3 Ways to Clean Up the Toys

Swoop Bags, Wall Pockets, Storage Boxes

swoop bags!

This little piggy tripped over a half-dressed Barbie. This little piggy took a foot full of Legos. This little piggy got stubbed. And this little piggy got smart and cleaned up.

These new products put it away when playtime is done.

Swoop Bags
A heavy-duty cotton canvas sack ($45) gives piles of blocks, Matchbox cars, and trains a home. Simply pull the cord to close and store; plop it down on the floor to set the collection free.

woolly wall pockets!Cate & Levi Woolly Wall Pockets
As playful as toys themselves, each one-of-a-kind wall pocket ($50) has real character. Hang one bedside to keep favorite books, buddies, and other trinkets within reach.

3 sprouts!3 Sprouts Storage Boxes
We’ve long been fans of the company’s canvas storage bins and love that its new cubes ($28 each) have the same felt appliques. The boxes work as stand-alone catchalls, as well as drawers in a cubed storage unit.

And that’s something to oink about.

kids' room decor!Kid-friendly homes don’t have to be a snooze. Find more design ideas your whole brood will love.

this week in atlanta!

Tree Hug Festival

What: Scamper into the branches, scale the rock climbing wall, or go for an easy hike with a park guide.
Why: Watch birds fly up, up, and away at the raptor show.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Dunwoody Nature Center, 5343 Roberts Dr., Dunwoody (770-394-3322). Tickets online at dunwoodynature.org. To register for tree climbing, call 770-394-3322. Adults and children, $15; under 4, free.

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs
What: Kiddos (ages 4 and up) love Theatre in the Square’s silly musical adaptation.
Why: The toe-tappin’ rockabilly score.
When: Sun., 2:30 p.m.
Where: Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 N. Park Square, Marietta. Tickets at 770-422-8369 or online at theatreinthesquare.com. Adults and teens, $12; children, $8.

Once Upon a Time Exploring the World of Fairy Tales
What: Learn about stories from near and far at the new exhibit.
Why: Show her highness there’s a world beyond Cinderella.
When: Thru Jan. 22, 2012.
Where: Imagine It the Children’s Museum of Atlanta, 275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr. NW, Downtown (404-659-5437). Adults and children, $12.75; under 2, free.

Photos: Courtesy of Swoop; Courtesy of Cate & Levi; Courtesy of 3 Sprouts

Earl Smith Strand Theatre
117 N Park Square
Marietta, GA 30060
Dunwoody Nature Center
5343 Roberts Dr
Atlanta, GA 30338
Imagine It the Children's Museum of Atlanta
275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr NW
Atlanta, GA 30313