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A Family Friendly Guide to College Football in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

I don’t know about you, but the cooler weather has me ready for some football. College football, that is.  College football is as much a part of fall in Iowa as raking leaves and picking out the perfect pumpkin. Des Moines area fans are fortunate to have six teams- within a (long) Hail Mary pass of the city limits. Here’s a look at the colleges and universities Des Moines families will be cheering for this football season. Continue Reading…

5 Ways to Hold on to Summer in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Is anyone else in denial that it’s August, back-to-school time, and summer is almost over? Just because we’re picking out school supplies and wrapping up summer camps, it doesn’t mean we have to say goodbye to summer, right? There’s still plenty of things to do to keep us in a sunshine state of mind. Here are five ways to hold on to summer in Des Moines. Continue Reading…

Kid n’ Play in Des Moines – August 2017 - dsm4kids.com

As the last few days of summer vacation melt away, you are probably looking for a few fun ways to make some lasting memories. Despite the August heat, there are plenty of events and activities to entertain your kiddos before they go back-to-school.  Here’s where your family can Kid n’ Play this August in Des Moines. Continue Reading…

Tips 4 Keeping Your Kids Safe at the Iowa State Fair - dsm4kids.com

dsm4kids promotes several events and activities like the Iowa State Fair (August 10-20, 2017). Many of which are busy, crowded events with a lot of stimulation. The potential for getting separated from your child is real. This can make a family outing overwhelming and stressful for both parents and children. With that in mind, we’ve put together a few tips to help you keep your kids safe at the Iowa State Fair (or any large event or attraction).  Continue Reading…

An A to Z Guide to Iowa State Fair Foods - dsm4kids.com

It’s that time of year again! The Iowa State Fair has unveiled the new foods for this year’s fair. In addition to these newbies, you can also enjoy old favs. There’s always so much great food to eat at the Fair that it can be hard to know where to begin, so we’ve done the hard work for you. Loosen your belts…here’s your A to Z guide to trying foods at the Iowa State Fair. Continue Reading…

A Local’s Guide to the Iowa State Fair – dsm4kids.com

Giant turkey legs, sticky cotton candy fingers and screams of delight emanating from the Midway. These experiences come only once a year and that time is almost upon us.  August 10-20, 2017 is officially Iowa State Fair time. While rides take center stage in the minds of a lot of Fair visitors, your kids will be blown away by some of these more off-the-beaten-path fair attractions. Continue Reading…

5 Unique Things To Do with Your Family this Summer in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

The Science Center, Blank Park Zoo and Adventureland are three of Des Moines’ most popular attractions. But if you’re looking for something a little different to try, mix up your routine with these fun (and a little off the wall) activities that you might not have heard about.  Here’s five unique things to do with your family this summer in Des Moines. Continue Reading…

Kid n’ Play in Des Moines – July 2017 - dsm4kids.com

July is the height of summer fun in Des Moines. The pools are packed, summer reading programs are in full swing and splash pads are buzzing with summer excitement. When your kids aren’t at camp this summer, it’s prime time to take a family outing.  Here’s how your family can Kid n’ Play this July in Des Moines. Continue Reading…

10 Animal Adventures 4 Kids in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Do you have a kiddo that loves Wild Kratts or wants to be a veterinarian when they grow up?  I do!  We’re constantly looking for fun places where we can get up close with any kind of living creature. Most kids are animal lovers and summer is a great time to get out and visit a few.  Read on for 10 spots where kids can go on an animal adventure in the Des Moines area.  Continue Reading…

Camp Mom (or Dad): 10 Summer Activities To Do With Your Kids - dsm4kids.com

One of the best ways to celebrate lazy summer days is to host a summer camp for your kids. Yes, your own kids!:) It’s a great way to spend time with them and make your own family fun for little-to-no cost. Pick a theme for each day or week and with a little preparation and creativity you’ll create summer memories that you’ll never forget.  You’ll be their fave “camp counselor” before long. Here are 10 summer camp theme ideas to help get you started: Continue Reading…