Fun 4 Gator Kids Blog

Fun 4 Gator Kids, the premiere resource of information of places to go and things to do with kids in the Gainesville, Florida area.

Stacy Fournier stays busy as a writer and director of marketing for Fun4GatorKids.com. But she does her most important work as a mommy of two mess-making, lip-gloss wearing, always-snacking little girls ages 9 and 4 (4 and three-quarters, to be exact). Her strengths are kissing boo-boos, building blanket forts, making silly faces, turning into the tickle monster and playing Don't Break the Ice. Her Fun4GatorKids blog will touch on everything from mommyhood to family-friendly places around town. Please feel free to comment! Enjoy!

2016 Holiday Guide for Alachua County!

2016 Holiday Guide for Alachua County!
​*Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to the Fun4GatorKids Blog to get an update every time a new blog is published!*​​​​Now that you've had time to recover from all of the fun fall events in October, it's time to start marking your calendar with all of the exciting holiday events that are just around the corner! From gazing at light displays to seeing Santa, the...
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31 Things to do in October

31 Things to do in October
​*Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to the Fun4GatorKids Blog to get an update every time a new blog is published!*​​​​1. Fun4GatorKids October Events – Each week Fun4GatorKids visits a fun family-friendly place in the Gainesville area! Join us for our October weekly playgroups, which will include a trip to Coon Hollo Corn Maze, painting pumpkins at the Trinity...
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September Photo Scavenger Hunt

September Photo Scavenger Hunt
​​​​*Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to the Fun4GatorKids Blog to get an update every time a new blog is published!*​​​Fun4GatorKids has planned an exciting month-long Photo Scavenger Hunt for families in the Gainesville area! Below is a list of 30 fun and family-friendly destinations you can visit with your family! Here's how you play: 1. Pick at least 10 st...
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Back to School: Important information, Programs now Registering, Events, Afterschool and more!

Back to School: Important information, Programs now Registering, Events, Afterschool and more!
​​​*Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to the Fun4GatorKids Blog to get an update every time a new blog is published!*​​​​Back to school time can be overwhelming for parents. Between picking out and packing backpacks, meeting teachers, and buying school supplies, there's hardly a free minute to even think about fall extracurriculars.Here's a complete rundown of ...
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10 Unique Destinations in Gainesville

10 Unique Destinations in Gainesville
​​*Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to the Fun4GatorKids Blog to get an update every time a new blog is published!*​​​The Gainesville area offers family so many unique experiences and places to explore. From the Gator stadium to a retired horse farm, each of the 10 special destination listed below is a must-visit attraction for Gainesville regulars and those v...
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8 Must-Visit Springs around the Gainesville area

8 Must-Visit Springs around the Gainesville area
​*Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to the Fun4GatorKids Blog to get an update every time a new blog is published!*​​​Beautiful SPRINGS surround the Gainesville area, and each one is a must-visit destination. From crystal-clear blue water to nature's 'lazy river,' each spring has its own special characteristics. Each of the eight springs listed below are just o...
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Here's what's happening the week of July 4th!

Here's what's happening the week of July 4th!
​​​​​ *Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to the Fun4GatorKids Blog to get an update every time a new blog is published!*​​​There are several fun and family-friendly 4th of July events just around the corner in the Gainesville area! From small-town parades to fireworks displays, you won't want to miss the Independence Day fun!To see a list of ALL the upcoming 4t...
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25 Unique Summer Camps in Gainesville!

25 Unique Summer Camps in Gainesville!
​​​​ *Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to the Fun4GatorKids Blog to get an update every time a new blog is published!*​​Gainesville offers hundreds of exciting summer camps for all ages, interests and abilities. In fact, we have 279 camps listed on the Fun4GatorKids website! Here we've highlighted 25 lesser-known and ABSOLUTELY AMAZING Summer Camps that you'll...
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21 ways to have FREE or CHEAP fun this summer!

21 ways to have FREE or CHEAP fun this summer!
​​​ *Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to the Fun4GatorKids Blog to get an update every time a new blog is published!*​​During the summer, it's easy to start feeling like an "event planner" in an effort to keep the words 'I'm bored' at bay. But a summer full of camps and Disney trips can get expensive! Here is a list of fun and/or cheap things to do in and arou...
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15 Places to get WET & have FUN this summer

15 Places to get WET & have FUN this summer
​​ *Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to the Fun4GatorKids Blog to get an update every time a new blog is published!*​ ​While it feels like it couldn't possibly get any hotter outside, the Florida summer is just around the corner. Luckily, there are tons of ways to get wet, stay cool and have fun in and around the Gainesville area. Even better, most spots are F...
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The details for this year's Touch-A-Truck!

