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 •
An open art studio for children. Plus, birthday parties, summer art camps and more.

Good Dirt Clay Studio
485 Macon Hwy. • 706-355-3161 •
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 •
Workshops and art classes for young kids and teens.

Lyndon House Arts Center
211 Hoyt St. • 706-613-3623 •
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 •
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 •
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 •
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 •
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 •
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 •
1662 S. Lumpkin St. • 706-850-2843 •
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 •
Children’s-book-themed days, author visits, storytimes and more.

Oconee County Library
1080 Experiment Station Road, Watkinsville • 706-769-3950 •
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 •
Preschool storytimes and puppet shows, plus a Teen Time series for older kids.