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Fireworks Safety Tips 4 Kids in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

The sale and consumption of consumer fireworks was recently approved in the state of Iowa.  Whatever side of the new law you’re on, firework sales are now allowed between June 1 and July 8 each year, and from December 10 to January 3. Consumer fireworks include such things as roman candles, bottle rockets, firecrackers, and ground spinners. Previously, the only fireworks that were legal in Iowa were novelties such as sparklers, caps and snakes.  Continue Reading…

2017 Where to See 4th of July Fireworks in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

The 4th of July is almost here! Thanks to dazzling, spectacular fireworks shows, the glorious holiday is full of wonder and awe for kids and adults alike. We’ve gathered up a list of fireworks shows that will light up the night sky this 4th of July in Des Moines. Read on to see where to have a blast this Independence Day with your family! Continue Reading…

2017 Guide to 4th of July Celebrations in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Break out the red, white and blue, the 4th of July is only a few weeks away and there’s no shortage of activities happening in the Des Moines area.  From all-day Independence Day celebrations, to spectacular fireworks shows, to concerts, to parades, there’s something for every age and stage. Read on for our guide to 4th of July celebrations in Des Moines. If you know of an event to add to this list, please email nicole@dsm4kids.com. Continue Reading…

Tips 4 Taking Kids to an Art Festival this Summer in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

You might not immediately put an art festival on your to-do list as a family, but we have a few ideas to make them fun for everyone, especially your kids. While the festival is an art lover’s paradise, there’s no reason that you can’t enjoy a day there with the kids, too. After all, art is for everyone! Here are a few tips for enjoying the day at an art festival with kids this summer in Des Moines. Continue Reading…

Creative Ways to Celebrate Youth Art Month in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

March is Youth Art Month, a month set aside to celebrate the benefits of art and art education. In recent years, Des Moines has really embraced artists and public art and has become a cultural destination with beautifully designed spaces and many opportunities to explore and engage with art, no matter your age. Check out all the places where you can see, create and be artistic with the kids in Des Moines.
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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…

Hosting a Kid’s Birthday Party at MB2 Raceway - dsm4kids.com

If you’ve got a little speed demon in your family, they may enjoy some fast-paced and thrilling go-kart racing at MB2 Raceway in Grimes.  This popular birthday party spot is a hit with older kids and adults. So start your engines and read on for tips to hosting a party that will put the pedal to the metal at your kid’s next birthday celebration. Continue Reading…

Kid n’ Play in Des Moines – May 2016 - dsm4kids.com

Are you ready for the jam packed month of May and the end of the school year rush?  Every May the family calendar becomes jam packed with dance recitals, field trips, campouts, games and graduations. If you’re looking for a few places to unwind, here’s where your family can Kid n’ Play in May in Des Moines. Continue Reading…

Guide to Family Friendly Farmers’ Markets in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

One of the many benefits of living in Iowa is enjoying a bounty of locally grown fresh fruits and veggies.  So, it’s no surprise that on any given day during summer, you can stumble upon a market that’s bustling with farmers and local artisans peddling their freshly-picked or home-made goods. Here’s our picks for family friendly farmers’ markets in Des Moines. Continue Reading…