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Fun for preschoolers in January

Looking for something fun to do with your preschooler in January? Here’s a whole list of fun things to do in Maryland this month. From puppet shows to crafts to parades, get ready to have fun this month with your little one. Whether you live in Annapolis or Baltimore or anywhere in between, there is something on our list just for you and your preschooler.

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Club Shed
Through Jan. 3. Make noisemakers, party favors, music and more. $16.95-24.95. 10am-5pm. Maryland Science Center, Baltimore. 410-685-5225, Mdsci.org

3 Tuesday

Thrifty Tuesday
Receive half off regular admission into the museum. $9; $6 ages 2-13. 10am-4pm. B&O Railroad Museum, Baltimore. 410-752-2490, borail.org/holiday

Education Connection: Through the Zoo
Tue.-Fri. Explore different animals around the world and the alphabet. Ages 2 and older. Free with paid admission. $12-18. 10am-noon. B&O Railroad Museum, Baltimore. 410-752-2490, borail.org

Penguin Pandemonium
Learn about penguins with stories and activities. Ages 3-5. Free. 2-2:45pm. Central Library, Columbia. 410-313-7800, hclibrary.org/locations/central-branch

4 Wednesday

Winter Puppet Theatre
Nature-themed puppet show based on the story “The Tortoise and the Hare” followed by a craft. $5. 11:30am. Robinson Nature Center, Columbia. 410-313-0400, howardcountymd.gov

5 Thursday

Creek Critters
Thursdays weekly. Learn about the environment with indoor and outdoor activities. See what critters live in the woodlands and creek. Share stories, songs, games and crafts. Ages 3-10. Free with $4 museum admission. 10am-noon. Chesapeake Children’s Museum, Annapolis. theccm.org

Music, refreshments, giveaways and more. Benefits Special Olympics Maryland. $5 donation includes admission and skate rental. 6-8pm. Inner Harbor, Baltimore. innerharboricerink.org

6 Friday

Tales & Tails
Fridays weekly. Animal stories followed by an animal meet and greet. Free. 10-11am. Irvine Nature Center, Owings Mills. 443-738-9220, explorenature.org

Motorcycle Show
Jan. 6-8. Shop motorcycles and parts plus enjoy kids zone, raffles, food, demonstrations and more. $16; ages 11 and under, free. Fri., 6-8pm; Sat., 10am-9pm; Sun., 10am-5pm. Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C. 800-331-5706, motorcycleshows.com/washingtondc

First Fridays
Discounted admission to the museum. $10. 5pm. Maryland Science Center, Baltimore. 410-685-2370, mdsci.org

7 Saturday

Creature Feature: Raptors
Meet and learn about birds of prey. Ages 3 and older. Reservations required. $4. 10-11am. Watkins Nature Center, Upper Marlboro. 301-218-6702, outdoors.pgparks.com/Sites/Watkins_Nature_Center.htm

Juice Box Jams
Entertainment, face painting, Lego table and more. $5. 10:30am. Paladar, Annapolis Towne Centre. 800-255-2071, juiceboxjams.com

Explore Nature with the Cat in the Hat
Featured book is “There’s No Place Like Space.” Read the book, look at constellations, and look for planets and stars. $3 per child. Registration required. 11am-noon. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum, Baltimore. 410-887-1081, friendsofbenjaminbanneker.com

Meet the Authors: Liz and Jimmy Reed
Liz and Jimmy Reed read their book “Sweet Competition.” Learn about clay characters and how to make an ice cream sundae character. Registration required. Free. 2-3pm. Central Library, Columbia. 410-313-7800, hclibrary.org/locations/central-branch

8 Sunday

Peaceful Kids Yoga
Sundays weekly. Children learn to manage stress in a healthy way. Class combines yoga, art, meditation, singing and more. Karma Yoga for adults takes place across the hall at 4pm. $10. 4pm. Imagine Yoga & Wellness Center, Bowie. 443-510-6308, imaginetheplace.com

9 Monday

Full Steam Ahead
Interact with books, crafts and experiments while exploring science, technology, engineering, art and math. Ages 4-8. Free. 6:30-7:30pm. Prince Frederick Library. 410-535-0291, calvert.lib.md.us

10 Tuesday

Play bingo for small prizes and books. Free. 7pm. Brooklyn Park Library, Baltimore. 410-222-6260, aacpl.net/location/brooklynpark

11 Wednesday

Inner Harbor Frost Fest
Live music, festive kids’ crafts, hot chocolate bar and more. $7-9; $4 skate rentals. 6-8pm. PANDORA Ice Rink, Inner Harbor, Baltimore. innerharboricerink.org

12 Thursday

Farm Craft and Story
Hands-on craft and story. Ages 2-12. $6. 10-11am. Old Maryland Farm, Upper Marlboro. 301-218-6702, outdoors.pgparks.com/Sites/Old_Maryland_Farm.htm

Martin Luther King Jr Celebration
Learn about Martin Luther King’s legacy, crafts, activities, photobooth and more. Free. 5-8pm. Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 410-547-9000, thewalters.org

14 Saturday

I Have a Dream Weekend
Jan. 14-16. Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy through fun, education activities, interactive programs and performances. Sat., 10am-5pm; Sun., noon-5pm; and Mon., 9:30am-5pm. Free with museum admission of $14.95 for ages 2 and up. Port Discovery Children’s Museum, Baltimore. 410-727-8120, portdiscovery.org

Shooting Stars
Discover outer space through views of the stars and planets, stories and song. $3 per person with admission of $5; $3 ages 4 and older; ages 3 and under free. 11am. Robinson Nature Center, Columbia. 410-313-0400, howardcountymd.gov

Kerplunk – Free Family Art Drop-in
Saturdays. Families tour the galleries and design unique art projects linked to the exhibitions. Free. Noon-3pm. Creative Alliance at The Patterson, Baltimore. 410-276-1651, creativealliance.org

MLK Days
Jan. 14-16. Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King with a community engagement project. Free. 11am-4pm. Annmarie Garden, Solomons. 410-326-4640, annmariegarden.org

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live
Interactive musical adventure featuring characters from Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. Tickets start at $19.50. 2pm. The Lyric, Baltimore. lyricoperahouse.com, 410-900-1150

15 Sunday

Free Family Sunday
Create a craft with family. Materials provided. Free. 2-5pm. Baltimore Museum of Art. 443-573-1700, artbma.org

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