When our state shutdown due to COVID-19, I did not anticipate all the ways our lives would change. Our family is adaptable though, and the three of us began getting creative with our time, particularly on weekends when our responsibilities are light. Thankfully, going outside is not canceled…and neither is play! From outdoor forts and recipe challenges to bike rides and campfires, here are my favorite ways to Get Up & Play with my kids.
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The Benefits of Play
The benefits of play are numerous and essential for a child’s development. From the development of imagination and peer relationships to improved language and executive functioning, play is vital to health brain development (American Academy of Pediatrics).
Thanks to #TeamLittleBites, I’m sharing games, activities, and challenges designed to help you and your family Get Up & Play.
30 Ways to Get Up & Play
There are so many easy, affordable ways families can Get Up & Play. I’ve listed 30 ways to play and I’ll continue to add to the list as we discover new ways to play.
- Sidewalk Art Challenge
- Backyard Sandbox
- Backyard Campout
- Outdoor Lounge
- Giant Games
- Muffin Toss
- Jump rope
- Play hopscotch
- Go for a walk
- Catch lightning bugs
- Create a music video
- Fly a kite
- Build an obstacle course
- Run through the sprinklers
- Hula hoop
- Wash the car
- Play frisbee
- Jump on a trampoline
- Complete a nature scavenger hunt
- Play giant tic-tac-toe or checkers outdoors
- Enjoy a family picnic
- Have a water balloon toss
- Plant a garden
- Build a fort or teepee
- Make and hang a birdfeeder
- Kick a soccer ball
- Have a family stargazing party
- Create a time capsule
- Have a sack race
- Read a book outside
Get Up & Play #TeamLittleBites Challenge and Sweepstakes
Little Bites® wants families to maintain a healthy lifestyle through games, activities and challenges. You can join the challenge and enter the sweepstakes (2 separate ways to enter). When you enter the Get Up & Play Sweepstakes (this simply requires entering your name, email address, and phone number), you are eligible to win prizes which include backyard games, Little Bites® snacks, and a family trip to Myrtle Beach (valid through 2021). Be sure to enter at TeamLittleBites.com before July 26, 2020 to be eligible. For official rules, visit TeamLittleBites.com.
Located in South Carolina, Myrtle Beach features 60 miles of coastline where families can enjoy the beach and the inherent natural wonders. Family-friendly activities are varied and include live entertainment, shopping, championship and miniature golf, historical sites, outdoor adventures, fishing, and more.
Families can sign up for the #TeamLittleBites Challenge online. Follow the instructions to download or create your own #TeamLittleBites Challenge Sheet, complete and mark off 10 activities with your family being active together, and snap a photo of a favorite family activity. Once you finish the challenge, complete the online form for a chance to receive a Little Bites® snacks prize while supplies last.
Little Bites Snacks
Year-round, my kids enjoy Entenmann’s Little Bites® snacks. As a parent, I appreciate that these snacks are free from high fructose corn syrup and trans fat. Little Bites are made with real ingredients, including chocolate chips, blueberries, and bananas and are pre-portioned and portable. With 8 varieties to choose from, Little Bites appeals to kids who like chocolate and those who prefer a more fruit-filled snack.
One of you will win a $25 Visa Gift Card and 3 coupons for $5.00 off the purchase of any Entenmann’s Little Bites® snacks. To enter, simply complete the Rafflecopter form and leave a comment with one of your favorite ways to Get Up & Play with your kids. Comments will close on July 23, 2020 at 0800.a Rafflecopter giveaway
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