Build a Sand Castle Empire

haba bucket!

In pursuit of the perfect sand castle, we’ve been known to scout real estate the night before a beach day.

But a prime location isn’t worth much without a well-equipped contractor.

Set your little architect on a path to success with Haba’s new collapsible water bucket. The lightweight nylon bag has a valve that lets you control the flow of water. When your sand seems too dry, give the nozzle a turn to release only what you need — no worries about washing away your building materials or turning a tunnel into a moat.

The bucket also packs flat, taking up less space in your beach tote than a traditional plastic bucket. And with sunblock, towels, sippies, and snacks, we know how valuable that real estate is.

Available online at moolka.com, $22.

this week in atlanta!

Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland

What: Take a seat at the historic Plaza Theatre to watch the mischievous fish’s antics.
Why: Mister Greggy’s magic show beforehand will give them the giggles.
When: Sat., 2:30 p.m.
Where: 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave. (404-873-1939). Adults and children, $7.

Conservation Quest
What: The new exhibit teaches easy ways to conserve energy.
Why: Nip lollygagging in front of the open fridge in the bud.
When: Thru Sept. 12. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Imagine It the Children’s Museum of Atlanta, 275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr. NW, Downtown (404-659-5437). Adults and children, $12.50; under 2, free.

Summer Movie Camp

What: Catch family-friendly flicks for just a buck.
Why: Proceeds benefit Variety and Will Rogers Institute.
When: Thru Aug. 10. Tues., 10 a.m.
Where: AMC Parkway Pointe 15, 3101 Cobb Pkwy. (770-937-0730). Tickets online at amcentertainment.com.

Photo: Courtesy of Haba

Plaza Theatre
1049 Ponce de Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
AMC Parkway Pointe 15
3101 Cobb Pkwy
Atlanta, GA 30339
Imagine It the Children's Museum of Atlanta
275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr NW
Atlanta, GA 30313