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At Creative Kidstuff, our mission is simple: we help families play. Why? Because play is joyful, educational, creative and inspiring.

Creative Kidstuff offers customers a well thought assortment of developmental and educational toys that are creative, innovative and imaginative. Creative Kidstuff believes in the power of play and expertly edits the assortment to include brand new, fresh toys as well as classics that stand the test of time.

Sections

Store Locations
CK Baby Shop Locations
Charitable Giving
Birthday Parties
Events and Classes
Local Giving
Work With Us

Store Locations

Creative Kidstuff has seven store locations in Minnesota. The first store, located in the Linden Hills community, opened in 1982. Customers quickly discovered how wonderful a shopping experience could be (even with kiddos along) and asked for more neighborhood locations to make shopping for quality play things with the assistance of a knowledgeable staff more accessible for everyday needs like birthdays, rainy days, you did it days and just because days. Now Creative Kidstuff stores are located throughout the Twin Cities area.

Edina Galleria


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  • Phone:Address:Hours:
    952-926-4512 3555 69th St.
    Edina, MN 55435
    M-F 10-9
    Sat 10-8
    Sun 11-6 CST

Mall of America


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  • Phone:Address:Hours:
    612-524-6630 166 South Avenue
    Bloomington, MN 55425
    M-F 10-9:30
    Sat 10-9:30
    Sun 11-7 CST

Maple Grove


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CLOSED

Creative Kidstuff is on the move! We've moved out of our Maple Grove location, but will reopen in October at our brand new store in Ridgedale Center. In the meantime, please visit us at one of our other Twin Cities locations!

Minneapolis


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  • Phone:Address:Hours:
    612-927-0653 4313 Upton Ave. S.
    Minneapolis, MN 55410

    Located in the historic Linden Hills neighborhood near Lake Calhoun & Lake Harriet
    M-W 10-6
    Th-F 10-8
    Sat 10-6
    Sun 11-4 CST

St. Louis Park Shops at the West End

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  • Phone:Address:Hours:
    952-540-0022 1665 West End Blvd.
    St. Louis Park, MN 55416
    M-W 10-6
    Th-F 10-8
    Sat 10-6
    Sun 11-4 CST

St. Paul

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  • Phone:Address:Hours:
    651-222-2472 1074 Grand Ave.
    Saint Paul, MN 55105
    M-W 10-6
    Th-F 10-8
    Sat 10-6
    Sun 11-4 CST

Wayzata

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  • Phone:Address:Hours:
    952-249-1707 1135 E. Wayzata Blvd.
    Wayzata, MN 55391

    Located in the Colonial Square Shopping Center
    M-W 10-6
    Th-F 10-8
    Sat 10-6
    Sun 11-4 CST

CK Baby Shop Locations

A CK Baby Shop was born within three of the Creative Kidstuff locations. This shop within a store has everything families need to be equipped, be nested and be mobile with a new baby. The well-trained CK Baby Shop specialists work with families to choose the best furniture, equipment, car seats, strollers and accessories for their specific needs.

  • St. Paul on Grand Avenue
  • St. Louis Park Shops at the West End
  • Wayzata in Colonial Square

Charitable Giving

Buy a Toy, Give a Toy

Creative Kidstuff, in partnership with Sensational Beginnings, GreaterGood and Soles4Souls facilitates the donation and distribution of product surplus to children worldwide who otherwise would not be able to enjoy high quality toys and benefit from the power of play. Every purchase made at Creative Kidstuff contributes to this initiative through the Buy a Toy, Give a Toy program.

Birthday Parties

At Creative Kidstuff we know how to party! We will plan and host a party your birthday boy or girl will never forget. Our parties are perfect for children ages 2 and up. We plan a variety of engaging, age-appropriate activities including active games and craft projects based on the chosen theme. Parties are fully staffed by well-trained and enthusiastic party leaders. A Creative Kidstuff birthday party is 90 minutes in total: 60 minutes of programmed activities and 30 minutes of supervised time for traditional birthday party activities like gift opening and cake.

Party Theme Options

  • Art Extravaganza
  • Superhero
  • Pirate Adventure
  • Party in Pink
  • Fun & Games
  • Toddler Palooza (perfectly planned for birthday stars turning 2 or 3 and their friends)
Note: Most party themes are best for children ages 4 & up. The Toddler Palooza is planned specifically to be flexible and accommodate the parallel play patterns of children ages 2 and 3. Birthday parties are available at three of the Twin Cities locations: Wayzata, St. Paul and St. Louis Park at the West End. Parties are hosted in a private party room located within the store.

To learn more, check on availability or book your party call or email the location of your choice.

Birthday Party Package Information:

  • The cost of a Creative Kidstuff party is $225 for 10 guests and the birthday child (11 children in total).
  • Up to 5 additional guests can attend for a fee of $12/child.
  • A non-refundable deposit of $50 is required to hold a party date.
  • Invitations and thank you cards are included.
  • Paper products are included.
  • Party favor bags are available for purchase. Prices vary depending on contents.
  • Outside food and beverage is permitted. No food or beverage supplied.

Events and Classes

Creative Kidstuff hosts a variety of events and classes throughout the year to help families engage, connect and play. Check here regularly for current event and class schedule

Creative Kidstuff Charity Benefit Lemonade Stands

Lemonade! Ice cold lemonade!
Join us on Saturday, August 29 from 12 to 2pm. All of our Creative Kidstuff locations will be hosting charity benefit lemonade stands!
Groups of dedicated kiddos applied for othe opportunity to host lemonade stands benefiting a charity or cause of their choice. Now you get to share in the action - for a suggested donation of 50 cents a glass, you can support a charity AND cool off from the summer heat!

