17 Fun & Affordable Ways to Survive Winter Break With Your Kids

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It's the most wonderful time of year ... or so say they say. We're just wondering if "they" have kids who are home on winter break during this supposedly wonderful time? Because for a lot of us parents who have shopping to do, presents to wrap, cookies to bake, parties to attend, and actual work to do, the sudden 24/7 presence of our bored kids expecting to be entertained kind of throws us for a bit of a loop.

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Sure, if you have the money to scoot off on a ski vacation or cruise off to some Caribbean locale, you may actually be looking forward to winter break. For the rest of us, who are on a more modest (or barely there) budget, however, we need some help.

Fortunately, help is here! Here are 17 inexpensive things to do with your kids over winter break to keep you all sane.

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