While I know it’s already August, I’m a firm believer that summer isn’t over till it’s over and I think there’s still plenty of time for summer fun. Whether you’re headed to the beach, the lake, the pool or another destination, summer is all about relaxing, laughing with the kids and enjoying a perfect snack to fuel your summer afternoons. Most of you know the boys and I are at the beach for just a little longer, eeking out every last minute of summer fun that can be had. As we’ve experienced one amazing summer afternoon after another in the past weeks, I’ve gotten my summer essentials down pat and know exactly what needs to be packed in my bag for a fun few hours of summer sun. In order to inspire each and every one of you to grab the kids, head out where ever you are and have a few last amazing summer afternoons, I decided to share with you my tested and true ideas of exactly what you’ll need to take!
If you’re anything like me, all summer long you’ve been stuffing your bag full, over packing everything and dragging it back and forth on all your summer adventures. However, you don’t have to! This has been the summer of simplicity for me and through it, I’ve discovered that less is best. My summer afternoon essentials work for any location and are an easy way to have everything you need on hand for fun summer afternoon. So, what’s in my bag? Just the essentials, which are:
Sunscreen, Water and a Change of Clothes
OK, let’s get the basics out of the way first. I actually just keep an extra bottle of sunscreen, a change of clothes (or extra bathing suit) for both the kids and some water in my summer bag. Truthfully, I don’t pack and unpack it each time we leave. Yes, the clothes may be slightly snug since they are last year’s but it helps me to know that I don’t even have to think when it comes to having the basics that will help keep up prepared anywhere we go.
Activities and Games
I used to head to the beach with nothing but a shovel and the kids and hope that they would find ways to have fun. Now, this may work for your kids but it doesn’t for mine! After about an hour of playing, my two boys decide that the perfect activity is annoying each other. So, I’ve gotten smart and started throwing in some extra activities to mix things up. Now, don’t get me wrong here and think I’m packing the whole garage because I’m not but by throwing in some balls, a bag of water toys and even a deck of cards, I can be prepared to mix things up and ensure that boredom is never a problem.
Perfect Summer Snacks
While games and sunscreen can go a long way when it comes to summer fun, the most important summer afternoon essential for us is the perfect snack. After all, whether we’re at the pool, the beach, the lake or anywhere else, we need delicious snacks to fuel our summer fun. That’s why I always stock up on my favorite NABISCO snacks at Walmart! There are a variety of options that are sure to satisfy the entire family but for us, the Family Size OREO Cookies, Family Size WHEAT THINS Snacks, and Sour Patch Kids are an absolute must!
It’s easy for me to add all these easy NABISCO snacks to my bag and take them along so that when one child wants Wheat Thin Snacks with peanut butter (try the small travel sizes) and the other wants OREO Cookie with fruit, I can make them both happy!
And while they enjoy their snacks, mama can enjoy her Sour Patch Kids while chilling in the sun!
That’s what I love about NABISCO snacks….there’s a perfect summer snacking options for everyone that makes any summer on-the-go activity more delicious!
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- Shop for your favorite participating NABICSO snacks all summer long at Walmart
- Snap a photo of you and your friends or family enjoying NABISCO products (remember, the products must be shown in the photo)
- Share your picture via social media with #snacknshare #sweepstakes for your chance to win!
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So, what are you waiting for? Head to Walmart today and stock up on delicious NABISCO snacks to make sure you’re ready for every summer moment!
Then tell me, which of these fun Snack ‘N Share Sweepstakes eligible NABISCO products will you grab on your next Walmart visit?