10 free winter programs preschoolers

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 at the Indianapolis Executive AirportMovie 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.

Monkey Business Preschool Art Workshops

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 WorkshopJanuary 25th

Fishers Library
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

Tribute to Dr. Seuss Magic ShowFebruary 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 DayFebruary 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

Trains, Planes, Boats & Hot Air Balloons

Leap Day CelebrationFebruary 29th

Zionsville Library


Leap year happens once every 4 years. Come celebrate with lots of leaping and jumping activities and stories.