Written on May 21, 2012 at 1:00 pm , by Colleen Moody
It’s only Monday, but if you’re like us, you are already thinking about Memorial Day. To kick off the long weekend, Banana Boat spokesperson and natural living expert Sara Snow want you to make a pledge to get outside more. In a recent visit with Snow to the FITNESS offices, we were shocked to hear that kids spend an average of seven hours watching TV or on the computer and only seven minutes playing outside. To help get kids unplug, Snow and Banana Boat are launching a 101 Days of Summer Pledge. Here’s the scoop:
- Visit the Banana Boat Facebook page and click on the 101 Days of Summer Pledge. For every pledge made, Banana Boat will donate one bottle of its latest Natural Reflect Lotion to the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, a summer camp organization for children with cancer and other serious illnesses.
- Each week, starting from Memorial Day through Labor Day you can visit the 101 Days of Summer Pledge tab for a week of activities you and your kids can do outside. All of the ideas are inexpensive and range for every age so everyone can be included. Check out some of the sample ideas below:
Every dog has its day: Take the dogs on a walk or play fetch to give them some much needed outdoor time. The kids will get a kick out of playing with a new furry friend!
Local tourist: Discover new places in your town with the kids. A park, reservoir or garden could all be great, natural places to learning something new while enjoying a day in the sun.
Popsicle social: Squeeze ripe oranges for fresh orange juice and freeze in popsicle trays. Once they are ready, enjoy this ice cold treat outside in the warm sun.
- Upload pictures of your family doing the recommended outdoor activities through the tab and enter to win some sweet summertime loot! Weekly winners will be selected to win a basket of sun safe goodies from Banana Boat and one lucky winner will win a trip to the Grand Tetons!
So toss the video games and start tossing the ball this weekend. Your family vacation depends on it!