While most kids are triumphantly celebrating the start of their long winter break many parents are scrambling to find some activities to help keep their kids busy and out of trouble. One of the best ideas that I have come across is being offered by Mounds State Park which is offered by the naturalists. Starting Sat. Dec 28 and running through Sun. Jan. 5th these programs are designed for children of all ages. The programs range daily from things such as “Try some cool winter experiments at Animal Adaptations” to “See the park’s newest reptile at Baby Snapper Meet ‘n Greet.” For a full list of events click here. The best part is that all of these programs are free and the park is not even charging an admission fee at the gate. Not only is this a fun program for your kids but it is educational and affordable as well! Plus it’s a whole lot better than letting them zone out in front of tv for the next 10 days!