ABC and 123: Families with Purpose

Friday, October 9, 2009

Families with Purpose

It's Friday!
Who's ready for a little Family Fun?
We hope you all are!

Parenting Humor has an article explaining the basics of setting up a Family Night.

Check out this list of clever Family Fun Night ideas. I think it would be fun to put together a Family Cookbook or Family Mailbox.

Looking for more ideas? How about 101 Family Home Evenings.

TLC shares the plans for 5 nights of Focused Family Fun.

For other meaningful family night activities browse the ideas in our archived life skill posts to find suggestions that tie into key family values you may be working on with your children.

Established a consistent family night. Our family has set aside Fridays this year, but understand that as the kid's get older we will have to change the night to accommodate their recreation and sports schedules. It works for now! Each Friday we choose an activity from our Family Fun box to complete together. To read more about our Family Fun Nights or to see some of the things we've done this year, check out Finally Friday.

Since intentionally planned, focused family fun is so important to our family I was really excited to come across another fantastic family resource. I'd like to introduce you to Families with Purpose.

Families with Purpose is committed to providing Family Fun Ideas and organizational resources. The Families with Purpose Store includes items such as:
Games,
Calendars,

Chore Charts,


Family Planners,


Journals,
Travel Games,

Activities, Gifts and More!

If you'd like to see more of Families with Purpose you may also enjoy their informative Family Life Blog

In addition to our weekly Family Fun Nights, our family is putting "fun" into family dinners with Family Dinner Games. These short, purposeful games are perfect for busy families on the go who still manage to find time for dinner. The game is available in two styles, each game set includes 51 dinner games that will add lively conversation to your dinner table. The sturdy cards are laminated to protect them from spills and come in a colorful hinged top recipe style box with additional room for your personal family dinner recipes.



The games address phonics, vocabulary, math, social skills, memory skills, critical thinking skills, creative thinking, and being silly! They are appropriate for kids ages 3-12. Since my children are on the younger side of this age range we modify some games and/or pick ones where they will be able to participate with ease.

Check out a few Sample Games from the Family Dinner Game set.
Read some similar reactions from a family with children who are a bit older. They have come up with some funny answers for some of the dinner game challenged.

Families with Purpose wants to add to your Family Fun this Friday and in the weeks and years to come! They are offering a $25 gift certificate to their store to 1 of our readers!! You are welcome to shop around to find just the game, activity, gift, or family organizer to fit your family's needs.

WIN!

For your first entry, please take a look at Families with Purpose before commenting here about a product or two that caught your eye.

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This giveaway is open to US residents only until October 23rd at 10 PM EST.

60 comments:

  1. I liked the receipt catcher as well as I have heard good things about Dave Ramsey's book (it's listed in their sale section).

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  2. I follow ABC & 123 publicly!

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  3. I just became a fan of ABC & 123 on facebook.

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  4. Also a fan of Families with Purpose now on facebook (thanks for introducing me to them,they look like a great resource!)

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  5. I always looked forward to pizza and movie night as a kid. Obviously watching media with kids needs to be balanced, but my sons already love when we have a "picnic" dinner and get to watch a fun family-friendly movie together as a family. Making homemade individual pizzas would be a fun dinner for such a family fun night.

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  6. I love the ultimate mom organizer and the Life.doc organizers. I am obviously trying to get myself organized and these would be perfect!

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  7. My girls are little so we often watch a fun movie and have popcorn. They really love it.

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  8. I liked the Kid's Car Travel Games and Activities and Mom's Family Desk Planner. i need this

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  9. I am loving the chore charts! I would get about 5, one for my house, and give some to my friends!
    onecheaplady@yahoo.com

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  10. I like the What Color is Christmas activity book and the car travel games.

    juliecerdas at gmail dot com

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  11. The dinner games are a great idea. I love how they have sets for different ages.

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  12. I'm following your blog publicly.

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  13. Idea for family fun night:

    A game of twister followed by pizza and popcorn!

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  14. I really like the concept of restaurant games. It's hard to keep the kids in line when they're hungry and waiting for their food to arrive...these games are a great idea to do that.

    mfalcon13 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  15. The laptop lunch box is pretty cool
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  16. I follow
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  19. Fan of Families W Purpose...facebook
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  20. Once a month at least I'll make homemade pizza and we will sit around and watch a show or movie (usually eat in kitchen, no tv) than we talk about it after.
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  21. I like the mail sorter and file totes.

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  22. We love to do puzzles and read books together.

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  23. i like the white framed magnetic dry erase board and the lap top lunch box. thanks clallen at ntin dot net

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  24. follow you publicly clallen at ntin dot net

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  25. facebook fan of abc 123 clallen at ntin dot net

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  26. follow families w/ purpose on twitter clallen at ntin dot net

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  28. on family fun night we play games and make home made pizza, everyone gets to pick their favorite topping and 1 game each. clallen at ntin dot net

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  29. I love the dinner games, especially the classic version. I also am always looking for new and effective planners. I like the mom planner with the tear out grocery lists.

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  30. I am a follower of ABC's and 123's.

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  31. I'd love to get a chore chart, or some travel games!

    Debbie: rebbiedeed(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  32. I now follow your blog.

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  33. We had a fun family night a couple days ago. We had a picnic at the park, and then the kids played on the playground.

    Debbie: rebbiedeed(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  34. I like the Advent Calendar at Families with a purpose

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  35. I am a fan of ABC & 123 on facebook

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  36. I am now a fan of Families with a Purpose on Facebook

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  37. I love the round the table dinner games. This is something I would love to do at dinner time.

    kimberlysummer40@aol.com

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  38. I follow ABC & 123 publicly.

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  39. I follow Families with Purpose on Twitter.

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  40. I follow Families with Purpose on Facebook.

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  41. I love (and have used in the past) the mom planning calendar. I love the travel games, too. They would be perfect for our holiday travels.

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  42. Our family fun nights involve cramming onto the couches with blankets and bowls of popcorn to watch a movie.

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  43. Just wanted to say that I'm an absolute fan of family nights with my husband and children. We look forward to it each week and the kids each take a part in planning. Such a great thing!

    Thank you for sharing all these wonderful ideas and resources!

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  44. I am very intrigued by their family budgeting envelopes, as well as their family organzier and chore charts! What great products!!

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  45. I am following them on twitter now!

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  46. I like their framed dry erase calendar and their travel packing checklist

    thriftycraftmama at gmail dot com

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  47. I follow your blog publicly

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  48. and I follow families with purpose on twitter (@mamasmiles)

    thriftycraftmama at gmail dot com

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  49. Our kids are small, but one thing we do for family fun night is to hold block tower building competitions. Sometimes we try to build the tallest tower, sometimes the fattest, sometimes the tallest using a certain number of blocks...

    thriftycraftmama at gmail dot com

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  50. I really like the Kid's Travel Games and the Journals. I'm always trying to think of ways to keep my daughter occupied in the car, and these are absolutely terrific. I think we'll be adding these to the Christmas list for her grandparents this year! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  51. I liked the Beginner Dinner Games.

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