I have enjoyed the Family Fun magazine for many years. There are always great craft suggestions that you can do with children of all ages. I have also found that there are numerous recipe ideas to make occasions special. I look forward to receiving the issue of each magazine because I know that there will be a great number of original ideas and suggestions on topics ranging from arts & crafts to vacations. There is something for everyone in this magazine. Although my children are now in high school, I plan to continue receiving Family Fun for the future. I keep each issue so that when the time comes, I will have an unlimited resource to entertain and interact with my grandchildren.
Family Fun magazine is great fun for those looking for ideas of things to do with the family. It is wonderful for those busy families as well as those moving at a slower pace. (Though I can't imagine any families that move at the slower pace.) With ideas from Halloween costumes to Christmas parties to vacations with families in mind, this is a much anticipated monthly magazine. My high school age daughter even finds artistic ideas she can use in her classes. Most families will enjoy the recipes that apply to the time of the year. I am amazed by the creativity shown in the magazine. The down side is it is a part of Disney and some ads and articles can be slanted that way.
crafts and activities
I read this magazine cover to cover. I especially like the craft and activities included, because they are do - able and enjoyable. I have a 2 1/2 year old and a 12 1/2 year old, and a lot of the crafts can be done by them both. I also liked a recent article that listed activities that young teens can do to earn money during the summer. A lot of them were very original including one that talked about them creating their own "talent agency". I do wish when they did book reviews that they would include informational reading as well as fiction.
Great for Families with Elementary School Children
Family fun is a great magazine to find things to do with your Elementary School children. There are plenty of crafts for you and your children to work on and they are much easier for the children than those that you find in Crafts Magazines. You can use many of these ideas for school parties or birthday parties for you child.
Family Fun gives you information about great places to go to visit. You can use this magazine to get ideas when planning a family vacation. There are many ideas and places that you have probably never heard of.
I use Family Fun to find things for my children to do on days when they say, "We're bored". I save the magazines so that I can use them for parties and when they have friends over to visit.
The only draw back is that I have a teenage son now and it is hard to find any magazine that relates to teenagers and things for them to do.
A great magazine to have when you're out of ideas.
Many airplanes and valentine cards have been crafted from my own children?s hands from the very ideas of this magazine. It is a pleasure to look at, as well as to read. The pages are bold, bright and well laid out. My children love to flip through the them just to look at the crafts that can be made.
There are numerous articles on crafts, baking, and travel. Most of them coincide with the holidays. I have to say that one of my favorites was a little mouse valentine that was made out of a cut out heart and a lollypop. This magazine is a great help on those rainy days when your children have nothing to do. It will also give you wonderful ideas on where to pack your bags and head to next.
Great at First Glance
Family Fun.....forget about it. I liked it at first. In fact, I looked at it in a doctor's office and took the subscription card with me and ordered it when I got home. And I read the first couple of issues but then it got uninteresting to me. I'd rather spend my money on my cable TV bill and get the Do It Yourself channel or the Home and Garden channel. There are some good "how tos" in the book but I don't have any children and that's what its geared to. If you're teaching Vacation Bible School and/or low grade elementary/kindergarten....this is the book for you. If you're looking for more sophisticated projects, turn on the TV.