I’ve got a five year old, and well, she loves to play. She’s already got her girlfriends, her preferences, and she’s only 5! I’ve got my work cut out for me.
I spoke to her about what SHE likes for her playtimes, whether that is with my wife and I or with friends and she said, ‘Daddy, let’s make a video!’ This post will outline HER five playtime tips as well as a few of mine as well.
Playtime Tip #1 – Puzzles
Puzzles are fun for a variety of reasons, but the biggest and best in my opinion is they require you to spend time together. Puzzles inspire conversations, teamwork, as well creativity and problem solving. Quaker was kind enough to send a puzzle, but no image. We spent almost an hour putting it together after I got home from work. Hannah loved every minute and as the puzzle came together, she got more and more excited.
Playtime Tip #2 – Kick Ball
A little cardio never hurt anyone right? Exercise, running, coordination are all-great for kids of all ages. Hannah loves playing with her friends and all you need is a ball.
Playtime Tip #3 – Bubbles
Need I say more? Quaker sent us a bubble machine, and I dare say that Hannah about jumped out of her skin. Bubbles are one of her favorite things and she couldn’t wait to show her friends. She loves to make bubbles, pop them, chase them and share them. Bubbles are easy an essential part of any playtime.
Playtime Tip #4 – Tag
Even dad can get involved and Hannah loves to be ‘it.’ Tag will definitely get your blood pumping.
Playtime Tip #5 – Coloring
Whether it’s on the sidewalk with chalk or crayons, coloring is a great way to inspire creativity. Hannah loves to make art, she loves to play with her friends and share colors. It’s an easy (and affordable) way to spend a good hour or two.
For our family, playtime is important. It gets my little one exercising, socializing and most of all playing! As a busy dad, I bring Quaker® Chewy® Granola Bars with me. They go in my ‘go’ bag and we rarely leave home without them. Quaker was kind enough to send us a playtime kit and we are excited that they are giving one away here on the blog!
Quaker fuels our playtime, let them fuel yours. They are portable and delicious and made with the goodness of 8 grams of whole grains. Hassle-free, individually wrapped they provide us a quick easy snack that Hannah (and her friends) enjoy.
Quaker wants to help inspire families’ playtime together and fuel fun, so they is inviting parents to participate in its Keep Playing! Enter for a chance to win $25,000 to make over their family’s play space. To enter, parents are encouraged to submit a photo of their family’s favorite play space and share how they would like to see that space made over and why.
Now through June 13, 2015, parents can visit www.ChewyKeepPlaying.com to enter for a chance to win a $25,000 grand prize to make over their family’s favorite play space – plus, weekly chances to win a $500 gift card. No purchase necessary. See www.ChewyKeepPlaying.com for official rules.
On top of that, Quaker is giving away a Playtime Kit here on WannaBite! Just leave a comment letting me know your favorite playtime activity and you’re entered to win!
The giveaway ends on June 8th at midnight and a winner will be selected at random.
Quaker is providing the prizes for this program at no cost to me. This program is not administered or sponsored by Quaker or its affiliates, but solely by Wanna Bite Thanks! David