Blue skies, green grass and a warm breeze is in the air. Spring has arrived, and it is time to shake off that cabin fever and head outside for some outdoor fun. Whether it is playing an official team sport or just a casual game of catch, spring is the perfect time for kids to get a bit of fresh air and get moving.
But while outdoor play is totally low-tech, there are a few key toys needed. After all, what’s summer without a ball and some sidewalk chalk? This month, I am taking on the April SIMPLE Service Challenge for Champions for Kids to help provide sporty fun for the kids at Kids House of Seminole.
Spring has also arrived at Walmart, and there were tons of options for my sporty spring theme. In fact, an entire row is now dedicated to outdoor play. I spent a lot of time debating over what best to buy. In the end I went with what I know best, buying things I know K and her friends love to play with. (Always a safe bet, I think.)
I really wanted to buy bubbles, but once you run out of soap that’s kind of it, so I decided to go with toys that would really last.
- Hula Hoop
- Sidewalk Chalk
- Jump Robe
- And more balls
Here in Florida when sending the kiddos outside to play, part of keeping them safe is keeping them hydrated. And while even my four year old knows water is best (thanks to Doc McStuffins on Disney Junior), 100% fruit juice is a tasty refreshment that also helps with hydration and provides good-for-you nutrients. That’s why Odwalla, known for its yummy 100% real juices, is part of this month’s project.
While I have never shopped for Odwalla, I have had its yummy juices in the past, normally at a restaurant or coffee shop (since I don’t drink coffee). I was surprised that Odwalla is only sold in little, individual bottles for nearly $2 each. But when you think about what’s in Odwalla (and what’s not in there) it makes sense. You see, what I like about Odwalla is that right there on the bottle they label tells you what you are getting, not just a list of ingredients but details of all the goodness inside. For example, in each bottle of Pearberry Jive you get the juice of 1 1/2 oranges, juice of 1/2 coconut, juice of 2/5 apple, 1/5 pear, 3 strawberries and 5 raspberries. How cool is that? Oh, and there is nothing artificial added.
I decided to try one of each flavor available.
See more pictures from my entire shopping trip in my Google + slide show.
How you can help – The Champions for Kids mission is to mobilize MILLIONS of people by providing training and resources to improve the lives of children in communities across America and beyond. With a goal of mobilizing 20 million people by 2020, that mission starts with one person. The April mission is all about getting moving outside, and you can help. Look around your house for gently used sports equipment or take a trip to Walmart like me to pick up a few items and donate them to a local children’s shelter, Boys and Girls club or even a school or day care. Together we can make a difference.
Learn more about how you can get involved with Champions for Kids SIMPLE Service projects by following them on Twitter (and follow the hashtag #OdwallaCFK to see what other’s are doing for their projects) and on Facebook.
Disclosure – This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias, however, all thoughts an opinions are my own. #CBias