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!
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Can you purchase the play and music box???
Krissy @ B-Inspired Mama says
I don’t think they have the box for sale, but they do sell their Gymboree toys and bubbles at their Play and Learn Class locations. http://gymbobuzz.gymboreeclasses.com/
Leigh Anne Borders says
I lvoe the little girls neon painted dot dress. They have so many cute things!
shelly peterson says
I like the boys Tiger Tee.
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Amber Edwards says
I’d probably get the Neon Painted Dot Dress! It’s so cute!
I love the boys khaki pull on active shorts and the skateboard rhino tee!
Dawn S says
I love the Sweet Shop Stripes outfit!
Sarah Hayes says
i like the neon painted dot dress
Jillian Too says
I love the Marled Trim Pullover in Gym Navy. It would be great for cool evenings at the beach.
Jasmine R says
The whole collection is so pretty. Of really love the Neon Dot One-Shoulder Ruffle Top
The Girls Painted Dot Dress is my favorite!
Darlene Owen says
I would choose the Floral Organza Dress for a play dress, my granddaughter loves to get dressed up.
Dawn Monroe says
I like the painted dot dress and the yellow terry cloth shorts for girls. They look so comfortable!
brittani adams says
I really like the Tiger tee!!!
Allison S. says
There are so many cute options. I think my nephew would really like the race car tee.
Diana Hatch says
I like the sketched dot tee
jenn giannetto says
I love the marled trim pullover.
Peggy Johnson says
I like the boys raglan t shirt
Anne Perry says
We host play dates on our 5 acre ranch. We climb boulders and trees, feed chickens, run with pups and hide in our bamboo teepee tent.
Krissy @ B-Inspired Mama says
Oh – a bamboo teepee tent sounds wonderful!!
Lindsey Khatri says
T. Tex High Five Tee for my oldest son! So cute!
Lindsey Khatri says
Neon Painted Dot Dress for my daughter! I love Gymboree Thanks for hosting this great giveaway!
Lori A. says
I would pick the Neon Chevron Flutter Tee!
Jill McHale says
I would pick the neon chevron dress for my daughter. It’s so cute!
Janet W. says
I would definitely pick the T. Tex High Five Tee for my grandson to wear!
I like the Boys T-Rex High Five tshirt
Michelle Faile says
I love the neon dot dress! Perfect for playtime!
I love the flutter sleeve striped dress
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I would pick the Sweet Mint Striped dress.
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Amy Tebow says
I would pick the tiger graphic tshirt. I love Gymboree clothes superior quality! We love to visit the local duck pond and park fir play dates!!!
megan Tilley says
I love the I am a cool cat flutter tee! Would look adorable on my sweet girl!
Blast off football tee probably
Pam H. says
I’d buy her the Neon Chevron Flutter Tee.
Leah Shumack says
The Hot Air Balloon Tank would would so cute for my daughter to wear on a playdate!
I like the T. TEX HIGH FIVE TEE for my son. I love your ideas in this post, usually when we go to the park my son just wants to be pushed on the swing and won’t run around.
I’d choose the Striped Tank Dress.
Christine M says
My son would love the track hoodie. Thanks.
Thomas Murphy says
I would pick the Track Hoodie
I would choose the Sparkle Glasses Kitty Tank for my granddaughter.
I like the Neon Painted Dot Dress. A fun place for a play date is the park with a picnic to follow!
I like the ahoy orange polo
I really, REALLY love Gymboree’s “Intergalactic Pizza Delivery” t-shirt (http://www.gymboree.com/shop/dept_item.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446054372&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374306290161&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=1408474395917465&bmUID=kOWMkCg&productSizeSelected=0&fit_type=). My son loves everything related to outer space, and what kid doesn’t like pizza? He’d love this shirt. 🙂 Thank you for the giveaway!
I would select the Intergalactic Pizza Delivery Tee for my son. Its blue has space and involves pizza, its perfect!
Jeanine @MommyEntourage says
Neon is really big in my kids school so I’d choose the Neon Chevron Dress for my daughter. I also love the T. Rex shirt for boys! Roar!!!
