The holiday season is upon us, which means family, food, and lots of children on vacation. As much as I’m looking forward to having so many sweet days with both my girls (I really am), I’m also trying to figure out what in the world we’re going to do!!
Trips to playgrounds and the park seem like an obvious choice, but I also want to make sure that time is enjoyable for both Mama and the kids. With that in mind, I’m sharing 3 easy ways to make your park days perfect!
- Grab a Friend
Being the mom of daughters means that this pair has a built-in buddy. However, it’s always fun to bring a friend along to share in the fun!
Whether a classmate, someone from church, or their favorite cousin, let other kiddos join you for a healthy change in dynamics. My girls are less likely to fight with each other when other children are around, and having another adult there gives you someone to chat with too.
2. Grab a Snack
Why are they always hungry?? Always?! LOL. No matter where you plan to go or how long you intend to stay, pack snacks!! I tire of bringing the same old things, so we’ve been giving Happy Kids Fruit and Oat Bars a try!
Happy Kids has always been a brand I trust because of their commitment to provide wholesome & organic ingredients to their products. These fruit and oat bars are gluten-free, non-GMO, and don’t have any added sugar. We like the Banana & Chocolate option, but other combinations include Blueberry & Raspberry, and Apple & Cinnamon.
They are so easily portable and give my little ones that healthy fuel they need.
My 5 yo asked if I could start packing them in her lunch, and of course the answer is yes!!
3. Get Ready For An Adventure
My threenager can stay on a swing all day, but there’s so much more to discover at your local park. Rocks, dirt, sticks, bugs and standing water sure peak the imagination!
Explore a bit, let them get dirty (*note to self*), and before you know it 3 hours will have gone by and some very excited little girls will have so many stories to tell their daddy when he gets home. 🙂
Have you ventured to the park recently?
Be sure to grab a friend, Happy Kids Fruit and Oat Bars, and your spirit of adventure!