Category Archives: spring

Minneapolis Bike Week: Family fun minus the mini-van.

You know those bikes that have been sitting sad and lonely in your garage all winter? Gather the kiddlings and get out and ride them. It’s Minneapolis Bike Week (in case you need a reason)! Each day this week there’s a theme. Today is Nice Ride Day: Stop at … Continue reading

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Elf and Fairy Houses at North Mississippi Regional Park: Add some backyard magic.

When I was little, I was mildly obsessed with tiny people a la the Borrowers. Growing up, we had a bottle-shaped vase on our piano and I’d pretend my very own Jeannie lived in there. If your kiddo has a big imagination involving tiny humans, I say embrace it. … Continue reading

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Birch Bark Crafting at ASI: Make something pretty out of tree parts!

Crafting with the kids can be fun. Except when you realize the sad eventual destiny of said craft: the recycling bin. But when you’re working with material as lovely as birch bark, the craft could very well be something worth keeping. And here’s a good way to … Continue reading

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Spring Fling at Springbrook Nature Center: It’s the springiest flingiest.

As I type this, the birds they are a-chirpin.’ And this morning I saw a mama and papa duck with a look of love in their eyes (bow-chicka-bow-wow). Spring is here! Spring is here! This calls for some outdoorsy family fun. … Continue reading

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Kids at the Castle at American Swedish Institute: det är kul

On select Fridays starting February 14 (tomorrow!), give the kiddos a taste of Swedish culture with some big free fun at the American Swedish Institute. More importantly, the castle. They get to play IN. A. CASTLE! Tomorrow’s Kids at the … Continue reading

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Do you realize how cool our libraries are?

My big library crush is really no secret. Let’s just start with the magic that happens when I hear about a book I’m interested in for my little guy. And how I go to the library website, search, request and … Continue reading

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Win FREE Viva! Spanish and Music Classes for You and Your Little Amigo.

Thanks to Schoolhouse Rock, I can recite the entire Preamble to the Constitution. And there’s no telling how many kids wouldn’t know the alphabet if it weren’t for that catchy little letter ditty. Truth: when you apply learning to music, the … Continue reading

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