School is over and summer is finally here and playdates are being planned! I guess even when school is in session, my children have plenty of playdates but summer is definitely a time to be outside playing and spending time with friends which is why I am sharing 3 simple playdate ideas. Occasionally I try to go over the top with my playdate ideas but it’s always nice to be able to take it easy and enjoy the playdates just as much as the children.
One particular week, I knew that there were a lot of playdates that week so I headed to my local Walmart and picked up some items to keep the kids entertained and to feed them. Keeping healthy choices in mind, I bought some fruit and Mott’s® Apple Juice 64oz, Mott’s Juice 8oz 6pk, Mott’s Applesauce Pouches and Mott’s Applesauce Cups with “The Secret Life of Pets” characters on packaging.
Below are my 3 very simple playdates that were held. I wanted to make sure the kids had fun together but that they were also easy with little work and little preparation on my part.
Let the kids be creative in the home.
This first one is one I struggle with. Creativity is great but it’s hard for me to let the children be messy. However, when I recently bought Mott’s Applesauce Cups and bought two different colors, I just had to let the kids play in their food for just a little bit.
To make it simple, I put the applesauce on a disposable plate and let them use their fingers to create pictures in the applesauce. Super easy and not too messy!
The kids enjoyed playing with their food (and not getting in trouble for once) and making letters and designs in the applesauce.
Have a picnic in the yard.
Our backyard doesn’t have many interesting things in it but that does not mean that a picnic in the backyard isn’t a fun thing for the kids. This type of playdate is great because it involves food and being outside. The kids always enjoy being outside, luckily we have shade in our backyard, and they enjoy eating food so it is a win-win.
On this particular day, we grilled up some hot dogs and potatoes and added Mott’s Applesauce Cups and got Mott’s Apple Juice 64oz as a drink. I am doing my best to make sure that we are serving healthy food to the kids and these were such nutritious options that they were perfect for lunch. Afterwards, they played in the sandbox for about two hours so it was a great playdate.
Have a playdate at the park.
This playdate is one of my favorites. There are no toys to clean up afterwards and there is so much space that the children can get out their pent up energy much faster. We are lucky enough to have five parks that are really close to us to choose from, although I have my favorites. I try to make sure my kids get at least one playdate at the park a week because it is just so easy.
As with most playdates, incorporating food is always helpful to the kids. They seem to get so thirsty and hungry after playing so much with friends so when we head to the park, I like to take easy snacks like the Mott’s Juice 8oz 6pk and Mott’s Applesauce Pouches. The kids loved them and it was the perfect way to cool off on a hot day. The applesauce pouches and the 8-oz apple juice drinks were easy clean up as well. I also loved that the kids had no need to touch their food with their hands so we didn’t have to worry about washing their hands at all after playing all over the playground and in the dirt.
One of the best parts about having these playdates with the Mott’s Apple Juice 64oz, Mott’s Juice 8oz 6pk, Mott’s Applesauce Pouches and Mott’s Applesauce Cups is that there is a great offer going on right now:
- Purchase any 3 redemption of Mott’s Juices or Applesauces to Receive a Free Childs Ticket (Mott’s on pack offer) for “The Secret Life of Pets”
- Purchase any 3 Offer Details
- Purchase any 5 redemption of Mott’s Juices or Applesauces to Receive an additional $8 movie voucher
- Purchase any 5 offer details
- Note: Offers can be stacked – Purchases of 5 are eligible to receive the Free Childs Ticket as well as the $8 movie voucher
Mott’s has made it extremely easy to redeem the offer. Head to http://mottsmovieoffer.com/, fill in the information, upload a photo of your receipt, and you’re done!
So what are you waiting for? Are you going to do the 3 Offer Redemption or 5 Offer Redemption?