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2017 Guide to Family Friendly Fun Runs in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Get ready to laugh, have fun, and run! Fun runs are an excellent way to get the whole family active and outdoors, especially during the warm summer months. Most of the fun runs listed benefit a local charity, so you can help others, whil getting your sweat on as a family. Here’s your guide to fun runs that are perfect for families 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…

Introduce Your Kids to Women’s Sports Teams in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Men’s sports is not the only game in town.  Did you know that we have a few semi-pro and amateur women’s sports teams here in Des Moines? Attending one of these teams’ games is a great way to introduce your kids to the world of female sports, where the games are just as fun and the athletes are just as competitive. All three of the teams’ listed below, start their seasons this spring and bonus; many of the games are inexpensive to attend and FREE for kids, making them a fun budget-friendly family outing. 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…

If Des Moines’ winter chill has you longing for warmer waters, you may be considering a family trip to a tropical locale. While there you may want to take the fam on an under-sea-adventure.  If you’re looking to get your kids scuba certified or even just a little more comfortable using a snorkel before the trip, several Des Moines -area scuba diving shops offer scuba classes and certification.    Continue Reading…

Outdoor Winter Fun in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Who says winter is for hibernating? Sure, it’s cold but this is Iowa and that’s how we roll, and we all know cold weather builds character, right? But, I’ll admit I’ve been putting off publishing this post, because this hasn’t been a typical Des Moines winter.  We really haven’t had enough measurable snow fall to enjoy several of the activities listed below.  Maybe we’ll finally get snow in March! ;0 Continue Reading…

Where to Ski, Snowboard and Tube Within a Short Drive of Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Even when there’s not a lot of snow in Des Moines, you don’t have to drive to Colorado to enjoy a decent day of downhill skiing, snowboarding or tubing. Whether you’re looking for a day-trip to enjoy a little winter fun or want to spend an entire weekend on the slopes, Iowa ski resorts offer many great options. They all offer programs for beginners and children, so even your young ones can enjoy these winter wonderlands. Continue Reading…

Kids’ Clubs for Sports Fans in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Membership has its privileges!  If you have a kiddo that loves sports and keeps asking you to take them to games over and over….you may want to join the club!  The kids club, that is.  Local pro and college sports teams have kids’ clubs that really hit it out of the park. For a nominal fee…or even NO fee, your kiddos can load up on free tickets, fan memorabilia, t-shirts, exclusive events, discounts and more.  And remember that a Kids’ Club membership makes a winning gift.  Here are nine sports teams that have kids’ clubs in the Des Moines area.  Continue Reading…

Sport Spotlight: Winter Ski Sports in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Did you know that the ski was invented before the wheel? Skies were used in prehistoric times as a mode of transportation and survival. Today skiing has become a highly competitive sport and winter pastime. This time of year presents a terrific opportunity to introduce the sport to your child.  There are a few places where youth can learn more about downhill skiing, snowboarding and cross-country skiing in Des Moines. Continue Reading…

5 Things to Do with Teens this Fall in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Teens and tweens can be tough to entertain, but Des Moines has plenty of activities and events to keep them busy. We’ve hand-picked the best events to keep your older kids busy this fall. From a special Halloween Bash to roller skating, to a Buc’s game be sure to take advantage of these five fantastic events for Des Moines teens. For more activity inspiration, be sure to check out our calendar. Continue Reading…

Sport Spotlight: Ultimate Frisbee 4 Kids in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

The sport of Ultimate has its roots in the college campuses of sixties America. The object of this non-contact sport is to throw a Frisbee up the field between teams of seven from teammate to teammate until it’s caught in the opponent’s end-zone. There are a few places where youth can learn more about the sport and get involved in Ultimate Frisbee in Des Moines. Continue Reading…