Bodhi started his last year of preschool today! The summer flew by. Actually all four years of his life have gone so quickly! We spent the summer staying active with lots of running, park dates, walks, trips to the zoo, pool and more. While I always get a little sad as summer comes to an end, I also enjoy Fall and having all four seasons where we live. I plan to keep the boys active this fall and winter and try to plan activities after school almost every day.
Today I’m sharing the nutritious snacks I serve my children and six ways to keep kids active with P&G. P&G is making it easier for us to keep kids active by partnering with LeapFrog’s LeapBand activity tracker.
I find that both of my boys are naturally very active. I try to be aware of their needs physically and spend a lot of time playing outside, at the park or in our basement where they have room to run, jump and play.
Park play dates are one of my favorite after school activities, but there are so many fun ways to play without going to the park as well. The LeapBand Activity Tracker offers some really fun activities for preschool age children and up.
I always start the boys with a good nutritious snack after school before we play.
Five easy nutritious snacks for kids
- Fruit. Watermelon, berries, apples and bananas are some of our favorites.
- Yogurt. Most store-bought yogurts, especially the ones advertised for children, contain a ton of sugar. We’ve been buying plain yogurt and adding fruit puree, typically baby food jars of fruit to sweeten it a bit. It’s perfect. Straight fruit and plain yogurt. Nothing else. Easy and nutritious.
- Kale chips. We just roast kale with a little bit of olive oil, some garlic salt or even just plain salt and pepper plus a dash of nutritional yeast, for a fun chip-like snack.
- Seaweed. This one is a store-bought kid-approved option. Bodhi loves it and so do many of his friends.
- Nut bars (such as Lara). If your child doesn’t have a nut allergy, I’ve found that fruit and nut bars such as Lara bars are a good option. They are typically made with just nuts and dates and no added sugar. I love making a homemade version as well.
Six ways to keep kids active this fall
- Exercise with them. Bodhi loves to go running with me. I bring the jogging stroller in case he tires but it’s a fun way to spend time together.
- Family walks. After dinner, our family often takes a walk. This is a good way to get everyone moving before bed.
- Play! There is nothing better than simple play. Races, sports, tag and more are easy ways to keep kids physically active.
- Biking. Whether you do family bike rides or you walk while your child bikes, biking is a healthy long-term activity your child will love.
- Sports. Sign your child up for organized sports or just get a group together in the neighborhood to keep everyone moving.
- Use a LeapFrog® LeapBandTM indoors or out. And if you buy $30 of P&G products at your local Kowalski’s Market, you can receive a LeapFrog® LeapBandTM by mail! Visit your local Kowalski’s Market or visit www.pghopskipleap.com.
And besides the amazing offer at Kowalski’s Market, I have a fun giveaway for you today! One lucky commenter will receive a P&G gift box with one LeapBand Activity Tracker, Tide PODS, Pantene Shampoo & Conditioner, Crest Toothpaste and a Crest Toothbrush. Just leave a comment below by Friday, Aug. 28 at 5 p.m. CST sharing your favorite after school activity with your children. UPDATED: The winner is Megan. Emails have been sent.
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