BEAR’s Paws Outdoors – Summer Holiday Garden Games

How was your summer? The holidays here just seemed to whizz by in a happy blur this year! A lot of the summer break was grey and rainy, but luckily the August bank holiday was just perfect gorgeous weather – much needed before the return to school (and the start of proper school for Joe!) As always, we have been getting outdoors as much as possible and making the most of the full range of all the summer weather.

We were recently sent some fun wildlife adventure kits by BEAR, who are teaming up with Wildlife Trusts again this year to work together with the aim of getting more ‘Paws Outdoors’, or little ones outside in the wild! With one activity for every letter of the alphabet there was plenty to keep my little bear cubs busy!

The clear first choice for both of them was the apple game! We carefully threaded string through an apple and attached it to our washing line! Doesn’t this sound like basis of a good old-fashioned summer holiday game? Using a stopwatch to ensure fairness, Mia and Joe took it in turns to see who could take the most bites of the apple. Much more difficult than they had both expected, and almost impossible once they got the giggles!

Joe’s little face says it all, as he turned around and got bumped on the head by an apple. They played the game for ages, which was lovely to see. It can be a bit of battle some days to persuade them outdoors and away from the screens of tv and computer games. Especially over the summer holidays it’s always great for them to have some new games and plenty of outdoors time.

You might see the passion flower in our garden blooming in the background of some of the pictures. I couldn’t resist sharing a close up, as it really is glorious. Such a wonderful plant to have inherited with our new garden and quite a surprise when it started growing in early summer.

As well as a few bites of apple from the game, Mia and Joe always rely on BEAR’s fruity snacks for a healthy tummy-filler between meals. After all of that running around the garden their choice was Arctic Paws in raspberry and blueberry flavour. All BEAR Paws are made with 100% pure fruit and are baked into delicious (and very cute!) paw shapes. With no-added nonsense, no added sugars or preservatives they are an excellent healthy option.

Mia and Joe are always changing their minds about which are their favourite BEAR Paw flavours – they love them all, but I think their current winners are the Dino Paws in strawberry and apple flavour for Joe and the Safari Paws in mango and strawberry flavour for Mia! There is a good range of BEAR Paw flavours, which also includes Jungle Paws (apple and blackcurrant) as well as the Arctic Paws they are snacking through here!

Always up for a nature challenge, Joe chose another activity to follow the apple game. Using a collection of leaves, pebbles, sticks and other findings from the garden, he made some lovely rubbings with crayons onto white paper. Having made something similar at nursery a few weeks ago, he decided he was quite the expert at this, and was bossing Mia around (for a change!) with instructions on how to colour the leaves and paper properly.

They both got really involved with the outdoor activities in the wildlife adventure kits. Although our fun afternoon was eventually rained off, they happily retreated indoors with their leaf pictures to stick on the kitchen fridge, and Wildlife Trust reward stickers for doing so well!

The fun alphabet BEAR cards can be collected in every multipack of BEAR Paws. Perfect for little ones making up their own alphabet-themed outdoor activities.

For more BEAR fun take a look at:

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Summer Fun with new BEAR Super Sour Yoyos

Isn’t it crazy that we’re near the end of June already? One thing we are loving this year is being a part of BEAR’s Happy by Nature team. Mia and Joe adore BEAR Yoyos and have been snacking their way through them as long as I can remember. I remember the first Yoyo Mia tried as a toddler, and me thinking how delicious and fruity it smelled…it tasted lovely and natural too. I pack them for their lunchboxes and day-trip snacks… and also occasionally my own too!

The latest yummy invention from the BEAR Cave is an exciting one, and when the the new Super Sour Yoyos arrived in the post recently, along with a colourful roulette game to play, I knew Mia and Joe would be delighted. I have to confess that I might have passed on my competitive genes onto my children! Playing board games at home brings out the crazy competitiveness in all of us…Monopoly has been banished to the back of the toy cupboard and over half-term I had to referee a game of bird memory pairs! So, when Mia and Joe saw the roulette spinner, their eyes lit up at the thought of a game! In our game, the winner was the first one to eat a Super Sour Yoyo, or the most Yoyos, or the sourest Yoyo!

 

Mia and Joe were really excited to try the new flavours and the brightly coloured, psychedelic swirly packaging really caught their attention. They had so much fun opening the different BEAR Yoyo recipes to find and match the recipes to the game board. The new Super Sour recipes include Strawberry and Apple, Blackcurrant and Apple and Mango and Apple. All set up, with a selection of Yoyo flavours arranged, we followed the traditional littlest-goes-first rule for Joe to spin the wheel and see if he landed on a sour one!

Mia described the BEAR Yoyo recipes as being like the rainbow, from bright and sparkly sour flavours to softer fruity flavours, perfectly described! They both really like the zingy new Super Sour recipes , especially the blackcurrant and apple which has quickly become their new favourite on-the-go snack.

From a parent’s point of view, I love how BEAR Yoyos are 100% fruit and veg snacks, with no added nonsense. Even the new super sour flavours are all natural and the zingy sourness is added with just juicy lemons! It’s perfect that BEAR yoyos count as one of their five day and have just the same amount of natural sugars as an apple.

Their love of competitive game playing extends to the BEAR ‘Secret Spy’ collectable cards which come in each pack. They collect them, trade with their friends and have the odd ‘friendly’ argument about whose card is better!

All little BEAR cubs can join Agents BEAR and Mole on a top secret adventure by collecting the ‘bearcodes’ on each pack. Once they have collected 10 codes they just pop them in the post to The Cave and Agent BEAR will then send them a free Spy kit, including stickers! Perfect for the long summer holidays ahead!

For more BEAR fun take a look at:

http://www.bearnibbles.co.uk/

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