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Family Fun Twin Cities Winter Break Survival Guide
FFTC Family Guide to MEA Weekend
Flint Hills International Children’s Festival — Excitement Rain or Shine!

Family Fun Twin Cities Winter Break Survival Guide

Couldn’t we all use a little help getting through the long Minnesota winter? Family Fun Twin Cities Winter Break Survival Guide has something for everyone.

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FFTC Family Guide to MEA Weekend

No School MEA Weekend




MEA Weekend isn’t that far away, so if you like to plan ahead Family Fun Twin Cities has compiled a list for you to use as a starting point for this fabulous, fall four-day weekend.  If you plan more spur of the moment like me, these options will be on our October Family Events & Activities Guide for quick access. Read More

Flint Hills International Children’s Festival — Excitement Rain or Shine!

The Flint Hills International Children’s Festival 2014 is full of entertainment for children of every size! Read More




It is almost summer.  Just 2 weeks ago, we were bemoaning the fact that it was snowing AGAIN!  And now, we are struggling with humidity.  But let me say, we are struggling and loving it.

This is one of my last posts of weekly preschool activities.  In August, I plan on interviewing and checking out some preschool programs to let you know what is going on around town for the fall.  In June, I will tell you about differentfamily activities to check out, and in July–well, July is going to be a beat the heat month.   However, the week of Memorial Day will be my last weekly preschool events list until the fall.

If you don’t know what to do with your preschooler on a rainy day, contact me and I will let you know what you can do.

The week of May 20-24, 2013 are some things brought to my attention by our very own calendars–both our free calendar and our family fun calendar.  Whenever you are looking for something to do, hop on over there.  There is so much stuff!

Pre-K Mondays
The Works Museum, Bloomington
Monday, May 20, 2013 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Joy and Anne, my fellow FFTC conspirators, were pretty excited about this.  And when they told me about it via the Calendar and a post I am going to share with you, I got super excited about it.  I want you to learn about it, too. I think I will be trying this out this Monday or June 3rd.

Toddler Tuesdays:  WonderPets Circus Party 
Mall of America, Rotunda|
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 10:00 am-12:00 pm
If your kids like to sing, “The phone, the phone is ringing.  The phone!  We’ll be right there!”  Or may they like to sing, “Wonderpets, wonderpets, we’re on our way to help another animal and save the day.  We’re not too big and we’re not too tough, but when we work together, we’ve got the right stuff!”  If they like to sing any of those, then they will want to join the big circus party for all Wonderpet Lovers.  They will get to watch the episode, play a game, and meet Lenny, Tuck, and Ming-Ming, too.  They’re Wonderpets and they’ll help you!

Clay Time 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 10:30-11:30
$15 for first child, $5 per additional child  Call 612-877-8090 to register.
Make homemade playdough, create and mold, have a snack, and share a story together.  Add in Lisa’s calm yet exuberant and creative teaching style, and you have LOTS of FUN!

Booknook Storytime
Creative Kidstuffs around town
Thursday, May 23, 2013 10:00-11:00 am
Storytime for your preschooler.  And toys to play with when it’s all done.  Sounds like fun and a simple activity.  Books and toys.  You really can’t go wrong.





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This weekends highlights include music, art, books, and getting outdoors.

Alas, the pain of Minnesota springs.

General B and the Wiz 
The Bookcase
Friday, April 12, 2013 7:00 pm
Apparently this is folksy/psychedelic music. I have yet to figure out how that goes together except if you were at Woodstock.  However, apparently, according to The Bookcase, the folksy psychedelic sound goes well with books.  Again, I am just paraphrasing them.  It’s free live music.  Everyone’s gotta love that!


I ART Families
Minnesota Museum of Modern Art
Saturday, April 13, 2013 1:00-3:00 pm
Anne is excited to share this very unique visual art event with you!

Free 2nd Saturday:  Nano Days
The Bakken Museum
Saturday, April 13, 2013 11:00 am-3:00 pm
Joy tells us about it here. 

Brickmania Open House
Brickmania LLC
1620 Central Avenue NE, Suite 170
Saturday, April 13, 2013  10:00 am-4:00 pm
I can’t wait to tell you all about this event  that includes two LEGO train displays, military LEGO replicas, and hands-on LEGO fun.  My husband took our two boys and they had a great time.  It is a well-loved event, so my husband recommends getting there when the doors open!

Minnesota Bug Hunt
The Red Balloon Bookshop
Saturday, April 13, 2013 10:30 am
Bruce Giebink (aka the Bug Guy) and Bill Johnson (an award-winning photographer) come together in this book.  And now they are bring the fun to us!  A fun morning filled with Real LIVE BUGS!  AAACHHHH!  There will be also lots of humor and storytelling which should be a lot of fun.  As long as I can stay away from the bugs, I think everything should be a lot of fun.

Mary Losure, Wild Boy: The Real Life of the Savage of Aveyron, Publication Party
The Red Balloon Bookshop
Saturday, April 13, 2013 2:00 pm
This book is recommended for those ages 10 and older.  The Red Balloon throws fabulous Publication Parties so get ready for an exciting chance to meet Mary Losure and learn about her new, non-fiction book.

Passage to China
Mall of America
Saturday, April 13-Sunday, April 14, 2013  11:00 am-5:00 pm
Engage in the Chinese culture without taking the 13 hour flight.   While at the MOA you can participate in origami, Chinese calligraphy, musical instrument making, and lion dancing.

3-in-1 Scarletta Kids Launch Party!
The Red Balloon Bookshop
Sunday, April 14, 2013 2:00 pm
A Book Launch party of Epic proportions.  Joy lets you know all about it!

Target Family Day:  More Real?
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Sunday, April 14, 2013  11:00 am-5:00 pm

  • Magic Show:  noon, 1, 2 pm Performed by the Amazing Hondo
  • Elvis Encounters:  Be on the lookout for the King.
  • Art-Making:  Mirror Manipulations.  The art of optical illusions.
  • Art-Making:  Reverse Readymades.  By using extraordinary materials, make ordinary objects
  • Art-Making:  Truthiness Tabloids.  Photobooth to create tabloid headlines
  • Gallery Hunt:  Art of Illusion.  Learn all about the slight of hand and explore the illusions in the collection
  • Special Exhibition: “More Real? Art in the Age of Truthiness” Self guided tours from 11:00 am-4:30 pm, Guided tours at 2:00 and 3:30 pm
  • Tour: Art Since 1950 1:00 & 3:00 pm How did they answer the question “Is this Art?”

Urban Expedition:  Cameroon
Landmark Center, Courtroom 317
Sunday, April 14, 2013  Noon
Where is Cameroon?  I do believe it is on the continent of Africa where it’s warm and never winter.  I say we all rush to the Landmark Center this Sunday and bask in the African heat since our winter will never leave us!  You will get to experience the music, dance, and culture of Cameroon.

Spring Nests & Eggs

Eastman Nature Center, Elm Creek Park Reserve
Sunday, April 14, 2013, 1:00-3:00 pm
Can you build a nest without using your fingers?  Can you identify different bird eggs?  Give it a go this coming Sunday!

Free Family Fun Day–Natural Toys
Kroening Interpretive Center, North Mississippi Regional Park
Sunday, April 14, 2013 1:00-3:00 pm
Joy gives the details in this post and a lot of other inspiration!

Frogs & Toads of Minnesota
Lowry Nature Center, Carver Park Reserve
Sunday, April 14, 2013 1:00-2:30 pm
Join the great frog and toad hunt in the middle of Minnesota!  This should be an afternoon of a lot of free fun!







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