Summer is officially starting this weekend. Woohoo! Are you as excited as I am? It’s time for some family fun in the sun (and also the shade)! We’ve got loads of ideas for outside play, fun (and therapeutic) sensory play ideas, wall art, printables, crafts, and piles of cookies to make the first week of summer extra fun. We’ve also got tons of great tips to get your summer plans organized to help you make it an Awesome Summer!
Carly is sharing some fantastic sensory and fine motor play ideas and Stephanie’s got organizing and money savings tips. Danita’s blog is a dangerous place as always because she is featuring some mouth-watering cookie recipes that y’all posted last week.
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!
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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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 want everyone to have an awesome summer and this week we’re featuring tips, tricks, planners, and ideas to inspire you.
- Ann of Such a Mama shares how her kids got busy cleaning up some outside toys and had a blast. Bubbles always make things more fun, don’t they?
- Susen of Dabbling Momma has a super easy beach themed sensory table. You can probably do this with items you already have at home! I love the blue water for the ocean. Thanks for linking up, Susen!
- Susan of Education Possible shared some gorgeous beach-themed artwork. Can you believe she said it was an easy project? Now I’m inspired to try out pastels.
- Melissa of Little House Living has instructions for making your own chalk paint. Only 3 ingredients and very simple to put together! This is a fun (and messy) alternative to sidewalk chalk. Her little guy loved it and your kids probably would too. Thanks for sharing, Melissa!
- Heidi of One Creative Mommy has the most adorable pet rock tic-tac-toe game. Those google eyes just make this project “come alive”!
- If you’ve already spent too much time in the sun (ouch!), Leah of Fabulous Farm Girl has a soothing sunburn relief spray you can whip up at home. I hope we won’t need this one soon, but if we do, I’m sure it will be helpful. Thanks, Leah!
Kid Learning and Crafts
Looking for some fun sensory activities? You’ll love this round-up from Carly over at Africa to America. 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 sensory play and fine motor skills. If ya’ll have a minute stop by Carly’s Facebook Page and show her a little bloggy love.
This week’s features highlight many a kid’s favorite food group – cookies! So if have some cookie loving people in your family, make sure to stop by this Cookie and Cookie Bar round-up for some delicious recipes.
Money Saving Tips and Organizing
Stephanie Kay is a busy homeschooling mom of 5 and this week she is featuring some fashion and beauty tips. With some lovely tips to pamper yourself and your kids, I think you’ll enjoy this week’s featured posts. Stephanie blogs at Everyday Family Living where she shares practical ideas for home organization, family activities, books and education, and health & fitness. 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.
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