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    I have a three year old, and it seems like most days I am itching to get out of the house with him and go somewhere. Anywhere. But that darn groundhog saw his shadow and guaranteed us six more weeks of winter (Or so the folktale says.) At any rate, it's cold outside and winter still has its grip on the city of Louisville. What can you do around town with your preschooler or other younger aged children while you're waiting to frolic in the glorious parks? Here are some ideas for this weekend, which does include Valentine's Day.

    $5 February on Museum Row on Main
    You can still take advantage of the $5 February deal happening at some of the museums along Museum Row on Main Street in downtown Louisville. Read more about it here. Most children's prices to these museums are pretty low to begin with, so $5 admission for parents or older children is a great deal, and a great way to beat the frigid temps headed our way this weekend.

    Friday, February 13
    At Oldham County Public Library, they have Toddler and Preschool storytimes at 10am and 11am. Storytime is always my go-to for interactive fun outside of the house and inside some place warm!
    Main Library
    308 Yager Avenue
    La Grange, KY 40031

    February 13-15
    Head to Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft for their MakerSpace program. All weekend from 12pm-3pm, children can create their own art masterpieces. On Friday they are making fiber heart brooches. Saturday's project is upcycled valentines, and Sunday you can make a tutu skirt.

    715 West Main Street

    Louisville, KY 40202


    Saturday, February 14
    Find Love at the Library
    Many of the Louisville Free Public Libraries are hosting Valentine's Day-related storytimes, parties, or crafting sessions. Check out the calendar listings and pick one near you.
    Library Locations vary, see calendar
    Main Library
    301 York Street
    Louisville, KY 40203

    At Jeffersonville Township Public Library, there is a Family Movie Time from 12pm-2pm. Watch a G or PG rated film together; a fun way to spend a part of Valentine's Day together as a family!
    Main Library
    211 East Court Avenue
    Jeffersonville, IN 47130
    (812) 285-5630

    Stop in Local Speed in NuLu for a free family art activity. Families can craft together with their program about printing with calliope arts. The program is entirely free and is a drop in event from 11:30am-3:30pm.
    822 East Market Street
    Louisville, KY 40206

    Sunday, February 15
    Make a family day out of cheering on the University of Louisville Women's Basketball team at the KFC Yum Center. The team is playing North Carolina at 1pm. Ticket information can be found here.
    201 W Main Street
    Louisville, KY 40202

    Here are some more ideas for indoor fun around Louisville, and some of the past toddler-themed posts from!

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    About Erin Nevitt

    Longtime Louisvillian, I am a children's librarian at heart and have a passion for children's lit. I am most recently a stay-at-home mom who is always on the move, searching for family fun in Louisville. If it's free, it's preferable!

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