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The Hood Magazine

Virtual Family Fun Directory for Sioux Falls Families

Aug 06, 2020 ● By The Hood Magazine

We know that the Sioux Empire is a HUGE supporter of small businesses and we have been so inspired to see all the ways that local businesses are innovating to keep our families entertained while we are safely at home! Throughout this section you’ll find a variety of businesses that have continued to serve our local families in new ways and we hope that you will take some time to support them as our community continues to stick together by staying apart 



Living Imaginations Character Experiences 

Offering: Join Living Imaginations Character Experience as a princess or superhero reads your kids a bedtime story before tuck in. Visit to see when the next bedtime story will take place. You can also get personalized birthday video calls and 1on1 bedtime stories by contacting us in advance at [email protected]  Learn More! 


Great Plains Zoo 

Offering: During this unusual time, the Great Plains Zoo has been working to provide our members with a Great Plains Zoo experience online. Much of what you'll find will be educational; we know a lot of you have children at home and we hope to be a help to you in these difficult times. We are also working to get creative and provide some behind-the-scenes looks! Learn More! 


Stockyard Ag Experience 

Offering: The Stockyards Ag Experience is working to bring you ag learning online! Fun challenges, activities and live videos to teach you about where your food comes from. Search for Stockyards Ag Experience on Facebook and find some fun!  Learn More! 


South Dakota Beef

Offering: Take a virtual reality tour of farms and ranches across the United States to see how America's beef farmers and ranchers raise cattle to produce high-quality beef. With our 360° ranch videos, you can get a unique, behind-the-scenes look at how beef is raised.  Learn More! 


Code Ninjas 

Offering: The best way for your kids to learn to code is by building games that they love.  Kids ages 7-14 can join us for FREE Virtual Game Building Sessions every Tuesday and Thursday at 4pm, where they will have a chance to build their very own game.   Learn More! 


Butterfly House & Aquarium 

Offering: On the Butterfly House & Aquarium’s website, you will discover videos, coloring pages and activity pages.  Enjoy new educational and stress relief content on Facebook and YouTube.  Join the animal care team Fridays at 10:00am for a Facebook Live check-in to learn about their jobs and ask them them questions. Learn More! 

South Dakota Pork Producers Council 

Offering: At SDPPC, we have dozens of resources for families to learn more about where their food comes from! Your family can watch videos, color pictures or listen to stories that will give you a deeper understanding of what life is like for our hard-working farm families! Learn More! 


Washington Pavilion 

Offering: Looking for entertaining and fun activities for your kiddos? Experience Your Washington Pavilion @ Home! From science demonstrations to make-at-home art projects, there is something for everyone! Continue coming back for more materials, activities and learning opportunities. Learn More!  


Sioux Empire Safety Village  

Offering:  The Safety Village of South Dakota is committed to helping families understand the safety issues we encounter in our homes and everyday lives. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for our safety tip of the week and learn about how your children and teens can make good safe choices. Learn More! 



All American Gymnastics Academy 

Offering: AAGA is working hard to remind everyone that we are In It Together! We are posting regular updates, exercise plans and video demonstrations to keep everyone healthy, fit and energized while we are doing our part to keep our distance! Learn More! 



Offering: Stay healthy, focused, and connected with Tiger-Rock. Their positive and productive instructors want to be the most exciting part of your day, while keeping you active during Covid-19. Learn More! 


605 Ninja

Offering: Now offering virtual fitness classes! We provide a fun, energetic, exercise, experience seven days a week. Your child will sweat, smile & connect with other kids. Get your kids active again. Ideal for ages 6+  Learn More! 



Offering: During our downtime, parents can check out our website for a cool, interactive Virtual Birthday Party for up to 10 friends! Each attendee gets a free pass to come jump with us when we're open again...and it's all FREE! Learn More! 


Platinum Dance

Offering: Platinum Dance now offers “Shine Online,” a virtual dance studio. Your dancer can watch full length, fun classes with one of our fabulous teachers, focus on specific technique skills, and learn complete dance songs through our virtual studio.  Class videos are aimed at ages 18 months-10 years. We also offer an Adult Dance Fitness class section! Active engagement for the whole family can be found Here! 



Cookies & Canvas 

Offering: Cookies and Canvas is a kids class by Wine and Canvas, located in front of Hy-Vee on Marion Rd. During social distancing we are offering Kids Curbside Art Projects for $20. Learn More! 


Juniper Apothecary 

Offering: Juniper Apothecary has created the ultimate make your own bath bomb kit! Made with safe, natural ingredients, you can create your own big or small bath bombs. Choose your scent, color and size and you will be ready to get making! After you’ve made your bath bombs, take the fun to the tub to enjoy your creation! A fun activity for all ages! Learn More! 


Oh My Cupcakes! 

Offering: Oh My Cupcakes! is offering some fun and creativity for kiddos of all ages with our take-home party kits. Choose from 2 standard sized cupcakes or a dozen minis, and you’ll have everything you need for some delicious creativity and memories in the making. Watch our Facebook page for limited-edition releases of special themed kits. Learn More! 



Happy Thought Books

Offering: Created to celebrate your high school seniors and commemorate their journey as they head into their next chapter. This innovative book provides a permanent way to show our students what a huge impact they have already had on the world. Happy Thought Books are made right here in Sioux Falls! Learn More! 



The Maker’s Nook 

Offering: Stay creative and inspired from home! Now offering online classes, parties, and workshops! Learn More!  


The Children’s Museum of South Dakota 

Offering: The Children’s Museum of South Dakota is offering Recipes for Play on their Seize the Play blog at Learn how to make a puzzle, create shaving cream art, and more. Live virtual classes are also available. Learn More! 


Museum of Visual Materials 

Offering: The Museum of Visual Materials has a blog full of ideas to keep everyone in your family happy and creating throughout our days of self-distancing! You’ll find dozens of DIY projects that you can keep for yourself or give away to spread some love in our community! Learn More! 




Offering: We are offering online speech and language training classes for children ages birth to three. Mention you saw this listing in Hood for a deeply discounted rate! Learn More!  



Bee Loved Kitchen 

Offering: Enjoy delicious and fresh plant-based meals delivered right to your door. Follow me on Facebook for free live cooking demos and how-to recipes! Learn More! 


Chef Ellen

Offering: Every Saturday morning your family can take a virtual baking lesson with Chef Ellen LIVE on the Hood Magazine Facebook page! Check out the FREE event each week for the ingredients needed and you’ll be all ready to bake right along with Chef Ellen! Learn More! 



REACH Literacy  

REACH can take care of you during this time of isolation. Our online store makes finding your next best read simple. You can get isolation bundles for yourself or your child.  Get 10 children's books for just $5 or 5 young adult/adult books for $15. Check out our Facebook page each day at 10 am for story time with Library Lady Judy!  If you miss it you can also watch the stories on our YouTube channel. Learn More!