Sun-Pat Peanut Butter are giving away 10 sports kits every day of the summer holidays, each one containing a football, cricket set and skipping rope to help fuel fun and games for families across the UK. The kit comes bagged up in a brilliant cheery red holdall with carrying strap, which makes it super portable for taking on days out with the kids, or just a trip to the park.
We’re taking our kit down to the beach this morning to muck about with during the dog walk. Things like this really help to get the boys running around and keep them interested on ‘another dog walk’ which can become rather challenging over the six week summer break.
Research shows that 85% of kids wish they spent more time outside over the summer, so as well as giving away these Sport Kits, Sun-Pat has also put together a nifty Fuelling Families Guide that offers 42 different ways to keep kids active – with one activity for every day of the school holidays. The guide also includes recipes for simple and delicious snacks to fuel your whole family this summer. Here’s just a snippet of what it’s got to offer…
It’s worth printing the guide out and sticking it to the fridge as a source of inspiration, especially when you’re having one of *those* days when the kids are fighting non-stop and you just can’t think of anything fun to do with them. A lot of these ideas would definitely appeal to my boys, including making mud pies in the garden in the rain!
My Tips for keeping the kids busy & active
My boys absolutely love being outdoors, whether we’re on a camping trip, down at the beach or stomping through the woods it’s wonderful to watch them tearing around and burning off some energy. They’re such screen junkies given half a chance, but this is quickly forgotten when they can let loose in big open spaces. The main challenge is actually getting them off their screens in the first place, but the moaning is worth it if you can just get them outside. I thought I’d add a few of our fave things to do when we get the chance:
- Set them timed challenges at the park – run to a certain tree/landmark and back in x amount of seconds. Do a lap of all of the equipment at the play park. Do a lap of the park in x amount of time on bikes/scooters. It could be your own kiddie Olympic event – medals optional!
- Go on a forest adventure and make a trail for the kids to follow. Our friends do this all the time – so one parent sets it up which involves creating arrow shapes out of twigs and then hides at the end, while the others set off to find them! It’s best in areas that aren’t too busy, or your arrows might get trampled on and the hiding parent might be there a long time!!! Building dens out of branches and sticks is another classic.
- Water fight! This is one of my kids absolute favourite things to do. Fill up buckets with water, set them up with guns and water balloons and let them battle it out. Have towels at the ready for the aftermath!
- The alternative to this is a shaving foam fight… we get cans of the cheapest shaving foam and just let them run amok in the garden or when we’re camping. Hilarious!
- Never let the weather put you off. Get wellied up and waterproofed and hit those puddles – SO much fun to be had!
- Remember to re-fuel them with healthy and satisfying snacks afterwards, or the hangry meltdowns could quickly set in… a round of smoothies and some home-baked cookies is a good place to start.
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Good luck and enjoy the summer!
Disclosure: I have been compensated for sharing this blog post with you and also received a Sun-Pat Sports Kit. All views are my own and I have chosen to work on this campaign as it fits with my family-friendly ethos.