Archive - June 2016

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10 Things for Kids at Bakken Discovery Days
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BookHounds Invites Rick Chrustowski in ‘The Case of Habitats & Homes’
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Family Day Trip: 10 Things To Do in Zimmerman, MN

10 Things for Kids at Bakken Discovery Days

The Bakken Museum is so engaging that, even though we were learning, it felt like play. This small museum does a great job of making science accessible. A person can walk away with a basic understanding of how electricity works.

10 Things for Kids at Bakken Discovery Days

One thing I loved about this museum is that, even during Bakken Discovery Days, it doesn’t feel crowded. Other people were participating, but enough nooks and crannies existed that we could feel like we were exploring by ourselves.

I had to promise my kids we will do this again. They get to do more than their fair share of these things, so wanting to return is high praise from them. However, I think I will leave the toddler at home next time. She was kind of a fun-kill. She would have preferred to spend the whole visit in the reading room playing with Legos on my lap. I think if you ONLY have a toddler, you can have slow-paced family fun at The Bakken. My 10 Things below contain several activities that littler kids would enjoy. However, trying to balance her slower pace with the pace of the older kids left me out of much of the fun.

A family membership to the Bakken is only $65/year. This is a deal if you plan to attend a more than one Discovery Day or have a budding young scientist on your hands. If you live close, this would also be a good deal for the quiet reading room and its Legos.

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BookHounds Invites Rick Chrustowski in ‘The Case of Habitats & Homes’


You don’t want to miss the show notes below.  There are affiliate links to purchase books (that go to support BookHounds at no extra cost to you)  and links to do further investigation of your own.

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Family Day Trip: 10 Things To Do in Zimmerman, MN

 

zimmermanZimmerman is a lovely small town, just north of Elk River on Highway 169.  Most people drive straight through on the way to their cabins without realizing what they are missing.

Stacey of Ramshackled Treasures and Samara of Simplicity in the Suburbs invited FFTC  to check out this cute little village with a gang of bloggers (it was an extremely busy week for us). My favorite comment of the night was from Ashley Sears.  She kept repeating to herself, “Oh, boy.  I’m in trouble. I’m in so much trouble.”  She is moving to Zimmerman and fell more in love with the town with each stop–as did we all.

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Here are 10 things you don’t want to miss when heading through Zimmerman. Read More

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