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Just For Kids

Children's stories come to life at the DSM Book Festival! Check out these exciting activities that are just for kids. All activities are free!

The Just For Kids room is sponsored by MercyOne Children's Hospital.

Pete the Cat Boogie Bash  |  9 – 11 a.m.

Rock out in your cool shoes at the Pete the Cat Party. Make your very own groovy craft and listen to a few cool cat stories with the one and only Pete the Cat!

Iowa PBS's Abby Brown  |  11 a.m. – Noon

Join Abby Brown from Iowa PBS for games, stories and crafts.

Book Bingo  |  Noon – 1 p.m.

Take a trip around The Festival to complete the bingo card and win a prize!

Pinkalicious Palooza  |  1 – 3 p.m.

Wear your favorite pink attire for a pinktastic time with the famous, Pinkalicious! Create your very own crown while listening to a Pinkalicious story.

Captain Underpants Takeover  |  3 – 5 p.m.

Create your own superhero craft and enjoy Captain Underpants-themed snacks while listening to stories.

Harry Potter Party  |  5 – 7 p.m.

Wizards and Muggles are all welcome for an evening full of Harry Potter-inspired crafts and activities. All guests are strongly encouraged to come dressed as their favorite character.