Disclaimer: I recieved free products in order to host the LeapBand, Clif Kid sponsored MommyParties and participate virtually with the National Fit Made Fun Day. All opinions expressed here are my own.”
We had a great time joining in to help beat the Guiness World Record for the National Fit Made Fun Day on Saturday September 6, 2014!
We recieved a party kit with ideas and included were 2 Leap Frog LeapBands for kids to use for activities, and three flavors of Cliff Kid Zbar Protein Bars to enjoy during the event.
We had arranged to have our Fit Made Fun Party at the local park, but we got rained out of our festivities. I was worried we would miss getting to join in on this National celebration to break the world record of kids all over the USA getting active on the same day. I thought we would have to reschedule until the following day, and I kept watching the weather.
Finally by late afternoon, things began to dry out some and we were able to have fun games and activities outside in the yard instead of the park. Better late (in the afternoon) than never!
We activated the LeapBands ahead of the party. I also printed out several games from http://www.leapfrog.com/en-us/learning-path/leapband-party-planning-guide.html with more game ideas, board games, coloring pages, activity cards, and more.
The Leapbands must be registered and activated online ahead of time. The creates access to a dashboard that keeps a cynced record of their activities recorded by the LeapBands. The process is automatic each time you connect the LeapBands to the computer and allows you to change the settings of when they are active, sleeping, at school, etc if desired, and also recharges the LeapBand so it is full of energy.
The kids couldn’t wait to put on their LeapBands and get busy following along with the instructions for activities. They earned Joules for each activity they completed. Later we connected them again to the computer after we were done using them for the day, the Joules they earned and information about their activities was transferred to their computer dashboard.
LeapBand is a wearable activity tracker that talks to kids, keeps track of movement, and records their answers to games. It is kind of cross between a pedometer, a watch, and an activity gaming console all wrapped up in one. It encourages kids to get active with 50 preprogramed games and activities for endless hours of fun. It also has virtual pet pals. They earn points called Joules for moving and being active. They can see the points they earned right on the face of the LeapBand. The more points they earn, they can unlock new levels in the games and also earn rewards for their virtual pet pals.
We had water bottles and Clif Kid Zbar Protein bars on hand for rehydration and energy. We also made Turkey Pita sandwhiches and had fresh strawberries. The kid’s favorite snack was the Clif Kid Zbar Protein bars. They are delicious. We tried the Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Mint, and Peanut Butter.
Our absolute favorite flavor was Peanut Butter. They taste like a cross between a candy bar and a granola bar.
But we honestly liked all the flavors. My personal favorite was the Chocolate Mint. I was surprised how delicious and satisfying it was. Definitely passed for both kids and adults.
As part of the National Fit Made Fun Party participation with kids nationwide, we spent 10 minutes doing the “Snorkel Dance”, 10 minutes rolling around in the grass making “Grass Angels”, and 10 minutes playing “Follow The Leader”. We played games like “Frogs on the Lily Pads”, “Healthy Habits Hunt”, and “Relay Races”. The kids had so much fun doing cartwheels, dancing, and hopping around.
They made grass angels (like snow angles), did a swim dance, flew around like birds, and before I knew it, they were doing flips upside down on their hands in the grass too.
They were having so much fun, they decided to take advantage of the little bit of sunlight left in the evening to climb trees and take a nature walk too.
At the end of the party, everyone received a participation certificate. We had so much fun! We are already looking forward to joining the National Fit Made Fun Day again next year and hope we can help them set the next Guiness World Records!
Disclaimer: We were provided a party kit with LeapBand and Clif Kid products in exchange for an honest review and for the purpose of facilitating a Fit Made Fun Day party sponsored by LeapFrog and MommyParties. All opinions expressed are my own honest opinion.