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Fuel Up To Play With Quaker #QuakerPlayMaker

As an active mom of three play and staying active is important to our family. We are partnering with Quaker today to inspire other families to get out and play!
dance brooklin hip hopPlaying is so important and our girls love to play. Our afternoons are filled with time at the dance studio and we wouldn’t change a thing. See play is important for kids. Not only to keep them happy and healthy but because it builds strong social and emotional skills as well.
dance brooklin 2014With all the playing we do it’s just as important that we fuel up before we play. With dance three hours a day some day it’s important that our girls have everything they need to stay fueled. quaker play maker

This fall, Quaker is joining forces with Fuel Up to Play 60 and the NFL to launch the For the Love of Play campaign to help fuel healthy families and encourage them to get active for 60 minutes of play a day. So whether it’s dance or flag football get out and play every day!

A healthy lifestyle means that you get plenty of exercise but nutrition is just as important. Start the day with a hearty bowl of oatmeal, enjoy a quick snack before an after school activity or grab a granola bar for in between. Quaker is one of those brands we can rely on to keep us fueled and ready to go. Quaker Oats  (1)

Now through December 1, 2014, you can visit QuakerMakethePlay.com to share the unique way that your family plays for a chance to win a grand prize “Day of Play” in your hometown with Indianapolis Colts Quarterback Andrew Luck, plus daily giveaways for a $50 NFLShop.com online gift card.  

How does your family get out and play each day?


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• An LED Light-Up Frisbee perfect for playtime outdoors with the whole family
• A Mini Football for kids to enjoy team games
• A Stopwatch to time fun activities and ensure your family gets 60 minutes of play per day
• A set of Mini-Desk Cones for families to create their own games or relay races
• A handy sports bag to stay organized while keeping active

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  1. tina reynolds on October 24, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    We go on the greenway

  2. Kyle Banderman on October 24, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    Well between coaching soccer and walking outside all day at my job I definitely get out and play everyday…..haha

  3. trixx on October 24, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    We go for bike rides after dinner

  4. Laurie Emerson on October 24, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    We all like to play Frisbee together. We also play softball and love to take walks after dinner together.

  5. Lori Walker on October 24, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    We get out with the dogs in the backyard every day for fetch and hide n’ seek.

  6. shawna on October 24, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    We go hiking.

  7. Christy Leonard on October 24, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    My daughter and I ride bikes and go for walks.

  8. Rebecca Lock on October 24, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    I try to garden, do yard work, and get outside chores done every day.

  9. Lisa L on October 24, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    We go to the park when the weather is nice, it’s only 2 blocks away!

  10. Carolyn Daley on October 24, 2014 at 5:54 am

    We like to walk when the weather is cooler, but most of the time we go swimming because it gets very hot and humid here.

  11. Hesper Fry on October 23, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    We take the dogs for a walk. It’s fun for us and them.

  12. Kim Reid on October 23, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    We like to go to the park to stay active, thanks!

  13. Erica B. on October 23, 2014 at 8:39 am

    We like to cycle.

  14. Heather B on October 22, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    We like to get out and play disc golf together

  15. Tonya Dreese on October 22, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    Walking and dancing to “Just Dance”/

  16. Lisa V. on October 21, 2014 at 5:12 am

    We like to go hiking, backpacking and bicycling.

  17. sara wood on October 21, 2014 at 3:08 am

    I take my son outside everyday to play ball,frisbee or just go to the park.

  18. Amy Z. on October 18, 2014 at 11:16 am

    We stay active outside by taking walks and playing frisbee together.

  19. Danielle @ We Have It All on October 13, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    Aww, I love your pictures. My 5 yr old wants to start dance or gymnastics. We’re a big Quaker family here too.

  20. Brandy Wilmoth on October 12, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    We go for a walk with the dog every day!

  21. Kim Kihega on October 12, 2014 at 8:19 am

    We like to take walks with our dog or take bike rides.

  22. Deb K on October 11, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    We like to take the dogs on long walks!

  23. Emily Morelli on October 10, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    We walk to school and activities whenever we can, go for bike rides to the park and hike at the local nature center.

  24. Debra on October 10, 2014 at 5:35 am

    My daughter just started dance this fall. I’ve got my kids in a bunch of activities and sports – to keep them moving!

