The Best Educational Activities and Games for Kids is one in a series covering Learning Liftoff’s Best of 2014.

Looking back, it’s no surprise that some of our most popular articles featured games. Kids love to learn and play, so why not combine them? We’ve collected all of our favorite games and activities articles from the past year, including board games and video games with educational elements, as well as crafts and activities that involve hands-on learning kids love!

Learning With LEGOs

LEGOs transcend generations, and it’s no wonder that people have been finding creative ways to use these toys for teaching. We’ve rounded up several quick lists for some great ideas to learn with LEGOs.

Lots of fun ways to learn with LEGOs!

6 Video Games Based on Books

Parents asked that we include more content for older kids. So we found six games your kids are probably playing that they may not have known are based on books.

Video games based on books

Family Game Night

Board games have been around for thousands of years. They are a great way to spend time with family and friends. We’ve created not one but two lists of over 30 board games for kids but can be enjoyed by the whole family. Families loved our first article so much that we recently put together a second list.

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Minecraft

The immensely popular video game from Mojang has kids creating unbelievable digital structures and inventions. The simplistic game has extraordinary depth and can be used to teach some higher level concepts.

Benefits of Video Games

Educational Family Friendly Activities

Throughout the year we have posted ideas for seasonal crafts, educational party ideas, holiday activities and just educational games for kids. Review all of them below!

Learning Liftoff’s editors’ picks for the top five family Christmas games to play with this weekend, December 12 – 14.

Learning Liftoff’s Activity Center

Finally, our Activity Center features more than 250 educational games and activities for all ages. Each activity comes from a lesson that’s part of K12’s award-winning online learning curriculum and offers a glimpse into how K12 students learn math, science, history, language arts through engaging interactive media.

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We look forward to bringing you more educational games and activities in 2015!

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