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Keeping Our Kids Strong and Developing Skills With Outside Play time

Teaching my kids healthy habits including showing them great places to play and experience is important for so many reasons. From eating healthy foods to staying active, us parents have a lot of responsibility other than just providing for our children. While the weather is hot this summer, we do enjoy the sunshine to get out and get active.

Mia 4 year old kicking ball

I think my favorite activities I like to do with my children is being active for any type of play. While we are not a super competitive family, playing games are important for physical exercise and to also teach good sportsmanship habits.

CLIF KiD Organic Nutrition Bar Iced oatmeal cookie

While I do my best to teach my kids on how to succeed at something they set their mind to, I am also responsible for teaching them to be a good sport no matter if they win or lose. Being active and busy is whats really important to me.

7 and 11 year old kids playing tennis

No matter what, most importantly is showing them how to play. From sitting around the home, going to the park, or taking a family trip, there is always time and room to find fun places to play. What I really like about playing with my kids is it makes it easy to drag them away from the devices and to enjoy the outdoors. It is simple really to find places to play, it just starts with getting up and getting active.

CLIF KiD Organic ZBAR chocolate chip

CLIF KiD Organic ZBAR active kid

While out an about it is also important to keep them fed and hydrated. Keeping tasty and filling snacks like CLIF Kid Zbar® is important to make sure they enjoy their snack but also get something nutritional out of it.

kids practicing tennis

CLIF Kid Zbar® are made with organic ingredients, are Non-GMO, and  have nutrients active kids need. No high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors or synthetic preservatives. Along with a nice large bottle of water, we are set for hours of play.

Kids eating CLIF KiD Organic Nutrition Bar

As parents in the 21st century and with all the tech gadgets it is easy to just sit by and let time pass. But it is important for all of us to push boys and girls everywhere to go outside and play. These years of early life are super important to developed skills and coordination with their body. Video gaming is fun but limited to what it trains. As an adult I can do so many physical things, but I think being an active kid helped me develop using my muscles. Plus my family loves that Dad can fix just about anything.

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Being active and playful is important to raise skilled, healthy, resilient and successful people. Feeding them tasty nutritional snacks like CLIF Kid Zbar® and lots of water will help to keep them playing all day long, till the street lights come on even. There are places to play everywhere.

CLIF KiD Organic Nutrition Bar (5)

It is easy to just forget about playing. With so much going on we have to make sure we make time to play. Play time is disappearing so being active is on us. As kids, 70% of moms said they played outside while only 31% of their kids play outside today.

So lets all do our part to get our kids out for more play.


I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.


  1. Amy Desrosiers on August 20, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    My kids love Clif bars too! These are awesome snacks for back to school lunchboxes.

  2. Kelly Hutchinson on August 20, 2016 at 10:48 am

    it is so important to make sure the kids have some outside time. Mine spend waaaaay too much time inside playing video games.

  3. Tammi Roy on August 19, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    Playing outside is so important for kids. These look like a great organic snack idea.

  4. Kathy on August 19, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    I think outdoor play is so important. I try to get my girls outside as much as possible. It’s nice now that it’s summer too, so it’s not hard to get them to play outside.

  5. Lisa Bristol on August 19, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    I am always looking for organic snacks for the family. I will have to pick some of these up for school lunches.

  6. Olivia Douglass on August 19, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    Outside playtime is so important!! These are great tips on how to foster that fun outdoors!

  7. Claudia Krusch on August 19, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    We love to do outdoor games!!! Summer is happy time for us! We stay out every day! I take shorter work days and resume working at night to spend time outdoors with my son! We always take one day a week to do something different!

  8. Toni | BoulderLocavore.com on August 19, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    My kids love outdoor activities. I think they will love these snack bar! Looks delicious!

  9. Cathi Crismon on August 19, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    We spend a lot of time outside with our grandkids. And this video… it’s everything my kids were/did when they were growing up. My grandkids LOVE hearing stories about what their dad did when he was young.

  10. Stacie on August 19, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    Going for bike rides is a way to get my girls outside. My youngest loves horseback riding as well. Staying active is very important.

  11. Sarah Johnson on August 19, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    Az summers are killer, but every other time is gorgeous. I LOVE to take the kids out to the park for 30 min or so right after school, let them get wiggles out before having to go home to homework and chores.

  12. Jeanette on August 19, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    We love to do outdoor things! In the summer here we can’t do it (too hot) but the minute the temps are cooler we are OUT!