Monday, January 16

Family Fun Friday

I will not take credit for this idea. Family Fun Friday's. While pinterest-ing the other day I discovered this great idea of having a Family Fun Friday. We do have days every week where we spend time together (its called every night) but I wanted to have something fun for the the kids to look forward to, and thought this would be fun to start.

So Family Fun Friday. We take a movie and make the day's activities, or evening depending on how much time you have to put into it.

Brian chose the first movie and he chose Ratatouille. So I got to work thinking of some fun things to do and eat. That afternoon the 3 kids got to be chefs and help me make some mini chocolate chip cookies. Courtney was a newby to helping cook and she loved it. She also LOVED the dough.
Dinner was already planned for the night, Taco's so I didn't change that to something french, but...
I made chef hats out of paper and grocery sacks. Easy Peasy. The kids loved their hats!! Then I got some black streamers and made an Eifell Tower from the ceiling out of it. Didn't turn out as good as I wanted, but still the kids thought it was awesome. Over Dinner we tought a little french. Bonjour, Oui, etc...

I made up some movie tickets, and if they wanted their movie ticket they had to finish their dinner. Sneaky I know!

Earlier, while I was cooking dinner the kids got the coloring pages out and colored up some rats and chefs. Boots doesn't really like coloring. He gets bored fast, so next week I will have to come up with an activity that is better for him.

After Dinner, we jammied up and we headed out to the couch for more snacks. I made a fancy plate of cheeses, crackers, grapes and mini cookies. They were all to be eaten with fancy toothpicks of course. Courtney LOVED the cheeses and just was happy tottling around grabbing handfuls and shoving them in her mouth. Classic Court.

So it was a really fun night. The kids loved it, Brian loved it, and I loved it. I will FOR SURE keep this up and continue doing something each week. It does take some time and effort to plan ahead, but lucky for me, my kids think a movie with popcorn is super fun so anything above and beyond is AWESOME! So although it is now Monday, and I am behind on this post, Happy Family Fun Friday!


Go to www.familyfunfriday.blogspot.com/search/label/FFF for more ideas! I love them all and they just got my mind turning!

8 comments:

Meagan Cooper said...

I love that blog site too! You are so creative! Those are great chef hats. I bet the kids LOVED it!

lynne said...

What cute ideas!! Love the hats too. You're such a wonderful Mommy!

aidanjordan said...

Fun mom!!

Alysha said...

you're so good! what a great idea. isn't pinterest wonderful ;)

Heather said...

That's awesome. Might have to steal that one.

jayme said...

Cool idea!

Abby said...

I love it! I checked out that site and she is so creative! I would love to do this too.
Thanks for sharing yours. It turned out super cute.

Anna@Exasperation said...

Consider this idea STOLEN. Those chef hats are killing me. What great ideas, Jen! We already do family movie night on Friday, but I think the idea of making it themed is genius.
Merci!