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Great Outdoor Toys to Get Kids Active – A Simple Service Project #OdwallaCFK

We are blessed to live in an area surrounded by beautiful parks, lakes, and rivers.  One our favorite places to spend time is at the river where my parents camp all summer long.  Bryson spent his first couple summers on the river, playing in the dirt, and riding on his Pop’s boat.  Unfortunately, we weren’t able to enjoy it last year after the devastating April 27th tornadoes.  Thankfully, we are back at it again this year!

We’ve already gone quite a few times and Bryson has made several new friends.  He talks about those friends a lot and looks forward to seeing them when we go.  A few weeks ago, the older kids were nice enough to take Bryson out on their paddle boat.  I loved watching him have a blast with them!  They have a huge tub full of sand & water toys- shovels, buckets, strainers, etc. that they always share.  It’s basically a community toy chest for the kids at the campground.

Working from the idea of a community toy chest, I chose to perform my SIMPLE Service Project for the kids at the river.  I wanted to buy some toys they could play with outside of the water- maybe on cool days or just when they are taking a break.  I gave you a sneak peek of the items I chose in my Google + album and in my first Champion for Kids blog post.  Walmart has a great selection of outdoors toys for the younger crowd so it was easy to shop.

I purchased:

  • a golf set
  • a frisbee
  • 2 glove/ball sets
  • 2 jump ropes
  • a jumbo tennis ball
  • an ultra catch set

Those toys will give the kids plenty to do outside of the water and should keep them busy for a while.  Hopefully it will help them burn off some energy and take goods naps and sleep well at night.  (That’s the mom talking, huh?)   I know there will be tons of boating, fishing, and playing in the water but they’ll have just as much fun playing on land now too!

It doesn’t take a lot of money to perform a SIMPLE Service project and be a Champion for Kids.  You don’t have to donate fancy items- kids don’t care, they just want to have fun.  Most of the sets I bought were $5 or $6.  To learn more about how you can get involved, find Champions for Kids on Twitter and Facebook.

I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™. #CBias #SocialFabric


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