This Saturday, Oct 6th is Worldwide Day of Play, a day created by Nickelodeon to get kids off the couch and involved in a fun activity! Here are some local Worldwide Day of Play events:
Global Day of Play & Cardboard Challenge at Mounds Park Academy (2051 Larpenteur Ave E, St. Paul). 9:00am to Noon. Come play with us! Children of all ages, from communities throughout Minnesota, will build awesome things out of cardboard and imagination. Organized by the Imagination Foundation and inspired by the short film and global phenomenon, Caine’s Arcade (www.cainesarcade.com), similar events will take place at sites in 25 countries on four continents – Mounds Park Academy is the first and currently the only Global Cardboard Challenge host in Minnesota. This event was created to foster creativity and encourage entrepreneurship in kids. FREE
Worldwide Day of Play at the Minnesota Children’s Museum (St. Paul). 10:00am to 3:00pm. Join Minnesota Children’s Museum to celebrate what we do best – play! In honor of Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play on October 6, the Museum will host a super-sized United in Big Healthy Fun! program from 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. full of brain-boosting activities. Don a cowboy hat and do-si-do during a hoedown, tune into muscial fun with hula hoops during a Circular Symphony and get moving during a prehistoric DinoStomp. Plus, don’t miss the last chance to miss Curious George during the final days of the Curious George: Let’s Get Curious! exhibit. Admission (for ages 1+): $9.50. Also, parking is $4 for 3 hours.
Visit Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play website for more information.
I got this Tator Tot Hot Dish recipe from my church’s food coordinator. There are many variations but this one always is a hit at potlucks and other events, and it’s super easy!
1. Brown together in a skillet:
1 pound of ground beef or turkey
1/2 chopped onion
2. Then mix together in a 9 x 13 pan:
cooked ground beef & onion
1 bag of frozen mixed vegetables
1 can of green beans, drained
1 can of cream of mushroom soup
1 can of cream of chicken soup
1/4 cup milk
3. Layer tator tots on top (I use 3/4 of a bag).
4. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.
5. Allow to cool slightly before serving.
Note: FREEZES WELL!
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Tator Tot Hotdish
- 1 pound ground beef or turkey
- 1/2 chopped onion
- 1 bag mixed vegetables
- 1 can green beans , drained
- 1 can cream of chicken soup
- 1 can cream of mushroom soup
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 bag tator tots
- Brown together in a skillet the ground beef (or turkey) and onion.
- Then mix together in a 9 x 13 pan all ingredients except tator tots.
- Layer tator tots on top (I use 3/4 of a bag).
- Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.
- Allow to cool slightly before serving.
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