Get inspired and energized with this week’s features at Family Fun Friday. You’ll love all the FREE printables, tips for creating meaningful family fun, amazing Easter-inspired recipes, creative and crafty ways to teach kids and so much more. And don’t forget, we’ve got things to help you get organized and save money too with our features on essential kitchen tools, upcycling a table, meal planning, and how to make your house feel homey! Family Fun Friday is the place to be if you want tips, links, freebies, resources and more from the most talented bloggers on the web. 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!
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Introducing two new co-hosts for Family Fun Friday! Now we have 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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Don’t miss my FREE printable children’s book about Easter called, “The True Meaning of Easter.” It’s based upon the greatest story of hope ever told and focuses on how much God loves us. I wrote it for my two and four year-olds and they LOVE the story. Best of all – it’s FREE for subscribers. If you like the book, you’ll also want to look at the Easter Activity Book and Printables Pack, a 60+ page printable set, I created to go with the book. If you’d like to celebrate Easter with some fun activities that center on the true meaning of Easter, make sure to check out my Easter Activity Book and Printables page. After this week I’ll be offering a new set of printables so stay tuned!
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This week I posted my FREE Letter S Printables from our Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Study. Feel free to visit the post to check out our FREE alphabet printables. The Letter S Printables are for subscribers. If you enjoy FREE printables with lots of games, coloring, cutting, tracing, and fun, you’ll love subscribing to HappyandBlessedHome.com. I hope you’ll join us!
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.
We have some amazing features this week that will get those parenting juices flowing with wonderful ways for creating meaningful memories with some original family fun! There’s FREE printables, ideas to get you exploring outside, ideas for bonding over popcorn, inspiring stories of adoption and choosing to connect, and ideas for creating Easter cards. Check out these fun-filled and heart-filled posts!
- I love creative printables and I especially love em when they foster family fun. Make sure to check out these FREE Easter Play Doh Mats from TotSchooling.
- Katie from Preschool Inspirations shared her Hands on Easter Activities for Preschoolers as a guest post on True Aim. Follow the links for some great ideas for activities to do with your preschoolers.
- From Sheri At This Birds Day we get a fabulous list of ideas for things to do with young children over spring break. I think this list works for summertime or any time – thanks Sheri for sharing this list.
- I was touched by Megan’s story on Made to Mother. Megan shares an inspiring story about Open Adoption: A Living Miracle. She writes, “Adoption is a miracle. Open adoption is a living miracle. It takes work. It takes strength. Its rewards are infinite.
- You’ll find an equally touching story by Johnathan Ervine about Choosing to Connect as a guest post on Rediscovered Families. Johnathan is real about father-hood and I love how he shares about his experience in becoming a first-time dad.
- And if you’re looking to not only create family fun but meaningful gifts for the holiday, these Kid Friendly Easter Cards by Kelly at Satisfaction Through Christ will give you some great ideas. Thanks Kelly!
The bloggers who specialize in making delectable recipes have arrived in full force at Family Fun Friday! They are CRAZY-good at creating meals, appetizers, snacks and treats that will inspire you! I know I’m inspired – just looking at these pictures makes me want to host an Easter party. I’m a quick and get-it-served kinda mom so I’m leaning towards making those chocolate dipped Easter pretzels – but I think there is something here for everyone. Special thanks to Danita from O Taste and See who rounded up these fabulous posts! It’s her first time co-hosting – didn’t she do a great job? If you have a minute give her a Facebook likely for all her talent and hard work! To learn more about the features, be sure to swing by O Taste and See.
Kid Learning and Crafts
Carly springs right into our Family Fun Friday co-host position with some fantastic ideas for teaching children through crafts and books! I love her top pics – they have creativity and learning written all over them. Make sure to stop by her awesome blog Africa to America to check out these kid-frienldy features. Carly – thanks for taking the time to pull these together – great work! If ya’ll have a minute stop by Carly’s Facebook Page and show her a little bloggy love.
Money Saving Tips and Organizing
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. Stephanie’s features this week are centered on essential kitchen tools, upcycling a table, meal planning, and how to make your house feel homey. I will update with the graphic once we work out some technical issues. Either way, be sure to stop by Everyday Family Living on Facebook and give Stephanie a blogger-hug!
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.
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