Archives For Spring

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

The days are getting longer, and spring is in the air… and as always, our monthly Play List features a carefully curated roundup of the absolute best things to do with kids throughout the month. Earth Day, the opening of baseball season, and a mermaid ballet are just some of the awesome events on tap for April—we’ve got 10 top picks in total. Continue Reading…

2019: Easter Egg Hunts 4 Kids in Des Moines – dsm4kids.com

Once a year in early spring, there is a special kind of magic in the air that allows a fluffy little bunny to lay eggs filled with candy and toys! Get your child out there to take advantage of this annual phenomenon by attending one of the many Easter egg hunts taking place throughout the Des Moines area. The treat for parents is that most of them are FREE! Continue Reading…

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: Family Friendly St. Patrick’s Day Events in Des Moines – dsm4kids.com

If your days of celebrating until you’re green around the gills on St. Patrick’s Day are a distant memory, don’t worry: There are plenty of family-friendly ways to mark the holiday in Des Moines. After all, everyone feels a wee bit Irish around St. Patrick’s Day. Best of all? A few of these festivities are FREE. Continue Reading…

Kid n’ Play in Des Moines – May 2018

May can’t come soon enough this year! The return of warm weather, alfresco dining, and family-centric holidays such as Mother’s Day and Memorial Day weekend, will be welcome delights after this spring’s crappy weather. Local farmers’ markets are opening for the season, there are several bike related events taking place for Bike Month and everywhere you turn there’s something fun planned.  We’ve rounded up the top 10+ things to do with your kids this month in Des Moines, a host of which are FREE.  Continue Reading…

2018 Shop Local & Fresh: A Guide to Farmers’ Markets and Farm Stands in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Family trips to the local farmers’ market or farm stand are the best. There’s just nothing that quite compares to walking past stands stocked with colorful produce and local treasures and knowing that whatever you bring home is going to be fresh, seasonal, and bursting with flavor. It’s also a great way to encourage healthy eating with your kids. Continue Reading…

2018 Mother’s Day in Des Moines Guide

Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 13th this year and Des Moines offers a wide-range of ways to celebrate the most important lady in your life. Treat Mom to a perfect day using our Mother’s Day in Des Moines ideas that range from events and brunch specials to great gifts. Is there a better way to show your mom how much you care, than to treat her to a day of fun?! Continue Reading…

The Best Places to go Stargazing in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

As the weather in Central Iowa FINALLY warms up, it will be a great time to turn our eyes towards the night sky. With all the ambient light in the City, you might think it’s near impossible to do any star gazing at all. But even with all the lights, there are places in Des Moines where people can gather to discover the wonders of the nighttime skies. Continue Reading…

May is Bike Month in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Riding your own two wheels around town is one of the great joys of being a kid. Des Moines is very bike friendly, and since May is Bike Month, there’s no better time for families to go for a bike ride. Throughout the month, the Des Moines Bike Collective organizes and sponsors several family friendly activities and events to celebrate the bicycle. So, get geared up, don the helmets and pedal on over to one of these bike related events happening in the Des Moines area. Continue Reading…

Kid n’ Play in Des Moines – April 2018 - dsm4kids.com

Spring festivities are kicking into high gear, so get your calendars ready! We’ve rounded up the best things to do in Des Moines with kids in April. If you’re looking for a few more indoor activities (because Iowa weather is very unpredictable in April), there are a number of exciting family friendly theater performances this spring and we also put together a list of 25 Rainy Day Boredom Busters. Continue Reading…

Go on a Wildflower Hunt with Your Kids in Central Iowa - dsm4kids.com

Spring is a great time of year to find wildflowers in Central Iowa. It’s actually shocking how easy it is to find them, even in the middle of the City. Wildflowers can be found by simply walking, or biking along trails, on a hike through a local park or by just driving slowly along a county road. Wildflower hunting can be a fun, unique spring activity for kids and is a great way to spend time outdoors as a family. Continue Reading…