Being a kid is just plain awesome. When I watch my girls I often think, “I wish I could get away with doing that.”
I wish I could get away with wearing a princess crown to the grocery story or dancing to the song in my head — in public. It’s just plain fun to be a kid, and there is no better time to revel in the reasons it is great to be a kid than in the summer – that wide-open space of time that is filled with possibilities. (Yet another reason it is great to be a kid!)
There are a million reasons why it’s fun to be a kid, and this summer Popsicle will celebrate those reasons by publishing a “Rules for Being a Kid” guidebook. To aid in the creation of the guidebook, Popsicle is asking parents to share their “Rules for Being a Kid” for a chance to be featured in the guidebook and a chance to win a cash prize of $500.
Throughout May fans are invited to share their rules for being a kid on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, or Vine along with photos and images that bring that rule to life. To enter the contest, just be sure to include the hashtags #PopsicleRules and #contest to make your entry count.
This kid rule was inspired by this photo of my daughters eating raspberries. Yes, this is how my girls always eat their raspberries — every time.
My kids’ #PopsicleRules – Always eat with your fingers because food should be fun! @Popsicle #contest pic.twitter.com/wEfcTwVeX1
— Jen (@SuburbanMomClub) May 14, 2014
Get creative and get in touch with your kid-at-heart. Share your unique “Rules for Being a Kid” for your chance to be featured in the guidebook and possibly win one of the four $500 grand prizes!
Families are encouraged to continue sharing their “rules” with Popsicle all summer using the #PopsicleRules hashtag to be part of the fun – and help other families share ideas and be inspired to have fun all year round, even after the contest period closes (on May 31). The guidebook will be available for download June 21, so be sure to check the Popsicle Facebook page then to download the rules to enjoy all of the reasons it is fun to be a kid.
Another kid rule in my house – Always share Popsicles with friends.
One lucky winner will receive a year’s supply, 16 boxes, of Popsicles (in the form of free product coupons).
To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter below. Giveaway ends May 31.
smile often!… and, for the record… WHEN do you HAVE to stop being a kid?? 😉
My rules are to always have fun!
Seyma Shabbir says
My rule for being a kid, is have fun!
Karen R says
In the winter, have snowball fight, build a snowman and make snow angels. In the summer, run through the sprinklers, ride your bike,and play on the swings. Don’t let a day go by without a smile on your face.
Mary Beth Elderton says
Rule: Magic is to be taken seriously
have fun every day!
Sue E says
NO WORRIES – A KID SHOULD BE A KID!! Don’t grow-up too fast – worry, bills, etc. can WAIT!!A
Andrea Williams says
Enjoy every day to the fullest. I love it when my kids invent their own words as their vocabulary is expanding. It provides laughter which is another definite must for being a kid.
Amanda Temple says
I try to give my kids freedom to roam (being safe of course) and want them to use imagination more than toys! When the weather is nice, they play outside like I did when I was younger!
alicia k (Petite Pilates Pixie) says
use your imagination!!!
amy pugmire says
To always have fun! and enjoy every moment of life!
wen budro says
My rules for being a kid are to have fun and enjoy your childhood….and save some popsicles for mom.
When the grandkids first get to my house – I ask them “OK, what are the rules” – They always answer “There are no rules!” Yep, they know we are in for a fun time.
Erika W. says
My rules are…always have fun, get dirty, laugh at the most ridiculous things and dance, dance dance!
courtney b says
have fun use your imagination and never worry about a thing…..
CHRISTINA DUTRA says
don’t worry about the small things!! have as much fun as you can, because growing up goes by reallly fast!
Kimberly Schotz says
Have fun and its okay to get dirty.
Jen Rodrigues says
Be outside have fun and hang out with other kids. Be yourself and always go on adventures!!
My rule is to laugh and giggle a lot.
janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com
Always play outside every day!! Its good for your imagination 🙂
Deb K says
Well,I am Grandma so I think that being a kid is the best thing! I get chalk and we play hopscotch!
Tara O. says
Crawl in the dirt, laugh every day, and have fun!
