Top 10 Flanders Family Posts of 2020

Top 10 Flanders Family Posts of 2020

At year’s end, I like to look back to see which of my posts from the preceding 12 months enjoyed the most popularity. Hence, my Top 10 Flanders Family Posts of 2020 is born. Creating this list helps me better understand what kinds of resources have appealed most to my readers (that’s YOU) in the past, so I can better serve you in the future.

Of the posts I penned in 2020, the following received the most traffic. See if you can spot some trends:

The Top 10 Flanders Family Posts of 2020

10. I AM the Way Coloring Page

Inspired by a reader’s request, I did an entire series on the I AM sayings of Christ this year. But this coloring page based on Christ’s claim that “I AM the Way” was the most popular of all seven.

I Am the Way

9. Finally Be Strong Coloring Page

If ever there were a time when we needed God’s strength, it was in 2020, right? This coloring page joins several other designs based on the Armor of God passages.

Top 10 Flanders Family Posts of 2020 - Be Strong Coloring Page

8. Christmas Coupons

These quick and easy printables make great stocking stuffers for parents, spouses, and children alike. Who wouldn’t want a hug, a back rub, or some cheerful help with chores?

Top 10 Flanders Family Posts of 2020 - Christmas Coupons

7. Five Solas Coloring Page

For years, this Five Solas illuminated coloring page has been buried on our website with a handful of other resources for celebrating Reformation Day. But I gave it a dedicated post this year so it would be easier to find. Which obviously worked!

Five Solas Coloring Page

6. Stay-at-Home Scavenger Hunt

I’ll admit it. This little game is just a sneaky way to get kids to do extra chores. My children and grandchildren loved it though. Anything’s more fun when you make it into a competition and award prizes.

Top 10 Flanders Family Posts of 2020 - Sneaky way to get kids to help with chores

5. Bill Payment Checklist

I created this free printable Bill Payment Checklist in response to another reader request. Evidently, lots of my other readers found it useful, as well.

Bill Payment Checklist

4. Christmas Conversation Starters

Our family has been using these dinnertime discussion starters since the first of November. We have three sets to choose from now (Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s), with more to come!

Christmas Conversation Starters

3. A Grateful Heart Coloring Page

A grateful heart is a beautiful heart. And this beautiful coloring page will serve as a good reminder of that fact. It joins a collection of Heart-and-Love-Themed coloring pages I’ve rounded up for Valentine’s Day.

Top 10 Flanders Family Posts of 2020 - A Grateful Heart Coloring Page

2. Best 2020 Reading Rewards Programs

My number 2 post was really just an updated version of an old reading rewards list. All but a couple of my children have outgrown these incentive programs now. (Although they haven’t outgrown reading). The extra motivation in childhood formed good reading habits they carried into adulthood. And for that I am thankful.

Now I have grandkids who participate in these Reading Rewards Programs, so I intend to continue updating this post every summer with current offers that reward children for keeping their nose in a book. With digital devices demanding so much attention from cradle to grave, picture books and literary classics are more vital than ever to producing a well-trained and well-rounded mind!

Ultimate List of Reading Rewards Programs

1. 2021 Calendars

I posted almost a full year ago at the request of a reader who likes to plan ahead. If that describes you, too, keep your eyes open. I’ll be posting several different styles of calendars for 2022 sometime next month — including scrapbook calendar pages like the one pictured below, year-at-a-glance calendars, academic calendars, and monthly, no-frills calendar pages.

2021 Scrapbook Calendar - April

And that does it for another year. You’ll notice that of the top 10 Flanders Family posts of 2020,

  • 90% included a free printable of some sort
  • 30% were designed to increase parent-child interactions
  • 30% were coloring pages
  • 20% were for record keeping and
  • 20% were Christmas-themed

If I look at my most popular posts overall, I see a similar trend.

Top 10 Flanders Family Posts of All Time

  1. Age-Appropriate Chores for Children

    This pretty printable chart breaks down chores by the age at which most children would be able to accomplish them<

  2. Christmas Word Scramble

    The very first Christmas game I ever posted, and it’s still my most popular

  3. Christmas Ice Breaker Bingo

    Another free printable party mixer. I made a Christmas version and a Back-to-School version

  4. Number Writing Practice Sheet

    A simple drill I designed to help my children learn not to reverse their numbers. This one is popular among teachers and mothers alike.

  5. Make Every Month More Memorable

    A treasure trove of ideas for making special memories with your kids all year long.

  6. How Well Do You Know Your Christmas Carols?

    This game was inspired by a similar game my children’s piano teacher used to quiz her student moms at an annual cookie exchange.

  7. 12 Days of Christmas Party Games

    This is where it all started… my very first public offering of Christmas party games, drawn from years’ worth of original games I designed to play at private Christmas parties my husband and I had been hosting since we first got married.

  8. The Flanders Family Christmas Letters

    30+ years of Flanders Family annual updates. If you’ve ever wanted to be a fly on the wall of a large family, this will give you an up close and personal look at what life is like at our house.

  9. Homeschool Report Cards

    A free printable template you can use for keeping track of your homeschool student’s grades, plus links to lots of different businesses that reward kids for making high marks in their classes.

  10. Who Gets What? Christmas Matching Game

    This is one of my newer Christmas games. It edged out Encouraging Creativity in Children post this year, but the rest of the all-time most popular list has remained essentially the same — with just a little jostling for position among the top 10.

Again, can you see the similarities? More Christmas games, child training and homeschooling resources, fresh ideas for making fun family memories, and lots and lots of free printables. So those are the things I will continue to focus on in 2021. I intend to provide…

Beautiful printables to make your life easier
Ideas and resources to make fun memories with your family and friends
Updated calendars for the coming year(s)
Plus more lists of special offers and smart ideas to help you train your children in the way they should go

Is there anything that didn’t make my top 10 Flanders Family Posts of 2020 list, but that you’d like to see us offer on our website? If so, just shoot me an email and let me know. I’ll do my best to accommodate as many requests as I can.

And now, I’m ready to plunge ahead into the coming year. Aren’t you?

Let’s do as Paul did: “Forgetting what is behind…” [and who isn’t ready to put 2020 behind them?] “… and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize of God’s heavenly calling in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:13-14)

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