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Kids and their parents have tons to choose from locally, including many opportunities for hands-on learning. For a rundown of weekly events and activities, check the Flagpole calendar and watch for the Kiddie Dope column. 

Get Creative 

Frog Stomp Studio
160 Tracy St., Unit 1A • 706-286-8449 • frogstompstudio.com
An open art studio for children. Plus, birthday parties, summer art camps and more.

Good Dirt Clay Studio
485 Macon Hwy. • 706-355-3161 • gooddirt.net
Clay-art classes, after-school and day-off programs, extensive courses and summer camps. On Fridays and Sundays, families can enjoy the Try Clay workshops.

K.A. Artist Shop
127 N. Jackson St. • 706-850-1224 • kaartist.com
Workshops and art classes for young kids and teens.

Lyndon House Arts Center
211 Hoyt St. • 706-613-3623 • athensclarkecounty.com/lyndonhouse
Art shows, workshops, classes and summer camps for all ages. Kids can also check out the rotating exhibits in the center’s galleries.

Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF)
34 School St. • Watkinsville, 706-769-4565 • ocaf.com
Classes in pottery or painting. Summer camps encourage kids to explore their artistic side. Members get one of their pieces accepted into an annual show.

Treehouse Kid & Craft
815 W. Broad St. • 706-850-8226 • treehousekidandcraft.com
Crafting workshops throughout the year for toddlers to preteens, as well as creative summer camps for younger tots. 

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton St. • 706-542-GMOA • georgiamuseum.org
Monthly Family Day links a take-home craft to a specific exhibition. Galleries feature temporary exhibits and selections from the permanent collection.

UGA Performing Arts Center
230 River Road • 706-542-4400 • pac.uga.edu
The Saturday Morning Club allows kids to explore rhythm in a fun, interactive way. Performances are led by UGA student ensembles.

Read It 

Athens-Clarke County Library
2025 Baxter St. • 706-613-3650 • athenslibrary.org
Storytimes for infants, preschoolers and early readers, as well as a young readers’ club for middle-schoolers. Movies, clubs, music and dance classes for kids and teens, plus Monday afternoon Chess and Community gatherings.

Avid Bookshop
493 Prince Ave. • 706-352-2060 • avidbookshop.com
1662 S. Lumpkin St. • 706-850-2843 • avidbookshop.com
Regular storytimes are Thursdays and Saturdays. Other programs include a young-adult book club, spoken-word performances and author visits. 

Normal Books
1238 Prince Ave. • 706-850-6225 • facebook.com/normalbooksathens
Children’s-book-themed days, author visits, storytimes and more.

Oconee County Library
1080 Experiment Station Road, Watkinsville • 706-769-3950 • athenslibrary.org/oconee
Family movie nights, toddler storytimes and events for all ages. Storytimes on Tuesdays, craft workshops on Thursdays and more.

Winterville Public Library
115 Marigold Lane, Winterville • 706-742-7735 • athenslibrary.org/winterville
Preschool storytimes and puppet shows, plus a Teen Time series for older kids.