Preschool, Baby & Toddler Activities 2022 Calendar: Weekly Open Gyms, Play Area Schedules & More

kalamazoo Preschool, Toddler & Baby Activities

Infant, Preschool & Toddler Activities- the Schedule

When you have young children, it can be hard to find age-appropriate activities for infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

We’ve put together a list of toddler activities and play areas near Kalamazoo that infants and preschoolers will enjoy too.

Read on for storytimes, open gym times, weekly activities and classes:

Toddler Room Children's Museum

Storytimes

Searching for storytimes near Kalamazoo?

Use this list to find recurring storytimes with some amazing local librarians.

Weekly Activities + Open Play Times

Organized by day, these events occur weekly for little ones.

Some activities are off during school breaks or public holidays, so check first that they’re happening before you go.

Mondays

9 AM
Tot Spot Open Swim
Allegan Aquatic Center – Children ages 5 & under to have an hour of open play in our warm leisure pool, complete with a water slide, lazy river, and fountains. Pre-registration required. $3/adult + 1 child

9 AM
5 & Under Toddler Play Time
The Point Community Center – Children ages 5 & under can play inside. FREE.

10 AM
KRESA Community Playgroup
KRESA (West Campus) – Playgroups for parents and caregivers with their children – babies to preschoolers – and a parent educator. Each playgroup is filled with fun activities. Mon/Wed groups: KRESA West Campus on Drake; Friday group: Comstock Early Learning Academy. FREE.

10 AM
Playgroup
Freshwater Church – Playgroup meets every Monday at Freshwater Church in Paw Paw. FREE

10 AM
Toddler Open Play
Kingdom Sports – All participants must sign the Drop-In Waiver. $5 per visit or $40 punch card for 10 visits

Tuesdays

10 AM
KNC Preschool Explorers
Kalamazoo Nature Center – Explore and play with nature as our teacher while developing critical early childhood skills. Come dressed to explore the outdoors! (Jan 4-Feb 22, 2022)

10:30 AM
TumbleKids Open Play
Kids Gym, Inc. – For ages 6 months to 5 years with a parent. $10/person, pre-registration required. (Sept-Apr)

Wednesdays

10 AM
KRESA Community Playgroup
KRESA (West Campus) – Playgroups for parents and caregivers with their children – babies to preschoolers – and a parent educator. Each playgroup is filled with fun activities. Mon/Wed groups: KRESA West Campus on Drake; Friday group: Comstock Early Learning Academy. FREE.

10:30 AM
Bilingual Playgroup
Lawton Public Library – Bilingual Playgroup meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month at the Lawton Public Library. FREE.

10 AM
Toddler Open Play
Kingdom Sports – All participants must sign the Drop-In Waiver. $5 per visit or $40 punch card for 10 visits

Thursdays

9 AM
Tot Spot Open Swim
Allegan Aquatic Center – Children ages 5 & under to have an hour of open play in our warm leisure pool, complete with a water slide, lazy river, and fountains. Pre-registration required. $3/adult + 1 child (starting Sept 27, 2021)

Fridays

9:30 AM
TumbleKids Open Play
Kids Gym, Inc. – For ages 6 months to 5 years with a parent. $10/person, pre-registration required. (Oct-Apr)

10 AM
KRESA Community Playgroup
KRESA (Comstock) – Playgroups for parents and caregivers with their children – babies to preschoolers – and a parent educator. Each playgroup is filled with fun activities. Mon/Wed groups: KRESA West Campus on Drake; Friday group: Comstock Early Learning Academy. FREE.

Sundays

10 AM
Toddler Time
Airborne Adventure – With Toddler Time every Sunday morning your littlest flyer (ages 4/under) put their abundance of energy to good use.

Classes

These organizations offer registered classes for babies, preschoolers, and toddlers:

Air Zoo

6151 Portage Rd, Portage, MI 49002

Preschool STEAM Days is offered the first Wednesday of each month at the Air Zoo. This program includes 10 minutes of storytime and 30 minutes of station-based activities for preschoolers and parents to complete together.

Crescendo Academy of Music

Epic Center, Suite 12, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Internationally recognized Music Together classes are taught in 45-minute sessions to engage caregivers and children in singing, moving, and playing music. Participants also receive CDs and songbooks to use at home with this 10-week course.

Kalamazoo Nature Center

7000 N Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009

Preschool Explorers encourages kids to get outside; dress for a trip outside to learn about nature.

Kingdom Sports

8151 Merchant Pl, Portage, MI 49002

Starting at age 2, Micro Kickers + Mini Kickers Soccer Classes offer 6 weeks of soccer fun and instruction within their indoor facility.

The Little Gym of Kalamazoo

408 W Centre Ave, Portage, MI 49024

The Little Gym of Kalamazoo hosts classes starting at four months old. Check their schedule of courses to find the right fit for your family.

YMCA of Greater Kalamazoo

1001 W Maple St, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
2900 W Centre Ave, Portage, MI 49024

Both YMCA locations offer programming for all ages, including infants. Try swim classes, Pint Sized Play or Sporties for Shorties for infants, toddlers or preschoolers.

Preschool & Toddler Play Areas

Many local spots designate rooms or exhibits geared just for toddlers. Libraries and bookstores have amazing play areas for kids to enjoy following storytimes. Museums and zoos often have exhibits just for little hands to experience.

We’ve listed some local favorites with inviting spaces for little ones to play in Kalamazoo.

Air Zoo

6151 Portage Rd, Portage, MI 49002

The Air Zoo is FREE for kids aged four and under. They offer indoor amusement-park style rides and hands-on exhibits throughout the museum.

Air Zoo Trip Planner

Binder Park Zoo

7400 Division Dr, Battle Creek, MI 49014

Younger kids will enjoy the Forest Farm area where they can feed the goats and brush their fur.

Admission to Binder Park is free for two and under. Open seasonally.

Kalamazoo Valley Museum

230 N Rose St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

KVM offers FREE admission for all visitors and features the Burton Henry Upjohn Children’s Landscape.

This fun children’s area includes books, puzzles, puppet stations and a coloring station.

Mezanmi Play Cafe

105 S Kalamazoo Ave, Vicksburg, MI 49097
24208 Front St Suite A, Mattawan, MI 49071

Try this spot to grab a coffee while your kids can play! Recommended ages: 0-6; reserve your playtime online.

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