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We live in a college town, and even though we don’t get super excited about football (unless the Hogs are winning, and already this season they are not) the fun of going to the games is in the air and Razorback red is on our bodies.
I thought it would be fun to celebrate this time of year with an after-school snack and activity revolving around the start of football season.
Dannon® Danimals® has great specially marked packages right now (you can find them at Walmart) that have bottles that are so cute! They feature animals dressed up as different sports athletes and officials, and they were a perfect snack choice for this themed snack time.
The reason for those special bottles is the Danimals® Fuel Up to Play 60 contest. Some packages contain a Golden Bongo bottle, which will get six schools across the country a Fuel Up to Play 60 field day with NFL stars that includes a $5,000 grant for the participating school, shirts for the kids and other goodies.
These little bottles are a great on-the-go option for snacking that helps fuel kids’ adventures, whether at home, on the practice field or after a busy day at school. They’re full of the good stuff like calcium and vitamin D without high-fructose corn syrup or artificial flavors (yeah!).
Making a Theme Snack Time
Since some of our bottles had football players and referees on them, I decided to go with a football activity tray for this snack and play. While at Walmart I found a football-shaped tray, some penalty flags and some little Razorback trinkets.
I also bought a little football player mini, some red and white paper shreds, a beaded necklace with football beads, a miniature football and some other goodies.
I made little pennants from felt and a piece of a wooden skewer for other mini figures to hold so they could be spectators.
I also printed out some football-related coloring pages from DLTKs Crafts. I even found some dated but adorable Razorbacks coloring pages at Daily Coloring Pages; they have a few other SEC teams but the site has not been updated in a while.
Snacking and Playing
The girl was excited to dive into her adorable drink (she tried a strawberry but the special bottles can be found in several flavors, including a limited edition cotton candy/strawberry 12-pack available only at some stores) and enjoyed it a lot, as you can see in this completely unsolicited photo.
Then she headed to the living room to color, play and get excited about football season. It was great that she happened to be appropriately dressed for it, too.
She really loved the penalty flags and wants to try them out the next time we watch a game.
This was a lot of fun, easy to set up and she has played with it several times over the course of days. She likes the little mini figures, and putting the paper in a cup, and of course wearing the necklace and coloring. These are activities we can continue to use through the season.
Check out how other families #FuelTheirAdventures with Dannon Danimals, and let me know if you celebrate football season with activities other than watching games? I’d love to hear your ideas!
This is so cute! Even though I’m not a kid anymore I would still totally have a Danimals smoothie 😀
They actually are pretty tasty. 🙂