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7 Tips 4 Tailgating With Kids - dsm4kids.com

With football teams getting geared up, tailgating season is upon us. With kids in tow, tailgating looks a bit different than it did in our college days. But, that doesn’t mean it can’t be a fun family outing!  You can get into the spirit to cheer on your favorite team AND kick off a fun-filled day for the whole family. Here’s seven tips for tailgating with kids.  Continue Reading…

A Family Friendly Guide to College Football in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

I don’t know about you, but the cooler weather has me ready for some football. College football, that is.  College football is as much a part of fall in Iowa as raking leaves and picking out the perfect pumpkin. Des Moines area fans are fortunate to have six teams- within a (long) Hail Mary pass of the city limits. Here’s a look at the colleges and universities Des Moines families will be cheering for this football season. Continue Reading…

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…

After-School Activities 4 Kids in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Are you looking for fun after-school activities for your kids in the Des Moines area? Whether you live in Ankeny, West Des Moines, Altoona, Urbandale or beyond, you’re sure to find some extracurricular fun. Browse through our list below for a few ideas, which is divided into Arts and Academics, Clubs and Organizations and Sports and Recreation programs. Whether your kids want to learn a new sport like gymnastics or tennis or a skill like chess or art, there’s a little something for everyone!   Continue Reading…

Public Golf Courses in Des Moines Where You Can Putt Around with Your Family - dsm4kids.com

Today we bring you a list of family-friendly public golf courses in the Des Moines area as well as a few tips on golfing with kids. Golf can be an expensive, finnicky sport. People bringing kids to the golf course can be frowned upon. But, with the right planning, golfing can be a fun kid-friendly outing. Here’s a few public golf courses in Des Moines where you can putt a round with the fam. Continue Reading…

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…