This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Ocean Spray. The opinions and text are all mine.
Warm weather has made its appearance here in Texas for a few weeks now and it has my kids itching to get outside for adventures! My kids are obsessed with going outside and especially now that we live in a new neighborhood, they love going exploring. In all honesty, most days, I am running around like a crazy person trying to juggle working, being a wife and mom so this got me thinking. What if, there were fun, simple summer adventures for toddlers that were actually doable for moms on-the-go?! Thus, I started brainstorming things my kids would like and came up with 5 Simple Summer Adventures for Toddlers for busy moms! After some research and testing, one thing I found out was that fun snacks/drinks were a MUST for all adventures – thus the NEW Ocean Spray® Growing Goodness™ Juice Drinks are a MUST HAVE for summer adventures.
Check the Mail
My kids LOVVVVEE checking the mail. They love getting outside, going for a walk and the anticipation of if there will be mail in the mailbox. Each afternoon after nap time, they practically beg for two things – a snack and to check the mail. So, we grab our Ocean Spray® Growing Goodness™ Juice Drinks and head down the street. This is such a “simple” adventure that can make so much difference in your child’s day. Sure, it’s a lot faster to grab the mail in your car, but that short walk can give your kids so much adventure for the day.
Having a snack picnic is another great summer adventure. I don’t know about your kids, but mine beg for snack every day at the same exact time like clockwork. The best part about a Snack Picnic adventure is that you already have that time allotted for snack time, so it doesn’t take up extra time in your day. All you have to do is grab a blanket or beach towel and head out to your drive or even sit on your back porch if you have one. My kids love taking their snack and NEW Ocean Spray® Growing Goodness™ Juice Drinks outside.
The NEW Ocean Spray® Growing Goodness™ Juice Drinks come in flavors my kids love like Cranberry Strawberry Kiwi and Cranberry Apple Peach. Plus, they are different from your normal juice with added health benefits. Ocean Spray® Growing Goodness™ Juice Beverage, Cranberry Kiwi Strawberry Flavor may support immune health with 130% vitamin C and the Ocean Spray® Growing Goodness™ Juice Beverage, Cranberry Apple Peach Flavor may support digestive heath with a good source of fiber. Each of these are also made from real fruit juice, have no added sugar, no artificial colors and, it is non-GMO making them a “mom favorite’ on my list!
Now, this adventure will take a little bit more time but is so rewarding. Create a craft box for your kids and let them explore and use their creativity. Brooke received a craft box for her birthday and this has quickly become one of my kids’ favorite activities. The box is filled with crayons, kid scissors, paper, glue sticks, pencils, and play dough.
New Learning Technology
We live in 2019 and technology is all around so our family loves embracing technology in an age appropriate, time appropriate and parent guided way. Technology can be such a great way for kids to explore and adventure. The Ocean Spray® Growing Goodness™ website has fun games for kids of all ages! You can simply follow the link above and then download the app in the Apple Store or on Google Play. Kids can learn about the cranberry bog and engage in fun activities with animals that live around the bog!
Some of my favorite summer exploring happened as a kid playing in the sprinklers in our yard. I love the sunshine of summer and the fun water spouting up around you. This can be a fun after dinner adventure where you can hose off the kids’ mess from dinner then let them play until it gets dark or until it’s time for bath time.
These are just 5 Simple Summer Adventures for Toddlers, but I hope they inspire you to help your kids go on a few adventures each week of summer. Also, I highly recommend adding the NEW Ocean Spray® Growing Goodness™ Juice Drinks to your online grocery pick-up list from Walmart! They are seriously kid-approved and a major mom favorite. Also, if you are interested in learning more about Ocean Spray’s products and their rich history as a co-op with 700+ cranberry growers, then head to www.OSGrowingGoodness.com.