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Living Room Olympics

November 14th, 2017 | By

So what if it’s cold outside? You can still have great fun being active indoors! Just be sure your parents know what you’re planning. They should approve all Living Room Olympic Games! There…

What does “Holiday” mean to YOU?

November 14th, 2017 | By

The word “holiday” actually comes from the term “holy day,” because many holidays began as religious celebrations. Today, the word “holiday” means “a day(s) free from work or play.” That’s why we even…

Shooting HOOPS!

November 14th, 2017 | By

How many kids have dreamed of wearing a jersey with #3, like Candace Parker of the Los Angeles Sparks?  What hoopsters haven’t shouted “I scored on Kobe!” as they tossed a crumpled paper…

Bump! Set! Spike!

November 13th, 2017 | By

Volleyball is one of Iowa’s most popular sports, and you can start playing as young as six or seven years old! In the Des Moines area, you can start in volleyball leagues in…

What Does Family Look Like?

November 13th, 2017 | By

When you think of ‘family,’ you think of the people you live with, depend on, and care about. The term ‘family’ can mean many different things. You and some of your school friends…

Kids can make the world a better place

November 13th, 2017 | By

Meals from the Heartland Thousands of kids your age have volunteered at Meals from the Heartland (MFTH). And around the world, MFTH packs and distributes millions of meals every year to hungry people!…

Checkmate!

November 12th, 2017 | By

Chess is a great game to play when you’re snowed in, when it’s storming outside, or whenever you have a chess board nearby and a friend or family member to play with. In…

Please Don’t Feed The Animals!

November 12th, 2017 | By

The holiday season often leads to big meals at home. That can mean lots of opportunities for your four-legged friends to grab a quick snack that might not be good for them. Take…

“Do You Remember Me?”

November 12th, 2017 | By

That’s a phrase you might hear a lot during the holiday season. And that’s a wonderful thing! For many families, the holidays often bring people together that don’t get to see each other…

Do you eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner?

November 12th, 2017 | By

Many children in Des Moines are “food insecure.” That means they don’t have all the food they need to be healthy. Chances are one or more of your classmates doesn’t get enough food…