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2019: FREE & Cheap Indoor Summer Movies for DSM Kids – dsm4kids.com

During the summer, families try to pack their free time with stimulating activities to break up those “endless” days. Movies are always a good bet to break up the monotony. But before you go into hock taking the kids to your local cineplex, did you know that you can catch family movies for FREE (or on the cheap) during the summer? Continue Reading…

2019: Kids Bowl FREE in Des Moines – dsm4kids.com

Need something FREE and fun to do with the kids this summer? Area bowling alleys have got you covered! Registration is now open for Kids Bowl Free, a program that offers free bowling for kids all summer long. Bowling is an awesome way for your kids to experience something new, enjoy air conditioning during the hot summer days, and to burn off some energy! Continue Reading…

45 Ideas 4 FREE (and Cheap) Winter Fun in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

We know parents are searching high and low for ways to keep kids entertained this time of year when the thermometer dips below freezing.  And, we want to help you do it all on a budget, so we’ve outlined 45 ideas for FREE (and cheap) winter fun in Des Moines. Looking for more family fun? Be sure to check out our calendar and sign up for our Weekend Fun Guide to get events sent straight to your inbox. 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…

2017 Guide to Discounted Summer Movies 4 Kids in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

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Escape the rain or just take a break from the sun this summer at a kid friendly discounted movie. Be sure to read all the details for the theater near you where you’d like to catch a summer movie. All of them run their discounted summer movie programs a little differently. Here’s your guide to discounted summer movies for kids in Des Moines. Continue Reading…

Find Discounted Tickets to Local Attractions This Summer in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Nothing screams summer like an outing to a fun attraction, whether you’re just out and about for the day or on vacation. Of course paying to get into these attractions can also make you scream, especially when you’re purchasing admission tickets for multiple people. Fortunately, there are ways to save a little money. We’ve rounded up a list of businesses and organizations that provide a variety of discounts to local attractions in Des Moines. Continue Reading…

2017 Kids Can Bowl FREE this Summer in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

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If it’s been awhile since you’ve laced up a pair of bowling shoes, this summer is the perfect opportunity to take your bitty bowlers to a local alley and knock down a few pins. Thanks to the Kids Bowl Free program, you can entertain the whole family on a budget and stay active all summer long in Des Moines. Continue Reading…

All in Favor of FREE Chick-Fil-A, Say “Aye”! - dsm4kids.com

By Natalie Maughan

Any family with young kids knows the chicken sandwich and lemonade all too well. Yet, have you tried Chick-Fil-A for their breakfast? How about giving a breakfast biscuit a-go on the house? That’s right, every Tuesday at local participating Chick-Fil-A’s you can get one “mystery” breakfast item for FREE for each person in attendance. Here’s the best part: you don’t even have to leave your car if you don’t want to. You can ask for it at the drive-thru. I know what you’re thinking: “How have I missed this?!” Well, here’s your chance to make every Tuesday morning even more awesome. Continue Reading…

50 Ideas Under $5 4 Winter Fun in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Now that it’s beginning to look (and feel) a lot like winter. And since we know the cold, dark days of winter can be challenging with little ones, we’ve put together 50 fun winter activities to keep you and your crew from going stir-crazy. Psst! We even kept budget in mind, and all 50 activities cost $5 or less (per person). If you’re lucky, by the time you’re finished with this list, spring will be knocking on the door! Continue Reading…

What To Buy After Christmas - dsm4kids.com

What To Buy After Christmas

You’re thinking, I just finished my Christmas shopping and have a house full of stuff!  But, once Santa is gone, the after Christmas sales will be on!  Many retailers will be trying to get rid of their holiday inventories and we consumers need to figure out what’s good to buy now and what’s not.  If you’re not all shopped out, read on to find out what to buy after Christmas.  Continue Reading…