Sunday, September 7, 2014

Fit Made Fun Day with LeapFrog LeapBands!

I received free products in order to host the LeapFrog and CLIF Kid sponsored MommyPartyThe opinions expressed here are my own.

LeapFrog, a leader in electronic educational toys, recognizes the importance of kids being healthy and active. This is why they declared September 6, 2014 to be Fit Made Fun Day! They encouraged children and families everywhere to jump into motion to experience the fun of an active, healthy lifestyle. They, along with soccer star, Mia Hamm, invited families to Santa Monica, California, to work together to to break a few active play Guinness World Records and invited families across the country to participate from home.

We were so excited to have received an invitation from MomSelect to host a Fit Made Fun Party, sponsored by LeapFrog and CLIF Kid, right here at home! Our party kit included everything we needed for a really fun celebration with our friends, all centered on getting active and healthy.

LeapFrog recently launched the LeapBand, an activity tracker made for kids that encourages active play and healthy habits. With it's customizable and interactive pets, fun and creative activities and challenges, and lots of positive reinforcement along the way, the LeapBand makes physical activity fun for kids. Despite the fact that it's an electronic toy, it promotes an active lifestyle and healthy habits in a way that is so incredibly innovative and fun!

LeapFrog provided us with some LeapBands to use with our party guests and we had such a fun time! LeapBands are available in green, pink, and blue, and each comes with the band itself, a USB cable for online set-up, and a parents guide. It has a rechargeable battery, water-resistant design, and a high resolution screen. The LeapBand sort of looks and functions like a watch (you can even see what time it is!) but it's so much more. Children are able to pick a "pet" and choose it's color and name.  They can play with their pet, take care of their pet, and earn rewards for their pet by completing physical activities and challenges.

That's our purple unicorn named Lucky Sparkles, on the right!

We had a lot of fun using our LeapBands to structure some creative and active play at our Fit Made Fun Party!

My four year-old's favorite part? "I really loved to run like a superhero!"

We also played some games that promote an active and healthy lifestyle... and you don't even need a LeapBand for these!  If you head over to the Fit Made Fun Party website, you'll find lots of different printable activities that you can enjoy with kids in your own home.  We enjoyed Bingo and the Fit Made Fun Game!  We also spent a time coloring and learning about the importance of physical activity, nutrition, and healthy living, while getting to know some fun animal friends!

Besides the activities mentioned above, on the Fit Made Fun Party website, you'll also see CLIF Kid 60 Minutes of Motion, an active and fun way for busy families to incorporate physical activity into their daily routine.  It's a downloadable deck of 25 motion, activity, adventure, and game cards.  It makes it easy for families to mix and match ideas for outdoor and indoor movement, play and adventure.

After active play, healthy refueling is so important! Staying hydrated and eating healthy snacks is just as important as staying active. This is why CLIF Kid joined forces with LeapFrog on Fit Made Fun Day.  What a treat to have been provided some of their delicious and nutritious bars for us to try out with our friends! CLIF Kid Zbar Protein is a nutritious and delicious whole grain, protein snack made for kids' growing bodies. In addition to 5 grams of complete protein, CLIF Kid Zbar Protein is made with 70 percent organ ingredients, offers an excellent source of calcium, and is a good source of Vitamin D, iron, and zinc.  Zbar Protein contains no partially-hydrogenated oils, no high fructose corn syrup, no synthetic preservatives, no artificial flavors, and no trans fat.  The bars come in three delicious flavors: Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Mint, and Peanut Butter Chocolate.

Kids love these protein bars and grown-ups can feel good about serving them as a healthy snack option.  They were a huge hit at our Fit Made Fun Party and after trying them for the first time, have quickly become a staple in our own pantry!

We tried several other healthy snacks on Fit Made Fun Day so stay tuned for some new recipes on the blog soon. We rehydrated with cold water and Strawberry Lime Water, and refueled with Zucchini Tots, CLIF Kid ZBar DIY Yogurt Parfaits, Cheese Sticks, Fruit, Couscous Fruit Salad, and of course CLIF Kid ZBar Protein!

We loved celebrating Fit Made Fun Day and I think we'll make a regular habit of it!  There are lots of ways to get kids active at home.  The LeapBand is amazing but if you don't yet have one, you can still head over and check out the resources on the Fit Made Fun Party website for some inspiration and ideas for getting your family active. You should also check out your favorite social media channel and do a search for #FitMadeFun for more ideas.  I have no doubt that you'll find some fun pictures from Fit Made Fun Day that will inspire some ideas of your own!

Special thanks to Fit Made Fun Day sponsors, LeapFrog, CLIF Kid, and MomSelect, and of course, an extra special thanks to our fantastic friends who joined us for a really fun day!

Do you have favorite ways of keeping your family healthy?  I'd love to hear your ideas!

I received free products in order to host the LeapFrog and CLIF Kid sponsored MommyPartyThe opinions expressed here are my own.

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