The Fourth of July is here. This week we have loads of Fourth of July Party Decorating, Recipes and Family Fun Ideas to share with you to celebrate our nation’s Independence Day!
Welcome back to Family Fun Friday. This week, we’ve got all kinds of ideas for you including:
- patriotic decor, printables and recipes
- summertime play ideas
- all American foods
- a fun twist on the best day ever!
- … and much more!
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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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 Fourth of July Book for Children
Have you gotten your free Fourth of July book yet? It’s super easy to get, I just need you to fill out a quick survey to help me determine the demographics and interests of my readers. I want to get to know you better! The better I know you, the better I can serve you through fun printable packs, children’s books and preschool tools. I have tons of ideas, but I need to hear from you to find out what you love best.
As a thank you for filling out the survey, you’ll get this free book for kids all about the 4th of July. It’s the perfect activity to teach your little ones about our country’s birthday and includes the Star Spangled Banner! Go here to complete the survey and get your free book! Thank you!
Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter X
The letter “X” is the latest from our learn to read preschool alphabet series.
We’re almost at the end – the end of the alphabet! The newest freebie is all about the letter X. This printable pack contains over 30 activities to help your child learn the letter X. You’re going to love that X-ray activity! This printable pack is completely free for you to download. See all the details and get your download.
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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.
1. Noreen from Crafty Journal shows us how to make a star pattern. This would be so helpful for making some easy 4th of July decorations. Thanks for making it simple for us, Noreen!
2. Amy from Some of the Best Things in Life are Mistakes has rounded up 11 free patriotic printables. Printables are such an easy way to decorate for the 4th. Thanks, Amy!
3. Erica from Mini Monets and Mommies shares a unique and fun way to create art. I never would have thought to use the container she picked – it’s the perfect recycling project! I love how her patriotic-themed splatter art for kids turned out.
4. Ginnie from Hello Little Home has the most adorable (and bright!) stars and stripes bunting. You’ve got to take a look at this printable – you won’t be able to resist adding it to your patriotic decorations. This bunting would look so cute over the front door or hanging on the mantel! Thanks,
5. Kathe from Kathe with an E has a beautiful 4th of July tablescape to share with us. I just love that red, white and blue charger. Her table turned out so festive! Thanks for sharing, Kathe!
6. Kristen from Six Sisters Stuff has the most adorable 4th of July chocolate firecracker dessert. Wouldn’t this treat make a bang at your 4th celebration?!
Kid Learning and Crafts
It’s all fun in the sun at Carly’s this week. She’s collected some inspiring summer play activities. Love that slip and slide! Special thanks to Carly from Africa to America for showcasing these posts. If ya’ll have a minute stop by Carly’s Facebook Page and show her a little bloggy love.
All American Food
Money Saving Tips and Organizing
Stephanie Kay is a busy homeschooling mom of 5 and this week she has an awesome twist on the best day ever! She loved so many of the posts from last week that she’s done something extra special with your posts. You won’t want to miss it! 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.
In His Grip,
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