One-on-one bonding: Things to do with grandkids this week

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Whether you have just one or several families’ worth of grandkids competing for your attention, it’s a worthy endeavor to spend some one-on-one time with each grandchild when possible.

Not only does the shared activity promote bonding, but it can also give you both a chance to enjoy an event that the other kids or your grandkid’s parents have absolutely no interest in.

It’s fine to cave and take all the grands along, but only if they all have similar degrees of enthusiasm for the activity you select. Better to schedule their turn soon. Fair is fair.

These are great opportunities for a special occasion, like a birthday or the completion of potty training, but they’re also appropriate to welcome a new stepchild to the family, give a teen or tween an escape from the others for a few hours, or to give the full-time caregivers a break

Here are four options for different ages:

LEGO Discovery Center Atlanta reopening

10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, March 31, admission starts at $28.99, ages 2 and younger, free, free parking available. 3500 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta.

The resident LEGO lover and expert is going to love this! LEGO Discovery Center Atlanta is reopening after a $5 million-dollar renovation with a “First to Play” event March 31.

The place features amazing creations and two million bricks for LEGO fans to build with. Your grandkid will also be able to brag about being the first to try the re-imagined LEGO Space digital experience — as long as they’re at least 6.

Buy tickets here.

See “Kim’s Convenience” live at the Horizon Theatre

8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, March 29-31, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, April 1, 5 p.m. Sunday, April 2; tickets start at $30 Wednesday and Thursday, $35 Friday-Sunday, student tickets $20; Horizon Theatre Company, 1083 Austin Ave., Atlanta.

You and a mature tween or teen will enjoy this live production of “Kim’s Convenience,” the hit show that inspired the Netflix series. And sharing a show could initiate a lifelong love of theater and hanging out with the grandparents.

This is the last weekend of the show in Atlanta.

The plot revolves around Mr. Kim as he’s faced with the decision of whether to sell his convenience store in the advancing Walmart era. It deftly wraps humor and family drama into a package that includes big ideas about belonging and estrangement.

Along with being recognizable for younger theatergoers, the play is a merciful 75 minutes long, so no one will have time to get antsy.

Prepare by watching a few episodes of the television series together.

Jim Henson exploration exhibit at Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Session A 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Session B 1:30-4:30 p.m., Thursday-Sunday March 30-April 2, $19.95 per session all ages (kids under 12 months free), $17.95 Session A Sunday, Children’s Museum of Atlanta, 275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive NW, Atlanta.

April is the last month for the “Splash and Bubbles” characters and their interactive ocean exploration exhibit developed by The Magic House in collaboration with The Jim Henson Company and Herschend Studios.

It’s geared toward the early childhood age group — a prime opportunity for entertaining a toddler or elementary school grandkid while you field question after question.

Advance online reservations for members and tickets for non-members are required.

Enjoy art projects at the High Museum’s Toddler Thursdays or Saturdays

10 a.m.-noon and 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, March 30; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 1. Event included in $16.50 general admission, children 5 or younger free on Thursdays, High Museum of Art, Greene Family Education Center (Thursdays), Robinson Atrium (Saturdays) 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta.

The March theme for the High Museum of Art’s ongoing Toddler Thursdays is nature. The daytime interaction is geared towards kids ages 15 months to 3 years and includes age-appropriate art projects and tours (also known as running around to see if any art catches your grandkid’s attention).

The event makes a nice way to switch up Thursday child-tending duties if you have them. Or, for a special outing, get permission to take a grandchild who’d appreciate the one-on-one time out of daycare for the morning or afternoon.

You could also make plans for Toddler Saturday on April 1. These toddler events occur only on the first Saturday of the month and for April will take the theme Food In Art!