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9 Kid-Friendly Spring Day Trip Ideas for DSM Families – dsm4kids.com

By the time it’s spring, my family has reached its limits of winter-induced stir-craziness, especially after this winter.  Despite all that our fair city has to offer, we feel the need to get away from Des Moines, even if it’s just for a day. Having this list of 9 spring-inspired day trips at our fingertips gives us something to look forward to, especially with spring break on the horizon. From biking to visiting museums to smelling the blooms to strolling college campuses, there is something on this list for everyone.

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40 Fantastic Spring Activities 4 Families in Des Moines – dsm4kids.com

Spring is on its way! (Or we hope it is;) It’s almost time to trade in boots, mittens, and winter coats for fresh air, parks and playgrounds, spring getaways and fun spring festivals. Get outside to take advantage of all the seasonal fun that Central Iowa has to offer, including St. Patrick’s Day events, spring break activities and Easter egg hunts and activities. Continue Reading…

Best DSM Kids’ Theater for Spring 2019 – dsm4kids.com

Our spring event coverage continues with a look at the most promising family shows opening this season on Des Moines stages. There are lots of fantastic family shows with options for all age groups, including a few shows that are perfect for first-time theatergoers. It sounds like we can look forward to an exciting spring theater season in Des Moines! Continue Reading…

March 2019: Des Moines Kid n’ Play List – dsm4kids.com

It’s hard to believe March is almost here, hopefully bringing with it warmer days and signs of spring all around Des Moines. One thing that doesn’t change with the season is our overflowing events calendar, but we’re making it easy for you to hit all the fun, spring-inspired events, including St. Patrick’s and Spring Break events and activities this month. Continue Reading…

2019: Spring Break in Des Moines – dsm4kids.com

Worried about keeping the kids entertained over spring break? We know it’s daunting, but we’ve also got it covered for you. If you’re sticking around Des Moines, there’s plenty to keep every age group busy. Some of our picks only take place on specific dates; others run the entire duration, but all are engaging ways to get out and celebrate spring.   Continue Reading…

2019: Family Friendly St. Patrick’s Day Events in Des Moines – dsm4kids.com

If your days of celebrating until you’re green around the gills on St. Patrick’s Day are a distant memory, don’t worry: There are plenty of family-friendly ways to mark the holiday in Des Moines. After all, everyone feels a wee bit Irish around St. Patrick’s Day. Best of all? A few of these festivities are FREE. Continue Reading…

2019: Summer Arts Camps 4 Des Moines Kids – dsm4kids.com

If you have an arty kid, keep their creative juices flowing by enrolling them in a summer art camp. There are visual arts camps, dance and theater camps, and music camps offered throughout the Des Moines metro. If your child is ready to dive into a summer of artistic expression, read on to find the perfect summer camp. If you need more ideas, check out our Summer Camp Guide for dozens more great camps. Continue Reading…

Hobby Shops 4 Des Moines Kids – dsm4kids.com

Today’s kids have a tendency to be glued to their gadgets. Therefore, it becomes more necessary to encourage them to pick up a hobby which may give them an exposure to new things and provide a suitable outlet to spike their creativity and interests.

Old-fashioned hobby shops are seemingly an endangered species. But they’re not dead yet. Thanks to the popularity of the maker movement, hobby shops are enjoying a resurgence as kids (and grown-ups) look for fun, hands-on projects. Continue Reading…

2019: Spring Break Camps & Classes 4 Kids in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

School holidays seem to pile up this time of the year. You’ve just gotten back into your routine and its already time to plan for spring break, which runs from March 18-22, 2019 for public school kids in the Des Moines area.

So, whether you’re entertaining a budding scientist, an aspiring artist, or a sports enthusiast, there’s a camp or class to satisfy seemingly every interest. For more spring break ideas, be sure to check out our Calendar and our round up of spring break activities. Continue Reading…

February 2019: Des Moines Kid n’ Play List – dsm4kids.com

Even though February is the shortest month, it can seem like it’s the longest! To get us out of our winter funk and have a little fun this month, we’ve gathered up some awesome family activities happening in and around Des Moines. In addition to events listed below be sure to check out our Sweetheart Dances and Valentine’s Day Activities round-ups. Continue Reading…

9 Ideas 4 Fun with Teens & Tweens this Winter in Des Moines – dsm4kids.com

When your kids were little, there were story times, play dates and afternoons at the park. Unfortunately, those activities just don’t have the same appeal once your child is older.

When it comes to spending quality family time with teens and tweens, it can be more challenging to find fun activities that older kids will love and that families can enjoy together. Knowing the importance of continuing to connect and have fun together, we’ve rounded up a few ideas and several local venues in the DSM metro that are perfect for spending time with your teen. Continue Reading…

2019: Valentine's Day Activities for Des Moines Kids to Share the Love – dsm4kids.com

Des Moines offers plenty of opportunities for kids and families to celebrate love this February, many of which are FREE. All month long, the metro area comes alive with “sweetheart dances” and fun love-filled parties just for kids. Celebrate Valentine’s Day in the DSM metro this month at one of these fabulous events.  Don’t forget to keep an eye on our Calendar for even more family fun! Continue Reading…

Celebrate Love at Family Dances and Events in Des Moines – dsm4kids.com

February is typically the month to celebrate love. Even though it’s cold outside there are several sweet events that will warm up your heart and bring you closer to your family, friends and others around you. Organizations across the metro are throwing some fun-filled dance parties for families of all kinds. Celebrate love at one of these local dances and events, starting in January. Continue Reading…