Free Weekday Picks for Boston Kids: A Wintry Mix; Jan 9-13

Our top picks for activities with kids in Boston each weekday

Whether the weather outside is frightful or delightful, we've found a reason for each day of the week to get out of the house with the children. This week's top picks, which are all free and all indoors, include trying a new class, enjoying the oasis of the library, joining in a meaningful celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and solving winter-themed math puzzles.

It looks like the latter part of the week may bring warmer temperatures and some sunshine: perfect for a winter walk, ice skating, or even a trip to the park.

Have an enriching week, and remember to check our Event Calendar for more ideas each day.

Monday 1/9Reading
If you've never been to a Jitterbugs Music Class, you're in for a treat. Free trial classes led by members of Mommy Poppins Besties Awards Winner Karen K and the Jitterbugs are being offered this week at several locations. Today's class is in Reading. (Ages 0-5; FREE)

See all Monday events

Tuesday 1/10Boston
Taking your little ones to Tinker Tots at the Boston Public Library is a lot like sneaking vegetables into their treats. They'll be so busy enjoying it they won't realize it's good for them. But you will. (Ages 3-5; FREE)

See all Tuesday events

Wednesday 1/11Dorchester
Join the circle with other parents and their little ones for action songs, finger plays, and short stories followed by playtime at the Uphams Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library. Maybe you'll even make a new friend. We all need mom and dad friends, right? (Ages 0-3 with caregiver; FREE)

See all Wednesday events

Thursday 1/12 Boston
Spend an evening with student performers from Boston Public Schools sharing creative reflections on Dr. King's life and legacy. The BPS Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration features dance, music and theatre ensembles, as well as student-produced videos and winners of the annual history essay contest. (Ages 5 and up; FREE)

See all Thursday events

Friday 1/13Newton
Another blizzard is on the way – a Math Blizzard, that is. The Russian School of Mathematics has a wintry mix of math games and activities for kids who love to solve puzzles during its winter open house. Consider bringing new or gently used hats, scarves, and gloves to be donated to a local shelter. (Ages 6-11; FREE)

See all Friday events

There are always more activities on our Event Calendar and in our monthly GoList. And if you don’t receive our newsletters full of suggestions for family fun, you really should sign up for our newsletter—it’s free!

Photo of a program in the Margret and H.A. Room of the Boston Public Library by the author.