Tag - Family Fun

1
FFTC’s Ultimate Summer Guide in the Twin Cities
2
Summer Fun Bucket List 2017: 101 Ideas For Your Family This Summer
3
FFTC’s Guide to Mini Golf in the Twin Cities
4
45+ Fun Physical Activities for Kids of All Ages, Categorized
5
Christmas in the Twin Cities: Planes, Trains, & Sleighs
6
‘Animal Dance’ at Children’s Theatre Co.
7
6 Cool Twin Cities Roller Skating Rink Family Deals
8
13 Twin Cities Bowling Alleys, Make Way for FUN!
9
45+ Fun Indoor Games for Kids of All Ages, Categorized
10
Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid Jr.’ at Stages Theatre – Past Production

FFTC’s Ultimate Summer Guide in the Twin Cities

We have been working hard all spring to bring you the Ultimate Summer Guide to the Twin Cities.

Family Fun Twin Cities' Ultimate Summer Guide

This guide is brought to you by Wheel Fun Rentals.


Read More

Summer Fun Bucket List 2017: 101 Ideas For Your Family This Summer

It’s summer! The birds are chirping, the beaches are beckoning, the kids are home and it’s time to get outside together. Want to fill up your summer fun bucket list but don’t know where to start?

Not a problem – we’ve got you covered. 101 Ideas for Kids this Summer:

Summer Fun

We’ve got your bucket list of 101 Ideas For Your Family Summer Fun

Read More

FFTC’s Guide to Mini Golf in the Twin Cities

mini golf

Whether you are looking to mini golf outside in the beautiful summer weather or inside to escape the heat and humidity, we’ve rounded up all the mini-golf courses in and around the Twin Cities.  Choose between classic courses and inventive courses, beautifully artistic courses and techno courses, challenging putting courses for dad and pirate’s lair for son.

 


Our Ultimate Summer Guide is sponsored by Wheel Fun Rentals

Read More

45+ Fun Physical Activities for Kids of All Ages, Categorized

Physical Activities for Kids from familyfuntwincities.com

Get the children moving with this list of physical activities for kids! They are categorized into age appropriate groups, but as always, these physical activities for kids can be enjoyed by those who are ready and willing to have fun and get some exercise. How did you like to stay active as a kid? What physical activities do you do with your your kids? Let us know!

Physical activities for kids ages 2-4
Physical activities for kids ages 5-8
Physical activities for kids ages 9-12
Physical activities for kids ages 13-17
Physical activities for kids of all ages! Read More

Christmas in the Twin Cities: Planes, Trains, & Sleighs

christmas-guide-trains-planes-and-sleighs

We have a unique opportunity in the Twin Cities to enjoy the holidays on trains and planes and sleighs, and we’ve rounded up all we can find just for you and your family!

Read More

‘Animal Dance’ at Children’s Theatre Co.

Children's Theatre Company, Ann Carlson

image courtesy Dan Norman

 Animal Dance is the kind of experience that will engage and delight the whole family and especially those who are very young. As part of their Early Childhood Initiative, Peter Brosius and Ann Carlson have created a unique piece that speaks the truth, “Dance is EVERYWHERE!”

A 40-minute show, there is no plot.  It’s simply enjoying life through vibrant eyes.

World-renowned choreographer and performance artist Ann Carlson playfully, gently, and thoughtfully interacts with animals in many of the same ways that children do: with curiosity, a sense of wonder, and reverence for animals.”

Read More

6 Cool Twin Cities Roller Skating Rink Family Deals

PhotoGallery

 

Hey, everyone, this is Andy, and I’m 10, and I’ve had a bit of roller rink experience, and I’m here to tell you about 6 awesome roller skating rinks (a couple of which I’ve been to) that I’ve unearthed some information about. This is my first blog and with some help from my dear mom, we’ve been able to put this together. Hope you find it useful!

Skateville: Sunday Super Saver
201 S. River Ridge Circle, Burnsville

When: Ongoing Sundays • 6-8:30pm
Ages: All ages
Cost: $4 admission plus skate rental (regular $1; inline $3)
Details: I went there for a b-day party, and I LOVED IT! Sunday is a great day to bring the whole family, Fridays are more teen/tween.

Cheap Skate: Tiny Tot Skate
3075 Coon Rapids Blvd. Coon Rapids

When: Ongoing Saturdays • 10am-12pm
Ages: Ages 6 and under
Cost: $5, skates included, in-lines $4, light-up razor scooters $7
Details: Cheap Skate also holds other events, such as Friday GLOW party, and Throwback Thursdays.

Wooddale Fun Zone: Multilevel soft playground
2122 Wooddale Dr, Woodbury

When: Sat, 10-10pm, Sun, 11-4pm, Mon, 12-8pm, Wed, 5:30-8:30pm, Fri, 4:30-9:30pm
Ages: All ages
Cost: $5.50-$10 per youth depending on the day, skate rental $3 extra
Details: Also has an arcade and events every day. While your older kids are off skating, the youngsters can play on this multilevel bonanza! You can also purchase both skating and playing on the playground for a discount.

tm wooddale fun zone

Roller Garden: Family Fun Skating
5622 West Lake Street, Saint Louis Park

When: Tues, Wed, Fri, 5-8pm, Sat, 11-4pm, 7-10pm, Sun, 12:30-4:30pm
Ages: All ages
Cost: $5-$7, skate rental $3 extra
Details: Christian contemporary music on Sat 7-10pm, and during Family Fun Skating there is clean music.

