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Des Moines Area Easter Activities 2016

Des Moines Area Easter Activities 2016 | Des Moines Moms BlogIf you are looking for some fun Easter activities to do with the kiddos this year, here is a list of event going on. It will be hard to decide which one to attend!

MORNING MOVIE WITH THE BUNNY!

Saturday, March 12

Flix Brewhouse 

Enjoy breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and watch the movie HOP at 9 a.m.! $5! Then meet him for photos at his Springtime home, Target Court!

CAROUSEL OF COLORS EGG HUNT

Saturday, March 19 

10:00 – 11:15 a.m. 

Union Park 

Co-sponsored by The Heritage Carousel and Avon. This free program includes free carousel rides, Avon makeup stations, and Des Moines Police canine units. The egg hunts, divided into age categories, start at 11:10 a.m.

GEOCACHING EASTER EGG HUNT

Saturday, March 26 

10:00 a.m. 

Annett Nature Center 

Join Warren County Conservation for a high-tech outdoor easter egg hunt. You will use a GPS unit to find eggs (and candy!) hidden throughout the park, geocaching style! This adds an extra challenge and a lot of hiking fun to your typical egg hunt. We will have a simple egg hunt set up in our butterfly garden for toddlers. Please pre-register by calling (515) 961-6169.

EASTER EGG HUNT: PLEASANT HILL

Saturday, March 26 

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. 

Doanes Park 

Join fellow community members at the Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 26. The hunt will begin at 10 a.m. Meant for children up to age 12. Event is hosted by the Pleasant Hill Fire Department and Pleasant Hill Parks & Recreation.

EASTER EGG HUNT: COLBY PARK

Saturday, March 26 

9:00 a.m. 

Colby Park, Windsor Heights 

The annual Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled for Saturday, March 26 at 9:00 a.m. in Colby Park. Ages 5 and under will hunt in the tennis courts, ages 6-9 will hunt in the ball fields, and ages 10-12 will hunt in front of the Community Center. Come say hi and get your photo taken with the Easter Bunny and Sparky the fire dog! There will be 7,000 candy- and prize-filled eggs. The event will take place rain or shine, so please dress accordingly.

THE GREAT EGG HUNT!

Saturday, March 26 

10:00 a.m. 

Giovannetti Community Shelter, Urbandale 

Kids (ages 10 and under) fill up their baskets with ALL the candy and eggs they see! Some eggs even have a few special prizes in them! Meet at the parking lot at the Giovannetti Community Shelter for the send off! Come early, as we send off right at 10:00 a.m. and eggs are found quickly! FREE!

EASTER EGG HUNT: WAUKEE

Saturday, March 26 

10:00 a.m. 

Centennial Park 

Hop on over and fill baskets full of candy at Waukee’s annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Waukee Parks and Recreation Department! There will be three age groups: 4 & under, 5-7 years old, and 8-10 years old. FREE!

GRIMES EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA

Saturday, March 26 

9:00 a.m. 

Grimes Community Center 

Activities start at 9:00 a.m. including Face Painting, Balloon Artist, Games, Bounce House, Coloring Contest with Prizes! Egg Hunt starts at 10:40 a.m.! Special events from Crossroads Community Church!

EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA

Saturday, March 26 

9:30 a.m. 

Capital City Church

There will be Easter Egg Hunts for the following age divisions:
2 to 3-year-olds
4-year-olds to Kindergarteners
First and Second Graders
Third through Fourth Graders

Lots of Prizes!
Every Easter egg can be redeemed for a small prize. Certain eggs will be for bigger prize baskets. Kids will also have a chance to enter drawings for prizes to be awarded in the Easter Kids Church services the next day.

Games and Activities
While waiting for their age group’s Egg Hunt, kids are invited to participate in other games and activities, such as Easter Manicure, Egg Decorating, Inflatables, Easter Ring Toss, and more.

What about Bad Weather?
If it becomes too cold or rainy, we will move the egg hunts inside the church building. Many of the other activities will take place inside the facility as well.

EASTER EGG HUNT: ANKENY FIRST UNITED CHURCH

Saturday, March 26 

10:30 a.m. 

Ankeny Aquatics Center 

The Easter Bunny will be “hopping” to our Easter Egg Hunt at the Prairie Ridge Aquatics Center on Saturday, March 26! This year, our annual Easter Egg Hunt will be on the grounds near the Prairie Ridge Aquatics Center where there is plenty of grass—plenty of parking—plenty of space, and lots of FUN! Don’t forget to bring your Easter basket!

JESTER PARK EASTER EGG HUNT

Saturday, March 26 

1:00 – 5:00 p.m. 

Jester Park Equestrian Center

Don’t miss out on lots of activities including Barn Tours of Facility, $5 Pony Rides in the Indoor Arena (Register Online for Pony Rides!), Free Horse Grooming Sessions, Free Wagon Rides (every 1/2 Hour), and Easter Egg Hunt! Meet at the Outdoor Shelter for Egg Hunt rules and information.

6TH ANNUAL EGG DIVE

Saturday, March 26 

1:30 p.m. 

Urbandale Swimming Pool 

Join us for the 6th Annual Egg Dive! This has become very popular in Urbandale, growing each year, so come early! Children will be divided in age groups to dive for colored eggs in the pool. Each egg will be turned in for a prize!

Time: Diving will begin with the youngest age group at 1:30 p.m. and continue until all age groups have participated.

Cost: $5 per person entering the pool area; $1 with annual pass.

SPECIAL EGG EVENT

Saturday, March 26

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Valley Stadium

The Special Egg Event is a free Easter egg hunt for children with special needs and their families. Join us at Valley Stadium in West Des Moines. Enjoy food, carnival games, activity areas, and egg hunts that are designed for your child.

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