Toddler Tuesdays: Paw Patrol at Mall of America

I’m not sure about your kids but I know the girl next door loves Paw Patrol.  It’s her favorite show and she loves to tell us about it.  If it’s a favorite at your house bring the younger kids to the Toddler Tuesdays: Paw Patrol event at the Mall of America tomorrow.  Not only will there be a meet and greet time with the show characters, they’ll watch an episode on the big screen in the rotunda afterwards. (Plus keep reading below to get free printable Paw Patrol coloring and activity sheets!)


Paw Patrol at Mall of America


Join Paw Patrol at MOA for a morning that is worth barking about!

Chase and Marshall have come all the way from Adventure Bay to visit with all their friends at Toddler Tuesdays. Come visit with these special pups and be sure to stick around for a special episode of the show! Characters will appear from 10 a.m. – Noon in a continuous meet & greet, they cannot guarantee a specific character.

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Printable Paw Patrol Activity Sheets

Printable Paw Patrol Activity Sheets - There are coloring pages, a joke book, a paper fire truck craft, DIY Paw Patrol Badge and lots more!

For some extra fun, grab these Paw Patrol Printable Activity Sheets! There are coloring pages, a joke book, a paper fire truck craft, DIY Paw Patrol Badge and lots more!

Bella Thorne & Patrick Schwarzenegger, of the movie “MIDNIGHT SUN” to visit Mall of America®

Are you excited about the upcoming movie; “Midnight Sun”?  It stars Bella Thorne & Patrick Schwarzenegger.  You have an opportunity to see them up close and in person, Saturday (March 10th) at the Mall of America.  They, along with other fun activities will be at the Mall of America Rotunda on the first level.

Bella Thorne & Patrick Schwarzenegger, stars of the new movie “Midnight Sun,” will visit Mall of America® on Saturday, March 10th along with film director Scott Speer. Raven, from KDWB-FM, will host the event and give away prizes including customized Gorjana jewelry, $100 Visa giftcards, and a Sigma Beauty gift basket valued at $500! Sigma Beauty make-up artists will even be on-site conducting lip, eye, and highlight touch-up’s as well as distributing exclusive gift bags to the first 100 fans!

WHEN:          Saturday, March 10, 2018

                      12:00 p.m.: Wristband Distribution, Contest Entry, Trivia, Sigma Beauty touch-ups

                      12:58 p.m.: Grand Prize Drawing

                      1:00 p.m.: Introductions, Trailer, Q&A

                      1:30 p.m.: Autograph Signing

MIDNIGHT SUN is a romantic tearjerker about 17-year-old Katie Price (Bella Thorne), sheltered at home since childhood with a rare genetic condition, a life-threatening sensitivity to sunlight.  Having only her father Jack (Rob Riggle) for company, Katie’s world opens up after dark when she ventures outside to play her guitar.  One night, her dreams come true when she’s noticed and asked out by her longtime crush Charlie (Patrick Schwarzenegger), whom she’s secretly watched from her bedroom window for years.  As they embark on nightly summer excursions, Katie’s risk to sunlight grows and she’s presented with the gut-wrenching dilemma of whether she can live a normal life with her newfound soul mate.

Verizon Innovative Learning Lab – Music Mixing Youth Lab at MOA

The Verizon Innovative Learning Lab – Music Mixing Youth Lab is this Saturday at the Mall of America.  The workshop is for kids age 8-12 and is free, although registration is required. Click here to register for a time slot.

Youth Workshop: Children 8 – 12 Years Old

Do your kids love music? Have they ever wondered how their favorite songs are created? In the Music Mixing lab, kids will learn to mix music samples and create loops to produce their own songs. They’ll use real-time effects, volume controls, and their own vocal recordings to create a unique mixed track. At the end of the session, kids will have become their own mix-masters and will have their first track ready to take home!

If Saturday doesn’t work for your schedule, they have other fun events coming up.

Upcoming Labs:

February 24, 2018 – Music Mixing
March 24, 2018 – Code Design
April 21, 2018 – Internet of Things
May 19, 2018 – 3D Printing
June 16, 2018 – Augmented Reality
July 21, 2018 – Emoji Design
August 18, 2018 – Holography



Nickelodeon Universe $15 Wristbands

We just love spending time at Nickelodeon Universe at Mall of America. There is so much to do for the whole family with rides for everyone from the toddlers to the grown-ups. It’s an especially good place to go on those cold winter days when you want to do something active or on uper hot summer days when you want to enjoy the cool air conditioning.

We also love how the ceiling made of windows and the big trees scattered throughout Nickelodeon Universe make you feel like you’re outside even though you’re indoors. As an added bonus, once you get hungry from riding all those rides, there are lots of snacks available within Nickelodeon Universe and dozens of restaurants within just a few steps.

Planning a trip to the Mall of America? Here’s a great deal on Nickelodeon Universe Unlimited Ride Wristbands – pay just $15 when you show this coupon through Thursday, February 15th! This is a $20.99 savings off the full price.

During the week they’re open from 10 am – 9:30 pm, so this can make for a fun after school or evening event for the whole family

MOA Free Concert with Zach Williams

Zach Williams will be in concert this Friday, January 12th at the Mall of America.  The best part, it’s completely free.  The concert starts at 7pm, with 300 wristbands given out starting at 5:30.  The wristbands are for better seating and a photo with Zach after the show.  Donations of new socks would be appreciated, and all be shared with homeless around the area.

