on their computers at the same time. The extension also comes with a chat room, so you can share your reactions to the programs as you watch. In order to participate, all you need is a Google Chrome browser, the extension and a Netflix subscription. Click here for more information. Don’t forget to put on the PJs, pop the popcorn and pick one of these family-friendly flicks that will have you all laughing on the couch.
Go to the Zoo without Leaving Your Couch
Take a peek at penguins, wave at walruses, clap along with a capybara. You can see what’s happening on critter cams at zoos and aquariums all over the country with ease.
Listen to a Podcast Together
Looking for some easy entertainment that doesn’t involve staring at a screen? These podcasts are diverse, exciting and will peak even the youngest listener’s interest. Whether you need downtime at home, during a road trip or your daily commute, this new kid content is definitely worth a listen.
Get out of your usual food routine and try breakfast for dinner, these unique hot dog recipes or a brand-new chocolate chip cookie recipe. You can find loads of recipes for kids here. Or, support your local businesses and take a break from planning your meals by reaching out to these at-home local meal delivery services to see how they can help.
Pack up a Picnic
Whether you opt to hit the park or make it a backyard picnic, this list of easy-prep picnic foods is just what you need to get everyone excited for the adventure.
Get Your Game Face On
Bust out that board game you’ve been waiting to open, try one of these games with LEGO bricks or send them outside for some backyard time with these yard games. Everyone loves a little friendly competition!