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

The days are getting longer, and spring is in the air… and as always, our monthly Play List features a carefully curated roundup of the absolute best things to do with kids throughout the month. Earth Day, the opening of baseball season, and a mermaid ballet are just some of the awesome events on tap for April—we’ve got 10 top picks in total. Continue Reading…

2019: Easter Egg Hunts 4 Kids in Des Moines – dsm4kids.com

Once a year in early spring, there is a special kind of magic in the air that allows a fluffy little bunny to lay eggs filled with candy and toys! Get your child out there to take advantage of this annual phenomenon by attending one of the many Easter egg hunts taking place throughout the Des Moines area. The treat for parents is that most of them are FREE! Continue Reading…

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…

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…

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…

6+ Places to Take Indoor Swim lessons in Des Moines – dsm4kids.com

If cabin fever has already hit your house this season, it might be time to find a fun and energy-burning activity. Swimming is not only a great way to get exercise, but an essential safety tool for kids. Get your kids prepared for next summer by signing up for one of these swim lessons in Des Moines today. Continue Reading…

Ways to Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with Des Moines Kids – dsm4kids.com

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a day off from school, when families can explore the life, legacy, and lessons of the iconic civil rights leader (and take a break from schedules a bit). But Monday is also a day on: when kids and adults are encouraged to help out in their communities and find ways to show kindness to others in gestures of service.  Continue Reading…

Winter 2019 Storytimes for Des Moines Kids – dsm4kids.com

Storytimes are great FREE—or super low-cost—kid activities that can often provide the incentive families need to get out of the house on those rainy, cold, or snowy days when cabin fever is likely to set in. Hosted throughout the Des Moines Metro at libraries, bookstores, museums, and other fun places, most of these baby and kid reading sessions don’t require reservations, making it easy to just drop in. Plus, many of these storytimes incorporate arts and crafts projects, so story hour can easily turn into a full morning or afternoon of fun. Continue Reading…

indoor playgrounds in Des Moines.

Every winter, Des Moines families are faced with the same problem: How to keep the kids active when it’s too cold to play outside. When your kids really want to burn off energy, you need a more active indoor destination where they can play, run around and test their limits, not your patience. That’s why we came up with this list of indoor play places (many of which are FREE;) in DSM where kids can burn off energy inside this winter. Continue Reading…