Rain, rain, go away!

September 22, 2010 —

Come again some other day, preferably not anytime soon!  This week has been a sloppy wet mess!

I’ve heard people with kids lamenting that they can’t play outside. So what do you do when it’s rainy or (I know it’s not fun to think about yet) snowy and you can NOT play one more board game?

There’s always the fun activities at home like baking cookies, playing hide&seek, Legos, etc., but sometimes you need to get OUT OF THE HOUSE! Do you or your kids have a fave story time at a library or even at the mall? Do you have a membership at the Science Center?

Cheap, fun family entertainment ideas are needed! Please share!


Courtney Tompkins has been part of the DMU marketing team since Nov. 2005 and loves promoting a school she believes in so thoroughly. Proud daughter and patient of DMU alumni, Courtney knows, first-hand, that Des Moines University is doing a world of good. A fan of all outdoor festivals, fruity drinks and nearly all edibles, she has a hard time narrowing down her list of favorite places to go and things to do but lists the Iowa State Fair as an all-time fave. She loves her 8-minute commute to DMU from Urbandale, a suburb of Des Moines. She and husband Tyler are owned by three large dogs, Tonka, Tucker and Tank.
  • Kelli Olson

    The botanical center is always a cheap place to go that nice to see in the dead of winter, all the bright vibrant colors of plants & the koi fish. I always watch for what’s going on at the state fair grounds, there’s always things going on in the winter, some of them kids would love (especially the animal events).

  • Kelli Olson

    The botanical center is always a cheap place to go that nice to see in the dead of winter, all the bright vibrant colors of plants & the koi fish. I always watch for what’s going on at the state fair grounds, there’s always things going on in the winter, some of them kids would love (especially the animal events).