childCome rain, snow, or shine, parents still have to figure out what to do with their children on the weekends during the winter. And if kids stay in the house too long, they’re sure to get stir-crazy. Here’s our quick guide to activities for kids in Kansas City in the cold months.

Keep their minds active with…

MuseumsKansas City is home to an incredible amount of kid-friendly museums. From the American Jazz Museum to the Wonderscope Children’s Museum, you have plenty to choose from. For a full list, click here.

Local libraries. There’s nothing like curling up with a good book on a chilly day. Taking your children to the library keeps their imaginations active, whether they go on adventures with a time-traveling tree house or learn what happens if you give a mouse a cookie. Check out a couple of books to take them home to read together!

Keep their bodies active with…

Ice rinks. For our kids who love ice skating, or just falling down on their bottoms, ice skating is something the whole family can enjoy together. Crown Center Ice Terrace is a local favorite during the holidays, and they stay open until mid-March. Line Creek Community Center Ice Arena is open all year long!

Indoor swimming pools. Who doesn’t love a heated indoor pool in January? Kansas City has plenty of indoor swimming pools that stay open in the winter months. For a small fee (between $3-7), you can have access to a pool for a whole day. Or, if you feel like splurging ($12+), CoCo Key Water Resort is open on weekends.

However you choose to spend your time together this winter, we hope you stay warm, healthy, and happy! And for any of your adoption-related needs, please contact us today!