Archives For Thanksgiving

Thankful Fun! Gratitude Games & Activities 4 Kids in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, this time of year lends itself to discussing thankfulness and gratitude with your kiddos. It’s a great time for everyone to take stock of the many things for which they should be thankful. But sometimes gratitude and thankfulness can be difficult concepts for kids. It’s not that they aren’t appreciative of what they have; it’s just that they sometimes take it all for granted or don’t know how to express their thanks. In the spirit of the season, we’ve rounded up a few fun ideas that will help your kids and families put into words what they are thankful for.  Many of which are great activities for Thanksgiving Day.  Continue Reading…

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

There is no shortage of family-friendly fun in Des Moines this month. Our calendar is packed with something for everyone any day of the week. Whether you are into sports, Santa or something in between, your family is sure to enjoy your time together at any of these affordable, fun events.  Here’s where you can kid n’ play in Des Moines this November.   Continue Reading…

5 Des Moines Neighborhoods That Make Supporting Small Business Saturday Easy - dsm4kids.com

Small Business Saturday is now in its eighth official year.  It’s an annual shopping tradition dedicated to supporting small businesses and celebrating local communities across the country. Small Business Saturday is celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This year, you can get out and support the places you love with the people you love on November 25th. Continue Reading…

Thanksgiving Takeout! 5 Places to Pre-Order your Turkey Day Meal in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

It’s Turkey time! Well, almost. Thanksgiving may be a day to bond with your family, but let’s face it: it’s also a heck of a lot of work, cooking and cleaning – with the kids running amok, of course. If the thought of playing host or hostess this holiday season stresses you out, why not call in some reinforcements and order a pre-made Thanksgiving meal that can be delivered or picked up? Sure, you could eat out – but if you’d rather stay home without the fuss of cooking, try ordering a homemade Thanksgiving meal from one of these local grocery stores or bbq joint in Des Moines. Continue Reading…

2017 Thanksgiving Weekend Planner in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Thanksgiving is the perfect opportunity to enjoy family time and entertain guests. Luckily, Thanksgiving weekend is teeming with family- and kid-friendly events and activities, including many holiday kick-off celebrations. Here’s a few ideas on how to make the most of your Thanksgiving weekend in Des Moines. Continue Reading…

2017 Thanksgiving Fun 4 Kids & Families in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

As Turkey Day approaches, we’ve rounded up Thanksgiving-themed events and activities to help you and your kiddos get in the mood to celebrate the season right here in Des Moines. You’ll find a range of fun from a Native American History Day where you can try throwing an atlatl to fun story times and Thanksgiving crafts. Here’s nine ways to have a little fun with the fam this Thanksgiving season in Des Moines. Continue Reading…

15 Thanksgiving Weekend Activities To Keep Your Kids Busy in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Once the turkey has been digested, the dishes have been washed and put away, and thanks have been given … it’s time to get down to business and figure out what to do with the kids over the long holiday weekend. Luckily, Des Moines is brimming with kid-friendly events and activities to keep you and your little ones entertained all weekend long. Continue Reading…

7 Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving with Kids in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays and each year it seems to be getting more and more discounted. With Halloween becoming a bigger and bigger deal, and the holiday shopping season creeping up earlier and earlier, it’s easy to forget that this day is about more than just eating and shopping. Don’t let the Christmas creep spoil your fall fun and ability to spend some time together as a family. Here are seven events that are worth carving some time out to attend in Des Moines that celebrate Thanksgiving.   Continue Reading…

5 Ideas to Make Family Time Meaningful - dsm4kids.com

With the holidays just around the corner and the hustle and bustle of everyday life, fitting in some family time can prove challenging. Whether you’re a working parent or a stay-at-home mom with a to-do list a mile long, squeezing in some quality time with those nearest and dearest to us is important. The season of giving thanks, is a great excuse to bring the fam together for a little bonding. Try these tips to keep family at the forefront this upcoming season and throughout the year. Continue Reading…

Tips 4 a Family Fun Day at the Downtown Winter Farmers’ Market

Farmers’ Markets present great opportunities for supporting local farmers and buying foods you can feel good about giving to your kids. The markets are also wonderful for cultivating a sense of community, finding unique gifts, enjoying live music, and learning something new. Even though it’s winter, your family shouldn’t be deprived of the farmers’ market experience!  You can get your farm stand fix at the Downtown Winter Farmers’ Market.  Continue Reading…

The Best Ways 4 Kids to Give Thanks This Season - dsm4kids.com

Tis the season to be giving. Just before holiday “me” time kicks in, teach your kiddos a thing or two about giving to others. Volunteer activities are abundant in Des Moines regardless of kids’ ages or stages. Here are some thought-starters to get your kiddos to give more than they receive this holiday season. Continue Reading…

Tips for Hosting Kid Friendly Get-Togethers - dsmkids.com

It’s that time of year when we gather with friends, family and neighbors to celebrate the season.  It’s a great time to spend quality time with everyone – including the kiddos.  However, when hosting multiple generations and families it is no simple task to keep everyone entertained and to keep the kids from bouncing off the wallsNo matter what type of gathering you are hosting it helps to be prepared for the under 12 set.  Here are 10 tips for hosting a kid-friendly get-together.  Continue Reading…

5 Ways 4 Kids and Families to Show Gratitude - dsm4kids.com

With the hustle and bustle of everyday life and the craze of the holidays just around the corner, finding family time can prove to be a bit difficult. Research shows that gratitude is one of the most powerful—and efficient—ways to strengthen a relationship. In this season of giving thanks, take the time to enjoy and be thankful for your kids (no matter their age;) while they are still at home. Here are five ideas to keep family at the forefront and make this month meaningful. Continue Reading…