I love the Boys Track Hoodies, be are Colorado with the weather constantly changing they are perfect for mornings and evenings.
For the Girl I would pick the Neon Polka Dot Dress….I LOVE Gymboree they keep there shape and last forever !!!
Kelly D says
I would choose the Neon Chevron Dress for my daughter and the Racecar Tee for my son.
Our kids like to wear sundresses, so I would get them the Flutter Sleeve Striped Dress
D Schmidt says
Visited the site and I like the Intergalactic Pizza Delivery Tee and the The Gymster™ Pant for my son
vicki wurgler says
I like the Blast Off Football Tee and the tiger tee
My daughter LOVES the neon painted dress and I like the galactic pizza delivery shirt for my son. How cute.
I love the Neon Chevron Flutter Tee. It’s adorable and so perfect for this time of year!
Stacey b says
I love the Painted Dot Dress in this collection. So cute!
Jessica @ Words of a SAHM says
Striped Tank Tee is my favorite!! But it was definitely a hard choice! Gymboree is one of my favorite companies for kids’ clothes!
Love the kittiesflutter tee!
Shannon F says
I absolutely love the Neon Chevron collection especially the leggings! So cute!
I would pick the Neon Painted Dot Dress. It is totally adorable! Julie email@example.com
I love the layered look so I go with the marled trim pullover
Neon chevron flutter tee!:)
JR FrugalMom says
I would pick the navy and white striped tank dress, what a perfect play dress.
What fun clothes for summer! I love the painted dot dress – so easy to put on! 😉
Betty B. says
I would pick the Tiger Tee!
Amanda Sakovitz says
I love the Neon Chevron Dress. My niece loves swimming.
My daughter loves tank tops to run around in so I’d go with gymboree’s cat with glasses one!
Alison Wood says
Love the flutter sleeve dresses for girls and the pizza delivery shirt for buys. Too cute!
Sarah Marturano says
I love the neon chevron dress for my daughter!
I love the construction tee-shirt for little boys. My 2.5 year old is tractor obsessed!
Jessica Beard says
I like the Monster Truck Tee for my son.
I love the pull on active shorts for my son.
Angela McKinney says
I would pick the neon painted dot dress for my daughter it is so cute!
Liza @ Views From the 'Ville says
My daughter picked the Sweet Mint Striped dress as her favorite from the Hop ‘N Roll Collection!
nicole dziedzic says
I would choose the Neon Chevron Dress or a play date, love the bright colors.
I love the little raglan shirts for my lil’ guy!
Shambray Matthews says
Oh my! There are so many cute things on there! My favorite is the painted dot tee! So cute!
Meredith @ unOriginalMom says
love all the flutter tees for my little girl!
Love Gymboree. I’d love to get more of those active shorts for my boys- they love those!
My daughter would love playing in the Striped Pocket Tee. It looks fashionable but functional at the same time for playdates.
Since it’s still a little cold here, I’d choose the Track Hoodie in Gym Navy for my son for his playdates.
Morgan Adams says
The hot air balloon tank is adorable! We’re going to a balloon fest this weekend even, how cute & would be easy to hide playdate stains!
What an awesome giveaway! Crossing my fingers, I would choose the striped dress is sweet mint stripe!
Brenda @Schooling a Monkey says
We love Gymboree! We would have to get that hot air balloon tank. I’m obsessed with those!
Alysia from My Domestic Dish says
Eeeep! I can’t pick just *one* item but, as I have two girls, I think that works out okay if I list what I want for each of them!! 😛
Wouldn’t it be adorable to put the oldest in the striped, one shoulder ruffle top and then the younger sister in the striped tank dress?! Gah, that would be perfect for summer family photos.
Great post, fantastic collection and awesome giveaway!! Thanks for the chance 🙂
The I’m a Cool Cat top is too cute! That’s first on my list.
Jackie S. says
I love the T. Rex High five shirt for my son. Thanks for the chance!
Angela P says
I love the painted dot dress
I would get some clothes for my girls.
Sabrina Radke says
I would love to snag the T. Tex High Five Tee for my little one!
i’d get the Marled Trim Pullover
I really love the Neon Chevron dress!
