Friday, February 1, 2008

Frugal Family Fun: More Friday's Fun

So Being Frugal was talking about Frugal Family Fun, and there was so much to share, it turned into a blog entry instead of just a comment. LOL!!

I agree. We have a game night too (mentioned in the comments on her post). In fact we have something fun for every night of the week! And on this blog I try to post something family fun and frugal every Friday. And I have a lot of fun things listed in the Just For Fun section of my blog.

The girls LOVE board games! I also collect craft kits at thrift stores and garage sales. These are GREAT to pull out. Also, we have just recently started Saturday Morning Paintings. We all sit down at the table with paper and pencil and watercolors. I love seeing what the girls draw. We are hoping to do more with Charlotte Mason Nature Studies once it warms up.

We also do a lot of baking and cooking together. What a wonderful way to learn how to make your own bread (and have FUN with it too!).

My husband also takes the girls on library date nights. He will check out some fun book with them. A few months ago, he checked out some "how to draw" books and he and my daughter sat at the table at the library and just went through the books, picking out fun things to draw. My daughter STILL talks about it!

And who can forget You Tube? While there is some stuff on there that is NOT for kids, there are a lot of things that are. You can usually goto any Christian forum and find a thread about funny You Tube videos. There are a few on this blog (just goto the top of this blog and enter VIDEO into the search field - the great thing about Blogger is it will search only this blog). My girls and I have laughed so hard at other babies giggling, puppies talking and Human Tetris! :) Rocks In My Dryer asked for people to send in their favs. GREAT list with that link. :)

I hope this helps give you some ideas and I encourage you to check out the links for LOTS more! :)

1 comment:

lynnae @ being said...

Great post! I'm going to start "Kids Cook Night" pretty soon, I think. Of course, I'll help, but both of my kids like to cook, so I think it will be a lot of fun.

I'll have to check youtube, too...