This winter 98.5 KTIS and the Mall of America invite you to warm up with music from one of 98.5 KTIS’ favorite new artists, Zach Williams!  Join us for our free Winter Concert at the Mall of America rotunda at 7pm. 300 wristbands will be distributed at 5:30 to get a great seat and a photo with Zach right after the show.

This year we have a special request. 15,000 Minnesotans are homeless on any given night including 9,000 children and youth. Would you help us warm feet, and hearts by bringing a pair of new socks to donate to those in need in our community? Socks of all sizes are one of the most needed items among the homeless population.  98.5 KTIS and Simpson Housing Services will have donation barrels for easy drop-off and will be distributing your gifts to the homeless around the Twin Cities.


Santa’s Arrival Ceremony at MOA

Now that we’ve had snow, it only seems fitting that Santa will arrive at the Mall of America.  Santa’s Arrival Ceremony at MOA takes place this Thursday, November 9th from 5:30-6:30.  Live music, treats, activities, and more.

Thursday, November 9
Holiday Activities | 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. | Rotunda
Santa’s Grand Arrival | 6:30 p.m. | Nickelodeon Universe®

You better watch out, you better not cry, you better come out, we’re telling you why: Santa is arriving at Mall of America® to officially kick off the holiday season on Thursday, November 9! Don’t miss the fun as Santa is greeted in grand holiday style by the Rosemount High School Marching Band, who will be heading to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this year!  There will be holiday activities, face painting, balloon sculptors and treats provided by Nestle Toll House and Caribou Coffee. Be sure to stick around as Santa lights up Nickelodeon Universe with holiday magic!

Wacipi Exhibition at Mall of America

If you have the calendar out, planning some last minute things to do with the kids, put the Wacipi Exhibition at Mall of America on it. It takes place this coming Thursday August 17th. There’ll be two sessions, one at 2pm and then again at 5pm. This is a free event in the Rotunda area of the Mall.

Location: Mall of America rotunda

Exhibition Sessions: 2pm & 5pm

Experience Native American dancers from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) and other Indian nations at the SMSC-sponsored Wacipi Exhibition. A whirl of colors, sights and sounds will fill the halls as the Rotunda is transformed into a Wacipi arena, complete with a Master of Ceremonies and invited drum groups.

Invited Native American dancers of all ages in full regalia will enter the arena to perform with live Wacipi music in two separate performances. Mall visitors will experience a Native American Grand Entry, learn about the various dance styles, and have the opportunity to join the dancers and participate in the Intertribals and Round Dance.




Corda Mor Irish Dance Performances at MOA

Photo from Corda Mor Irish Dance FB Page

Are you looking for something family friendly to do to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?  One idea is to watch the Corda Mor Irish Dance Performances at MOA.  The performances take place tomorrow at 2:45 and 3:45 in the Sears court of Mall of America.  The performers are students that range in age from 5-20.

Photo from Corda Mor Irish Dance FB Page

Corda Mor (meaning “great heart”) teaches Irish dance to more than 100 students, ages ranging 5 through 20. Though the studio is located in Edina, Minnesota, these dancers travel throughout the Midwest, providing entertainment in a variety of venues as well as participate in competitions all over the world. Stop by Mall of America on St. Patrick’s Day for two special performances from Corda Mor dancers!

RAD Zoo at Mall of America Toddler Tuesday

RAD Zoo will be bringing some of their animal fun to the Mall of America tomorrow for Toddler Tuesday.  The RAD Zoo is located in Owatonna and worth the drive if you’ve never been.  We spent an afternoon there not long ago and we all had fun.  Lot’s of snakes, alligators and other fun animals.  Tomorrow is a great time to check them out at the Mall of America, bring your toddler and have some animal theme fun.

  • Tuesday, March 7
    10 a.m. – noon

    Calling all explorers! Discover reptiles, amphibians and other creatures from the wild with the Reptile + Amphibian Discovery Zoo. Shows will be at 10 + 11 a.m. Learn about all our cold-blooded friends and make a creepy crawly craft. Hope you’re able to hop on by!


The Smurfs Around Town – St. Paul and at Mall of America

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Not only is there a new Smurf movie coming out in April, Smurfs: The Lost Village, but they’ll also be in town this weekend.  Yes, the fun, lovable, memorable Smurfs! You have two opportunities to see Smurfette, Hefty, and Brainy. Tomorrow, January 28th they’ll be at the Winter Carnival in St. Paul and on Sunday, January 29th you’ll have a chance to see them at the Mall of America. 

Saturday, January 28  12pm-6pm

Meet Smurfette, Hefty and Brainy at St. Paul Winter Carnival’s Grand Day in the Park. Stop by the SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE booth between 12pm-6pm for your chance to meet the characters & win fun prizes.


Sunday, January 29  12pm-4pm

Join us as we prepare for the upcoming, thrilling journey through the Forbidden Forest with SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE themed crafts & activities! Smurfette, Brainy & Hefty, characters from the film, will be available for photos, plus there will be face painting, giveaways, and more!