Summer’s not over yet! Myself and the boys have been enjoying some fantastic summertime activities and we hope you have been too. This week my fabulous blogging friends have linked up some great ideas that will not only help you create some meaningful family memories, these activities are great for exploring and learning with little ones too! Danita is featuring some refreshingly cool treats and desserts to beat the summertime heat and Carly has rounded up some science activities for preschoolers.
You’ll never run out of great ideas for family fun at Family Fun Friday! Every week we feature the best link-ups on the web with free printables, games, activities, money-saving and organizing ideas, recipes and more. If you are looking for the best tips, links, resources, freebies and more – you’ve come to the right place! Welcome to the Family Fun Friday community.
Family Fun Friday is all about connecting as a family. We feature great ideas for family fun, and things to help moms get things done so they have more time to spend doing what they love to do – be with family! If you like Family Fun Friday, help this blog party grow by giving it a +1 on Google+. Thanks so much!
Family Fun Friday
I love my co-hosts Stephanie, Carly and Danita! Your links get four times the exposure as they will show up on four blogs at the same time. Woo-Hoo! Each co-host is featuring her top picks from the party so you get an increased chance in being featured as well. Each featured post will be pinned by the hostesses so be sure to link up your best!
Meet our Family Fun Friday hostesses:
|Monica created Family Fun Friday and blogs at HappyandBlessedHome.com where she shares free preschool tools and printables, encouraging words for moms, and ideas for having fun together as a family. Follow: Blog / Facebook / Pinterest / Twitter /Google + / Bloglovin’. Monica will feature Family Fun Posts.|
|Stephanie Kay is a busy homeschooling mom of 5. She blogs at Everyday Family Living where she shares practical ideas for home organization, family activities, books and education, and health & fitness. Follow: Blog / Facebook / Pinterest / Stephanie will feature Money Saving and Organizing Tips.|
|Carly is an adoptive mama and piano teacher who blogs at Africa to America. She writes about globalism, compassion and motherhood. Follow: Facebook / Pinterest / Twitter. Carly will be featuring posts on kid learning and crafting.|
|Danita enjoys blogging about cooking and shares yummy recipes on her blog OTasteandSee. Follow: Blog / Facebook / Pinterest / Twitter /Google +. Danita will feature Delicious Recipes.|
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If you’re a mom keep reading because we have some wonderful fun ideas to inspire you with your little ones and family. My blogging friends are linking up craft ideas, fun in the kitchen, preschool & homeschool ideas, and ways to spend time as a family. My blog is growing but I need your help, please like my facebook page or PIN a button and help spread the word about HappyandBlessedHome.com. Thanks so much.
FREE Movie Night Ideas and Back to School Sale 80% Off
This week I shared about a fabulous Baby Shower Giveaway with over $2,000 in prizes. The entry deadline is August 5th, so if you’d like to win adorable baby items (monitor, bedding, swing, gym, etc.) make sure you click over and enter to win. I also shared about the awesome savings going on at Zuliliy on School Clothes AND you can earn $15 in free credit by referring a friend to the sale. I also published FREE Calendar Printables for 2014-2015.
If your family enjoys movies, make sure to check out a fantastic FREE website that can help you plan your next Family Fun Movie Night. Our family enjoyed Rio 2 and I even found a new recipe on the Rio 2 More fun website that my husband absolutely loved. And, for ONE WEEK ONLY, take 80% Off Educational Curriculum for Kids (ages preK to 12) in the Build Your Bundle Homeschool Edition Sale (you can find tools in this sale to help your child with any subject – english, math, science and more and all at 80% off). Click the links or images to go to the posts where you can learn more about our Family Movie Night or the Build Your Bundle Homeschool Edition Sale.
Thanks to all my blogging friends for linking up last week at Family Fun Friday. I have a special YouTube Video for you at Thank You All My Blogging Friends! So many great ideas, crafts and things to do! If you link up, you permit me to use your pictures/ideas as part of future posts and/or social media. Now on to some fabulous posts for moms.
This week my talented blogging friends are sharing indoor and outdoor ideas to help families explore and learn together. If you need ideas for free fun, camping, preschool games,crafts and more, we’ve got the perfect list of ideas for you. I think you’ll be inspired by these great ideas for family fun.
- Stepahnie who blogs at Six Figures Under is on a mission to be debt free and her post Favorite FREE Family Fun Activities is full of great ideas for frugal and free family fun!
- “Aiming to score cool mom points and connect with your kids? Don’t overlook the importance of preschool learning games – check out this list of our very favorites,” by Angie from Real Life at Home in her post Preschool Learning Games.
- Shari over at Pure Grace Farms will help you with Everything you need to know about camping. Shari writes, “The real trick is to find the type of camping that works best for you and for your particular needs.”
- Kat over at World for Learning shared some fun ideas to Bring Books to Life and Learn with Food. As a mom of three boys, she writes, “one way to reel them in to thoroughly enjoy reading classic literature was to tie in yummy “themed” treats.”
- And you if you enjoy crafts with your kids, Heidi from One Creative Mommy has a great list in her post, 40+ Crafts to Make with your kids. There are some super cute and fun ideas on her list.
- Jen over at Kitchen Counter Chronicles created a FREE printable to go along with her Summer Scavenger Hunt with Printable. My boys love to gather and collect things outside so this is a great teaching tool and family fun idea!
Kid Learning and Crafts
I love the creativity and fun in Carly’s round-up this week. From the blog posts shared here it looks like it’s not only easy to teach kids about science, it’s fun too! Special thanks to Carly from Africa to America for rounding up these ideas for Science Activities for Preschoolers. If ya’ll have a minute stop by Carly’s Facebook Page and show her a little bloggy love.
It’s hot outside but with this delicious round-up put together by Danita over at O Taste and See you can cool off with some yummy icy treats. If you enjoy Slushies, Smoothies and Popsicles make sure to stop by Danita’s blog and check out all the goodies. When you have a minute, show her a little bloggy love on Facebook.
Money Saving Tips and Organizing
Stephanie Kay is a busy homeschooling mom of 5 and she blogs at Everyday Family Living where she shares practical ideas for home organization, family activities, books and education, and health & fitness. She’s out of pocket this week but she’ll be back next week. When you have a minute, stop by Everyday Family Living on Facebook and give her a little FB love!
Thanks again for all your wonderful ideas! I hope these Family Friendly and Fun ideas inspire you.
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I pray you are blessed by this effort to share ideas on having Family Fun.
In His Grip,
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