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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…

After-School Activities 4 Kids in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Are you looking for fun after-school activities for your kids in the Des Moines area? Whether you live in Ankeny, West Des Moines, Altoona, Urbandale or beyond, you’re sure to find some extracurricular fun. Browse through our list below for a few ideas, which is divided into Arts and Academics, Clubs and Organizations and Sports and Recreation programs. Whether your kids want to learn a new sport like gymnastics or tennis or a skill like chess or art, there’s a little something for everyone!   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…

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…

50 Things to Do This Summer in Des Moines Under $5 - dsm4kids.com

Now that we’re a few weeks into summer break you may be looking for a few inexpensive ways to keep everyone entertained and out of trouble. We’ve got you covered with this list of 50 exciting summer ideas all under $5. Most of these events and activities are actually totally FREE! Des Moines offers plenty of frugal fun, so be sure to take advantage of these incredible inexpensive programs and activities. Continue Reading…

Fight the Summer Brain Drain in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

It’s no secret that kids experience learning losses over summer vacation–unless we keep educating them.  The good thing about summer is that not all learning needs to take place in a stuffy classroom.  Parents can keep their kiddos minds sharp by creating or taking advantage of fun summer learning opportunities at home or ones offered throughout our great community. Here are a few ideas to avoid the Summer Brain Drain in Des Moines. Continue Reading…

2017 Swim Lessons Guide 4 Kids in the Des Moines Area - dsm4kids.com

According to the CDC, drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for children ages 1 to 4 years old and ranks high throughout childhood. With these kinds of statistics, it’s so important for kids to learn how to swim and how to be safe in and around water.  With that in mind, we’ve rounded up 19+ places where kids can learn to swim indoors and out this summer in the Des Moines area. Continue Reading…

50 Things to Do This Spring in Des Moines Under $5 - dsm4kids.com

Spring is such an exciting time in Des Moines with tons of opportunities for family fun. With summer break just around the corner, save your money this spring by attending family events that are cheap or totally FREE. Here are 50 opportunities to have family fun under $5 this spring in Des Moines. Continue Reading…

2017 Academic Themed Summer Camps & Classes 4 Kids in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

There is no reason learning has to stop come summertime! While some kids are obsessed with robots and rocket ships before they can even pronounce the words, some future physicists need a little more encouragement to develop a love of math and science. Learning in a relaxed atmosphere at summer camp, may be just what they need. Check out our picks for summer camps that cater to your budding Einstein, Curie, or Zuckerberg in Des Moines. Continue Reading…

2017 Arts-Based Summer Camps & Classes 4 Kids in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Instead of the same old camp routine this year, why not let your budding creatives nurture their inner artiste, musician, actor or dancer? With a little planning, your kiddos can take advantage of some awesome arts-based camps in the Des Moines-area. Channel those creative instincts productively with one of these artistic summer camps around the City. Continue Reading…

2017 Sports-Based Summer Camps & Clinics 4 Kids in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Summer brings a whole host of sports intensive camps to the Des Moines area. We’ve rounded up those that lead the field, complete with opportunities for hands-on learning with professional coaches and college athletes. Now is the time to set your game plan, so read on to find sports camps and clinics in Des Moines where your young athletes are sure to have a ball. Continue Reading…

2017 Nature and Animal Based Summer Camps & Classes 4 Kids in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Today we’re focusing on camps and classes for kids that love the outdoors, nature and animals in Des Moines. Whether they’re looking for an outdoor adventure or some up close and personal time with furry friends there’s a summer camp for them. We’ve rounded up 11 awesome summer camp suggestions for little nature and animal enthusiasts. What are you waiting for?  Sign up, before the camps fill up! Continue Reading…

2017 Summer Day Camp & Overnight Camps 4 Kids in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

In the middle of February, it seems like summer is far away. However, many summer camps and classes have already opened registration and many of the popular camps fill up quickly. You can also be rewarded for your prompt registration with an early bird discount. There are a slew of summer camps to choose from in the Des Moines area! All of our articles for the next five days will focus on helping you find the right camp for your kiddos this summer. Continue Reading…