Author: Katie Surfleet

Star Wars Adventures around Indianapolis

Now that Mayor Joe Hogsett has officially declared May the 4th as Star Wars Day in Indianapolis, Indy with Kids can’t help but look forward to some of the fun Star Wars events and activities going on in Indianapolis and surrounding areas!  Check out the awesome list we have compiled for all fans of Star Wars! When you attend these events with your family, please be sure to share your experiences on social media with Indy with Kids using the hashtag #PLAYindy. Follow Indy with Kids on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and don’t forget to use the Indy with Kids Mobile App for up to date information on all...

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Indianapolis Touch-A-Truck Guide | 2017 Indy Area Touch a Truck Sponsored by NinjaZone Academy

2017 Touch a Truck Events in Indy Touch a truck, vroom-vroom!!!  Load up your family in the car and start your engines to head over to one of the fabulous Indianapolis area Touch A Truck events listed in this guide!  Kids LOVE these events, especially the preschool crowd and younger school aged kids. Your family will be able to explore various vehicles by climbing into, on and around. You’ll see and get to climb behind the wheel of police cars and firetrucks, ambulances, garbage trucks and construction vehicles! Tractors! Yes, there will be tractors.   We suggest that you bring...

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2017 Easter Egg Hunts Guide | Indianapolis and Surrounding Areas

  The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, flowers are starting to bloom and Spring is in the air! Spring also brings fun-filled Easter events! Check out all of the wonderful places your family can search for Easter Eggs this year, there are so many! Thank you to all of the fabulous organizations that provide these hunts for our children, many of them organized by volunteers and provided at no cost! Do you have information on another Easter event that isn’t on our list? Please contact us. As with all events listed on Indy with Kids, please call...

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What’s New at Conner Prairie in 2017 and Beyond

FOCUS for 2017: GO further with space to explore, DO more, BE yourself and allow your free spirited ‘wild child’ come out with all that there is to explore at Conner Prairie! WHAT’S NEW – Another brand new Maker’s Space to highlight historic trades like blacksmithing, woodworking, pottery and textiles – TreeTop Outpost will have added opportunities for children – January through April this year, Conner Prairie will be transforming Craft Corner into a pop-up Maker’s Workshop – A fifth station has been added to Create.Connect, an indoor exhibit that encourages hands-on play and plenty of exploration – A corn maze at Headless...

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Places to Visit a Black Santa Claus in Indianapolis

The following story was written by Bonnie Kulenkamp and the resources section below was updated in 2016 by Katie Surfleet. “Santa can sometimes be brown you know?” I said to my 5 year old daughter as we pulled decorations out of Christmas storage. I had remembered that two seasons ago, my sister in law had gifted us an African American Santa Claus ceramic ornament to add to our collection. My daughter raised her eyebrows at my comment. At the time we were gifted Black Santa, my children were a few years younger and had not verbalized any comments about...

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