Atlanta parents rock. Even when we’re swinging into unchartered territory with event cancellations and favorite spots for kids around town closed, you’re ready to roll with a Plan B—and we’re here to help.  Check out this list of local options where you can get some fresh air, as well as at-home activities that will keep everyone busy and happy. Hang in there, parents, we’re in this with you.

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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.

Roll, Roll, Roll Your Kids
On our balmier spring days, there’s nothing better than an afternoon of hill rolling. And luckily for Atlanta parents and kids, we’ve got some seriously sloped scenery just begging for you to roll down. Check out these perfect hills to roll down in Atlanta.

Make a Splash with Science
Channel your inner Bill Nye and try out these science experiments that you can do with stuff you have around the house. You just might learn something yourself!

Don’t Scrap the Scrap Paper
We all have scrap paper, so why not put it to good use with one of these upcycle projects. You can make a card to send to the grandparents, decorate your room with a paper garland and make bookmarks for all those books you’ll be reading this week.

Set Out on Two Wheels
Whether it’s just a ride around the neighborhood or a visit to a new bike path, bike riding is a great way to get the muscles moving and blood pumping.

Cast Your Line
Fishing is pretty much a solitary sport so find out if your local fishing hole or pier is open for business and then grab your gear and go. You might come home with tonight’s dinner!

Cook Together
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.

Make it a Playground Day
Explore a new playground in your ‘hood or set out on an adventure to another part of Atlanta. We’ve got lists of our favorite playgrounds in Atlanta, and with the BeltLine, you can even pick two or three playgrounds to hit in a day of pedaling.

Movie Night, Here We Come
Put on the PJs, pop the popcorn and pick one of these family-friendly flicks that will have you all laughing on the couch.

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. Need some picnic spot inspo? Check out this list of our favorite local spots to spread out your blanket and fly a kite.

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!

—Shelley Massey


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