There are few phrases in a child’s vocabulary that make a parent cringe more than the “I’m-bored” whine. (Matched only by its counterpart “Are we there yet?”) In a house full of toys and neighborhood full of playmates, it’s hard to imagine how a kid could possibly get bored.
But before jumping to rash responses, “You’re bored kid? No problem, mommy will give you a load of laundry to do!” we as parents have to teach kids how to play. No, not how to use another new toy, but how to use their imaginations to play with things they have (or around the house); how to fulfill their own sense of wonder and entertain themselves. It is a learned skill that helps make for a well-rounded and fun child.
To fight boredom and encourage children to actively play, Tori Spelling has teamed up with Lunchables to launch the Never Be Bored Again campaign. This campaign seeks to celebrate boredom-busting activities and provide up to $100,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of America for their sport and recreation programs.
Lunchables invites families to capture photos of boredom-busting activities and share them by visiting the “Never Be Bored Again” application at Facebook.com/Lunchables. Every photo that’s uploaded from today through October 15, 2012, will generate a $1 donation to Boys & Girls Clubs across America, up to $100,000, to help amp up the fun. In addition to making a donation on behalf of each photo uploaded, customers will also receive a $1-off coupon for new Lunchables with Smoothies.
I remember eating Lunchables when I was a kid. It didn’t happen often, but when it did it was a treat. Today Lunchables has introduced fruit to the meal in the form of a CHIQUITA® Strawberry Banana Smoothie. The new smoothie addition accompanies three Lunchable varieties:
- NEW Chicken Strips with CHIQUITA® Strawberry Banana Smoothie and Double Stuf OREO Cookies
- NEW Deep Dish Pizza with Pepperoni, CHIQUITA® Strawberry Banana Smoothie and Chewy Chips Ahoy! Cookies
- NEW Turkey and Cheddar Sub Sandwich with CHIQUITA® Strawberry Banana Smoothie and Double Stuf OREO Cookies.
In addition to being about to help the BGCA with a donation made for uploading your photo via the Facebook app, kids ages 6-13 can also enter to instantly win one of more than a million boredom-busting prizes on the Lunchables website. (Yes a million prizes!) Prizes include 25,000 Hasbro™ toys and games and 1,000,000 video downloads plus the three grand prizes are mega-cool hangout spots; a Tree House of You Dreams, a Sport Court® backyard court or an Ultimate Game Room.
So if you are ready to encourage some good-old-fashion playtime fun head over to the Lunchables Facebook page to upload your boredom-busting photo to have $1 donated BGCA on your behalf and snag a $1 off coupon. Then help your kids enter the instant win contest.
For even more boredom-busting fun one lucky reader will win a Lunchables and Hasbro prize pack from The Suburban Mom that includes everything pictured above – three Hasbro games, a Terracycle Lunchables messenger bag, free product coupons for Lunchables and a $50 AMC gift card.
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Disclosure – I was provided a promotional item to thank me for my time, however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.