June has been a busy month for us! We have been traveling and entertaining. The weather has been great most days. On the days when afternoon storms threaten, W and I haven’t let the weather keep us down!
I had been planning to host a 101 Days of Summer Play Party to give my friends the chance to learn more about Banana Boat® Sunscreen Natural Reflect Lotion. I also wanted to get everyone together so the kids could play and the moms could chat!
Well, the weather report was rather foreboding for the day so I have to make some alterations in my plans. Sprinklers and fun in the sun are great for Texas summer days. When the rain threatens to roll in, you don’t want to be caught in the downpour! But I wasn’t going to let that ruin our playdate!
More and more kids are spending their days indoors with their electronics! Kids between the ages of 8 and 18 spend over 7.5 hours a day watching television, playing video games, or texting on their phones! When do they get outside to play?
Active play is not just for little ones. It’s great for the entire family and during the scorching, sun-filled summer days you have to stay safe! Banana Boat® Sunscreen Natural Reflect Lotion is challenging parents to take the 101 Days of Summer pledge. Taking the pledge means that you vow to encourage your children to play outside in the sun every day this summer!
This is a pledge I believe in and you can take it on the Banana Boat® brand Facebook page. I’ve taken the pledge, will you? You can also share photos of your favorite family memories for the chance to win some great prizes.
How do you have a Banana Boat® 101 Days of Summer Play Party when there is the threat of rain?
Well, I started by getting ready! Since I decided not to get out the sprinklers and water table for outside play, I wanted some active play for the kids indoors. Just because you’re stuck inside doesn’t mean you can’t get active!
I got out some sidewalk chalk for an outdoor option if the weather was good. Our front sidewalk is shaded which makes it a great place for artistic design! I also spent the day before coloring elbow macaroni with food coloring and rubbing alcohol. I wanted the kids to have something creative to do in addition to playing together if we were indoors!
I put together some Banana Boat® Sunscreen Natural Reflect Lotion kits for my friend that were coming to the party. They each received Banana Boat® Sunscreen Natural Reflect Lotion and a Banana Boat® branded frisbee that is great for tossing around outside with the family.
With toddlers, it’s pretty easy to encourage active play whether you’re indoors or outdoors! If you have a toddler like W, it’s more challenging to get him to not be active! He’s all about activity and GO GO GO!
The tunnel was a popular toy with all of the kids at the party. At one point there were 4 kids inside the tunnel laughing like it was the best thing they had ever done!
Even though we spent most of the time indoors the kids had a blast playing with the colored noodles! Allowing them to scoop and pour the noodles is a great way to promote creative play. W quickly turned it into an active play activity when he stood up and dumped noodles everywhere! That got a good laugh out of everyone!
The party was a huge hit and everyone enjoyed learning more about Banana Boat® Sunscreen Natural Reflect Lotion! My mom friends loved getting their own bottle because we all definitely need it with the hot summer sun in Texas!
Remember to apply sunscreen anytime you’re going to be outdoors!
Although we didn’t get to enjoy time outdoors with our friends during our 101 Days of Summer Play party, we have had the chance to use our Banana Boat® Sunscreen Natural Reflect Lotion on more than a few occasions. Last weekend we visited the San Antonio Zoo and Sea World Aquatica on two very hot, sunny days!
It’s important to remember to apply sunscreen anytime you’re going to be outdoors, even if it’s just for a few minutes! Remember to apply it 30 minutes before going outdoors! You should look for a sunscreen with broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection and water resistance.
Banana Boat® Sunscreen Natural Reflect Lotion uses naturally-sourced sunscreen actives that reflect UVA and UVB rays. It is also free of oxybenzone, parabens, and fragrances! It lotion provides proven protection against sunburn and helps prevent long‐term skin damage.
When I was younger I suffered from a very intense sunburn after spending the day at a local waterpark and forgetting to reapply sunscreen. I can still remember the days of not being able to sit or sleep well at all while my back healed. It’s not something that want anyone I know to ever experience, especially not my son.
So, I’m diligent about him wearing his rash guard shirt and liberally applying and reapplying sunscreen when we’re outdoors. When we’re playing in any type of water, I am even more diligent because I want to make sure his tender skin is safe from the sun! The Banana Boat® Sunscreen Natural Reflect Lotion has worked extremely well for us. It’s easy to apply and I love knowing that W is protected!
Banana Boat® Sunscreen Natural Reflect Lotion is available in three different varieties. You can get Banana Boat® Sunscreen Natural Reflect Lotion SPF 50+, Banana Boat® Sunscreen Kids Natural Reflect Tear‐Free Sting‐Free Lotion SPF 50+, and Banana Boat® Sunscreen Baby Natural Reflect Tear‐Free Sting‐Free Lotion SPF 50+. There’s a lotion for every member of the family!
What do you do to encourage your kids to get outside and get active during the summer?
Formula Mom Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Banana Boat® Sun Care and received a party kit to facilitate my review, party kits to give to my guests, and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.