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5 Great Gift Ideas to Celebrate Grandparents Day in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Those of us lucky enough to have parents nearby count on them for so much: reliable (and free) babysitting, parenting advice (requested or not) and lots and lots of grandchild spoiling. They are cherished members of our family who unfortunately don’t always get the thanks they deserve. Grandparents Day, which is on Sunday, September 10th, 2017 is a great opportunity to show them a little appreciation.  Here are five fun and easy ways to say, “Happy Grandparent’s Day,” to the matriarchs and patriarchs of your clan. Continue Reading…

Extracurriculars Your Kids May Not Have Tried Yet in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Looking for an extra-curricular activity for your budding artist, fencer or ninja warrior? Check out these five classes that go beyond ballet and basketball to offer Des Moines youth unique opportunities. From toddlers to teenagers this list of extraordinary activities will add fun and learning to your family’s weekly routine. Continue Reading…

5 Hot Spots for a Cool Summer Treat in Des Moines – dsm4kids.com

Are you screaming for ice cream? No need for a meltdown, because we’ve put together a list of places where you can enjoy a scoop or two in Des Moines. From an old-fashioned ice cream parlor to a hip artisanal ice cream joint there’s something for everyone. Here’s five hot spots where you can enjoy a cool summer treat 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…

Public Golf Courses in Des Moines Where You Can Putt Around with Your Family - dsm4kids.com

Today we bring you a list of family-friendly public golf courses in the Des Moines area as well as a few tips on golfing with kids. Golf can be an expensive, finnicky sport. People bringing kids to the golf course can be frowned upon. But, with the right planning, golfing can be a fun kid-friendly outing. Here’s a few public golf courses in Des Moines where you can putt a round with the fam. Continue Reading…

2017 Des Moines Father’s Day Guide - dsm4kids.com

Dads are awesome! And because no one can bring the fun the way dads can, we’ve picked out some great activities for celebrating Father’s Day with the fam in Des Moines. From a nice meal out, to a special event, to a great gift, read on to find the perfect plan for making the day as exciting as the man, himself. Continue Reading…

2017 Guide to Discounted Summer Movies 4 Kids in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Escape the rain or just take a break from the sun this summer at a kid friendly discounted movie. Be sure to read all the details for the theater near you where you’d like to catch a summer movie. All of them run their discounted summer movie programs a little differently. Here’s your guide to discounted summer movies for kids in Des Moines. Continue Reading…

2017 Guide to Summer Reading Challenges at Des Moines Businesses - dsm4kids.com

Yesterday, we provided you a list of summer reading programs at local libraries.  Summer reading is also encouraged by several businesses in the Des Moines area. Similar to the library programs, kids can earn terrific prizes and incentives after completing their specified reading goals. Here’s where you can find a summer reading program at a local business in the Des Moines area. Continue Reading…

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

Yippee. . . the countdown to summer has begun! Once all of the April showers have cleared out, all of that rain will help pave the way for fun to blossom in May! And, once the sun starts shining everybody will be raring to get out and about! We’ve rounded up some great events and activities for making memories with the family in May. So shoo, get out and Kid n’ Play this month in Des Moines. Continue Reading…

2017 Des Moines Mother’s Day Guide - dsm4kids.com

Looking to treat Mom this Mother’s Day in Des Moines? We’ve pulled together a few ideas for you in our handy 2017 Mother’s Day Guide.  We’ve listed places to brunch, special events and where to find a few fun gifts.  There’s no excuse not to show your favorite mom (sister, aunt, grandmother, BFF, MIL…) a little love and appreciation this Mother’s Day!!! Continue Reading…

2017 Day By Day Guide to Farmers’ Markets in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Find a bounty of family fun at a Farmers’ Market near you! Even though produce shopping may not be an outing your kiddos typically get excited about, most farmers’ markets feature other activities like arts and crafts, face painting, balloon artists, live music and more. For the perfect warm weather family outing, head to the best farmers markets in the Des Moines area, where there’s always a little something extra to entertain the kids.  Continue Reading…