Get Outside and Play This Summer! {Giveaway}

by Melanie Edwards on June 11, 2012 · 56 comments

in Giveaways

Parachute Play

I’m sure many of you are looking for fun activities, games, and fun things to do this summer with the kids. I know that, like me, many of you are also busy with many other responsibilities between work, running businesses, and life in general. With all that goes on in an average week, sometimes it’s hard to get outside with the kids and let them enjoy the outdoors. And yet, outside play is such an important aspect of childhood!

One of our favorite ways to play outside is to head to a local park with a soccer ball and kite. Baby boy and baby girl love to kick the ball around in an open field and we enjoy flying kites with them.

If you need ideas for games and activities you can do outside, you should definitely check out the Let’s Play site, where I’ve been a contributor and have participated as a Let’s Play Ambassador for over a year. Other ambassadors and myself provide play ideas and our stories on raising active kids. You can also take the Let’s Play Pledge on Facebook to commit to an extra 60 minutes of play each week.

Save Play Giveaway

Save Play Kit from Let's Play

To help you play a little more this summer, Let’s Play is offering a giveaway for three (3) ModernMami™.com readers with a kit full of fun things you can do outside! The “save play” kit includes:

  • 1 10’ play parachute
  • 1 sand bucket
  • 1 jump rope
  • 1 carton of sidewalk chalk
  • 1 Let’s Play frisbee
  • A How to Save Play Card, offering suggestions for saving play and resources like the Playground Finder App and Play Ideas on LetsPlay.com
  • Creative ideas for active play with sidewalk chalk (e.g. Save the King, Hopscotch, Roman Ball)

How to Enter

Required entry: If you’d like to enter this giveaway for a save play kit, simply leave a comment letting us know some of your favorite ways to play outside with the kids.

Extra entries (optional):

Each of the following will count as 1 extra entry. You’ll need to leave a separate comment for each entry.

  1. Follow @modernmami on Twitter.
  2. Tweet the following (1 time only): Get outside with the kids & save play! Enter to win a @letsplay kit full of fun activities from @modernmami! http://bit.ly/LfYPUZ #giveaway
  3. Receive post updates by subscribing to our RSS feed. You can do so either via email or through a RSS reader. Leave a comment saying you did so or are already a subscriber.
  4. Write a blog post on your own blog sharing the details of this giveaway. Be sure to include a link back to this post. Leave a comment with your post link.

All entries must be in by Sunday, June 17, 2012 at 11:59 pm EST. You must be 18 or older and a U.S. resident. No purchase necessary. Remember to leave a separate comment for each entry. The winners will be chosen using Random.org and will be notified via email. (Please be sure to provide a valid email address with your entry.) Winners will have 48 hours to respond and claim prize, otherwise a new winner will be chosen. Prize will be provided and mailed by giveaway sponsor and ModernMami™.com is not responsible for lost or damaged goods.

Disclosure: ModernMami.com is a member of the Let’s Play Ambassador team, a compensated program.

Photo: markheybo/Flickr

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1 Teqia Valuable Williams June 11, 2012 at 2:44 pm

I go old school with my children! We play Red light, Green light, Simon Says, and Duck Duck Goose! It excites them so much!

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2 Rich Morris June 11, 2012 at 2:51 pm

we have lots of water toys that we break out during the summer

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3 Rich Morris June 11, 2012 at 2:52 pm
4 Rich Morris June 11, 2012 at 2:52 pm

i subscribe via email
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5 susan chester June 11, 2012 at 6:32 pm

I like to play badminton with my grandchildren.
smchester at gmail dot com

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6 susan chester June 11, 2012 at 6:33 pm

I follow modernmami on twitter as ptowngirl25

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7 Tari Lawson June 12, 2012 at 7:20 am

We love drawing on the driveway with sidewalk chalk.  Playing wiffle ball is also a favorite.

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8 Harold D June 12, 2012 at 10:44 am

I love going outside and riding our bikes with our grand daughter.

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9 Rachel June 12, 2012 at 2:59 pm

What a great giveaway! My family enjoys water balloon fights, chalk art and bike riding outdoors. We keep it simple and fun. ????

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10 tess June 12, 2012 at 4:15 pm

in the pool, riding bikes, playing baseball
tcogbill at live dot com

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11 tess June 12, 2012 at 4:16 pm

i get your emails
tcogbill at live dot com

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12 Monique Rizzo June 12, 2012 at 6:09 pm

We love flying kites at the ocean.
Thanks for the chance.
mogrill12@gmail.com

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13 modernmami June 18, 2012 at 10:45 am

Congrats, you won!

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14 Jennifer V June 12, 2012 at 10:53 pm

I like to play baseball or get out the sprinkler!

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15 modernmami June 18, 2012 at 10:45 am

Congrats, you won!

