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Summer Activities: Quick and Easy Things to Do with Your Kids

summer activities for kidsSchool’s out, and if you’re a mom, those words may bring fear to your mind. Instead of listening to your kids say “I’m bored” countless times, check out some of our favorite summer activities below.

Don’t worry Mom, we’ve got you covered! Keep your kids busy (and preserve your sanity!) all summer long with these fun activities. 

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50 Summer Vacation Boredom Busters

Keep the whining and the “I’m boreds” bay, with these fun boredom busters to keep everyone occupied this summer.

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5 Summer Crafts

Break up your summer routine and find new ways to have fun this summer with these inexpensive crafts.

Best Sensory Activity Ever: Ice Excavation! | Des Moines Moms Blog

Best Sensory Activity Ever

This is the motherload of all sensory activities — a giant ice cube excavation!

This activity is perfect for those blistering hot days where kids need something to do outside that doesn’t involve a pool.

let the kids be bored

Let the Kids Be Bored

Kids these days don’t know the blessing of being bored. We’ve really been encouraging our daughter’s love of painting, of dance parties, of riding her scooter, of building castles, and so on.

SUMMER in Des Moines activities

5 Things to Do Around Des Moines in Summer

Not sure what to do with the babes in the summertime in the great state of Iowa? Here is a short list to get you started.

family fun Iowa State Fair

Family Fun at the Iowa State Fair

The Iowa State Fair is full of learning opportunities for kids of all ages. Turn a day at the fair into an educational experience for your whole family! 

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Indoor Play Guide

Sometimes it’s just too hot to play outside. On those days, check out one of these great indoor play options in and around Des Moines.

Des Moines pools

Beat the Heat! Guide to Des Moines Area Pools

Cool off at one of the many local pools and splash pads. Check out these tips to give you that extra push into the deep end.

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