We’ve Discovered Lots of Fun April Activities for Kids
If you’re looking for fun and inexpensive (or free) activities during April for your kids in the Twin Cities, check out this list of dozens of Easter egg hunts, kids’ petting zoos, photos with the Easter Bunny, and fun craft projects at events from Woodbury to Shakopee, from White Bear Lake to Rosemount. We thought our readers might appreciate a central resource this Easter egg hunting season, so we did a little research. We’ve even included links to the event websites if you need additional information. Enjoy. And by the way, add a comment with an Easter-related photo on our Facebook page post about Easter Egg Hunts and you could win a $25 gift card to Toys ‘R Us. We’re randomly giving away four of the gift cards to people who post Easter photos on our Facebook page. So start taking those pictures and posting!
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Apple Valley – Minnesota Zoo
Month of April
Stop by the Minnesota Zoo’s Wells Fargo Family Farm and enjoy the sights and sounds of spring at the Farm Babies celebration. Lots of activities for kids all month and there’s nothing cuter than baby chicks, piglets, lambs, calves, goat kids, and bunnies.
Bloomington – Mall of America
Month of April
You can get a photo with the Easter Bunny or go on an egg hunt at MOA for prizes. Hop on over to West Market Square near the West entrance to Nickelodeon Universe to visit the Easter Bunny! Children will also receive a special treat from PEEPS & Company during their visit.
You can also swing by PEEPS & Company (Level 1, West) and pick up your Easter Egg Hunt activity sheet. Search throughout the Mall to find at least half of all of the eggs and you’ll receive a free pack or PEEPS! Find all of the eggs and receive a free PEEPS Storybook ($10 value). Enter your completed activity sheet for your chance to win one of several great prizes from participating retailers!
Bloomington Optimists Club
April 19 – 11 a.m. (exactly). Normandale Lake Park (NW corner of 84th Street and Normandale Ave. in Bloomington)
There will be extra eggs for all who come. Fun Walk sponsored by the City of Bloomington starts at 9:30 a.m. Come see the Giant Easter Bunny, Prizes, Live Music and More. Entertainment at the bandshell.
Deephaven – Cottagewood General Store
April 19 at 10 a.m.. 20280 Cottagewood Avenue, Deephaven, MN
Kids of all ages search neighborhood yards and parks to collect their share of eggs, including the elusive Golden Eggs filled with cash and prizes. After all the eggs have been found participants gather in Children’s Park where they can compare hunt experiences, enjoy the fruits of the hunt and work off some of that sugar in a giant inflatable. The Easter Bunny will be on hand for pictures. There will be face painting, live bunnies and the chance to show off your Easter bonnet. Additional items will be available for purchase outside the Cottagewood General Store.
Eagan – Crown of Life Lutheran Church and School
April 19 at 10:30 a.m.. 4150 Pilot Knob Rd, Eagan, MN
Community Easter Egg Hunt. Ages 3-9. Includes an Easter Egg Hunt, crafts and games for the children, and bagels for all. Cost is free, but if you want to bring some canned goods for the local food shelf we will add them to our food drive.
Lake Elmo Jaycees
April 19 at noon. Lions Park Playground. 3535 Laverne Ave No, Lake Elmo, MN
Egg hunt starts at noon. Egg decorating in the Fire Hall after. Easter bunny, face painting, arts and crafts.
Maple Grove – Passion Church
April 20, starting at 8:30 a.m.. Maple Grove Senior High School: 9800 Fernbrook Lane North, Maple Grove, MN 55369
Passion Church hosts the Twin Cities’ largest and most successful Easter Egg Hunt. Our Kids Ministry will have 50,000 colorful, candy-filled plastic eggs ready for your children at the Maple Grove Senior High School. Three Egg Hunt/Worship Experience Times to choose from: 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. While kids are enjoying the Egg Hunt, all parents (& anyone over 12) will join us for our Easter Worship Experience with live music and a powerful message in the main auditorium. We offer FREE pics with a friendly Easter bunny. Multiple egg hunts are conducted with age appropriate candy and “NO PEANUTS”.
Minneapolis Parks and Recreation
April 19, multiple locations and times
Hop on down to a Minneapolis park this spring for egg hunts and bunny parties. Events are geared for all ages, so bring the family, enjoy the festivities with your neighbors and celebrate spring’s arrival. There are 10 different locations this year.
Oakdale Nature Preserve
April 19, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.. Cost: $11 per person; register by April 11
The Easter Bunny has hidden eggs along the trails of the Oakdale Nature Preserve. Find an egg, turn it in, and receive a special prize! Plus there are two golden eggs hidden that if found, yield extra special suprises. After hunting for eggs, enjoy games, crafts, face painting, treats, petting zoo, door prizes and a bounce castle.
St. Louis Park Lion’s Club
April 19, check-in at 10 a.m., egg hunt starts promptly at 10:15 a.m.. St. Louis Park Middle School, 2025 Texas Ave. S., St. Louis Park, MN
$2 per child (no fee for supervising adult). Ages 3 – 8 (with accompanying adult)
Have a hoppin’ good time hunting for eggs and enjoying fun entertainment in the Park. Prizes will be awarded for the Egg Hunt Coloring Contest, judged by the Lions Club. Pick up your coloring sheet at The Rec Center or have one mailed by calling (952) 924-2540. Special bags will be given to each registrant to collect eggs. Bring a camera for photos with the Lions Club Lion. Different areas will be set up for different age groups during the hunt.
Saint Paul – James J. Hill House
April 19, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.. Fee: $6 (for all ages); $2 discount for MNHS members.
Celebrate spring at the James J. Hill House with an outdoor egg hunt on the lawn. The hunt is for children ages 2-7. Participants can win prizes, enjoy a small snack, hear stories and look around the first floor of the elegant Gilded Age home.
Three Rivers Park District – Suburban Twin Cities
Mid-April, multiple locations and times
Celebrate spring with “eggciting” events throughout the metro area. Whether it’s hunting for hidden eggs along a wooded trail, meeting live animals, or enjoying a Victorian Easter Egg Roll at The Landing, Three Rivers has a spring holiday event you and your loved ones can enjoy!
White Bear Lake – First Lutheran Church
April 19 from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 4000 Linden St., White Bear Lake, MN 55110
The Easter Egg Hunt is a free family event! Come celebrate Jesus with us with games, prizes, a DJ, an inflatable bouncer, fun, and lots and lots of candy-filled Easter eggs! Bags to hold your Easter Eggs will be provided to you at the door. All are welcome! Bring your friends!
Easter Egg Hunt Times:
10:20 a.m. – 12 to 24 months
10:30 a.m. – 2 and 3 years
10:40 a.m. – 4 and 5 years
10:50 a.m. – Kindergarten
11:00 a.m. – 1st and 2nd Grades
11:10 a.m. – 3rd and 4th Grades
11:20 a.m. – 5th and 6th Grades