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16 Jenalber June 12, 2012 at 10:53 pm

I follow you on Twitter (@jenalber).

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17 Jennifer V June 12, 2012 at 10:53 pm

I subscribe via email.

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18 Jennifer V June 12, 2012 at 10:55 pm
19 Candice H June 13, 2012 at 2:34 am

My boys are both under 5, so it’s still “cool” to run through the sprinklers with Mommy and I love it!
Thanks!  

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20 modernmami June 18, 2012 at 10:44 am

Congrats, you won!

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21 Candice H June 13, 2012 at 2:35 am

I follow you on twitter (CandiceHull)
Thanks!

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22 Tamar June 13, 2012 at 9:52 am

We play catch or just chase each other in a big open field. 

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23 Patricia June 13, 2012 at 8:02 pm

In the summer one our favorite activities is gardening.  We love to watch the seed we planted grow.  My little girls love to see the whole process. This is great for me because they are more willing to eat their veggies. We also love to ride bikes and take walks.

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24 Patricia June 13, 2012 at 8:02 pm

I follow you on twitter as yourpotofgold.

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25 Patricia June 13, 2012 at 8:04 pm
26 Monica June 14, 2012 at 8:41 pm

We like to garden, play soccer, softball, or throw a frisbee. My kids love to climb trees, draw with chalk, or simply play pretend.

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27 Monica June 14, 2012 at 8:42 pm

I already follow you on Twitter! (@LatinMami)

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28 Monica June 14, 2012 at 8:45 pm
29 Suz Besecker June 14, 2012 at 8:56 pm

We have lots of animals so I just let them chase the chickens or feed the horses. Always works for them! 🙂 

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30 bison61 June 15, 2012 at 9:02 am

we have a small pool in our yard the boys love to play in

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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31 bison61 June 15, 2012 at 9:03 am

e-mail subscriber

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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32 C. Pay June 15, 2012 at 10:35 pm

We love to do bubbles, swimming, and ball outside too! 

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33 Stephanie Gregory June 15, 2012 at 11:11 pm

We love to play in the sprinkler and use water balloons. Thanks for the chance!

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34 Sonya Neal June 16, 2012 at 12:06 pm

We love to play chalk, tetherball, and tag!

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35 Sonya Neal June 16, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Twitter follower as dewer421

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36 Sonya Neal June 16, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Tweeted: https://twitter.com/dewer421/status/214026311784611841

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37 Sonya Neal June 16, 2012 at 12:08 pm

RSS Subscriber

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38 Paula Tavernie June 16, 2012 at 7:31 pm

WE love to chase each other with Water Guns!
ptavernie at yahoo dot com

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39 Paula Tavernie June 16, 2012 at 7:32 pm

Email subscribed!
ptavernie at yahoo dot com

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40 Jennifer C June 16, 2012 at 8:14 pm

We like to jump rope outside.

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41 Rosey June 17, 2012 at 12:40 am

We like to play baseball, bolo ball, tag, sit in the chairs and watch the birds come to the bird feeders we fill up, and we like to do yard work.

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42 Rosey June 17, 2012 at 12:41 am

I follow you on Twitter (mail4rosey).

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43 Rosey June 17, 2012 at 12:41 am

tweet
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44 Rosey June 17, 2012 at 12:42 am

I am an email subscriber.

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45 Christy Weller June 17, 2012 at 1:33 pm

One of our favorite ways to play with our daughter outside is playing tag or hide n seek.

cweller75@gmail.com

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46 Christy Weller June 17, 2012 at 1:34 pm
47 Christy Weller June 17, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Email subscriber

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48 Ardelong2 June 17, 2012 at 1:44 pm

swim,football,basketball,playing in the water
ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

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49 Anna June 17, 2012 at 3:20 pm

playing in the sprinkler

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50 Ginger b. June 17, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Ginger v.
Timelyone at hotmail dot com
I like to play basketball with the kids.

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51 trisha mckee June 17, 2012 at 4:44 pm

I love getting the kids outside to play kickball. I also take them on road trips to odd destinations- like an abandoned turnpike where we can hike to the tunnel, or to the huge teapot.

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52 trisha mckee June 17, 2012 at 4:45 pm

Following you on twitter @wordromancer  

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53 trisha mckee June 17, 2012 at 4:46 pm

subscribed to your email with email addy tridingermckee@gmail.com

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54 trisha mckee June 17, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Tweeted about the giveaway @wordromancer:disqus                                              https://twitter.com/WordRomancer/status/214459072106348544

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55 Erica Carnes June 17, 2012 at 7:51 pm

We like playing on the slip ‘n slide.
ericacarnes(at)gmail(dot)com

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56 Atreau June 17, 2012 at 10:47 pm

We like to play hide and go seek.

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