Mom Must Haves Playground Bag for Kids Outdoor Play
My kids love playing outside! They will go out to play whenever they get a chance and that is something I want to support and encourage. We keep it simple around here when it comes to active play ideas.
As long as the weather lets us, we love to head outside to the backyard or to one of our neighborhood parks at least a few times a week. It’s a great way to let the kids run off some energy. I’ve learned pretty quickly how important is for me to be prepared to keep things running smoothly!
I put together a simple playground bag that we can grab when we’re headed out the door to make our play time go smoothly! It’s full of simple mom must haves including bug spray, sun protection, and snacks!
Keep Them Protected
When it comes to mom must haves for playing outside with the kids, keeping them protected from the sun and bugs is important. I always make sure that we have a few things in our mom must haves for the playground bag including:
- bug spray (in Texas this is a must in the summer)
By keeping these basics in the bag, I’m always prepared when we head outside!
When we’re out playing, I always make sure we have plenty of drinks to keep everyone hydrated. Sometimes when the weather cools off, I don’t bring as much water and juice out to play.
But it’s just as important in cooler weather as it is in warm weather especially because we seem to spend even more time outside in the fall and early winter months!
Keep Them Fueled Up
Most importantly for my kids are the snacks. Just because they’re out playing doesn’t mean they forget about snack time.
When it comes to snacks to keep the kids fueled, I look for a few things. Call them my mom must haves for playground snacks!
- Kid-friendly flavors
- Quality ingredients
Zbar filled makes snacking fun. The kids love that the soft-baked snack bar is filled with smooth, creamy nut butter. The flavor combinations are delicious (both mom- and kid-approved!)
- chocolate peanut butter
- apple almond butter
- double peanut butter
So my kids love Zbar Filled and they’re perfect for taking in our bag when we head out to play. I can feel good about them because they’re full of nutritious ingredients and are certified USDA organic and non-GMO! Plus they don’t have high fructose corn syrup or artificial flavors!
Since they’re easy to take with us, they make the perfect snacks to keep the kids fueled up so they can play hard. Then hopefully rest hard when we go back inside!
I look forward to spending more time with my kids as the fall weather cools things off. We love to explore our neighborhood and even our own backyard. Thanks to our on-the-go bag and CLIF Kid ZBar Filled we’re all fueled up and ready to play!
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