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12 Days of Fun (and Cheap!) Christmas Activities for Families

by Erin Dower

Looking to start some simple yet heartwarming Christmas traditions with your children? These kid-friendly indoor and outdoor activities for all ages will help your family bond over the holidays — without breaking the bank. Also, print our Christmas Fun Checklist full of even more holiday activities!

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traditional christmas activity, mom and kids make gingerbread house

Make Gingerbread Houses


Making houses out of gingerbread seems to have stemmed from Hansel and Gretel, the German fairytale published in 1812 by the Brothers Grimm. So crafting gingerbread houses is one old-fashioned activity to try with your kids, and the possibilities are endless. Follow these instructions for an easy gingerbread house.

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