This post is sponsored by Valpak and Kaboom!
The winter weather is almost behind us! This weekend Central Florida showed signs of warmer weather on the horizon with comfortable temps in the mid 70’s. The boys enjoyed a fun day of play at the neighborhood playground. It’s a great place to meet other kids in their age group and for moms to chat too!
Let’s get active! Here’s 2 Playground Activities that are easy and fun!
Scavenger Hunts – doing a simple Google image search pulls up tons of Scavenger Hunt ideas – like nature or season-themed lists. If the kids are too young to read, draw or clip pictures to include in their list. It’s not only a fun activity, but a great learning tool!
Follow the Leader – bring a variety of outdoor items to the playground like balls, a hula hoop, buckets and more. Then use those items for creative ways to follow the leader while at the playground. It’s fun, creative play for the kids – and parents too!
- America’s kids are playing less than any previous generation.
- As play has decreased, obesity rates and behavioral and cognitive disorders have increased.
- Studies have shown that schools without recess face increased incidence in classroom behavioral problems, including violence and emotional outbursts.
- Kids who play are happier, smarter, and more social creatures — as are their communities!
Support other communities who are less fortunate across the U.S. Valpak and KaBOOM! are on a mission to provide all kids the childhood they deserve. By creating places to play, these wonderful companies are inspiring communities to make a difference because every kid deserves to play.
This new initiative is part of Valpak’s mission to not only be a trusted neighbor who connects people with great offers and deals, but to inspire giving back to the community and create environments that promote the importance of play to children of all ages. Through this partnership, Valpak will help support the KaBOOM! mission to ensure all kids get that balanced and active play they need to thrive.
Since 1996, KaBOOM! has collaborated with partners to build, open or improve nearly 16,000 playgrounds, engaged more than one million volunteers and served 7.4 million children. For as little as $5 you can make a difference in a child’s life. Consider helping Valpak and KaBOOM! provide another community-built playspace.
Do you have a favorite playground in your area?