Category - Minneapolis

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Family Fun: Home Depot’s Kids Workshops
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FFTC’s Guide to Family Music Classes
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Summer Family Fun: Beat the Heat with Cool Outings
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Sweet and Savory: Twin Cities Summer Dining with Kids
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Free Twin Cities July Events & Activities
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Family Fun: Free Ink Day at Highpoint Center for Printmaking
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Twin Cities Best Ice Cream Shoppes
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FFTC’s Guide to Kid-Friendly Food Trucks
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Twin Cities Independence Day & 4th of July Events
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Feel Like a Kid Again in June

Family Fun: Home Depot’s Kids Workshops

Home Depot Kids Workshop
First Saturday of the month
9:00 am-12:00 pm

Registration is encouraged. Find the next workshop here.

Home Depot Kids WorkshopOn the bright first Saturday morning in March, Chris–the husband and daddy–packed up the girls and drove to Menards, Lowe’s, and Home Depot.  They were on a mission to buy the supplies needed to redo our bathroom.  What they ran into was the opportunity to build.  They all came home extremely excited and chitty-chatty.  Meanwhile, the boys were beside themselves with envy having to wait until the following month. Read More

FFTC’s Guide to Family Music Classes

Family Music classes aren’t simply about introducing your child to music education.  A big part of it is learning how to play with your child.  In the Twin Cities we are blessed to have so many different options. These classes are a great way to get out of the house with a specific purpose – to enjoy an hour together with your little ones.
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Summer Family Fun: Beat the Heat with Cool Outings

I don’t know about you, but I am really feeling the heat. It’s that time of year when even the most hearty Minnesotans melt.  We try to remember what it’s like when it’s negative degrees in January, but it’s no use. While there are some you thrive in the heat, I know there are many of us who could do without the heat and humidity.

So FFTC is here once again, helping you to stay cool during this hot summer days.

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Sweet and Savory: Twin Cities Summer Dining with Kids

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Summer in Minnesota begs for tasty treats that tickle our taste buds, so FFTC has rounded up summertime delightful dining in this guide.  It includes food trucks, summer dining experiences, ice cream, fro-yo and more.

We hope you enjoy a flavorful family summer.

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Free Twin Cities July Events & Activities

Twin Cities Free July Events and Activities
Fill your summer with FREE events in the Twin Cities during the month of July!

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Family Fun: Free Ink Day at Highpoint Center for Printmaking

Free Ink Day is a program hosted four times annually at Highpoint Center for Printmaking. It’s the perfect way for an interested person of any age to dabble in printmaking without committing to a full class. Having brought young children to Free Ink Day, I have a few tips that may be helpful for those also contemplating introducing their kids to the art:

1) Have the kids arrive chock full of inspiration! Or, at least with an idea or two. A sketch couldn’t hurt, either. The central activity at Free Ink Day was creating relief prints on rubber templates a bit smaller than a postcard. The prints are made by carving a design into the rubber, coating the plate with ink, then pressing the plate onto a paper card. The biggest challenge in this process was coming up with a design, which leads me to suggest…

2) Plan to spend at least an hour designing, carving, inking and printing the kids’ creations. Free Ink Day spans three hours, but we came near the end in order to catch a special puppet show put on by Open Eye Figure Theatre. As a result, the kids were rushed in their printmaking, one squeaked in a print by the skin of her teeth, and it was semi-stressful scrubbing everyone’s hands clean in time for the show.

3) Budget time for cleanup! This one should definitely not be overlooked. Printmaking can be messy business. Aprons are provided, but you might want to dress in clothes you don’t care much for, just to be on the safe side.


Free Ink Day at Highpoint Center for Printmaking
912 W Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55408

Activities are open to all ages, but most kids 5 & under will need a significant amount of help with the printmaking tools. No advance registration is required.


Twin Cities Best Ice Cream Shoppes

Ice Cream Shoppes

Nothing is more perfect for summer than an ice cream cone or shake or sundae or banana split or waffle cone or dish or…. you name it.  Ice cream is perfect for the summer. Well, all year round actually, but especially in the summer.  If you want to enjoy frosty, creamy goodness, here’s a round up of most of the independent ice cream shoppes around town. What’s your favorite?

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FFTC’s Guide to Kid-Friendly Food Trucks

Kid-Friendly Food TrucksFood trucks are taking over our city!  Family Fun Twin Cities has  the scoop for you and your family.

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Twin Cities Independence Day & 4th of July Events

Do you have a Independence Day Go-To Plan? Or do you like to switch things up each year? Since I didn’t grow up here, I like to check out different festivals each year.

We’ve collected several ideas for celebrating Independence Day as a family. If you know of an event — free or paid — that you’d like to see added, please drop us a line via our contact form. Thanks!

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Feel Like a Kid Again in June

June is ridiculously crazy busy!  There is so much  happening that I hope we were able to catch it all! Here are our favorite ways to Feel Like a Kid Again in June.

Feel Like a Kid Again in June

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