We have a TON of FUN and Family Friendly ideas for you this week. Great tips for summer safety as well as over 100 ideas for outdoor play. And Summer is a great time to eat yummy treats made with berries. We’re also featuring tips to help you streamline morning time with kiddos and pull together some quick and healthy dinners – YUM! 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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Special Summertime Sales
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Blog Redesign and Letter V
Its been a bit busy these last few weeks as I’ve been working really hard on my blog redesign. I did it myself and you can read more here: New Blog Design & Reader Benefits. If you are a blogger and would like help with your blog, I encourage you to read my Business Help for Blogger Page and contact me. This week I also created FREE Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter V printables. Just click the link to download your free copy.
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.
The theme from last week is get outside and get wet! Kids love playing and when the weather is good there are lots of fun things to do. Our Family Fun Friday bloggers shared some wonderful tips for outdoor and summertime fun in their posts last week and I’ve included a list of five frugal ideas, to help you save money, and a post to help you make family meal times happen. Keep coming back every Friday for some fabulous ideas for family fun all summer long!
- Beautifully written and insightful, I love this post by Summer who blogs at OutsideKid.com. In her post One Year Later – Outside Kid. She writes, “the foundation you are laying today will affect them the rest of their lives. The energy and passions, love of life and nature and beauty that you instill in your children these few short years will very soon become a part of who they are. It doesn’t take long. My story is living proof.” A must-see post in my book.
- Candy at Moms Morning Coffee shared her ideas for Frugal Fun Family Ideas. Candy writes, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Who wants to be dull? Not me!” Amen Candy.
- You’ll enjoy the lovely pics and story behind the Photo Scavenger Hunt happening over at My Big Fat Happy Life. What a great idea for learning and play!
- Amy at The Connection We Share posted some great Summer Safety Ideas. This list includes things I should think if but often forget. Thanks Amy!
- Alexa – I loved the pics and treasures from your post Exploring the Beach Alexa blogs over at Joys of the Journey and and she includes a list of crafts she intends to do with her little one based on the treasures they found. What a great idea Alexa – thanks for sharing.
- Second Chances Girl shared her Essentials for Beach Day with kids with no affiliate links – its just a list of her favorites. Thanks for sharing and I wish I could travel to Miami for a visit!
- I realize its not specific to summer but I think family meal time is super important. Barb has wonderful wisdom and she shares her tips in How to Make Family Meals Happen .
- And last but not least there is a super list of summertime fun activities by Deborah over at A Delightful Glow. I missed the pic in my graphic so I’ve included it below. A great post for family fun ideas!
Kid Learning and Crafts
If you were inspired by Summer’s post from Outside Kid (above) then you are going to love Carly’s round-up of screen free fun! Oh course, my boys would devour peanut butter play doh but I gotta check out the list of 100 Simple Outdoor Adventures. If you want creativity and fun Family Fun Friday is the place to be! Special thanks to Carly from Africa to America for rounding up these ideas for Screen Free Fun. If ya’ll have a minute stop by Carly’s Facebook Page and show her a little bloggy love.
I am amazed but what ya’ll do with berries! If you’d like some creative (and impressive) ideas for yummy berry treats you’ll love this round-up Danita’s created for some Berrylicious Recipes. Danita blogs at O Taste and See. My boys are crazy about strawberries and blueberries so this is a fantastic list. You can find Danita on Facebook at O Taste and See Blog on Facebook. Stop by and say Hello when you can.
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. This week Stephanie has rounded up some practical tips for saving money with some minimalist style and tips in her helpful round-up Less is More. 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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