January is usually the coldest month, but that is no reason to not have a good time! Start your year off right with some of these super fun happenings in Hendricks County. If you need even more to enjoy, visit the Indy With Kids Events Calendar. It is packed with things to do!
January 3: Winter Break Open Studio – Process Art Play
10 am-11 am, noon-1 pm, and 2-3 pm
Brightly Art Studio, 1451 South Green Street, Brownsburg, IN 46112
Let your littles be totally themselves as they try different process art stations! This is meant to be a positive experience with no step-by-step instructions and no wrong way to create. Just select your materials and make a unique masterpiece! Ages 2-10, with parent; Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door; Registration. More art classes can be found here.
January 3: Kid’s Night Out
Bisque Barn, 9778 East US Highway 36, Avon, IN, 46123
Drop the kids off and enjoy a few hours to yourself! Each child will paint a pottery piece, make a craft and play games. They even have dinner covered with pizza and drinks! Special foods or accommodations can be taken care of if the staff knows a few days ahead. Ages: All (must be potty-trained); Cost: $37.45/Child; Register here.
January 6: Snapology Animation Day
7 am-5:30 pm
Avon Washington Township Parks Pavillion Center, 115 South County Road 575, Avon, IN 46123
Work in teams to produce movies with stop motion animation using LEGO® bricks, complete with dialogue and sound effects! Movies are uploaded to a secure site to show family and friends. Classes are from 8 am -4:30 pm, with lunch and breaks in-between. There will be activities and free-time before and after. Please pack snacks and lunch, as they are not provided. Presented by Snapology Indy-West. Ages: 7-14; Cost: $55; Sign-up.
January 10: All-You-Can-Play
Avon Laser Tag, 8141 Kingston Street, Avon, IN 46123
Suit up, hear about the instructions and game layout and then play laser tag in this 4,000 square foot multilevel arena! You can choose from these 24 game formats, and play solo or in teams. There are also game tokens available for purchase if you want to hit up the arcade. If you still have the energy for more laser tag, check out our lineup for extra experiences around Indy! Ages: 6 and up. Cost: $20/person
*This event also occurs every Friday and Saturday
January 11: Avengers – Skate and Movie
Skate, 4-6 pm
Movie in King Igloo, 6-8 pm
Penguin Park, 115 South CR 575, Avon, IN 46123
Get your Superhero fix on this Saturday night! Attend one or both activities. First, come ice skate with Spiderman and Black Panther and warm up and take a few photos in the heated igloo. Cost: $12. For some seated fun, stay and watch The Avengers in a heated Igloo, with popcorn and hot chocolate to snack on. Cost: $5. Register here. There are several other places to skate too, take a look!
January 15, 22, and 29: Wii Winter Games
Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library, 1120 Stafford Road, Plainfield, IN 46168
Compete in Wii Sports and never have to leave the warmth of the library! Play a different game each week and compete for the title of Winter Game Systems Warrior. On January 15th, it’s racing time with Mario Cart. Next, on January 22nd, practice your jabs and uppercuts with Sport Boxing. The final battle for the month is on January 29 when you can challenge others to a duel with Sport Sword Fighting. Ages: Teens; Cost: Free; No registration required.
January 20: Family Day of Service
1-2:30 pm (drop-in)
Brownsburg Public Library, 450 South Jefferson Street, Brownsburg, IN 46112
The kids are out of school, and what better way to celebrate Dr. King’s legacy than finding a way for the family to give back! Organizations will be on hand for all to help them work on a project. There will also be other games and activities. Ages: All; Cost: Free; No registration required. See this list for more ways your family can help out our communities.
January 22: Dice & Meeples
Avon-Washington Twp Public Library, Public Meeting Room A, 498 North Avon Avenue, Avon, IN 46123
Bring the entire family for table-top gaming, pizza and drinks! This evening learn to play Splendor and Astro Trash or play one of the games in the library collection. If you have a favorite game at home, you can bring that too! Ages: All; Cost: Free; To register, click here. If you can’t get enough of board games, look at this to see other places to play.
January 24: Snow Princess Painting Party
uPaint Pottery Studio, 1820 East Main Street, Plainfield, IN 46168
Paint pottery, make princess wands and eat pizza and treats! Elsa and Anna will be there to join in the fun and pose for photos. Parents can drop-off, or wait in an adjoining room during the program. Ages: 4 and up. Cost: $38 per child. Register here. If you need more date night ideas, look no further than this listing.
January 30: STEAMstations
Danville-Center Twp Public Library, 101 South Indiana Street, Danville, IN 46122
Drop-in and visit the library’s STEAM stations! Legos, tangrams, snap circuits, cubelets, sphero bolt, and Google Cardboard are just some of the activities you could encounter. Ages: Grades K and up; Cost: Free; No registration required. Need more to keep the kids learning? Check these out!