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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…

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…

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…

2018: 10 Christmas Day Activities to Do with Des Moines Kids After Opening Gifts - dsm4kids.com

The presents have been ripped open, plastic packaging dismantled and the batteries installed. Dinner won’t be ready for hours and the kids are stir crazy. What else can you do on Christmas Day in Des Moines with the kids? What is open? 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…

2018 Pick-Your-Own Berry Farms in Central Iowa – dsm4kids.com

The abundance and availability of fresh food this time of the year is a real treat. Being able to pick our own fruits and veggies at local farms makes the bounty taste even sweeter. June is “strawberry month” and most local farms typically open for strawberry picking by the beginning of the month.  Due to the cool spring, the strawberry season may start a little later this year. Following in July blueberries, blackberries and raspberries should be on the vine and ready for picking. Continue Reading…