In today’s world, a girl’s free time is precious, but figuring out how to make the most of those spare moments can sometimes be difficult. Faithgirlz! is here to help, with over one hundred unique ideas, activities, and time maximizers you can do by yourself or with your friends. From planning the perfect relaxing afternoon to creating quick and awesome DIY masterpieces, and even tips on hosting amazing sleepovers (complete with lip synch battles and the best-ever snacks), 101 Ways to Have Fun has something for every situation and mood. Whether you have ten minutes or an entire afternoon to fill, finding the ultimate ways to de-stress and kick back with friends has never been easier!
|Contributor(s)||From the Editors of Faithgirlz!|
|Publish Date||Mar 1, 2016|
- Review by InkBlotsbyTRD.blogspot.com
Because 101 Ways to Have Fun is a "tween" book, I am going to hand this over to my daughter for the review:
This book is a great way to have fun when you're bored. It contains DIY projects, fun snacks, and nail ideas. It gives you things to do by yourself, things to do with friends, ways to make money, and ideas on how to throw a party. This books seems like the activities need to be planned, rather than pulling out this book and looking for things to do right away.
I asked my daughter a few questions about 101 Ways to Have Fun - here they are with her responses:
Was the book interesting?
Do you plan to read it again?
What did you like about this book?
Some of the things that were supposed to help you calm down.
What (if anything) did you NOT like about this book?
Most things needed to be planned instead of just doing it right away.
Would you recommend this book to others your age?
What ages do you think would enjoy this book best?
10 to 12
Any other comments about this book?
Out of a total of 5 possible stars, what would you rate this book?
FTC Declaration: The publisher has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book or advanced reading copy. This does not change the fact that I will give my honest opinion in my reviews. (Posted on 8/23/2016)
- Review by Fitzysmom
The activities are a great mix of solo ventures and group projects. They also vary in times so there really is something for just about any situation. The concept of the book is for BFFs but there are several activities that would work well with sisters and moms. I especially liked Chapter 4 Mini Makeovers. It has all kinds of recipes for scrubs, bath bombs, and signature soaps. Plus there are some easy clothing alterations, hairstyles and manicures that would be perfect for a family girls night!
What I appreciated the most about the book was the outward focus on others. Sure there are some activities that are meant to be introspective but most of the ideas help girls see and interact with others in a positive light. For instance when it is talking about making and sending notes it prods the girls to use words of affirmation that will lift each other up.
If you've got a tween or young teen girl in your house you need this book for a sanity saver! The ideas are brilliantly simple and affordable. Plus if you make an extra batch of those bath bombs you can have some much needed momma time while the girls do another activity!
I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review. (Posted on 5/5/2016)
- Review by Penny
“101 Ways to Have Fun” was put together by the editors of FAITHGIRLZ and GIRL’S LIFE MAGAZINE. This book is set up with things for girls to do by themselves or with one to several friends. It is separated into time segments, like 10 minutes, 30 minutes, and an hour or more. It’s also separated by sections like, “Just for You”, “Have a Blast With Your BFF”, “Friend Zone”, “Mini Makeovers”, and “Super Sleepovers”, just to name a few. There are really cute and fun activities such as: a mental vacation, a thank you book, stuffing an envelope with “positive hearts” to do by yourself. Or maybe a 411 book, a wardrobe makeover, or a book swap for you to do with your girlfriends.
I love this book and would recommend it for your tween and teen girls!
(Posted on 3/17/2016)
- Review by Jalynn
When looking through the book I saw some things that I myself would enjoy with my daughter. So you can even incorporate mom into the equation to make it even more memorable. Not only does the book include beauty treatments it also includes fun games, and craft projects just to name a few. This book is a great start to a fun filled weekend! Appropriate for ages 8-12.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. (Posted on 3/5/2016)