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Kid n’ Play in Des Moines - March 2018 - dsm4kids.com

March brings tons of family fun to Des Moines. Between Spring Break, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter Egg Hunts and the warmer weather of the season, there are endless ways to get out and about this month. We’ve rounded up some of the top events happening for you and your family. Still looking for more family fun? Check out our handy Calendar and our Spring Fun Guide. Continue Reading…

Encourage Kids to Put a Little Love Out into the World - dsm4kids.com

Dolly Parton, said it best when she wrote the lyrics…” Think of your fellow man, lend him a helping hand…Put a little love in your heart….And the world will be a better place”.  Today is bookended by Valentine’s Day and National Random Acts of Kindness Day, so I thought it would be the perfect time to think up a few things kids can do to show a little love and  be kind to their friends, family, neighbors and others they haven’t met. Continue Reading…

2018 St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Events 4 Des Moines Families – dsm4kids.com

Des Moines certainly knows how to celebrate the luck of the Irish during the month of March. However, it’s not all about pub crawls and green beer. Throughout the Metro, there are opportunities to dance an Irish jig, sing along to Irish music, and, of course, watch a traditional St. Patrick’s Day Parade! We have rounded up a list of exciting events and activities worth a pot of gold. So, get the family ready and have some fun this St. Patrick’s Day in Des Moines. Sláinte! Continue Reading…

2018 Spring Break Activities in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Spring Break in Des Moines means plenty of events and activities for families. If you’re not leaving the metro for a Spring Break vacation, this list features exciting activities to keep your kids and family occupied. From live shows to sporting events and everything in between, we’ve got you covered. Continue Reading…

2018 Summer Sports & Outdoor Recreation Camps & Classes 4 Des Moines Kids - dsm4kids.com

Kids can enjoy a summer filled with athletic activities and outdoor adventures. Des Moines offers many opportunities for kids to learn team sports and to try tennis and golf, learn about nature, furry friends and more.  Below you’ll find a roundup of summer sport and outdoor recreation camps for kids in Des Moines. Continue Reading…

2018 Summer Academic & Arts-Based Camps & Classes 4 Kids in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Des Moines is brimming with special summer camps and classes that give your kids the chance to explore budding interests in art, science, acting, technology and more. With a little planning, your kiddos can take advantage of some awesome educational and creative camps in the Des Moines-area. Check out our picks for academic and arts-based summer camps and classes in Des Moines. Continue Reading…

2018 Summer Day Camps & Sleepaway Camps 4 Des Moines Kids - dsm4kids.com

While it might be hard to imagine, with the winter we’ve been experiencing, summer is on its way (yay!) and now is the time many parents are considering summer camp options for their offspring. With so many choices, it may be daunting to find one that works for your family. To help you out we’ve rounded up this list of day camps and sleepaway camps being offered in and around the Des Moines area.  Continue Reading…

2018 Spring Break Camp Guide 4 Kids in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

It’s that time of year, time to plan for spring break, which runs from Friday, March 9 through Friday, March 16 for most Des Moines area public school kids in 2018. Whether your kid wants to spend his or her break performing center stage or honing sports skills, is obsessed with all things STEM, or all of the above, Des Moines has a camp for almost every interest. Continue Reading…

Kid n’ Play in Des Moines February 2018 - dsm4kids.com

Even though it’s the shortest month, there are still plenty of awesome family activities going on in Des Moines. February brings us Valentine’s Day, President’s Day and the State High School Sports Tournaments. There’s also new shows and other special experiences for kids of all ages. We made sure to highlight a range of options, whether you have toddlers, elementary schoolers, or tweens. Continue Reading…

Events & Activities for Tweens and Teens this February in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

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 (or at least not roll their eyes at 🙄). I have a friend that calls their family time “forced family fun”!  Thankfully, Des Moines has plenty of activities and events to keep even the most jaded tween or teen entertained. We’ve hand-picked the best events to keep your older kids busy all month long. Continue Reading…

MLK Day in Des Moines: Your Guide to Events & Activities - dsm4kids.com

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Des Moines will host a few special events to honor the incredible civil rights activist on Monday, January 15, 2018. Below, you will find a list of celebrations hosted in his honor. Then, find a list of other special activities for families to do on the school holiday. Continue Reading…

Celebrate the 2018 Winter Olympics Family Style – dsm4kids.com

Winter can be tough in Iowa. The landscape is gray, it’s freezing, snow and sleet threaten the area and we eagerly await the arrival of spring. Luckily, this year there’s a bright spot on the horizon, the 2018 Winter Olympics! Best of all, we don’t have to leave the comfort of our homes to enjoy them. While many parents watch the Olympics with their kids, how many families go beyond merely viewing them on TV? Add a little joy to your winter by making the Winter Olympics a fun family celebration. Continue Reading…

Kid n’ Play in Des Moines: January 2018 - dsm4kids.com

January in Des Moines is the time for sledding, snow skiing, ice skating, and wonderful indoor family outings. This year, kids can take a cooking class, catch a family friendly show at the Civic Center and celebrate the Chinese New Year at the Urbandale Public Library.  They can also give back to their community on MLK Day and watch a rodeo at Wells Fargo. These are our Top 10 Picks for January in Des Moines! Continue Reading…