Janet W. says
My rules for being a kid – have fun, play all day long, and don’t worry about a thing!
ken ohl says
enjoy yourself it goes all to quickly
ask a million questions.
jeannine s says
Play everyday and have fun
My rule for being a kid is to never stop being one!
Heather B says
Play hard and have fun!
Trisha W. says
Have fun in the kitchen with mom and dad. Bonus? Kids learn fractions and how to cook.
Always be as nice as you can, as curious as you feel, and express your joy.
Samantha C. says
My rules are to have fun while being respectful to yourself and others!
Debra Hall says
my rules are play and learn
Grace Dresslee says
Have fun and treat others the way you would like to be treated
Dawn Ganey says
Mu rules for kids are I love teachable moments. We make it fun with learning experiences indoors & outdoors.
Dawn Ganey says
Popsicle brand has been a favorite in our family for generations. This company shows that quality matters in products.
Esperanza Gailliard says
Have lots of free time outside for swimming, camping and hanging out with your best buddies. Share lots of popsicles and freezies with your best buds and others that you hang out with. Make sure to include those that are sometimes left behind!
kelly tupick says
My rules for being a kid it to always have fun and to not worry about adult stuff!! A kid should be a kid and enjoy the little things in life that adults forget about like catching fireflies, sitting around and camp fire having smores, going to the beach and digging big wholes in the sand. These are the memories you will always have so make them good ones.
Melissa Hartley says
Enjoy being a kid!! Go to the Zoo, visit parks often, go to the movie theater, whatever you like to do to have fun:)
Gina M says
My rules are laugh, dance, and run often!
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Heather Hayes Panjon says
My Rules For Being A Kid Are. Laugh ALOT, Dream Big, And Have Fun!
love life and have fun be happy
Dawn Monroe says
A good kid rule is to wear footie pjs in the winter, Id love it.
christine jessamine says
Our rules are to have fun, and play outside as much as we can
keely hostetter says
Have fun as long as your being kind and respectful to others
Sue E says
I am still a big kid!! It’s all in the attitude!
Cynthia Pigg says
Have a ton of plastic dinosaurs that get into all sorts of trouble.
Have fun, be nice to other kids and respect your parents!
krystal pena says
have fun with no rules to follow
Lori K. says
Christy Garrett Parenting Tips says
Try to have fun and enjoy life. 🙂
Being able to do the same things your kid can do in the park… slide down the slide , play on the monkey bars etc
Leigh Anne Borders says
Rules for being a kid at my house: Get outside and play hard! Do not come in until you are a dirty!
Really I just want my kids to be well rounded and enjoy what life has to offer (within reason). I do not want them to stay inside so I make plans for them throughout the summer that involves trying new things and just enjoying others.
Betsy Barnes (@bbpinktaz) says
My rules for being a kid, have fun, play outside. be creative and laugh 🙂
My rules for being a kid is to have fun. Although I can sometimes be uptight about making messes and being loud/crazy in the house, I try to not be so hard on them and remind myself they’re only little once, and I only get to experiencing it once as so do they.
Cindy Merrill says
1. Don’t be afraid of getting your hands in the dirt.
2. Any vegetable tastes better with melted cheese on it.
Vicki Wurgler says
explore use your imagination-laugh and enjoy life
Sents Saver says
have fun, and always try new things!!
Amanda Hoffman says
dont worry about getting dirty
Having fun, being yourself, and lots of laughing
When I was a kid the only rule I had was to be home when the street lights turn on.
I tell my kids that they don’t need electronics to enjoy their childhood. All I had were bats and balls and a bicycle. I had the time of my life. Every boy should play sandlot baseball.
Tamara N says
My “Rules for Being A kId” are have fun and be safe.
Sonya Morris says
Explore outside and bubbles, lots of bubbles!
Mary Jo says
Have fun, be safe and don’t worry about anything! Kids shouldn’t have a worry in the world!
Mary Jo says
What memories ‘Popsicle’s’ bring back to me. Always a refreshing treat in the summer for us! What child doesn’t love ‘Popsicle’s’?
Kathleen Ophelan says
Make big messes that you are able to clean up!
