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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…

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…

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 Birthday Party Themes That Work for Both Boys and Girls in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Are you stumped for a theme for your child’s next birthday party?  No worries; we’ve got a few birthday party ideas that will please both your ladies and your gents.  From a vintage carousel party to food truck fun, here are five birthday party themes that work for both boys and girls in Des Moines.   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…

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…

Read the Book Then Watch the Movie this Summer in Des Moines – dsm4kids.com

Keeping kids motivated to read during the summer can be challenging…but you don’t have to resort to scare tactics or punishment. Keep things fun and entice your kiddos with a fun economical reward, like seeing the movie after they’ve read the book.  There are so many options to choose from that we’ve helped you out with a few movie picks that are currently in the theaters or showing for FREE outdoors in a local park or at the library this summer in Des Moines.  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…

3 Super Simple Recipes with Fresh Summer Strawberries – dsm4kids.com

When it comes to summer fruit nothing quite compares to strawberries.  We made our annual trek to the strawberry patch yesterday and are fully stocked up on the scrumptious sweet nuggets. Strawberries can be used in recipes in any number of ways, but we’ve gathered up a few choice recipes that showcase these delicious berries and are easy enough that kids can make them on their own.  Here’s three simple ways to serve fresh summer strawberries.  Continue Reading…