Skatin’ Place: Friday Night Wristbands
3302 Southway Drive, Saint Cloud

When: Ongoing Fridays • 6-9:30pm
Ages: All ages, children under 12 need to be supervised by responsible person
Cost: $16
Details: Includes unlimited roller skating, pizza, pop, and laser tag (pizza and pop only served until 9). Upgrade to in-lines for $2. BlackOut skate is also at 9, with glow stick, flashing glasses or pacifier available for purchase. You can also bring your own.

PhotoGallery

Saints North Family Skate Center: Youngsters Morning
1818 Gervais Court, Maplewood

When: Ongoing Saturdays • 10am-12pm
Ages: Best for younger kids 6 and under
Cost: $5 plus $2 extra quad rental, $3 extra for in-lines
Details: This skating rink also holds other events, which are Family Fun Skating, and Adult Night.

Again, I hope you’ve found this useful. Enjoy the roller rinks!

Signing off for now,
Andy


13 Twin Cities Bowling Alleys, Make Way for FUN!

 

Bowling Alleys

Want a great way to get out of the house on these long cold days.

 

One of our top choices as a family is bowling.  This works for all ages probably starting at age 3. Rent your fashionable bowling shoes, pick a ball, get the bumpers set up, and away we go!

The Twin Cities is packed full of bowling alleys to enjoy together.

Here are some family favorites. Read More

45+ Fun Indoor Games for Kids of All Ages, Categorized

Indoor Games for Kids

Rainy day and indoor games for kids of all ages! This list is categorized into age appropriate groups, but as always, these indoor games for kids can truly be enjoyed by anyone who is ready and willing to have fun. What indoor games did your family love to play growing up, and what indoor games do you play now with your kids? Let us know!

Note: Most of these games are classics that can be played without any fancy equipment, but if you would like to purchase a game, we have included links to our Amazon store. While your price does not change, we receive a small commission on any purchases made through our site.

Indoor games for kids ages 2-4
Indoor games for kids ages 5-8
Indoor games for kids ages 9-12
Indoor games for kids ages 13-17
Indoor games for kids of all ages!

Indoor games for kids ages 2-4

1. I Spy

A great game for your child to get to know the world around her. For a child who has never played, you can start by picking out an object within plain view, not mentioning the object, and saying “I Spy something blue.” If there is only one child, then she can keep guessing until she gets it right. If there are multiple children then they can take turns looking around and guessing. The first child correct gets to spy something next. Simple and fun!

Variations – Limit the number of guesses each child gets. Or, say things like “I Spy something that is a circle.” The difficulty is easily changed by what you are actually spying (smaller or less obvious things) and how you describe what is spied (bumpy or soft things, for example).

2. Balance Beam

This is more easily set up than you might think. Go get the masking tape, tape down a line of any length, and have a blast! Challenge your child to only walk on the line all the way to end. And definitely tape down further lines at different angles. Spirals and zig-zags are always fun.

Variations – The fastest child without stepping off, walking it heel-to-toe, walking it backwards, with eyes closed (socks off so they can feel the line), and jumping down the line (both feet still on!) are all great variants. If you want to get real about it, you can certainly lay down and secure 2×4 pieces of wood!

 

3. Touch-and-Feel

This is a great way to focus young kids on the sense of touch in a world so focused on the sense of sight. Get their mind to associate information to something other than just the way it looks. The point here is to put interesting objects into containers that a child must reach into and identify without looking at them. You’ll most likely want to use shoe boxes for the container as they are usually readily available, can be easily cut with scissors, and do not let any light through. Making the boxes can actually be part of the fun – have the kids color, paint, or draw on them, but make sure to cut out a child-sized hand hole on the side of the box beforehand as we don’t want good art to be cut out J! Put an item in each box and have your kids take turns guessing what the items are. Encourage questions and offer clues as needed. After identifying the objects you can have one of the children go get the items to put in next.

Variations – Offer points to those that guess correctly, or put in foods that may be wet, like spaghetti noodles or grapes.

Read More

Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid Jr.’ at Stages Theatre – Past Production

This production of The Little Mermaid Jr. is past; however, you can find current and upcoming productions at Stages Theatre in our directory and family fun calendar.

Disney's 'The Little Mermaid Jr.' at Stages Theatre

Beautiful Ariel*

Stages Theatre Company always makes me happy, but rarely does it take my breath away. The Little Mermaid, Junior did just that. With Dash on my lap, we gaped at the scenery and all the oceanlife included in the show.

It’s a professional show done mostly by young actors and my kids loved it.  Some characters were slightly less believable than others, but it didn’t matter.  The whole story is a fairytale.  It’s all about magic and fun!  We enjoyed every minute of it.  Me and my kids ranging in age from 5-10.

It’s a great story for both boys and girls!  (just ask my reluctant 7 year old son who didn’t want it to end)

Read More

© 2016 Family Fun Twin Cities LLC. All Rights Reserved. 1786 Carroll Ave, Saint Paul, MN, 55104, USA