I love the Rhino Skateboard one! My two year old has been completely fascinated with skateboarding lately!
I love the striped t’s for my little guy.
I would get the striped tank dress.
We would get the polka dot shirts because she loooves anything with polka dots on it.
Heather Kelly says
I would pick the Neon Chevron Dress for our playdate!
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Stacie Stamper says
That Neon Chevron Dress is absolutely adorable!
I love the girl neon chevy dress, so cute!
Thanks for the chance to win.
I’d pick the Intergalactic Pizza Delivery Tee for my son.
Valerie @ The Style Files says
I’d go with the track hoodie for my little guy- something about little boys in track suits is so adorable!
Sarah @ 2paws Designs says
The Intergalactic Pizza Delivery Tee – my son would love that shirt.
Jeni Bryant says
The Painted Dot dress is ADORABLE! I can definitely see that being a fun dress to play in!
Elizabeth P. says
The Hot Air Balloons Tank is super cute for my daughter!
Karen @ Crafty Commons says
I would have to pick the Neon Painted Dot dress. My granddaughter would love that!
Kelly | Typically Simple says
love the pull on active shorts – would be perfect for my little guy!
Kori Tomelden says
I would pick the I’m A Cool Cat flutter tee. It looks comfortable and my youngest daughter absolutely loves cats.
Heather M says
I like the Neon Chevron Dress for my daughter or the construction truck tee for my son.
Diana B says
I love the Neon Chevron Dress. So cute.
hollow tree ventures says
The chevron cartwheel shorts for girls look so cute – and more importantly, look like something my toddler would actually wear!
In love with all of the neon chevron! Especially the dress and leggings.
I love the T. Tex High Five Tee , the TRex it would be perfect for our toddler 🙂
Alli @ Cupcake Diaries says
I have three boys who would love this entire line! I love the Marled Trim Pullover. So cute!
The raglan tees are perfect for all four of my boys!
Laura Bleill says
Anything with glasses on it, like the cool cat shirt. My daughter wears glasses and we always buy stuff like that for her.
Bernadette Callahan (@AimlessMoments) says
The beach bird tee is super cute with a cute matching pair of bubble shorts.
Chrissy Mazzocchi says
My daughter would love the pink stripped flutter sleve dress! It’s so cute and pink is her favorite color 🙂
Chelsea @ Married Filing Jointly says
I like the track hoodie
The sleeve striped dress would be cute for my daughter!
Ellie Wright says
I love the Painted Dot Dress for my little granddaughter! My boys play little league baseball so play dates are usually spent at the ball park with all the other little siblings.
I love the neon chevron flutter tee and the I’m a Cool Cat Flutter Tee!
Love the neon chevron flutter tee. My girls would both rock that one! 🙂
Oh – and I always bring snacks to share! We build up a good appetite on our playdates!
Krissy @ B-Inspired Mama says
YES – good tip!
Ashley H says
I like the Kitties Flutter Tee.
Stephanie Phelps says
I would have to pick the Ice Cream on the Beach Tee. Everything is so cute!
Stephanie Phelps says
My kids love to go to the park and we love to play kickball or we have relay races!
Krissy @ B-Inspired Mama says
Relay races is a great idea!
Race car tee for my son please
Melissa M says
I like the Skateboard Rhino Tee.
I like the Striped One-Shoulder Ruffle Top…it’s sassy!
Laura J says
Oh love your ideas! The ball and parachute looks so fun!!! We need one of those! The one item I would pick would be the The Gymster™ Pant ! Looks so comfortable to play outside! Our weather is still a bit chilly…so those would be perfect!
Denise K. says
I really like the sketched dot tee. They have such cute clothing.
Kenny Hall says
For my son I would choose the pull on active shorts and pair it with the Blast off football tee!
The Neon painted dot dress. LOVE it.
susan d. says
I think the raglan tees are so cute..perfect for a little playdate
girl-neon pained dot dress
racecar tee for boy 🙂
I like the boys Raglan tee
Denise M says
I love the Neon Chevron dress for my daughter