Unite your Family with the Strong Family Challenge

The lazy, hazy days of summer are upon us, and this is YOUR chance to change the course of your family forever!

This is YOUR time to take back your family, get connected, and finish summer with a stronger bond than when you began.

This is YOUR time to be intentional, and to build into the lives of each family member with fresh determination and the desire to grow closer together.

That’s right, it’s time to put the Strong Family Project{#strongfamilyproject} into action!

Unite Your Family with the Strong Family Project Challenge

The Strong Family Project Challenge:

I am challenging YOU to strengthen your family this summer, starting June 1st, with weekly intentional activities and bonding time to bring you closer than ever before.

There’s a theme for each week and you can WIN PRIZES, just for focusing on what matters most, your family.

The Details:

1. Print off the Strong Family Challenge printable below, and plan a simple activity each week for the entire family.

2. Every Monday, visit Faith Along the Way for activity ideas that correlate with the week’s theme.

Each week, I’ll feature my favorite posts in my weekly newsletter, blast you on my social media sites and feature you in my post the following week.  It’s an easy and FUN way to support each other this summer!

Weekly Themes:

Week 1:  Fun

Plan something fun to do with your family that you haven’t done before or done in a while.  Frugal fun is often the best, so be creative!

Week 2: Outside

Do something together outside that gets the whole family involved and don’t be afraid to try something new.

Week 3: Service Project

Give back in a big way and teach your children to be a servant.  Even the littlest of children have ways to help serve others.

Week 4: Creating or cooking

Create a masterpiece in the kitchen or a family project.  You’ll love feeling accomplished together!

Week 5: Faith

Building a strong spiritual foundation in your child is a beautiful legacy, so this week be intentional about guiding your children spiritually.

Week 6: Parent/child dates

Connect with your opposite sex children by taking mother/son and father/daughter dates this week.

Week 7: Parent date night

Nothing builds a stronger family than a solid marriage, so reconnect with your spouse on a date night!

Week 8: Games

Family friendly competition is fostered through game night, so break out the board games and get ready for a healthy dose of competition.

Week 9: Healthy/Active

How is your family staying active or being healthy?  Focus on how fun exercise can be and how delicious nutritious meals can be.

Week 10: Create a legacy

Think of the legacy you want to leave your with your children, and do something intentional that gets you headed in that direction; whether a special tradition or starting a journal, plan what you want your children to take away from your family time together.

 

Strong Family Project Challenge Faith Along the Way

I can’t wait to see how creative you are on being intentional with your family this summer and how you connect in new ways!

Looking for in-depth summer tips to thrive, not just survive in all aspects of “mom life” this summer?

Are you looking for a planner and a place to brainstorm ideas for summer fun?

Grab the free Strong Family Project Challenge Printable pack here

43 Comments

    1. Thank you! I hope it blesses families and encourages interaction!

  1. I love how you are laying out steps for families ahead of time. Somehow when I know the map of where we are headed the steps along the way seem more manageable. It is so great that you are encouraging families to be more intentional in their time this summer. This can only bring good stuff!

    1. I am the same way! This has helped me focus our summer and plan fun activities we can all do together. 🙂

    1. I’m glad I’m not the only one who needed a little focus this summer!

    1. There’s just something about a prize that makes doing things more fun!

  2. What a great idea! I love this and am so excited to participate!! 🙂

  3. Oh! I love this! Sarah you have put a lot of time and effort into this project! It is sure to bless many, many families! Excited to see where this leads. <3

    1. Thank you, friend! I’m praying for those families who need to reconnect. 🙂

  4. Oh what a WONDERFUL idea!! I am sharing this all over the place!! SO many families would be blessed by your amazing project to unite and inspire them together through the summer months… Just fantastic!

    1. Thank you so much for sharing, Chris! May it help spark the idea of connecting with the family this summer.

  5. This really an excellent idea. Some moms (like me( get overwhelmed with what we are suppose to do..how to entertain the kids. Our mindset should not really be how to keep them busy but instead to connect with the whole family. I think last year, I made a summer bucket list, we were not able to do everything but I’m glad I did it.

    1. That’s a fabulous idea! I’m making a schedule for the refrigerator, so I will be sure to put that on there as well!

  6. Good ideas and it is a good time of year to try some of these activities with the family.

    1. Yes! I just love the way summer tends to have a more relaxed schedule. We need it!

  7. This is such a great idea, Sarah Ann!

    Love it!

    Blessings to you and yours this summer. (I can’t believe it’s summer already – wasn’t it just Christmas?)

  8. Wow…this just blows me away! I love being intentional, but I don’t always love the brainstorming or thinking it out part. I will try to be mindful of your great ideas this summer! Blessings! You are infinitely creative here on this blog site! So fun!

    1. I’m so glad it inspired you! Last summer we had no game plan, and my kids were restless and more than a little whiny. This year, I decided to take some action and plan ahead, praying it will soothe the savage beasts! Ha!

  9. What a great idea! I love how this gets the whole family involved together too!

  10. Thanks for the great plan. I can’t wait to get started! I just wish the cooking prompt was the week before! We have a big cookout planned for the 20th. This will be a great summer!

    1. Good for you! Have a wonderful summer and enjoy your cookout. I’m glad to have you join us!

  11. This is great, Sarah Ann! I know that these things don’t happen if we’re not intentional about planning for them. I’d love to participate in this, maybe not in the same order, because we’ve already got much of our summer planned out, but definitely, I want to hit every category you’ve listed at some point. I look forward to reading all the great ideas that will be shared.

    1. I am so glad you are joining the fun! It’s a simple way to connect with the family, and so necessary after the hustle and bustle of everyday life. I look forward to hearing what activities you choose!

  12. What a wonderful “game plan” and suggestions for the summer! Productive and wonderful ways for families through the summer!

  13. What a great idea! We are always trying to find things to do as a family with teenagers and now we have a guide to help us plan some summertime memories. Thank you 🙂

    1. I hope it helps you gather ideas for summer fun and it will bring you closer together!

  14. What a great idea! I’ll have to figure this out because sometimes what I “plan” doesn’t always get implemented or my husbands or kids change the idea. But I would love to join you on this trek! 🙂

  15. I’m sure many mamas will get some good use out of this during the summer! Great idea! Thanks for sharing with us at Grace and Truth. 🙂
    Jen

    1. Wonderful! I’ll be sure to check out your project! I LOVE that idea!

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