Our family is a summertime family. We live for summer at my house. As a teacher, I look forward to spending time with my kids, and my kids are always happy to get a break from their daily daycare schedule. With Bean and Gracie being a little bit older now, we are able to be on the go so much more this summer than in the past. We play at the park…
We play at the splash pads…
Basically, anywhere there is water, we’re going to show up. It’s just the Florida way. It used to be when we went on adventures, I required an entire “mommy bag” full of everything we could possibly need for any kind of natural disaster – changes of clothes, Band-Aids, games, toys, crayons. You name it, and it was probably in my bag. But that darn bag was so cumbersome to carry around. Thankfully, my kids are big enough this year that I usually opt to leave the bag at home altogether. Now, I throw a snack and two Capri Suns juice drinks in my purse, and we are out the door.
Usually, I always have a box of Capri Sun Roarin’ Water Flavored Water Beverages in our fridge on any given summer day. I like them because they are fruit-flavored water based beverages, so I know my kids are staying hydrated while we run around in the sun all day. Plus, Capri Sun uses no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives in any of their juice drink products, which means I love Capri Sun just as much for what is INSIDE the pouch as what they leave OUTSIDE the pouch. And now, with the new clear bottoms on the pouches, you can see the goodness right inside the pouch!
We spend a lot of our summers at the theme parks in Orlando, and Capri Sun offers a much more affordable and wholesome beverage alternative than most snack counters. I usually freeze a handful of the pouches the night before we leave and then throw them into my backpack frozen when we go the next morning. By mid-morning, they have partially thawed into a refreshing slushy. I just tear the top of the pouches open, and my kids scoop out the ice with their straws. Later, in mid-afternoon, the other Capri Sun is usually complete thawed, but still cool, so they another little afternoon pick-me-up without me having to choose from a counter of sugary juice drinks or sodas.
I also always keep Capri Sun juice drinks at home for those last minute play dates that occasionally pop up. For a very affordable price ($1.99 at my Target usually), Capri Sun juice drinks are easy to hand out to kids when they come to visit, and moms approve of the wholesome qualities in those shiny pouches. Capri Sun is good for moms and awesome for kids. It helps keep my family fun going long into the summer!
What are your favorite family activities for summertime fun?