Preschool Bunny Festival
April 8 – 9, 2014
10:30 – 1130am
Ages 2.5-5 years; $15 first child, $10 additional
Call 612-877-8090 to register
Family Fun Twin Cities has got a little crush on Heartfelt Crafts in the Linden Hills neighborhood of Minneapolis. It’s a completely charming little shop crammed with toys and materials designed to spark imaginative play. It’s also a workshop of sorts, a space where families can pop in to craft together, or take one of Heartfelt’s wonderful preschool classes. I brought my then-3-year-old daughter, Olivia, to Heartfelt’s Bunny Festival last year and thought I’d share a few of the activities offered. The shop will celebrating their annual festival again this year on April 8 & 9, 2014.
The hour-long class included baking (fresh, bunny-shaped buns), crafting (wooden bead bunnies painted with watercolor crayons) and the chance to visit with a live bunny named Benson. The activities are fairly simple, but most preschoolers will need a little help from caregivers to complete them. I was somewhat distracted by Olivia’s toddler sister; fortunately there are plenty of hands-on delights for little siblings to explore: a treehouse to hide in, beautiful wooden cars and trucks to test drive, and lots of soft, felted wool to play with.
I encourage any family to give Heartfelt’s crafts or preschool classes a try. And a special shout-out to those parents who are convinced they are craft-challenged (like me) and/or don’t have a space in their home dedicated to creative, messy play (again, right here): Heartfelt’s got you covered!
4306 Upton Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55410
Check out Heartfelt’s website for an up-to-date menu of craft and classes available.