From the Publishers.......

From the Publishers.......

Macaroni Kid Farmington, Lakeville, & Apple Valley is a free, weekly email newsletter and website, highlighting upcoming events and activities specifically for families in our communities. Each week, we publish a free e-newsletter and deliver it to our subscribers' inboxes. ...

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Family Quotes of the Week........

Family Quotes of the Week........

"Freedom is a nothing but a chance to be better.""America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand."~Harry S. Truman"May the fireworks of pride, solitude and ...

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4th of July Celebrations Around Town!

4th of July Celebrations Around Town!

Wishing you all a safe and Happy 4th of July! Here are some locations to view the spectacular firework displays. North Metro Blaine: July 4th City of Blaine fireworks at the National Sports Center @ 10:00 PM Coon Rapids: Independence ...

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We Love USA Kabobs!

We Love USA Kabobs!

We LOVE USA Kabobs Aren't these cute and patriotic? Such a simple fruit addition to your 4th of July picnic. All you need is wooden skewers, blueberries, strawberries, and bananas. You can use marshmallows instead of bananas if you would ...

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Star Spangled Watermelon

Star Spangled Watermelon

Every year, some friends of ours have a huge Fourth of July get together. We eat, swim, and eat some more! Everyone brings a dish or two, and there is more food than we can ever eat -- but we ...

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105 Summer Day Trips in MN

105 Summer Day Trips in MN

105 Day Trips & Ideas for you to entertain your Mackid all summer long! We encourage you to get out and explore our beautiful state. From Water Parks, Museums, and State Parks, this list will keep you busy all summer ...

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2015 Twin Cities Area Summer Camp Guide

2015 Twin Cities Area Summer Camp Guide

It's time to start thinking about summer activities for the kids. There are some terrific camps featured and you'll find contact information, program highlights, website links, photos and more in the 2015 Camp Guide. You'll find camps near Minneapolis, Eagan, ...

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Area Summer Festivals

Area Summer Festivals

It's hard to believe it, but summer is upon us and with it a myriad of summer festivals to enjoy. Keep these great community festivals in mind as you fill your summer calendar. This is just a start to our ...

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The Minnesota Renaissance Festival Celebrates its 45th Season!

The Minnesota Renaissance Festival Celebrates its 45th Season!

Experience the magic of our Realm at the 2015 Minnesota Renaissance Festival as we celebrate our 45th season! Journey back in time and enter a world entirely its own when you visit our fantasy kingdom. We truly have something for ...

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Park & Playground Review: Whitetail Woods Regional Park, Farmington

Park & Playground Review: Whitetail Woods Regional Park, Farmington

Whitetail Woods Regional Park ~ 17100 Station Trail, Farmington Thanks to Melissa for sharing her review and photos of this week's featured park. I can't wait to check this one out! I am in love! I brought both boys, (who ...

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Summer Boredom Buster Series: #2 Bead Sun Catchers

Summer Boredom Buster Series: #2 Bead Sun Catchers

Summer is here! Are you ready?Join Macaroni Kid in the fun summer long video series with easy crafts to help you and your kids beat the summer boredom blues.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5TJM-8S01Y&feature=youtu.beVideo #2: Bead Sun Catcher What you'll need: Plastic Beads Baking Pan ...

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Kids Bowl Free This Summer at Select Bowling Centers

Kids Bowl Free This Summer at Select Bowling Centers

Select bowling centers and schools around the country are participating in the Kids Bowl Free program. This program is designed by bowling centers to give back to the community and provide a safe, secure, and fun way for kids to ...

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Farmers' Market Listing

Farmers' Market Listing

It's the season for fresh-grown deliciousness! In order to keep the weekly calendar of events easy to navigate, I've compiled a list of area Farmer's Markets below. If you know of a market that I have missed, please email me. ...

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100 Summertime Journal Ideas

100 Summertime Journal Ideas

Here are some journal ideas for you to use to keep your kids writing over the summer. I always set out a time for learning during the day, usually right after lunch, to keep the kids learning while they are ...

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4 Tips to Keep Your Kids Reading All Summer

4 Tips to Keep Your Kids Reading All Summer

What are your kids reading this summer? According to an article from the website, education.com, students who read consistently over the summer are less likely to experience the “summer slide” and are more prepared for a successful school year in ...

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25 Rainy Day Ideas for the Kids

25 Rainy Day Ideas for the Kids

Have you had ever had great intentions on a day filled with fun outdoor activities only to be surprised by a change of weather and it is raining?Here is a list of some of the ideas that the kids may ...

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Kids Eat FREE (or cheap)! Directory

Kids Eat FREE (or cheap)! Directory

Our very own LOCAL Kids Eat FREE (or Cheap) directory. Eating out with your entire family can certainly be pricey, but luckily, more and more restaurants are now offering Kid's Nights with reduced or free meals for the kids. I ...

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51 Fun Things to do in the Twin Cities

51 Fun Things to do in the Twin Cities

Looking for something to do this weekend? At MacKid, we want to make it easy for you; here is our list of great places to check out for family-friendly things to do in the Twin Cities. Visit the website links ...

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