Palm Coast - Preschoolers ages 2 to 5 can make friends as they explore different City of Palm Coast playgrounds at the Playground Pals program held monthly. The new season kicks off March 14.

Palm Coast Parks & Recreation's Munchkin' Sports program also kicks off in March, and other toddler programs are ongoing. Those include Teddy Bear Picnic and Munchkin' Creations. Now that the weather is warm, it's the perfect time to get little ones outdoors!

At the free Playground Pals program, parents join their young children for playground time, arts, crafts and games. Playground Pals is held 10-11 a.m. Wednesdays - March 14 at Waterfront Park, 150 Waterfront Park Road (off Colbert Lane); April 18 at Seminole Woods Neighborhood Park, 350 Sesame Blvd.; May 16 at Holland Park, 18 Florida Park Drive.

The program is free, but participants must be pre-registered at least 48 hours ahead of time (while space available). Registration is now open through the City's new, easy-to-use Civic Rec online registration program: www.palmcoastgov.com/register.

Munchkin' Sports

Also coming up in March is the Munchkin' Sports program, which will be held from 5:15-6 p.m. Wednesdays, March 28 through April 25, at Holland Park, 18 Florida Park Drive. Children ages 3 to 5 can learn the basic motor skills necessary to play organized sports such as soccer, baseball, golf, football and tennis.

The five-week program is set up for parents to assist during lessons to enjoy quality family time. The cost is $35 for the program. Pre-registration is required (while space available) at www.palmcoastgov.com/register.

Other fun toddler programs

The City's free Teddy Bear Picnics are offered monthly on Monday and Saturday mornings. Monday sessions are 10-10:30 a.m. March 5, April 9 and May 7 at Linear Park, 31 Greenway Court (off Colbert Lane). Saturday sessions are 10-10:30 a.m. March 31, April 28 and May 26 at Holland Park, 18 Florida Park Drive. Children ages 2-5 (with their parents) will bring their favorite teddy bear for story time, game playing or craft and a snack. Pre-registration is required at least 48 hours in advance (while space available) at www.palmcoastgov.com/register.

Munchkin' Creations also meets monthly, on Tuesdays from 10-11 a.m. The next session will be March 13 at the City's Frieda Zamba Pool classroom, 339 Parkview Drive. Other dates this spring are April 10 and May 8, and those will be held at the Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. Children 2-5, with their parents, will learn to make their own snack while also creating a unique piece of art. The $8 fee covers supplies. Pre-registration is required at least 48 hours in advance (while space available) at www.palmcoastgov.com/register.

For more information about Parks & Recreation programs, call 386-986-2323.