I don’t know about you, but in the winter it seems like I’m always scouring the web for different things to do. I always enjoy branching out and trying something new…especially if it’s FREE! So, here are our picks for the best FREE activities for preschoolers in the Indy area!
Celebrate the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – January 16-18th
Many area museums are offering free admission and special programs to celebrate MLK Day.
Movie Night in an Airplane Hangar – January 23rd
Indianapolis Executive Airport
Bundle up and head to the Indianapolis Executive Airport to watch Planes 2: Fire and Rescue on the big screen! This event is held in an airplane hangar so dress accordingly and bring blankets/chairs!
Paws to Read: Reading with Therapy Dogs – various dates and locations
Cuddle up with a book and an equally cuddly therapy dog at area local bookstores and library locations!
Monkey Business Preschool Art Workshops – various dates and locations
Preschoolers are invited to grab their yellow hats and bring their favorite curious little monkeys to a mixed media workshop led by The Art Lab and inspired by the book, “Curious George Builds a House.” Space is limited. Registration is required. This program is sponsored by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
Winter Kids Concert – last Monday of each month
Monon Community Center
Join this fun, free, hour long concert, perfect for little ones!
Little Lab Preschool Science Workshop – January 25th
THE DEEP FREEZE! Join Professor Suann in exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math. Each month we will READ, TALK, EXPLORE basic science concepts. Registration is required for this hands-on program designed for 3-6 year-olds and their caregivers. Perfect for inspiring budding scientists. Dress for mess!
Tribute to Dr. Seuss Magic Show – February 13th
The Learning Curve at the Central Library
Children of all ages and families are invited to celebrate the wonderful worlds created by Dr. Seuss in this magical tribute show presented by magician Don Miller. This program will be held in Central Library’s Learning Curve. Call 275-4100 to register.
Monthly Kids Day – February 28th
Indy CD and Vinyl
Play with toys, meet the community, and play music with Mr. Daniel at this Broad Ripple music store!
Trains, Planes, Boats, and Hot Air Balloons – various dates and locations
Preschoolers who love things that go are invited to join Express Kids for music, activities and fun centered around transportation. Space is limited. Registration is required
Leap Day Celebration – February 29th
Leap year happens once every 4 years. Come celebrate with lots of leaping and jumping activities and stories.