Love is in the air! Time to make (or buy if you are like me) Valentines for school and attempt to monitor your child’s sugar intake… While you’re at it, check out some of the great things happening in and around Wichita this month.
February 3: Bring your early elementary kiddos to Botanica for some Home Grown Education.
February 4: Botanica is hosting a Family Fun Fair with free crafts and activities for the whole family.
February 4: Your basketball-loving kiddos will enjoy the Harlem Globetrotters at Intrust Bank Arena.
February 7: Animal loving tots will go wild for a story time at Kansas Humane Society.
February 9: Your preschooler will love the nature-themed craft and story at Great Plains Nature Center.
February 10: Celebrate Valentine’s with your love a little early with champagne and cupcake decoarating.
February 11: Love of Character is hosting a valentine making party for the little ones.
February 11: Moms need reminders about self-love sometimes, and this workshop will help!
February 16: Every mom dreads the birds and bees talk, and Dr. Hague wants to help with her presentation – Toddlers to Teens: How to Talk to Your Kids about Sex.
February 18: Everyone will enjoy the annual Police vs. Fire Hockey Game, especially since it benefits the Wichita Children’s Home.
February 23: Parenting in the 21st Century has unique challenges, and Dr. Grant wants to help you ditch the mommy guilt.
February 25: Disco lives on at Wichita Art Museum with kid and grown up friendly celebrations.
February 25: Things are getting very ODD at the Orpheum when the Odd Squad comes to town!
February 25: The most delicious fundraiser in town – Death by Chocolate is at the Orpheum.
February 26: Paint the Towne East and Clifton Square have open paint for families.
Regularly Scheduled Programming:
Many local places have recurring events that are great for moms and families, and you can find them here:
Aviate has Junior Jump Monday through Friday for the younger crowd.
Sensory Friendly play at Exploration Place on the second Sunday of every month
Sunshine Family Yoga hosts a monthly parenting meet up for moms with little ones.
Urban Air has Jumparoo Toddler Jump every Thursday and Friday.
Wednesdays are discounted admission for everyone at the Sedgwick County Zoo.
Local libraries have story times most every day: check out our Ultimate ICT Story Time Index here.
Family Night at Museum of World Treasures is the first Thursday of the month.
Make ICT has free access to their makerspace every other Monday.
Kansas Children’s Service League has a support group for Parents of Special Needs Children on the third Monday of every month.
Neighborhood Group Meet-Ups
Wichita Neighborhood Mom Groups are having all kids of activities in your neighborhood. Click here to join your Neighborhood Group, and see below for what’s going on near you this month.
Central Wichita/Downtown Moms: February 2 – Moms’ Night Out at Skin Essentials
East Side/Andover Moms: February 13 – Moms (and kids) meet at Whole Foods for coffee and coloring
West Side/Goddard/Maize Moms: February 18 – Exploration Place is opening a new exhibit. Come check it out with other moms and kiddos.
Derby/South Wichita Moms: February 20 – Papa Murphy’s tour including make and take mini pizzas