5 Weekday Things to Do With Preschoolers

Let your preschoolers learn while they play. Here are five ideas for things to do with young children.
  • Visit  Atlanta playgrounds for fun in the sun. (Joleen Pete Photography)
    Visit Atlanta playgrounds for fun in the sun. (Joleen Pete Photography)
  • Preschoolers love animal encounters at Zoo Atlanta. (Joleen Pete Photography)
    Preschoolers love animal encounters at Zoo Atlanta. (Joleen Pete Photography)
  • Kids get hands-on with various vehicles at Southeastern Railway Museum. (Joleen Pete Photography)
    Kids get hands-on with various vehicles at Southeastern Railway Museum. (Joleen Pete Photography)
  • Toddlers love to interact and play at the Theatre for the Very Young. (Joleen Pete Photography)
    Toddlers love to interact and play at the Theatre for the Very Young. (Joleen Pete Photography)

Did you know that studies show the first five years of a child's life to be fundamentally important in shaping future health, happiness, development and more? Is it any wonder that there are so many awesome Atlanta programs geared toward early childhood? Whether you've got a future engineer or theater buff on your hands, this list of fun weekday things to do with kids younger than 5 is for you. 

  1. The Kathy and Ken Bernhardt Theatre for the Very Young at Alliance Theatre is geared toward children ages 0 to 5. This unique theater program offers an interactive experience that engages children through music and play. Visit the website for ticket pricing.

  2. Adventure Cubs is a program at Zoo Atlanta geared specifically toward preschoolers ages 3 and 4, along with their caregivers. Each program is a different theme and lasts one hour. Participants will be introduced to toddler-friendly concepts about animals from an animal ambassador. They will explore and play at interactive learning stations and go on a zoo tour. Non-member adult/child pair costs $24; member adult/child pair costs $18. Advance registration is required.

  3. Parents and caregivers can take advantage of beautiful weather and get the kids outside for some fun at one of these 21 best playgrounds in Atlanta.

  4. Children ages 2 through 4 can participate in a special preschool program at Southeastern Railway Museum on the second Thursday of each month. Each program is planned around a specific vehicle theme and features related crafts, activities, story time and more. The cost is $10 per participating child. One adult is free per child and admission for additional adults is $12.

  5. On Tuesdays at 10 a.m., children ages 2 through 5 are invited to Toddler Tuesday at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta. The program includes story time and free play in the DUPLO Village. Admission is $11.95 per person, with the option to stay and play afterward. Children 2 and younger are admitted free of charge.

Looking for more things to do with kids in Atlanta? Check out these 50 fun ideas. 

Joleen Pete lives outside Atlanta with her husband and their 4-year-old son. On the weekends they enjoy going into the city for family fun and exploration. Joleen is the professional photographer behind Joleen Pete Photography and family blogger behind Love, Joleen.

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