*This post was sponsored by RITZ as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
The weather is only beginning to warm up here. I swear cooler temperatures and rain plagued us into mid-May here in NY. But finally, we had had some 70s and hear 80s are right around the corner.
So makes sense that I am starting to think summer, outdoors and backyard fun for my family. We have a beautiful size backyard. Our patio has our barbecue, family-size nation table, and chairs, as well as an umbrella to block the sun when need be.
Plus, we have tons of grass and even a section for our fire-pit, lounge table and more for warm summer nights, as well.
So, cannot wait for all that summer and our backyard fun brings. That said, here are some ways; I hope to enjoy our backyard with my family once again this upcoming summer.
5 Easy Ways to Have Fun in Your Backyard with Your Kids
1. Water Fun
A few years back, we caved and bought a massive water slide for our girls. See we don’t have a pool. But it can indeed get hot here, especially in July and August. So water fun to cool down is a must. So, I am hopeful that we will get another summer’s use out of our water slide. Plus, we also have a slip and slide and even a Unicorn sprinkler, too if need be. So, let the water fun time commence!
2. Chalk Drawings
My girls love to draw all year long. But in the summer, they enjoy creating outdoors using chalk. Last year, I caved and bought a large box of assorted chalk in many different colors. So, I am sure these chalks will get a workout on the concrete area that is on the side of our backyard, as well.
3. Playground Time
When my girls were tiny, we had a minimal swing and slide for them that was age appropriate. But a few years back, as they were getting older, we had a large playground complete with big kid swings, slide, and clubhouse installed. So, I am pretty sure judging by how they have enjoyed this setup in year’s past, as well as this spring; the girls will be continuing to have fun there, as well.
4. Bubbles Aren’t Just for Kids
Who doesn’t love playing with soap bubble?? OK, I admit I still do even at over 40 years old. We are pretty stocked up on bubbles as I buy them often enough. So, if I know my kids, they will be playing with them in our backyard this summer, too.
5. Go-To Snacks Are A Must
Last, but certainly not least, when playing outdoors, I know my girls build up an appetite. During the warmer weather, we usually eat in our backyard and outdoors more often than not. Typically, we grill for more substantial meals. But we also snack out there, as well. So, I always make sure to stock up on our favorite snacks.
What are some of our favorite snacks?
Well, on a recent Walmart shopping trip, we picked up RITZ Crisp & Thins. We found them in both barbecue and cheddar flavors, which we were just conveniently recently released. We are planning to snack on them with or without our favorite dips. I am pretty sure for a quick snack to be able to continue to enjoy the rest of the above activities, the girls probably forgo the dip altogether! Because, they are the perfect grab-and-go, no mess snack to keep the backyard fun non-stop.
But why RITZ Crisp & Thins?
First of all, these new flavors, as well as all varieties, are so easy to find at our local Walmart. Plus, the barbecue flavors seems to be a summer-time favorite as it goes perfectly with the barbecue and outdoor theme. Moreover, the cheddar flavor is an all-time favorite, because we all happen to love cheese and specifically cheddar cheese. Both flavors are delicious!
So, again for all the backyard, summertime fun, RITZ Crisp & Thins are perfect. Whether it is just our immediate family or family or friends join in on the backyard fun, you can bet we will have Ritz Crisp & Thins in our pantry. Plus, if we do end up taking any road trips, I see these being a favorite to bring along, as well.
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