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Why YOU Should Plan A Family Play Date

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This post brought to you by Quaker Oats. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Maybe I Will.

Do you remember family “get togethers” as a kid? Your parents would invite some other families over, usually for a BBQ and while the parents chatted and enjoyed some adult conversation, we kids ran wild playing,  doing general kid stuff. There was seldom interaction between the ranks.

Why taking time to play with our KIDS is so Important!

Quaker® Chewy® Granola Bars is inviting parents to re-think the play date to include EVERYONE! How much fun as a kid would you have had if Mom and Dad had got up and joined in on the fun? Sometimes my parents did, whenever they did I was always so excited! It is easy as a parent to forget that what your kids need most from you is simply you!

Quaker Play Date

That’s why FAMILY Play dates are a must! So grab another family or two and get out there and PLAY! It doesn’t have to be elaborate or expensive at all! Grab a ball and head to the park! Play some tag! I guarantee your children will NOT care what you do as long as you give them 100% of your energy and fun! This past weekend our little family packed up our stuff and met my Sister in St. George, UT for a whole weekend of Play Date fun, we caught tad poles, frogs, swam, played bocce ball, football, basketball and ate! Armed with the Ultimate Play Date Kit from Quaker® Chewy® Granola Bars – we had hours of and hours of family fun! We played and played and enjoyed delightfully delicious and made with the goodness of 8 grams of whole grains, Quaker® Chewy® Bars! They were the perfect hassle-free snack to keep us fueled to keep playing and sharing the fun together.

Healthy Play Date Snacks

I’m so excited Quaker® Chewy® Granola Bars are giving one you lovelies, an Ultimate Play Date Kit for your very own. So you too can #KeepPlaying!

The kit includes the following with an approximate value of ($100)

  • Chewy Playdate invitation pack to plan your next playdate
  • A classic Bocce Ball set for endless hours of outdoor summer play
  • A Gazillion Bubble Monsoon bubble machine for the whole family to enjoy
  • Sidewalk chalk set to get creative outdoors
  • A puzzle perfect for indoor or outdoor play
  • A red storage bin for storing your family’s favorite toys
  • A NERF Bash Ball for easy family fun
  • A variety of Chewy Granola Bars to help fuel family play, including, Big Chewy Sweet & Salty Bars and Chewy Granola Bars Variety Pack

This program is not administered or sponsored by Quaker or its affiliates, but solely by Maybe I Will

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And to continue to help inspire families’ playtime together and fuel fun, Quaker® is inviting parents to participate in its Keep Playing! With Chewy promotion for a chance to win $25,000 to make over their family’s play space. To enter, visit and submit a photo your family’s play space along with how you would like to see that space made over and why! Contest ends June 13th! They are also giving away $500 gift cards weekly. So Fun! Go Enter Now! How cool would that be!!! $25k to make the Ultimate Play space for you and your family! My head is spinning with ideas!

Memories are made by taking time and giving our kids what they need the most, OUR Time! So take a break and make a date to PLAY! And make sure you fuel your play with some yummy goodness from Quaker®!

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  1. Marilyn Nawara says:

    We enjoy riding bikes together.

  2. We like to hike and visit museums and other interesting places. But getting down and dirty with the kids is something I need to work on and do more often.

  3. Our family loves to have picnics out in our backyard or go camping.

  4. We love to play board games, or do pretend play for whatever story line our girls are making up at the moment!

  5. Jessica To says:

    We like to play ball outside or do puzzles.

  6. I like to go camping.

  7. janetfaye says:

    I like to go to the beach with my family.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  8. We have a great network of trails in our area, so we go on family bike rides.

  9. Going on walks together.

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