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5 ways to get your child active this Spring

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Stonyfield® Organic Kids®. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

5 ways to get your child active this Spring

For many kids, Spring means being outdoors for the first time in a while. It’s officially April which means Spring and the weather that comes with it is here. It’s time for great weather,time for more play outdoors and just being more active. It’s also a great time to start getting more active as a family and burning all that energy.

There is much more room outdoors than we are used to since we moved onto almost two acres of land. We’ve basically been stuck indoors since we moved; snowing one day or having a massive front; it’s been hard to get outdoors. Once the warmer weather hits, it’s a great time to get out and enjoy that fresh air. Plus having a hyperactive child, being outdoors is the best thing for him. As a family always on the go A always craves outside time. Here are a few ways to get your child active for the Spring.

5 ways to get your child active this Spring Pin

5 ways to get your child active this Spring

1.Start gardening together:

Growing your own fruits and vegetables is a great way to encourage kids (and adults) to eat healthier while also spending time doing an activity together. It requires being outdoors,so you have no other choice than to get outside and more active.

2. Play tag

A loves this. Since we have much more land and it’s a long way to the main we can literally play tag for hours in his mind.  He gets to run around looking for somewhere to hide out.

Tag Spring active

 

3. Limit screen time:

Although screen time does help with his focus, it can also damper other activities. This is when I either lock away our tablet or won’t charge it until it is time to go outdoors. Therefore, he has no choice but to have some active time. Plus, the imagination of a five-year-old can be just as amazing as what they see on a screen.

4. Muddy Puddles:

What kid doesn’t like jumping in muddy puddles? Plus, April is full of showers, so we hope. Since they are only required to be outdoors; this is a great item to have if you can. Who wouldn’t want to jump all day? Especially a kid. I’m sure they will be craving to go outdoors even when it’s rainy.

5. Snack time outdoors:

Stonyfield® OrganicKids® is a great and simple way to have snack time outdoors. Stonyfield Organic Snack Packs come with strawberry, vanilla and even chocolate flavored yogurt and include pretzels, graham crackers or cookies for dipping.

Active Spring Strawberry Snack

Stonyfield Spring Active Snack

You can stand or sit while enjoying this snack. Plus it doesn’t take long to eat and doesn’t require a spoon which is great for A. They come already packaged and all you do is pull down and voila; they are ready to eat.

Plus, Stonyfield® Organic Kids® is USDA Organic & Non-GMO project verified. They are delicious and contains 35% less sugar than other leading kids’ brands, also a great source of Vitamin D and has no artificial colors or flavors.

Active Stonyfield Spring Flatlay

We love having these and staying active when the warmer weather hits. It’s a great time to drive out all that built up energy


Why Stonyfield?

Stonyfield is a company that’s dedicated to changing the way we eat and the way we live, with an eye on making the planet and the place our kids play healthier.

Stonyfield announced a three-year initiative to help 35 communities across the country convert outdoor playing fields and parks to organic, while also igniting a larger movement to ensure that all kids can play freely without the concern of potentially harmful chemicals.

 

  • Over 26 million kids play on public grounds, 65% of which are managed using a combination of herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides.
  • That’s why it’s so important that they’re playing on organic fields, without the worry of toxic persistent pesticides or other harmful chemicals

 

To help celebrate Earth Month; Stonyfield is working to make the places where kids play healthier too by working with communities to stop the use of harmful pesticides on parks and playing fields. Learn more at http://bit.ly/2Y837t1.

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Stonyfield® Organic Kids® All opinions are my own.

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17 Comments

  1. April 10, 2019 / 10:32 AM

    These are great ways to get outside and enjoy active time together. I especially love the idea of gardening together and limiting screen time. The outdoors has more to offer than any screen!

    • Jalisa
      Author
      April 10, 2019 / 2:41 PM

      Yes one reason I love Spring

  2. April 10, 2019 / 11:38 AM

    playing tag is our favorite game to play thanks for sharing this list.

    • Jalisa
      Author
      April 10, 2019 / 2:40 PM

      Tag is the best

  3. April 11, 2019 / 6:26 AM

    Those are all great ideas! I know my kids would love the muddy puddles suggestions (they are a little obsessed with Peppa Pig!)

    • Jalisa
      Author
      April 12, 2019 / 6:30 AM

      Haha of course that’s where we get it from lol.

  4. April 11, 2019 / 8:31 AM

    I am planning on starting a garden with my boys next spring, and can’t wait! We have been planting lots of flowers though, and it has been so much fun! Their favorite part is watering them, lol!

  5. April 11, 2019 / 8:31 AM

    Gardening is a great idea! It’s such a fun way to get kids outside AND excited about eating their vegetables.

  6. April 11, 2019 / 1:12 PM

    I have days where I just pretty much literally throw the kids outside and say I don’t care what you do out here as long as you don’t kill each other, yourselves, or the dogs. Most of the time it’s fine since they love playing outside, but some days, Mama’s gotta put her foot down and say that they need to get out of my hair!

  7. April 11, 2019 / 1:12 PM

    These ideas are great! I’m always looking for ways to wear out my little guy before bedtime. Plus those snacks look amazing even for adults 🙌🏻

  8. April 11, 2019 / 9:41 PM

    My kids would love those yogurt snacks! I’ll have to look for the next time I go grocery shopping. These are all awesome ideas for spring activties. We love getting out in the garden together!

  9. April 11, 2019 / 10:11 PM

    All great ways to have fun outside! I’m definitely glad for the warmer weather. I’d be happy for snack time outside too. 🙂

  10. April 16, 2019 / 4:54 PM

    These are great ideas! I love snack time outside…. but those particular snacks look too good to give to my kids. 😉

  11. April 16, 2019 / 4:55 PM

    Great ideas! Kids these days definitely don’t spend enough time outside! I remember when my brother & I got home from school when we were younger, we headed straight outside! Now kids just want to sit in front of a screen. So I love the encouragement to get up & get moving!

    -madi xo | http://www.everydaywithmadirae.com

  12. April 16, 2019 / 4:55 PM

    Great ideas! Kids these days definitely don’t spend enough time outside! I remember when my brother & I got home from school when we were younger, we headed straight outside! Now kids just want to sit in front of a screen. So I love the encouragement to get up & get moving!

    -madi xo

  13. April 18, 2019 / 5:18 PM

    I love these ideas– especially snacktime outdoors! I didn’t know about those Stoneyfield snack packs, either! Definitely going to check them out!
    x
    Isabella
    http://www.IsabellaDavid.com
    IG @IsabellaDavidVintage

  14. Ashley
    April 20, 2019 / 10:47 PM

    Awww we haven’t really developed a good snack schedule. It’s pretty much four smal meals LOL! These are a cute ideas- thanks for sharing!

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