Playdate Ideas for at the Playground!
Last week Gymboree sent us a Play and Music Box to use during a fun playdate at our local playground. We’ve been having a cold and snowy Spring so far, but today our morning snow melted off and it warmed to over 60°. When they got off the bus, I had their new Gymboree Hop ‘n’ Roll playwear and Play and Music Box ready for a surprise Playground Playdate! Here are the highlights of our playground fun along with some simple playground playdate ideas for you, too…
Our Playground Playdate + Simple & Fun Playground Playdate Ideas:
Our Play and Music Box was full of fun toys, bubbles, and instruments to enhance our outdoor play. The kids loved it!
PLAYGROUND PLAYDATE IDEA #1: Take along BUBBLES!
Especially the BUBBLES! And from an experienced mom of three… Gymboree’s bubbles are simply THE. BEST. BUBBLES. They are super-easy for kids to blow bubbles with and don’t pop as easy as other bubbles we’ve tried.
I was surprised by how much fun the kids had blowing bubbles with their bubble fans throughout the playground. This is by far my favorite shot of the day…
PLAYGROUND PLAYDATE IDEA #2: Take along a PLAY PARACHUTE & BALLS to bounce on it.
When the kids were done with their bubbles, they moved on to the fun Gymboree Play Parachute! Sawyer remembers the parachute play as his favorite part of playing at the Gymboree Play and Music Center when he was a toddler.
PLAYGROUND PLAYDATE IDEA #3: Take along MUSIC!
Our Play and Music Box also included some instruments and a kids music CD. I wasn’t able to play the CD at the playground, but I really love that idea. I bet music would really get the kids moving through the playground equipment in a fun way!
Cute Kids, Cool Outfits, Active Play!
So… I’m admittedly a bit biased. BUT I do think these three are the coolest and best looking kids ever. It doesn’t hurt that they’re sporting their Spring outfits from Gymboree new Hop ‘n’ Roll line. I’ve always been a fan of Gymboree’s colorful & easy-to-wear mix & match styles, and this new playwear doesn’t disappoint. The best part… a percentage of proceeds from the sales of Hop ‘N’ Roll playwear will benefit KaBOOM! KaBOOM! is a national non-profit organization that works to ensure that all kids – especially underprivileged kids – have a childhood filled with active play. Want to encourage active play for your kids and help other kids, too? Purchase some cute Hop ‘N’ Roll playwear (available in size 6 months to 10) and check out Gymboree’s Playdate Guide on Pinterest to find playdate ideas from around the country!
Enter to Win a $100 Gymboree Gift Card! Want to get your kids playing in some Hop ‘N’ Roll playwear of their own? To enter, just check out Gymboree’s new Hop ‘N’ Roll Collection, (boy and girl) and tell me the one item you would pick for your kid’s playdate in the comments below. Winner will be randomly chosen Wednesday, April 15th at 12PM EST.
The giveaway is now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered! The winner has been contacted via email.
What are your kids favorite playdate places and activities? Have any playdate ideas to share? I’d love to hear them in the comment below!