The details for this year's Touch-A-Truck!
​ *Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to the Fun4GatorKids Blog to get an update every time a new blog is published!*​ ​​Join Fun 4 Gator Kids Community Giving, Food4Kids Backpack Program of North Florida, Gainesville Fire Rescue, Sweet Dreams, and the City of Gainesville Parks Recreation and Cultural Affairs for Fun 4 Gator Kids Touch-A-Truck!  ...
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14 Earth Day Events in Gainesville

14 Earth Day Events in Gainesville
​ *Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to the Fun4GatorKids Blog to get an update every time a new blog is published!*​ ​Looking for family-friendly ways to celebrate Earth Day this year? There are 14 upcoming events in the Gainesville area, including FREE admission to National Parks, an Earth Day Celebration at the Florida Museum of Natural History and thre...
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All you need to know about blueberry picking!

All you need to know about blueberry picking!
​ *Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to the Fun4GatorKids Blog to get an update every time a new blog is published!*​ ​Visit a u-pick blueberry farm is something my family and I look forward to each summer. We visit a local farm at least once each spring and pick enough berries to last us until next spring! Below is information about farms in the Gainesvil...
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All you need to know about U-Pick Strawberry Farms!

All you need to know about U-Pick Strawberry Farms!
​ *Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to the Fun4GatorKids Blog to get an update every time a new blog is published!*​ Every year my family looks forward to visiting a local u-pick strawberry farm! We always have a blast picking our own berries, plus you can't beat the cost! Because the availability of u-pick strawberries can change from day to day, it's be...
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37 Upcoming Spring Festivals in Alachua County!

37 Upcoming Spring Festivals in Alachua County!
​ ​​​ *Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to the Fun4GatorKids Blog to get an update every time a new blog is published!*​​While family-friendly events fill the calendar year-round in Gainesville, Springtime overflows with so many amazing festivals! To make sure you don't miss any of the fun events just around the corner, here is a list of ALL the upcoming Sprin...
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Results: Best of Gainesville Preschool Survey

Results: Best of Gainesville Preschool Survey
​​​ *Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to the Fun4GatorKids Blog to get an update every time a new blog is published!*​Throughout February, Fun4GatorKids surveyed hundreds of families in the Gainesville area in search of the most highly-recommended preschools. Alachua County has so many outstanding preschool programs, so Fun4GatorKids wanted to honor those pres...
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9 Spring Events and To-dos in Gainesville

9 Spring Events and To-dos in Gainesville
​ *Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to the Fun4GatorKids Blog to get an update every time a new blog is published!* ​Spring is just around the corner, which means there are events and to-dos you won't want to miss! If you have kiddos and live in the Gainesville area, you'll want to keep this list handy! ​1. Get ready for Strawberry Season - We are beyond ...
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5 Fun Historical Sites in Gainesville!

5 Fun Historical Sites in Gainesville!
​​ Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to the Fun4GatorKids Blog to get an update every time a new blog is published!* ​While Feb. 15 is President's Day, our kiddos know it only as an extra day off of school. And honestly, between catching up on homework and housework while trying to fit in some extra play time, I typically forget to tell my girls WHY we have a l...
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Top 10 List of 'Must-Dos' in Gainesville!

Top 10 List of 'Must-Dos' in Gainesville!
​ *Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to the Fun4GatorKids Blog to get an update every time a new blog is published!* ​Gainesville is such a unique place to live and raise a family. From the museums, to the springs, to the Gator games, there is no shortage of things to do and places to go. While I could fill page after page with 'must-dos' if you live in or are ...
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Make Valentine's Day extra special with these 7 activities!

Make Valentine's Day extra special with these 7 activities!
​ Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to the Fun4GatorKids Blog to get an update every time a new blog is published!* ​Valentine's Day is just around the corner! While it used to be a special "Hallmark" day for me and my hubs, the focus has shifted to my kiddos (as it has with basically every other area of our lives, right fellow parents!?). They get so exci...
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