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.
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.
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