Believe it or not, winter break will be here before you know it. Your kids could probably tell you the exact number of weeks, days and minutes until vacation begins. To them, winter break = a break from school = FREEDOM! But as a parent, it’s a little less exciting. In fact, it can be stressful finding educational activities for kids and ways to keep them engaged and entertained 24 hours a day. But good news—winter break does not need to mean a break from learning. Just because school is out does not mean you can’t keep your kids stimulated intellectually. And it’s actually pretty easy.

When it comes to educational activities for kids during winter break, it’s most important to make sure you do something. And no, sitting on the couch watching TV doesn’t count. To get you started, here are 14 cool winter activities for kids so you can teach them, learn with them and have a great time doing it.

1. Local Museums
How many times have you promised to take your kids to the local museums when you had some free time? Well, guess what? It’s winter break, which means you have nothing but free time! It’s an opportunity to learn something new. Museums aren’t just for tourists or school trips, they make a great family destination as well.

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