25 Things To Do with Westchester Kids Before They Start Kindergarten

Things to Do with Toddlers and Preschoolers

Westchester is teeming with family-friendly things to do, from enriching museums to the stunning great outdoors, and while many activities can be enjoyed by kids of all ages, what does the county offer for the littlest among them? Plenty! Inspired by our list of 100 things to do with kids before they grow up, we've put together a list of preschool-targeted fun for the 5-and-under set. These activities cater to the wondrous and imaginative nature of those adorable-yet-challenging minis who have yet to experience the wonders of kindergarten. Read on for our top picks of must-try activities for toddlers and preschoolers (in no particular order).

  1. Climb on the tractor at Muscoot Farm.
  2. Get wet at one of the local splash pads.
  3. Take advantage of story time, programs and workshops at your local library.
  4. Get kids 4 and under in for FREE at the New York Renaissance Festival.
  5. Beat the heat (or rain) on the indoor playground at Gymnastics City.
  6. Taste foods from around the world with during a Cooking With Kids class.
  7. Gather fresh eggs at Stone Barns.
  8. Jump around during Preschool Bounce at Bounce U.
  9. Enjoy storytime at The Voracious Reader.
  10. Visit Greenburgh Nature Center for a Wild Encounter Storytime then go for a romp in the Discovery Playground.
  11. Look for the singing cows at Stew Leonards.
  12. Create a work of art at Amaze in Pottery on Tuesdays when there are NO studio fees for preschoolers.
  13. Take your little fairies and fireflies to the Midsummer’s Night Fairy and Firefly Festival in Depew Park.
  14. Study the environment at Rye Nature Center’s Preschool Ecology Camp.
  15. Start learning karate skills early with Kinder Kicks.
  16. Create, build and play at Legoland Discovery Center.
  17. Bring your favorite stuffie in for a check-up at the Northern Westchester Hospital’s annual Teddy Bear Clinic.
  18. Say “Hello” to the resident animals at Teatown Lakes Reservation.
  19. Find frogs in the Pocantico River that runs through Rockefeller State Park Preserve.
  20. Make Scribble Art at the Scribble Art Workshop.
  21. See Sesame Street LIVE at the Westchester County Center.
  22. Play in the mud at a Tinkergarten class.
  23. Take in a family-friendly live show at Emelin Theater.
  24. March in a Ragamuffin Parade.
  25. Request a FREE class at Gymboree, My Gym, Kidville, The Little Gym or Jodi’s Gym.

Also, see why Westchester is a great place to raise kids

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