Laura J says
Be kind to others
Run thru the rain and jump in the puddles
Run thru the sprinkler
Eat lots of popsicles!
Have fun, play outside and enjoy life!
shelly peterson says
Have fun, enjoy your friends, explore the outdoors and be safe.
Nancy Loring says
My rules for being a kid is use your imagination, and remember dreams can come true.
Kelly benavidez says
This contest looks so fun!
Leah B says
Color outside the lines!
CHRISTINA DUTRA says
never worry about the small things!!! get outside, ride your bike, run around, and laugh a lot!!!
wendi watson says
try it you might like it! never give up and go go go your only young once!
Have fun and don’t try to grow up too fast.
Denise C says
Make the most of you can of your childhood because you’ll be an adult before you know it!
Cassandra Eastman says
My rules for being a kid are to explore and if you have to get dirty doing so then so be it!
Dawn Keenan says
If it’s harmless, doesn’t hurt anyone’s feelings…enjoy…have fun, laugh.
Misha Estrada says
My rules for being a kid include lots of playing outdoors.
Let loose and don’t worry about what others think. Enjoy each day. Play.
Have fun and be kind!
amanda whiltey says
have no worries and have respect
Mendy Dinsmore says
Just have fun in life and don’t let the hard times get you down.
Rules for being a kid is play outside more then watch tv and play games. Now days kids don’t play outside and they should. Always be creative and have an imagination too.
heather baker says
Have fun enjoy every second of everyday.
See the best in everyone and above all, have fun!
elizabeth starling says
have fun will there is still time
Don’t worry, be happy 🙂
Kristina Carr says
Be a kid! Don’t hurry and grow up. Always have fun, be creative and don’t be afraid to play in the mud!
Rachel Ellis says
Spend as much time playing with your friends as you can, those are moments you will treasure for a lifetime.
Have lots of fun and get dirty..
Leslie L Stanziani says
My one rule is just have fun and be a kid as long as you can.
danielle Marie says
my rule for being a kid is never grow up. ever. never ever ever. i live by those rules.
Have fun and treat your friends how you want to be treated and most of all, do not bully.
Bryan E. says
Thanks for the giveaway… A kid’s room can be either “clean” or “neat”, but not both at the same time (this includes our home office) !
Ann Fantom says
My rule for being a kid is not to rush to grow up
Amy Pratt says
Get out and jump in that puddle!
Candie L says
It is ok to get dirty. Thank you
Margaret Smith says
Find the fun in everything you do.
Hesper Fry says
Have fun and enjoy and learn!
April Brenay says
everything can wash so have fun outside
Peter G says
say stupid things, enjoy saying stupid things and learn to read books that have lots fantasy and adventures
my rules are: enjoy and be kind to friends and family, play outside, and share with brothers and sisters
Danielle D says
Rules are playing everyday!!
Jessica Ruggiero says
My rules for being a kid: have fun, play hard, do your best, pay attention at school, do your homework, dont be afraid to get a little dirty, never pick on others!
CJ Godfrey says
My rules for being a kid: Have fun, use your imagination, laugh a lot, seek the good in all things and always tell the truth.
Karen T Gonyea says
My rules for being a Kid: Laugh loud, Run Fast, and Get Dirty !!!
Dericka Buckels says
My rule is to never stop dreaming it keeps you young at heart.
Leah Shumack says
My big rule is to take the time to enjoy yourself. Whether it’s letting them stay up 30 minutes late because you want to read or you stayed late on the playground!
maya hu says
my rule is learn to be responsible when you are a kid, so that when you are older you are more successful at dealing with stress.
Sherry Conrad says
Exploring and figuring things out is much more important than rote learning. Go, Do, Be, and most of all, have fun.
debbie ritenour says
have fun and be care free while u can!
Janice Cooper says
My rules is laugh, have fun and think positive!
denise donaldson says
my rule is laugh until you fart! lol
Learn, work hard, and have fun!
Laurie Emerson says
My rules are to sing as loud as you can to a song even if you don’t know the words, laugh when you’re happy and never pass up a chance to walk in a mud puddle!
Ellie W says
Play hard, learn a lot, make memories, and have fun.