  25. Mommy2jam on October 10, 2014 at 12:18 am

    That is really cool! I love how companies are encouraging kids to get out and get their exercise and not only that but having the family participate as well.

  26. vera on October 9, 2014 at 11:37 pm

    We walk to the park every evening if weather permits or play in the back yard.

  27. Kath Rivera on October 9, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    Wow! You have a very talented daughter. We all love Quaker at home to, even the chips, bars and istant oatmeal drink.

  28. Felicia on October 9, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    WE love Quaker products. The boys have a bowl of oatmeal every morning.

  29. Monique Rizzo on October 9, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    We take our labs to the park to play fetch. It is so much fun.

  30. Nile on October 9, 2014 at 12:36 am

    Going to the park or swimming at the local rec center is something my son and I do. When we go to the park, we bring a soccer ball as we end up with a bunch of kids wanting to kick the ball back and forth, or they keep asking me to drop his or punt the ball because I can kick it far… it’s like playing fetch with children… lol

  31. Marina @ Mommy Snippets on October 8, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    What a sweet girl. We love Quaker!

  32. HilLesha on October 8, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    My family and I love to go hiking. 🙂

  33. Rosey on October 8, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    I like Quaker, it’s nice and hearty. That’s a fun giveaway you have going on here too.

  34. Geanine on October 8, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    We love Quaker to keep us full, and energized! We usually spend 30-45 mins after school outside running wild to let out all of our sillies unless its a karate or dance day.

  35. Sadie B. on October 8, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    We get out after dinner and take a walk.

  36. Amy Desrosiers on October 8, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Every morning I get out and take my son for a walk. i also walk at night to stay in shape.

  37. Amber C. on October 8, 2014 at 10:22 am

    We walk the dog every day and my son plays outside every morning! I love Quaker, they’ve been in our cupboards since I was a little girl!

  38. Travel Blogger on October 8, 2014 at 9:56 am

    This made me smile. my preschooler is also a dancer and she always needs a snack before class to fuel up.

  39. Billie on October 8, 2014 at 9:56 am

    Honestly, we need to get out more. Jake walks to his friend’s house a few times a week, but mostly we’re a lazy family especially during the winter.

  40. Rebecca Swenor on October 8, 2014 at 9:49 am

    I so think that family’s really need to stay active together. Quaker Oatmeal is so good and good for you. Great giveaway. Love the pictures. Thanks for sharing.

  41. Krystal's Kitsch on October 8, 2014 at 9:42 am

    I remember going to dance class at that age! IT was such a fun time!

  42. Jen F on October 8, 2014 at 8:43 am

    There are a lot of ways that we stay active together; walks and soccer in the yard!

  43. Debbie Denny on October 8, 2014 at 8:38 am

    Quaker is great. Such wonderful healthy products.

  44. Kendra on October 8, 2014 at 8:25 am

    We’re big fans of outdoor play and quaker helps get us started most days. My whole family are fans of their products. We each have our favorites but love them all.

  45. Touristmeetstraveler on October 8, 2014 at 8:19 am

    I always eat Quaker Oats to start my day!

  46. Stephanie on October 8, 2014 at 7:25 am

    we enjoy going in the back yard to play

  47. Jamie on October 8, 2014 at 7:12 am

    We like to take the dog for long walks in the park!

  48. Alyssa C on October 8, 2014 at 7:11 am

    My daughter also dances! I’m really loving your pictures

  49. Sharon Schoepe on October 8, 2014 at 6:26 am

    We go for a daily family walk. We also try to get out and run around the yard or the park every day

  50. Tamika on October 7, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    I love Quaker oatmeal especially in the winter. This is great that they are putting families first. We love to go to the waterfront in our community, this is a great way to talk and get our exercise in without feeling like it’s exercise. Way to go Quaker!!!

  51. Aisha Kristine Chong on October 7, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    Aww ain’t she a cutie? hehe. I love quaker products too.

  52. Beth@FrugalFroggie on October 7, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    We love Quaker products. We need to get out and play more to get our 60 mins.

  53. Christina on October 7, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    I try to walk a few miles a day, I usually am pretty good at sticking to that. My son plays all different sports.

  54. Dawn on October 7, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    Your daughter is super adorable! My daughter used to also do dance!

