I surprised my kids with a trip to the Mall of America just for fun stuff for kids on the day before school started. There is certainly a lot more things to do than we did here but this is what we limited it to based on funds and time. The first thing we noticed when we got there is the new slime bench that is at Nickelodeon Universe. We actually had to go to that bench several times because it make some kind of noise sound or says something when a person sits on it. Some of those sounds include burps and a baby crying or a cow mooing plus many other sounds.
A trip to the Mall of America is not complete without a stop at the Lego store where the kids can play with a whole bunch of different kinds of Legos. My son was busy building but my daughter thought it would be fun to create our family out of the available Lego people Parts they had there.
As an American Girl doll fan, we had to check out that store as well and we ended up buying three books for her that she had not read it yet. They always have a photo opportunity there with the doll of the year as well.
The main purpose of the surprise trip was to take them to Build-a-Bear where they could pick out their own stuffed animal and accessories. My kids really do like to play with stuffed animals a lot too. And we ended our trip with some Dippin Dots. That was a treat for them because I had never let them get them at the fair and at the Dippin Dots store at The Mall of America they have so many different kinds of flavors to choose from.