Warmer days are here. Yay! This week we’re featuring ideas to ignite family fun all summer long. We have great ideas for outdoor family fun, cool slushies and ice creams to help you beat the heat, and ideas for play time that make learning fun. 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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FREE Jumping Beans Game:
This week I published a FREE Jumping Beans Game – great for the little jumping beans in your family! Just visit the post 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.
Summer is almost here and this week I’m featuring fabulous ideas for outdoor family fun! We’ve got tips for traveling with a toddler, perfect grilling reiepies, a massive roundup of ideas for summer fun, games for outdoor play, and great places to go. Our Family Fun Friday bloggers will help you make the most of your summer. Keep coming back every Friday for some fabulous ideas for family fun all summer long!
- Tips for a trip to the Grand Canyon with a Toddler by My Big Fat Happy Life. This is a great post if you’re planning a trip to the Grand Canyon. She’ll explain the bus system and how her family planned for their trip.
- Christine from I Dig Pinterest has taken the time to round up 25 Perfect Grilling Recipes. She writes about grilling out more frequently, “Which means more time for playing outside with my family, relishing in the magic of summer, and creating memories. Aaaaaaahhhhh….I can’t wait.” I agree Christine – I’m so excited it’s summer!
- Amy from Some of the Best Things in Life are Mistakes shared a massive list of Ideas for Summer Fun. Her round-up includes free printables, reading lists, camping and nature club tips, fun for toddlers and more.
- The Swedish Bush Crafter created Stonefeud – a clever way to get outside and use nature to teach the alphabet and early literacy. Check out her DIY tutorial to create your own pocket rock alphabet.
- My boys LOVE blowing bubbles so I was thrilled to find this post by Ciara at Our Little House in the Country 5 Fantastic Bubble Recipies. Thanks Ciara – I’m now a superhero to my little guys for my bubble recipe making abilities.
- Victoria at ABC Creative Learning shared a fabulous list of Outside, fun and educational field trips. If you are planning travel to or near Florida, this is a must-read list.
- Summer at Outside Kid posted her an announcement for her new series 100 Days of Summer. There wasn’t much in this link but it looks like a great new series as we head into the summer months.
Kid Learning and Crafts
Here at the HappyandBlessedHome.com community we had some talented moms and teachers who know how to make learning fun! If you’ve got little ones in your home, you’ll love this round up Carly’s gathered for tips and tricks to inspire curiosity in kids for learning new things. Special thanks to Carly from Africa to America for rounding up these ideas to Make Learning Fun. If ya’ll have a minute stop by Carly’s Facebook Page and show her a little bloggy love.
As the temperatures heat up – we could all use a little cool treat! This week Danita has rounded up some Cool Summer Treats for families to enjoy together! Danita blogs at O Taste and See. My boys love ice cream and frozen treats so this is a great list of goodies! 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 a little DIY in the Kitchen. 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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