MAD (Mindie, Adam, Alex, David) Family Fun is the result of friends and family asking "How do you find so much fun stuff to do?" So, I decided to share with everyone! There are no BIG secrets involved, I promise. I just have a knack for finding fun and now I want to share it with you!

MAD Family Fun is a place to find activities, events and ideas to have more fun with your family. Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

New Years for the younger crowd

Not yet ready for Time Square, but still they want to party? Why not give them some age appropriate activities for New Years Eve. Let Mickey Mouse and friends start the party off right!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Forgive me.....

I just want to ask all of my Fun Friends out there to forgive me for being MIA the last couple weeks. It would seem the newest fun tester coming to MAD has decided to make this last trimester a little hard on Mama. I will not go into details but it has been a bumpy road. We have about 6 weeks to go and I am going to try to be here more for you all. So let's try to get back to having some fun!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Don't forget Fiddo this Christmas

Christmas is about giving, which can be hard for little kids to understand. So help them with this concept by having them make a treat for their furry friend. Parents website has a recipe for making Doggie Biscuits! What better way to show your pet some love them by making these wonderful treats filled with love.

Swiper's good deed Christmas tree

Christmas is almost here and many parents are using the "if your not good Santa will not come" comment to get kids to behave. Instead why not try rewarding good behavior with the Swiper's good deed Christmas tree! Every time you catch them being good, they get to add an ornament. How fun is that!?!?

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Who wants to win FREE books!?!?!?!?

Scholastic Books is having an awesome give-a-way. You can win EVERY book in the January catalog of your choice. How amazing would that be? You have till Dec. 23 to enter. Go "like" their FB page and then follow the link to win. Just that simple. Get going and good luck.

Monday, December 12, 2011

FREE 2 yr subscription to LEGO Club magazine

Does your child love legos? Mine does! We got him this a while ago and he loves getting his magazine in the mail. Why not sign up your lego builder for a FREE 2 yr subscription to LEGO Club magazine

A-mazing maze

Want your child to have some fun and practice pencil skills? Well then print off this cute Bubble Guppies Holiday Maze!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Bass Pro Shop, not just for dad!

I sooooooooooo wish we had a Bass Pro Shop closer to our home. Their Santa's Wonderland 2011 has so many neat things for the family. We are talking FREE city here. Free photos with Santa, free crafts, free games and activities. You have got to check this out!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Have a ball! Ornaments your kids can make.

Check out these super cute and EASY to make ornaments from Parent Magazine. All you need are some clear ornaments and a little paint and your family can make ornaments that will bring joy to anyone who sees them! They are so simple even your littlest family members can make their own.

Who LOVES FREE? Get your subscription!

I just signed up for mine and now you can get yours too, a free subscription to American Baby! Hurry! Who knows how long this will last.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Umizoomi Chritmas coloring pages

Does your child love team Umizoomi? Why not suprise them with this wounderful Christmas coloring page collection.

Online Christmas match game

Looking to kill some time? Boost your brain? Or just keep the kiddos busy for a bit? Then check out this Christmas Match Game. Just like the Memory game but with Christmas gift boxes. So get clicking and see how well you do!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Merry Mouse

Tell me this isn't the cutes thing ever!?!! It is the Merry Mouse. This easy to make craft/gift would make a nice addition to any Christmas package or as a hand out in your child's classroom.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Awsome deal on a wonderful Christmas gift

Today the NWF is having a sale on their children's magazines! Ranger Rick, Big Backyard and Animal Baby. I have gotten Big Backyard for my son before and he loved it. And at just $10 for a year it would make an awesome gift for the children in your life. That is a 50% savings! So what are you waiting for?

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Count down to Christmas paper chain

Well it is December 1st. The month all children loose their minds asking for everything and the biggest question "How many more days till Christmas?????"

What I do to help our son, is make a "count down to Christmas paper chain." Every night he gets to take one link off the chain at bed time. When the last link is taken down he will know the next morning is CHRISTMAS!!!!

It is easy to make, just some construction paper and tape/glue/staples to make the links. It is a fun "craft" and a festive tradition to help the little ones (who don't necessarily understand terms like weeks) to understand how many more days till Christmas.

Dora Christmas coloring pages

Swiper no swiping! These Christmas coloring pages are for the kids! Enjoy these cute printables from Nick Jr. I know we will!

Beaded Ornaments

Looking for a fun Christmas craft that is simple and cheap? How about one that makes memories? Well then it is time to have your kids make some Christmas ornaments of their own. You need only two things, beads and pipe cleaners. Step back and let them be creative and see what type of wonderful ornaments you will have for your tree this year.