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1. Keep it simple and unscripted. Set no schedule for the kids. Let them dictate what they want to do.
2. Have a backup plan. Weather in the summer can get rainy or super hot pretty quickly. We always start our playdates outside, but I always have a back up plan incase the playdate needs to be moved inside. Thankfully we have a large indoor room for everyone to hang out in if need be.
3. Snacks! The best playdate snacks are grab and go ones like Quaker® Chewy® Granola Bars. We think Quaker Chewy is the perfect, hassle-free snack that provides families with the fuel they want to help keep playing and sharing the fun together. Quaker Chewy Granola Bars contain 8 grams of whole grains in every bar and come in delectably fun flavors like Chocolate Chip, S’mores and Oatmeal Raisin. They are perfect for having out during the playdate for the kids to snack on as they get hungry!
4. Keep a supply of playdate equipment. Our favorites are bubble machines, sidewalk chalk, balls, and hula hoops! We just keep a big bin in the garage full of these things so that the kids can just grab what they need and go. It also makes clean up super easy at the end. Just collect it all and drop it in the box!
To help inspire families’ playtime together and fuel fun, Quaker is inviting parents to participate in its Keep Playing! With Chewy promotion for a chance to win $25,000 to make over their family’s play space.
To enter, visit www.ChewyKeepPlaying.com and submit a photo of your family’s favorite play space along with how you would like to see that space made over and why.Learn more at www.ChewyKeepPlaying.com