STORIES

Become Your Hero | Wander & Wonder
July 21, 2021 | 10 min

Abby & Vaden visit the Des Moines Playhouse and create homemade costumes to dress up as their heroes!

Plants & Water | Wander & Wonder
June 23, 2021 | 6 min

Abby and Alana visit the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden to discover that plants have lots of ways to collect, direct and absorb water!

Flower Parts | Wander & Wonder
June 8, 2021 | 7 min

Abby and Braelyn visit the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden to discover the parts of a flower and the important role flowers play in pollination!

Parent and son chalk drawing
June 4, 2021

The subject of art is vast, providing many ways for a child (or an adult, for that matter) to express themselves. Kids are creative by nature, and can take ideas and run with them. But sometimes the challenge is to simply come up with something new and different. Here are a few suggestions to spark imagination and help kids find their creative voices.

Experimenting with Water
May 28, 2021

Playing in the water is a standard summer pastime, but it can also be an opportunity to conduct fun experiments and enjoy Iowa's outdoors! Learn, play and explore with us and water all summer long!

Connecting with Friends and Neighbors
May 28, 2021

Whether in person or from a distance, connecting with others is vital for little ones. What can they do to be good friends and citizens? Learn, play and explore with us and others all summer long!

Enjoying Mother Nature
May 28, 2021

How can you use nature to inspire your kids’ curiosity and offer hands-on activities? Learn, play and explore with us and nature all summer long!

Exploring Family Traditions
May 27, 2021

Talk to your little ones about your family's traditions and make new ones while out and about! Learn, play and explore with us all summer long!

Inspiring Your Little Artist
May 27, 2021

Try out new mediums with your little ones and see what inspiration Iowa offers budding artists! Learn, play and explore with us and art all summer long!

Secret Messages | Wander & Wonder
May 20, 2021 | 6 min

Create messages of kindness in a super top secret way!