  55. Danielle on October 7, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    GREAT job doing the fuel up! A dancer needs to make sure she’s got the energy to do all those tumbles and pirouettes! I eat my Quaker oats to keep my heart healthy!

  56. Ann BAcciaglia on October 7, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    My kids are older and they still like to be active. They are both very busy with school but like to run and play basketball.

  57. Erica Brooks on October 7, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    Having kids get active for 60 minutes of play a day is a great idea. Between after school programs and our active lifestyle my kids definitely get that in.

  58. Janel (A Mom's Take) on October 7, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    I get out and play with the kids often, as much as I can being almost 9 months pregnant. The boys pretty much entertain themselves. My boys love getting out doors when the weather is nice.

  59. Cindy (Vegetarian Mamma) on October 7, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    What a fun way to play! Those pictures were so cute! Great giveaway!

  60. FamiGami on October 7, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    Quaker is a big part of our mornings since our breakfast is usually oatmeal. They really help us start our day right!!

  61. Chrystal @ YUM eating on October 7, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    Quaker oatmeal has been a staple in my life since I was a kid , so that is a looooong time. Good for her for starting her love of Quaker so young!

  62. Pam on October 7, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    We love Quaker products. Their instant oatmeal has been one of our go to breakfasts for years.

  63. Paula Parker on October 7, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    I would love that frisbee! Quaker Oats are so yummy. I love the slow cook ones.

  64. Trish on October 7, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    We have a nice fenced backyard so we go out there a lot to run around, kick balls, and “explore.” I have a toddler, so everything is an adventure to him 🙂 And when we have time we take walks and go to the park near our house.

  65. Andi on October 7, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    Breakfast is a super important part of the day and I used to love oatmeal for breakfast when I was growing up on the East Coast and had swim lessons at 6 AM! I am in CA now but still love Oatmeal because in San Francisco it is cold every morning and it is the perfect thing to warm my up and keep me full until lunch!

  66. Nina Say on October 7, 2014 at 11:40 am

    These are the snacks my daughter puts in her dance bag before we head out. Dance is always right after school and she always needs a pick me up snack.

  67. Shell on October 7, 2014 at 10:21 am

    My boys play soccer and basketball. They also like to ride their bikes and jump on the trampoline.

  68. Denise S on October 7, 2014 at 10:18 am

    My kids love hunting for bugs in the yard and bird watching.

  69. Genevieve on October 7, 2014 at 9:30 am

    I know the post is about quacker but I think my favorite part is seeing your little girl doing gymnastics! Our daughter got in to doing circus and I remember the proud feeling of watching her perform, you must feel the same

  70. Nicole Vosburgh on October 7, 2014 at 9:00 am

    We love going outdoors and jumping on our trampoline or riding bikes each day.

  71. Franc Ramon on October 7, 2014 at 7:51 am

    She looks so passionate with what he is doing. Quaker is really a great snack treat and what I like about them is they are affordable.

  72. Christie on October 7, 2014 at 6:46 am

    My son is in soccer right now. My toddler keeps everyone moving throughout the day!

  73. XmasDolly on October 7, 2014 at 6:27 am

    I hope someone wins that has children that are sports active. Wonderful give-away,

  74. Rashell Abril on October 7, 2014 at 3:11 am

    My younger sister starts her day with a healthy bowl of oatmeal. She’s such an active little girl!

  75. Robin (Masshole Mommy) on October 7, 2014 at 2:27 am

    Our kids are very active. Between sports and everyday play, they are always on the go!

  76. roch on October 7, 2014 at 12:29 am

    It’s great to see how active and playful your kids are. My mom is missing those days with us now. Eating Quaker oats is a good way to boost a healthy meal.

  77. Cass Sudduth on October 6, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    When my children were younger we were always on the go doing something. Now that they are grown it is their time to be on the go with their children.

  78. alleure on October 6, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    Aw, this was a really good post. Taking the time and actual effort to generate a very good article…
    but what can I say… I put things off a lot and never manage to
    get nearly anything done.

  79. Andrea v on October 6, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    I walk and the kids ride their bikes. We also play catch.

  80. Jammie on October 6, 2014 at 10:45 am

    Tweeted it! https://twitter.com/mommysdizzy/status/519181620650459136