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It’s essential to keep the kids fueled up and hydrated as they play outdoors, I’m sharing a few ways to do that plus a few tips too!
Do you remember the days when we used to play until the streetlights came on? I remember NEVER wanting to go inside, I would go outside and make up games or find things to do. I remember playing with random rocks, or even catching bugs in my little bug catcher. Do your kids do that these days? I’ll admit, I have to force my kids to go outside many times.
I hear ‘I’m bored’ more often than I care to admit and it honestly makes me sad. Now, I’m working on making intentional efforts to get outside with the kids and make it a point for them to be able to really use their imagination and discover the world around them.
In the midst of that, they also enjoy snacks outside and are staying fueled with Capri Sun Sport & Planters P3 Protein Snacks, which I found on my most recent Walmart run.
One thing my son LOVES to do outside is play basketball. If I tell him to go shoot some hoops outside, that’s one way he will gladly go outside. Of course, he then wants me to play with him, so I’m making it a point to do that as well. We don’t have as many neighborhood kids out here, but I did meet a few recently, so now he has a couple friends to shoot hoops with, too. Although, I’ll admit I love playing the game with him, so it’s been a fun experience for me and a great way to bond together with my son.
It never fails that (especially with boys) after a little while of putting their heart and soul into the game, they are STARVING! We’ve been keeping the P3 Protein Snacks on hand lately because they have 13g of protein and they are super easy to enjoy outside or even on-the-go, too. I found these in the nuts & seeds aisle at Walmart (they don’t even have to be refrigerated)!
We are then pairing it with Capri Sun Sport, which is a great sport drink made just for kids. These have 25% fewer calories than other leading sports drinks, and can be found in the juice aisle next to the regular Capri Sun pouches. We’ve been stocking up on those for summer activities this past summer as well.
Now, what are some ways that you encourage your kids to get outdoors? So far, we’ve been making it a point to go outside and play basketball, ride bikes, go for walks, and even do some hikes, too. Our new puppy has allowed us (forced us?) to make even more time for walks, which has been perfect for our family.
I’d love to hear some ways that you encourage kids to get outdoors and really engage their imagination and play!