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Plan an Unforgettable Day with your Ann Arbor Preschoolers

Are you wondering what to do with your preschooler today? Great news, We have rounded up the best, Ann Arbor events for 3 year olds and other preschoolers. Plus all the fun things to do with kids ages 3-5 in Michigan – specifically in Ann Arbor and surrounding towns. Take a look at our any time suggestions, seasonal suggestions, and plan the best day for preschoolers in Ann Arbor!

Featured Ann Arbor Preschooler Activities

Check out these amazing activities for 3-5 year olds from our sponsors.

Humane Society of Huron Valley

“Love starts here” is the Humane Society of Huron Valley’s motto, and they offer lots of youth activities to foster compassion—not to mention entertain! Both animal-loving and animal-fearing kiddos can benefit from a variety of programs at the modernized shelter.

Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center

Ann Arbor’s cat café, the Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center (or “TLC” for short!) is an offshoot of the Humane Society of Huron Valley—a place where kids young and old can visit with kittens and cats in a comfy space. While all the felines there are available for adoption, there are no strings attached!

Finding Activities for Preschoolers Near Me

Did you know this topic was part of how Ann Arbor with Kids started back in 2008-2009?

I was in charge of a play groups for kids from birth through preschoolers near me. I was looking for group activities for preschoolers near me so I could plan group outings. So I started researching fun activities near me for preschoolers and toddlers. And I kept all the activities in a list.

When my daughter started at a cooperative preschool in 2009, we went on playdates to meet her future classmates. Those parents heard about my list of activities for 3-5 year olds near us and wanted a copy too. Thus, “Ann Arbor Area Events and Activities for Toddlers & Preschoolers” was born.

When my daughter started Kindergarten, the site was rebranded to the more concise and expansive Ann Arbor with Kids. Fourteen years later, we now cover activities for kids of all ages.

Events from our Sponsors

Nichols Arboretum Big Play Day June 23

Big Play Day

Mark you calendars for June 23!

AFC Ann Arbor Women's Team takes the field

AFC Ann Arbor (Women’s) Final Home Game vs Detroit City FC

AFC Ann Arbor Women's Season May 19-June 30

Playgrounds for Preschoolers in Ann Arbor

Playgrounds are a great year-round option for your toddler! Yes, even in winter bundle everyone up and get out on the playground. Our playground profiles will help you find the best fit for kids who love to play outdoors.

Ann Arbor Activities - Visit a Playground

If you just can’t bear the thought of pushing the swing one more time, check our list of Playgrounds without swings.

Ann Arbor Playgrounds without Swings

And, with young preschoolers we all know having a bathroom near by is important! Be sure to check the all important list of Playgrounds with Bathrooms.

Ann Arbor Playgrounds with Bathrooms

Year-Round Preschooler Activities in Ann Arbor

There are so many year-round activities for preschoolers in Ann Arbor. There are story times, museums, the children’s garden at Matthaei, family-friendly hikes, and more. Unfortunately, indoor play spaces have struggled in the Ann Arbor area. When my 17 year old was a toddler through early elementary, there was a never ending line of openings and closings.

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Seasonal Activities for Preschoolers

Ann Arbor Summer Activities for Preschoolers

During summer, there are so many things to do with preschoolers near Ann Arbor. Don’t miss out all of the kid friendly summer fun – u-pick farms, carnivals, and more. Just watch out for the invasion of the big-kids who are off from school.

Putt Putt Ann Arbor: Swing Away at Putterz Mini Golf!

Back in 2016, my daughter and I visited Putterz in Ypsilanti for an afternoon of Miniature Golf after school. They are open each year from spring through fall. They are...

Ann Arbor Parks for Splashing

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Thrills & Delights: Ann Arbor’s Carnivals 2023

The 2023 Ann Arbor Carnival & Fair season is back! Carnivals are always a great source of family fun with games and rides and entertainment. My daughter loves rides, so...

Lavender Bliss: Serene Lavender Fields near Ann Arbor

There are several family-friendly Lavender Farms near Ann Arbor that offer visits and u-pick lavender. A trip to the lavender fields is tons of fun for the kids - as...

Berry Bliss: Discover Local Blueberry Picking Near Ann Arbor

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Ann Arbor Activities for Preschoolers in Fall

Fall brings back to school, but preschoolers still have plenty of time for fun. Don’t miss the fall orchards, football fun, and more.

Ann Arbor Parks for Splashing

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Spooktacular Halloween Events for Toddlers Near Ann Arbor

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Winter Activities for Preschoolers in Ann Arbor

Don’t just hide out indoors this winter. Bundle up for sledding fun, explore a snowy playground, or celebrate the holidays.

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Spring Preschool Activities Near Ann Arbor

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Preschooler Classes & Camps Near Me

Does your preschooler want to attend camp like their older siblings? We’ve got a list of Camps just for them!

2023 Ann Arbor Preschool Camps - Preschool aged kids sitting on a gym mat while wearing leotards & masks

Coming Soon is our classes guide which will have a special section just for children aged 1-2! This will help you find a music class, a play group, an introductions to sport, and more for your preschooler! These classes will focus on building both their gross and fine motor skills.

Ann Arbor Preschooler Events

Today’s Preschoolers Events

Preschool Storytimes
at Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor Michigan
Preschool Storytimes
at Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
Tot Time
at PAX Gymnastics, Chelsea Michigan
Toddler Time
at Champion Gymnastics, Dexter Michigan

Tomorrow’s Events for Preschoolers

Ann Arbor Farmers Market
at Ann Arbor Farmers Market, Ann Arbor MI
White Lotus Farms Farmers Market
at White Lotus Farms, Ann Arbor MI
Chelsea Farmers Market
at Chelsea State Bank, Chelsea Michigan
Toddler Time
at Champion Gymnastics, Dexter Michigan
Preschool Storytimes
at Malletts Creek Branch Library, Ann Arbor Michigan
Tot Time
at PAX Gymnastics, Chelsea Michigan
Wonder Walks: Nature Refills our Tanks
at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor Michigan

AFC Ann Arbor (Men's) Game vs Kalamazoo FC

at Concordia University, Ann Arbor Michigan
Update: This game has been moved from Pioneer to Concordia since Pioneer is hosting a regional HS boys soccer match The AFC Ann Arbor Men's Team plays Kalamazoo FC. AFCAA Practice 6/14 For every game: Free Admission for Kids 13 & Under Expanded Kids' Play Area Upcoming AFC Ann Arbor...Read More

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