Friday, September 12, 2014

Fit Made Fun Day

I received free products in order to hose the LeapFrog and CLIF Kid sponsored MommyParty.  All opinions, as always, are 100% my own.

This past Saturday, September 6th, was National Fit Made Fun Day!  With the launch of LeapFrog's new product, the LeapBand, they officially declared September 6th as National Fit Made Fun Day - a day to recognize the importance of active play and celebrate how LeapBand makes fitness fun.

As an active mom who strives to set a good example for my kids, I jumped at the opportunity to host a Fit Made Fun party, complete with two LeapBands and some yummy CLIF Kid Z protein bars!



Since we were going to be playing games and encouraging the kids to be active, I invited some of my closest running buddies to bring their kids to our local park for my party.


I let Samantha play with the LeapBands at home while I set them up so she was anxious to show it off to the other kids!


And yes, Mother Nature did try to crash our party - but we didn't let the rain stop our fun!

The kids played the Kid Challenge Relay with the LeapBands.  Prior to the party, I set up the LeapBands using LeapFrog Connect on my home computer.  We divided the kids into teams of two - each team had a LeapBand to use.

The LeapBand has pre-loaded challenges.  The child wearing the leap band would pull up the challenge and then have their whole team complete it.  Morgan's favorite was jumping like a frog - she even provided sound effects ;)


Each child got a chance to try the LeapBand during this game - it was a great way to introduce the product to them!  After that game we let each child take a turn wearing it while they had free play.  The more active you are while wearing the band, the more activities you get to do with your LeapBand "animal".  Samantha chose a cat, Morgan chose a panda.  


The kids enjoyed playing on the playground; we also had a soccer ball and a football available.  Some of the parents got in on the action!!


When the rain hit again we had all the kids gather under the gazebo to try the CLIF Kids Z protein bars.  CLIF Kid Zbars are made with whole grains so I didn't feel guilty about letting the kids have them!  We had three flavors to choose from - Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Peanut Butter, and Chocolate Mint.



All of the bars were a big hit!  Even one parent told me her child, who was a picky eater, loved them.  CLIF sent us so many samples that I was able to send each family home with their own box!

Mother Nature ultimately had other plans so we had to end our party a little early when the rain did not let up, but the kids really enjoyed playing with the LeapBands and trying their new snacks!  I think the parents also enjoyed seeing the kids get outdoors and be active rather than sit inside watching television.

A big thanks to MomSelect, LeapFrog, and CLIF for allowing me to host this party!!!