Remember when we were kids? Summer would come and our mothers would literally kick us out the door to play outside. The kids on the block quickly learned to be friends with each other because their mothers were kicking them outside too! If you were lucky, like me, you also had a load of cousins to play with. Our mother's wouldn't even hear about us sitting inside on the TV or gaming console all day. Instead, our days were spent playing kickball, tag, hide and seek and whatever other silly games we came up with. Don't get me wrong, I'm as much a fan of technology as the next person, but there is just something wholesome and fun about getting outdoors with our kids. It's good for them and it's good for us too!
And I know moms, I know. It's hot. It's humid. It's Miami, Florida. This is sometimes easier said than done. The key is figuring out what makes your kids tick - water is fun for everyone and a great way to beat the heat.
Head to the dollar store and check out their outside toys: hula hoops, bubbles, sidewalk chalk (hopscotch anyone?) make for inexpensive fun.
You should also check out the The CLIF Kid Play Hub. CLIF Kid is committed to encouraging families to feed their adventure and discover new frontiers in the great outdoors - parks, backyards and city sidewalks. In order to to that, the Play Hub provides tips and tools for parents and communities to promote play for kids of all ages.
Which is how I found myself surrounded by children this weekend, cohosting a Come Out to Play meet-up with my friend April of AprilGoLightly.com. The goal was simple: get kids outside and motivated to partake in creative play.
Really, it doesn't require all that much effort. The perfect recipe includes a few friends, tools for unstructured play, healthy snacks to fill little bellies and water for hydration.
You would be surprised at just how long your kids can go away from electronics with that recipe!
CLIF Kid’s Family of Snacks are perfect for the kid' adventures and are made with ingredients that we can feel good about feeding our kids! CLIF Kid makes nutritious snacks for kids’ growing bodies with no high fructose corn syrup, synthetic preservatives or artificial flavors.
Zbar - CLIF Kid Zbar is an organic baked whole grain snack made with a nutritious blend of complex carbohydrates, three grams of fiber, and three grams of protein to maintain kids' energy.
Zbar Protein - CLIF Kid Zbar Protein is a nutritious and delicious snack made with organic whole grains and 5 grams of protein for kids' growing bodies.
Zfruit - CLIF Kid Zfruit is a tangy twisted fruit rope that is an excellent source of vitamin C and doesn’t need to be washed, cored, seeded, cut or refrigerated before eating – making it easy for kids to eat organic fruit snacks anytime, anywhere.
Zfruit + Veggie - CLIF Kid Zfruit + Veggie is a tangy, chewy organic fruit and veggie snack that is an excellent source of vitamin C, a good source of fiber and makes snack time fun with its peelable twisted ropes.
Play is fun but it can be hard work too! So we kept those little bodies filled with all the energy they needed to play and feed their adventures thanks to CLIF Kid products.
The CLIF Kid snacks are specifically crafted with no high fructose corn syrup, synthetic preservatives or artificial flavors. Which makes them a greay way to nourish active kids so they can play!
Show us how your family plays this summer with the hashtag #OutToPlay!
This post was sponsored on behalf of CLIF Kid via One2One Network. All opinions stated are my own.
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