Author: Amy Ott

Where to see and make Gingerbread Houses in Indy

My kids love decorating Gingerbread houses.  It has become a snow day tradition at our house.  I stock up on random candy and icing and sprinkles and then one day when it’s too cold to go outside, we put drop clothes down on the floor (because I have toddlers) and set about decorating gingerbread houses.  Sometimes I’ve baked them and sometimes I’ve made the simple one with graham crackers but it’s always fun for them and even the two year old can put gumdrops on along a roof lined with icing. If your kids need some gingerbread decorating inspiration here is a round of...

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The Fort Wayne Santa Train

I’ve got a toddler who loves trains, so I figured there was no better way to see Santa than to take him on a train ride where Santa was on board.  Just two hours northeast of Indy you can take your family to the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Museum to ride the Santa Train. Inside their station, aka Santa’s Workshop, they have model trains on display for kids to see, as well as two full size steam engines. One of which is the iconic engine no. 765.  You and your kids are allowed to climb inside a steam engine and sit in the engineers seat. Your...

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Five Make and Take Crafts at the Indiana State Fair

I always say there is something for everyone at the great Indiana State Fair. And if you have a little one who likes to do crafts then here is the inside scoop on 5 make and take crafts they can do while visiting the state fair. First up the best kept secret in the Ag/Hort building is decorate a gourd necklace. In the back of the building nestled between the vegetable and flower exhibits you will see the Indiana Gourd Society with their display of gourds and they offer kids the chance to decorate their own gourd necklace for...

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Spring College Football Games Near Indy

Can’t wait for football season to start back up again?  You don’t have to  wait because many of the state’s university football teams have a Spring Scrimmage game where fans can check out next season’s team.  This is a great opportunity to take your kids into a college football stadium and get a small taste of a football game for FREE, or at a small fee depending on the school.  Some even have pre-game or post-game activities to get autographs, get on the field and more.  We’ve got the all the details to help your family experience football this Spring....

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14 things to do east of Indy in Greenfield

Just in case you ever find yourself on the far east side and need some ideas of things to do in Greenfield, Indiana, I have a list of great places to keep you and your kids busy.  Who knows, maybe after reading this list you’ll load the kids up in the car and drive here just to see and do it all. Brandywine Park-900 E. Davis Road, Greenfield, Indiana Numerous soccer fields and baseball diamonds as well as a play ground area for kids. Beckenholdt Park– 2770 North Franklin Street, Greenfield, Indiana Paved trails through native grass prairie setting,...

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