Kids Activities in Two Harbors

There is nothing quite like unstructured outside play, but if you’ve ever heard your little ones tell you “I’m bored” you know that spontaneity doesn’t always come easy. Fortunately, there are a number of convenient and low-cost activities for kids to enjoy in the Two Harbors area this summer to provide a little spice during a vacation. Here are four picks for late June.

June 27

Minnesota Twins Kids Baseball Clinic
Odegard Park

Boys and girls ages 6-16 will get hands on instruction to learn the fundamentals of hitting, fielding and throwing. The clinic is free and open to the public. Participants will be divided into two 1.5 hour long sessions. The Twins provide the equipment necessary, participants are asked to bring their own baseball or softball glove. Sessions: 2:00pm for 6-9; Session 2: ages 10-16. Call Co-Op Power & Light at 218-834-2226. The first 350 youth to sign up will receive a free Minnesota Twins baseball cap.  (in case of rain this will be held indoors at the Lake County Arena)

June 27

Teen Anime Club
Two Harbors Public Library
We read manga, watch anime, eat Japanese food, and in general have a great time from noon to 2pm. All teens are welcome to attend, so stop by and give it a try.

June 29

Everyday Naturalist: Insect Photo Shoot Citizen Science
Gooseberry Falls State Park

Take out a camera and become a scientist. Help ladybug and bee researchers figure out what species are here by walking around and taking pictures of them.

Meet the Naturalist outside the Visitor Center to borrow a camera and learn more. This event goes from noon to 1pm and there’s plenty to explore afterwards.

June 30

Jack Pearson: Mr. Song-Strummin’ Storyman
Two Harbors Public Library

Jack Pearson is a professional musician specializing in children’s programming. From 3 to 4 pm he will keep the whole family entertained with his stories and music.

“I’m a songwriter with one foot in our American folk tradition and the other joyfully lost in the landscape of imagination,” Jack says. “I bring a music/story experience of imagination, spirit, folklore and history on guitar, fiddle, 5-string banjo, mandolin, dobro and an assortment of small percussion instruments including my one-and-only amplified toy box lid.

Read more about Jack, and even see a video clip of him in action, on his website: http://www.jackpearson.org