I received free products in order to host the LeapFrog and CLIF Kid sponsored MommyParty. The opinions expressed here are mine alone.
This past Saturday we celebrated Fit Made Fun Day. We hosted a party with the help of LeapFrog and Clif Kid. Our party included hours of fun play which was motivated by the new LeapBand. During the party the kids enjoyed yummy snacks such as popcorn, fruit, cheese, and the NEW Clif Kid Zbar Protein bars!
The LeapFrog LeapBand gets kids moving and having fun independently as well as together. During the party I would often find a couple kids with their heads huddled around the LeapBand as they listen to what their next challenge will be. If the LeapBand tells them to walk a straight line they quickly spread out and start walking. Once they complete the task, they earn joules that allow them to unlock rewards. The kids eat this right up. Every earned joule is welcomed with excitement and motivates the kids to try yet another activity challenge.
The stopwatch feature is a huge hit with kids of all ages. I had no idea how much kids loved to be timed doing any skill or task! During our party the kids were timing each other on the obstacle course my son created. The kids were using the stop watch to see how many times they could run a lap and kick or throw a ball in 30 seconds. Throughout the party the obstacle course was changed by the kids and we even ended up having a water balloon fight!
Since the moment we opened the LeapBand, the stopwatch feature has been used daily by my kids. My son timed himself hoola hooping at the Farmer’s Market. He even created a workout of push ups, sit ups, stretches, and running that I had to do with him. Each task had to be performed for the 30 seconds and he conveniently used his LeapBand stopwatch to time us during the workout! The LeapBand even reminds you to take a drink of water after completing one or two activities. I love this feature since most kids don’t want to take a break from having fun even if it is only for a few seconds to take a drink of water!
Each of the kids had a chance to try out one of the LeapBands and get familiar with each of its features. It is super easy to use and the kids ages 3 and up needed no help figuring out how to use the LeapBand. My 16 month old daughter even loves the LeapBand. She tends to get a bit button happy but loves to look at the colorful images on the screen and to get the LeapBand to talk to her. She has also put the durability of the LeapBand to the test by dropping it on hard flooring several times and I am happy to report that the LeapBand had handled the abuse like a champ.
From an educational standpoint the LeapBand helps kids learn how to tell time on an analog watch. My 3 year old loves to report the time to me ever since he got a LeapBand. The Leap Frog LeapBand also does a great job of teaching kids about healthy choices with each task the kids engage in to help keep their pets happy. Your child gets to choose one pet to care for and customize when you first get the LeapBand. As your child unlocks more rewards, he or she will get to choose another pet. My boys love this feature. My oldest has 3 pets so far and my younger son has two pets. They each chose different animals for their pets and customized them differently. They even get to name their pets!
If there is one thing all parents know, it is that there is an enormous amount of unhealthy snacks available on store shelves being marketed to our kids. The Clif Kid Zbar has been one of my go-to snack bars for my kids because they are created with the needs of active growing kids in mind and are free of high fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, artificial flavors, trans fats, and synthetic preservatives. It can be challenging to get my kids to eat enough protein on some days, so I was very excited to have my kids try the new Clif Kid Zbar Protein. These new bars are free of the No-No’s that I listed and are loaded with vitmains and minerals while being disguized as a treat with yummy flavors such as Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip, and Mint Chocolate. The bottom of all of the Zbar Protein bars is coated in chocolate. Yum. Each Zbar Protein has 5 grams of protein and is made with organic whole grains.
The Chocolate Chip Zbar Protein seemed to be the crowd favorite at our party but the older kids seemed to all love the Mint Chocolate Zbar Protein. I personally love anything with mint, chocolate, or peanut butter, so I am loving these flavor choices! As a busy mom, I am guilty of not always eating right and in need of more protein and fiber, so I find myself sneaking the kids Zbar Protein more times than I should share! Time to restock our pantry with Clif bars for mom and dad and Zbar Protein for the kids!
The Leap Frog LeapBand and Clif Kid Zbar Protein are both available for purchase in stores and online. The LeapBand can be purchased with the green wristband like the one featured here or it is also available in blue or pink. The LeapBand is fun to use both outside and indoors, so this would make a great holiday gift to keep the kids active during the colder months of the year!
In exchange for hosting a Fit Made Fun party and sharing my experience online, I received Leap Frog LeapBands and Clif Kid Zbar Protein bars. All opinions are mine alone and based off of my experience with the products featured in this post.