Archives For Spring

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…

Kid n’ Play in Des Moines – May 2017 - dsm4kids.com

Yippee. . . the countdown to summer has begun! Once all of the April showers have cleared out, all of that rain will help pave the way for fun to blossom in May! And, once the sun starts shining everybody will be raring to get out and about! We’ve rounded up some great events and activities for making memories with the family in May. So shoo, get out and Kid n’ Play this month in Des Moines. Continue Reading…

Plan a Family Garden with Your Kids – dsm4kids.com

Now that spring is finally here, we’ve been talking about what we will be planting in our raised garden beds this year.  Growing things seems to be in our DNA here in Iowa and what kid doesn’t love to play in the dirt?  Whether you are a green thumb or a novice, with little space to spare, you can grow a garden with your kids and have fun doing it!  Here are a eight EASY steps for your family to help you get your garden growing.  Continue Reading…

9 Parks 4 a Spring Walk in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Is your family busting at the seams to get outside? Celebrate spring by taking a stroll through one of these nine parks and green spaces dotting Des Moines. If it’s your first visit, to a local park, we guarantee it won’t be your last.  And, the best part is…it’s FREE family fun!  Be sure to check individual websites for directions and hours.  Continue Reading…

Severe Weather Awareness Week in Iowa – dsm4kids.com

As Iowans we know that that severe weather may strike at any time. Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management, along with the National Weather Service (Des Moines office) have designated March 27th-31st, 2017 as Severe Weather Awareness Week. The goal of this campaign is to provide Iowans a better understanding about the state’s spring weather hazards like flash floods, tornadoes and severe thunderstorms.  It’s also a good time to remind families about the importance of weather warnings and family preparedness.  Continue Reading…

taying Active with Your Family this Spring - dsm4kids.com

Spring is such a beautiful time of year in Iowa. The winter weather is becoming an afterthought, the birds are out, and the landscape is beginning to bud out its spring foliage. It’s hard to believe that with warmer weather and more daylight, there are still many of us who need a little extra push to get outside. Let this article serve as your reminder that this is the perfect time of year to focus on physical family wellness. Use these tips to break out of your winter routines and help your family be more active this spring. Continue Reading…

Kid n’ Play in Des Moines – April 2016 - dsm4kids.com

April means Springtime in Des Moines! (Hopefully;)  It’s time to get outside and enjoy local attractions, parks and gardens and participate in many fun outdoor events. Also, treat the kids to wonderful family friendly productions, amazing exhibits, and family fun! Here’s where to Kid n’ Play in April in Des Moines. Continue Reading…

25 Things to Do This Spring in Des Moines with Your Kids - dsm4kids.com

Spring is busting out all over!  Green blades of grass are bursting through the brown, buds are on the trees and the daffodils are starting to pop out.  The sky is blue and the sun brightens the sky a bit more every day.  It’s time to get up and go outdoors!  Here are 25 Things to do this spring in Des Moines (and surrounding cities) with kids: Continue Reading…