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Just For Kids

Just For Kids Sponsored by The Patty & Jim Cownie Charitable Fund

Visit the Just For Kids room for fun activities, crafts and storytimes throughout the day. Extra special activities are offered at designated times.


  • 10 a.m. – Noon  |  "Llama, Llama Red Pajama" Pajama Party and Storytime with IPTV's Dan Wardell and Abby Brown
  • Noon – 2 p.m.  |  "Dog Man" Scavenger Hunt
  • 2 – 3 p.m.  |  Create Your Own Comic Strip
  • 3 – 5 p.m.  |  Tea Party and Storytime with "Peppa Pig"
  • 5 – 7 p.m.  |  Elephant & Piggie Storytime and Craft


"Llama Llama Red Pajama" Pajama Party and Storytime with IPTV's Dan Wardell and Abby Brown

Wear your favorite pajamas and bring a stuffed friend for a pajama party with Llama Llama! Enjoy a breakfast treat, make a craft, listen to Llama stories and meet Llama Llama himself! Dan Wardell and Abby Brown will make special appearances throughout the morning for storytime and activities.

Dan Wardell and Abby Brown are co-hosts of Iowa Public Television's show Kids Clubhouse, a show about fun, adventure, excitement featuring kids from all across the state doing what kids love to do: using their imagination, building robots, doing experiments and going to the library. 


"Dog Man" Scavenger Hunt

Calling all Dog Man fans! We need your help to solve a case and find Petey the Cat. This Dog Man-themed scavenger hunt will take you around The Festival. Use clues to locate all the paw prints and receive a prize once the mission is complete.


Create Your Own Comic Strip

BAM! POW! ZOOM! Bring your stories to life as you create your very own comic strip. Create a comic strip using materials provided by The Festival.


Tea Party and Storytime with "Peppa Pig"

It's tea-time with Peppa Pig! Sit down and share a cup of tea and cookies with Peppa Pig while listening to a Peppa Pig story along with a special themed craft.

"Elephant & Piggie" Storytime and Activity

Elephant & Piggie are at the DSM Book Festival! Meet the famous duo, create Elephant & Piggie puppets and listen to some of our favorite Elephant & Piggie books.

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