  • Minneapolis - The Sheridan House
  • St. Paul - Crossroads Animal Shelter
  • West End - Walk to Defeat ALS
  • Galleria - Adaptive Dance Program run by Capernaum Pediatric Therapy
  • Wayzata - Strong Against Cancer and The Arthritis Foundation
  • MOA - Crohn's and Colitis Foundation
  • Music Together

    Music Together offers mixed-age classes that nurture each child's natural enthusiasm for music and movement. Register to enjoy a FREE class and learn about their musical offerings:

    St. Paul Creative Kidstuff on Grand Avenue Register
    • Family Class (ages 0-5) - Mondays, 1/5-3/9; 9:15a-10a
    • Family Class (ages 0-5) - Mondays, 1/5-3/9; 10:15am-11a
    • Family Class (ages 0-5) - Thursdays, 1/8-3/12; 9:15a-10a
    • Family Class (ages 0-5) - Thursdays, 1/8-3/12; 10:15a-11a
    • Family Class (ages 0-5) - Thursdays, 1/8-3/12; 5:15p-6p
    • Family Class (ages 0-5) - Thursdays, 1/8-3/12; 6:15a-7p
    • Family Class (ages 0-5) - Fridays, 1/9-3/13; 9:15a-10a
    • Family Class (ages 0-5) - Fridays, 1/9-3/13; 10:15am-11a
    • Family Class (ages 0-5) - Fridays, 1/9-3/13; 11:15am-12p
    The Shops at West End in St. Louis Park Creative Kidstuff Register
    • Family Class (ages 0-5) - Mondays, 1/5-3/16; 9:45a-10:30a
    • Family Class (ages 0-5) - Mondays, 1/5-3/16; 10:45a-11:30a
    • Babies Class (up to 8 months) - Mondays, 1/5-3/16; 3:30p-4:15p
    • Big Kids Class (ages 5-7) - Mondays, 1/5-3/16; 4:30p-5:30p
    • Family Class (ages 0-5) - Fridays, 1/9-3/20; 9:45a-10:30a
    • Family Class (ages 0-5) - Fridays, 1/9-3/20; 10:45a-11:30a
    Wayzata Creative Kidstuff Register
    • Family Class (ages 0-5) - Wednesdays, 1/7-3/18; 9:45a-10:30a
    • Family Class (ages 0-5) - Mondays, 1/7-3/18; 10:45a-11:30a

    Amma Parenting Classes

    New Mama Class at St. Paul Creative Kidstuff
    • Tuesdays, May 5 - June 9; 1:30-3:30pm
    • Tuesdays, June 30 - August 4; 10am-12pm
    • Tuesdays, July 21 - August 25; 1-3pm
    • Tuesdays, August 18 - September 22; 10am-12pm
    New Mama Class at West End Creative Kidstuff
    • Wednesdays, May 5 - June 10; 10am-12pm
    • Wednesdays, June 17 - July 22; 10am-12pm
    • Wednesdays, July 8 - August 12; 1-3pm
    • Wednesdays, August 12 - September 16; 10am-12pm
    New Mama Class at Wayzata Creative Kidstuff
    • Tuesdays, May 6 - June 10; 10am-12pm
    • Tuesdays, May 26 - June 30; 10am-12pm
    • Tuesdays, July 14 - August 25; 10am-12pm

    For the complete list of New Mama Classes at Creative Kidstuff visit Amma Parenting Center Online

    Local Giving

    Creative Kidstuff is a Minnesota born company and we believe in supporting local schools in their efforts to expand programming and create more opportunities for learners. In an effort to be purposeful and impactful in our giving, schools are the only organizations that qualify for this program.

    Schools that service children ages pre-k through 6th grade are eligible for a monthly drawing for a $25 gift card to use for silent auctions, carnivals, prizes and other fundraising efforts. To be eligible for the drawing organizations should submit a formal request in writing to the store location closes to their school. A drawing will be held each month and recipients will be notified. Organizations should not follow up once a request has been submitted. Creative Kidstuff will notify recipients and arrange for distribution.

    Work With Us

    Join the Creative Kidstuff Team at one of our many store locations!


    Creative Kidstuff is hiring for the holidays at our 7 Toy Stores in Minneapolis-St. Paul, and also at the Mall of America!

    We need lots and lots of wonderful people (just like you) to gift wrap, stock and, most importantly, help wonderful people (just like you) find the right gifts for all the kids on their list.

    This is a roll up your sleeves and jump in kind of job. There is a lot of learning, but it comes with a lot of laughter. At Creative Kidstuff our mission is simple: we help families play.

    If this is something that sounds interesting and fun to you, just open, print, and fill out the Job Application or stop by any store to fill out an application. If you know someone else who would be awesome, tell them to do the same!

    Oh, and yes, there is a discount. Which comes in handy.

    Join the GreaterGood.com Team at our first ever store location!


    GreaterGood.com is hiring for their first retail store in the Mall of America!

    The GreaterGood.com, a cause based retail organization, is opening it's first ever bricks and mortar store at the Mall of America. We are looking for inspired and enthusiastic individuals to share the story of the GreaterGood.com initiatives while assisting customers with their shopping. A portion of every purchase made at the GreaterGood.com is donated to a charitable cause. By connecting millions of caring people like you, we have created an online community with real power to change the world. We want to continue to to make an impact by meeting customers face to face and sharing our story.

    If this is something that sounds interesting and fun to you, just open, print, and fill out the Job Application or stop by the Creative Kidstuff Mall of America store to fill out an application. If you know someone else who would be awesome, tell them to do the same!

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