Join Delmonico Dance, local law enforcement, first responders and Operation Kidsafe for a free child safety fair. There will be an ice cream truck for the kids. Parents will receive a lifetime record of their child's digital fingerprints and a form that is ready to hand to law enforcement in an emergency, as well as valuable safety tips. Operation Kidsafe uses the latest equipment like the FBI and Secret Service. Read more about Operation Kidsafe Child Safety Event
For the Kids
Explore all that Washington County Parks can offer… for free. On the first Tuesday of every month (non-holiday), you can have your run of any park in Washington County, no vehicle permit required. You have seven parks to choose from, and with activities ranging from fishing, archery, orienteering, outdoor fitness, hiking and more, the options are limitless. Visit co.washington.mn.us to see a full list of park locations, hours, trails and recreational activities. Free. 651.430.8368; co.washington.mn.us Read more about Free Tuesdays
Kids will fall in love with reading when they can practice curled up with a puppy. Children in grades one through seven are invited to a 15-minute reading session with a certified therapy dog at the Wildwood Branch Library. Reservations required; sign up at the information desk or call the library in advance. Free. 4:30 p.m. Wildwood Branch Library, 763 Stillwater Road, Mahtomedi; 651.426.2042; co.washington.mn.us Read more about Dog Gone Reading
This year the DNR is celebrating Arbor Day and Arbor Month by encouraging families to play in natural settings such as your backyard, a nearby woodlot, or forested area.
The 2014 State Arbor Month Celebration will be at Oak Hill Park in St. Louis Park. The event will give families a chance to play with nature, while watching some of the best tree climbers in the state compete at the Minnesota Tree Climbing Championship.
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Join Primrose School of Woodbury on for the annual Spring Fling fundraiser. Primrose is hosting a day of educational activities that will have you and your child learning and having fun, while also raising donations for a great cause. Families attending can enjoy create and take activities, inflatable obstacle course, face-painting, photo booth, gardening, lunch and more. Free parking is available on-site, and street-side. Read more about Primrose Spring Fling Family Fundraiser
The MacPhail Center for Music presents “Water Makes Music,” an opportunity for tots to learn through musical play. The theme of the program is water: oceans, rivers, lakes and even water creatures. Guide your tot’s imagination and explore water and rhythm together. Limit 20 people. Registration required. For kids ages 0-5. Free. 1 p.m. R.H. Stafford Library, 8595 Central Park Place; 651.731.1320 co.washington.mn.us
It’s not about how many eggs you find, it’s all about finding the right one. Who says egg hunts are solely for the sunshine? Search through the darkness of Carver Lake Park for eggs that reveal hidden messages. A flashlight will come in handy. The hunt is on. For children ages 6-13. 651.714.3583. Read more about Flashlight Egg Hunt
Kids, we know the more candy, the better. Parents, we realize this is painstakingly incorrect. Thus the city of Woodbury accommodates your wishes. Celebrate the Easter season with Woodbury in an old-fashioned Easter egg hunt—sans candy. Instead eggs will explode with wondrous and captivating small treasures. Bring along a bucket to scoop them up in. For children ages 3-7. 651.714.3583. Read more about Old-Fashioned Egg Hunt
Battle in a rambunctious round of “Best Bot” with Science Explorers. At the end of each round, teams will rebuild their robots with newfound knowledge to create bigger and stronger competitors. For children ages 5–11. 651.714.3583. Read more about Battling Robo Botz
Strength comes in all shapes and sizes. Written by Josh Hanagarne, The World’s Strongest Librarian, tells the tale of a young boy with Tourette’s syndrome and the salvation he found in books and weightlifting. Hear Hanagarne’s firsthand accounts and inspiration for his latest book. 651.731.1320. Read more about The World’s Strongest Librarian