Hi there, Friends! Are you having a fantastic summer? I am savoring the lazy days of summer – I know they will be over all too soon and I want to squeeze all the goodness out of this special time with my boys.
Welcome back to Family Fun Friday. We’ve got all kinds of ideas for you including:
- ideas for fun (and lazy) summer days
- letters and language play
- new must-try recipes
- activities to invite your little one to explore
- … 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.|
If you enjoy the features on Family Fun Friday please leave me a comment, I would love to hear from you! If you see things that you like here – please PIN them on Pinterest! If you PIN these lists it will help this blogging party grow. To PIN a specific blogger’s post please click through and pin directly from their site.
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.
Back to School Signs
Back to school pictures are such a fun tradition – do you do these at your house, too? My kids loved picking out their favorite characters for their signs. These pictures make such a special memory for us to look back on throughout the year and when they get bigger. I’ve created 10 different back to school signs for you to choose from and they’re all free – get your copies here.
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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. Susan of Dabbling Momma has the easiest spelling activity. She sneaks in a little fine-motor practice, too. Thanks, Susan!
2. Heidi of One Creative Mommy has some great thoughts on setting technology limits for kids.
3. Mary Ellen of Imperfect Homemaker has some encouragement for moms of all types. Go – you need to read this today. You can thank me later 🙂
4. Michelle of Sunshine and Hurricanes has the cutest no-sew Teepee! I love that there’s no measuring or precision required. If you do this, your kids are going to love this project!
5. KT of Mother’s Niche has the cutest magnet printables to use with your little one. I love how
just a little quick prep can produce such a colorful and fun activity – just right for summertime learning!
6. Clare of Super Mommy Club has a super fun idea for your toddlers: pretend hospital play with free printables! Toddlers love to explore everyday activities and this is a great way to match up printables, books, and toys to help them understand the world around them. Thanks, Clare!
Kid Learning and Crafts
It’s all fun at Carly’s place! Your kids are going to love her picks for exploring activities. Busy bags, gooey slime, kid-friendly card games and more! If ya’ll have a minute stop by Carly’s Facebook Page and show her a little bloggy love. 🙂
New Recipes to Try
This week Danita is sharing her picks for new recipes to try. Don’t those tortes and pies look amazing? I want to go over to Danita’s house this weekend 🙂 You can find Danita also 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. When you have a minute, stop by Everyday Family Living on Facebook and give her a little FB love!
Stephanie is away this week, but she’ll be back next week with new money saving and organizing tips for you.
Thanks again for all your wonderful ideas! I hope these Family Friendly and Fun ideas inspire you.
The Facebook party link-up has been moved to another page, located at: Like Me on Facebook Link-Up Here. It’s a great way to meet other bloggers, network and help each other grow your Facebook Page’s likes. For Family Fun Friday we’re going to start networking using Google+ – we hope you will join us! Button Code:
I pray you are blessed by this effort to share ideas on having Family Fun.
In His Grip,
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