I found some fun stuff, so here it is:
#1: A-MAY-zing days is on Saturday, May 29th from 3 to 10 pm at Valley Junction. It includes food, drinks, live music, inflatables, BBQ Contest, and Kids activities. Sounds like fun to me.
#2: I discovered a potentially cool little place called Glazed Expressions. It's paint your own pottery. Kinda pricey, but you can find coupons in the newspaper every now and then.
#3: Tokens Family Fun Center. Lazer tag. Mini golf. Pizza. Arcades. Fun. (Again, it's pretty pricey, but could be fun for a special occasion...)
#4: Sleepy Hollow Sports Park. Bumper Boats. Golfing. Batting Cages. Go Karts. Climbing Wall. And more. (Super pricey (what's new?!), but they do have special combo. offers that knock the price down a little.)
#5: Adventureland Amusement Park. I'm thinking it's adventurous. Children 3 and under are free. It's as close as you'll get to Disneyland. (Oh, and it's a water park too.) There are a lot of height restrictions on the rides though, so make sure you check!
#6: The Heritage Carousel of Des Moines. Cutest darn Carousel ever. 50 cents for kids and free for adults to stand. There's also a punch card - pay for 5 rides, get one free. Woohoo!!! Check website for times and days.
#7: Jumping Jacks. 2 for 1 every Tuesday. (I'll just warn you though - this one is so much more fun with a friend.)
#8: Des Moines Botanical Gardens. May 25th at 10am, they are having Toddler Time. Games, music, and a treasure hunt. $1 for kids 1 to 3. Adults are $5. (I have always wanted to go here - it looks enchanting. If you plan on going - call me!!)
#9: Field of Dreams Movie Site. They have built it, you should go... It's 3 hours away, so use good judgment. Could be cool; could be lame. You decide.
#10: If you're looking for cool "staycations" for the summer, check out this list. It could save you some time.
Now go do something fun!!