The menu for summer’s outdoor adventures: a skinned knee with a side of frozen peas and carrots.
Give your clumsykins something a tad more satisfying with Woopsies, soft-as-a-worn-in-beach-towel ice packs for owies. Available in six quirky characters (we’re partial to the blue Zibble), the little guys are just the right pals to restore order to a sunny day.
In lieu of liquid or gel, the beanbag-like sack is filled with buckwheat seeds. Simply put it in the freezer or microwave prior to use, and the seeds hold the cold/heat for up to 30 minutes. Should a few icky blood drops spatter about, pop off the cover and machine wash.
Because ice cream and watermelon are all she has the appetite for.
Available online at bucky.com, $9.
Taste of Alpharetta
What: Snack on eats from more than 65 restaurants, plus train rides and slides for kiddos.
Why: Little foodies work up an appetite at the roller coaster obstacle course.
When: Thurs., 5-10 p.m.
Where: 1825 Old Milton Pkwy., at Wills Park, Alpharetta. Admission is free.
Magic Mondays: Springtime in Bloom
What: Sprouts (18 mos.-5 yrs.) take a stroll through Atlanta History Center’s gardens and participate in educational activities.
Why: The seasonal crafts are right up your flower child’s alley.
When: Today, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Where: 130 W. Paces Ferry Rd. NW, Buckhead (404-814-4000). Adults $6.50; children, $5.50.
How to Train Your Dragon
What: Take a blanket and chairs and settle in for a free movie on a huge inflatable screen.
Why: Games and face painting beforehand sure beat previews.
When: Sat. Games, 6 p.m.; movie, dusk.
Where: Swift-Cantrell Park, 3140 Old U.S. Hwy. 41, Kennesaw. Info at 770-422-9714.
Photo: Courtesy of Bucky