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40 Fantastic Spring Activities 4 Families in Des Moines – dsm4kids.com

Spring is on its way! (Or we hope it is;) It’s almost time to trade in boots, mittens, and winter coats for fresh air, parks and playgrounds, spring getaways and fun spring festivals. Get outside to take advantage of all the seasonal fun that Central Iowa has to offer, including St. Patrick’s Day events, spring break activities and Easter egg hunts and activities. Continue Reading…

March 2019: Des Moines Kid n’ Play List – dsm4kids.com

It’s hard to believe March is almost here, hopefully bringing with it warmer days and signs of spring all around Des Moines. One thing that doesn’t change with the season is our overflowing events calendar, but we’re making it easy for you to hit all the fun, spring-inspired events, including St. Patrick’s and Spring Break events and activities this month. Continue Reading…

2019: Spring Break in Des Moines – dsm4kids.com

Worried about keeping the kids entertained over spring break? We know it’s daunting, but we’ve also got it covered for you. If you’re sticking around Des Moines, there’s plenty to keep every age group busy. Some of our picks only take place on specific dates; others run the entire duration, but all are engaging ways to get out and celebrate spring.   Continue Reading…

2019: Summer Sports Camps 4 Des Moines Kids – dsm4kids.com

There are plenty of summer camp options in Des Moines and choosing among them might be dizzying. But if you have a budding athlete on your hands or one who is trying to improve his or her skills, you might want to consider a sports camp. We’ve rounded up a few for you. In addition to the camps listed below, check out your local YMCA, School District, Youth Sports Program or Parks and Recreation office for programs offered at reasonable prices. And be sure to check out our Summer Camp Guide for more camps in the area. Continue Reading…

2019: Spring Break Camps & Classes 4 Kids in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

School holidays seem to pile up this time of the year. You’ve just gotten back into your routine and its already time to plan for spring break, which runs from March 18-22, 2019 for public school kids in the Des Moines area.

So, whether you’re entertaining a budding scientist, an aspiring artist, or a sports enthusiast, there’s a camp or class to satisfy seemingly every interest. For more spring break ideas, be sure to check out our Calendar and our round up of spring break activities. Continue Reading…

6+ Places to Take Indoor Swim lessons in Des Moines – dsm4kids.com

If cabin fever has already hit your house this season, it might be time to find a fun and energy-burning activity. Swimming is not only a great way to get exercise, but an essential safety tool for kids. Get your kids prepared for next summer by signing up for one of these swim lessons in Des Moines today. Continue Reading…

January 2019: Des Moines Kid n’ Play List - dsm4kids.com

While January traditionally is a mellow time—especially when compared with the nonstop action of the holidays—there’s no way you can hibernate all month, not with kids around. Luckily, you don’t have to. Our January Kid n’ Play List is packed with annual wintertime favorites. Continue Reading…

Take the Family Ice Skating at Brenton Skating Plaza this Winter in Des Moines – dsm4kids.com

Going ice skating at Brenton Skating Plaza is one of my family’s favorite things to do at holiday time. It’s not winter to me, until we’ve taken a couple of spins on the ice.   After the holidays, the crowds thin and skaters can enjoy a less crowded skating rink. The outdoor rink is a Des Moines winter landmark and a perfect place to make family memories. Continue Reading…

2019: Outdoor Sports to Try this Winter in Des Moines – dsm4kids.com

Getting outside this time of year doesn’t come naturally for many — it can seem far more fun to curl up with cocoa on the sofa and binge-watch movies. But children (and you;) NEED to get outside, breathe fresh air, and take in some Vitamin D. The trick is finding a fun way to work up a sweat in freezing temperatures. In the Des Moines area you can get the adrenaline going by strapping on some snowshoes or skis; or racing down a hill in a snow tube. Continue Reading…

2019: Ice Skating Rinks to Visit with Kids in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Now that winter is here, it’s time to bundle up and sharpen those ice skates and head to a local ice skating rink.  Whether you prefer a more urban setting like the ice rink at  Brenton Skating Plaza or something off the beaten path like a park pond, the Des Moines area offers plenty of options for beginner and experienced skaters alike — there’s even several FREE skate spots. And if it ever gets too cold to glide outside, you can always hit the indoor skating rink. Continue Reading…

Create a Box Full of Local Adventures for Your Des Moines Kids - dsm4kids.com

I don’t know about you, but I’m always on the look out for clever gift ideas that are NOT toys or “stuff”.  So, last year when I stumbled upon the idea of an “Adventure Box” mentioned in a Facebook post, I fell in love with the concept!  Of course, when I set out to find said FB post to write this article, I can’t seem to track it down, so to the best of my ability I will try to relay the basics of the concept to you.  If you’re looking for an “in-the-box” gift idea to give your kids this Christmas read on. Continue Reading…

November 2018: Des Moines Kid n’ Play List - dsm4kids.com

Fall in Des Moines has truly arrived—the days are crisp and cool, and the leaves are changing all around town. While the holiday season is creeping up on us, too, there’s still plenty of fall fun to pack in. Or, if your family kicks into Christmas mode the minute your Halloween costumes come off, we’re not judging – there’s plenty of holiday fun happening this month too. Read on for the best family outings in November, and for more options, check our Event Calendar and Fall Fun Guide.   Continue Reading…

Fun Things for Families to do Thanksgiving Weekend in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

The annual holiday season fast approaches and everyone is getting busy making preparations for Thanksgiving.  Your family may be eating with relatives or dining alone, no matter which one, once the food has all been eaten, you may be looking for something to do. Have fun at one of these great events/places on Thanksgiving weekend! Continue Reading…