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Fun and Inexpensive Ways to Bond With Your Kids

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This post has been sponsored by S-L Snacks National, LLC. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

In the days where technology has basically taken over, we often forget how important it is to spend quality time with our kids. We only get 18 years with them before they’re adults and it’s important to make the most of that time. The key to successful child/parent bonding activities in our home? Plenty of snacks… especially Snyder’s of Hanover® Pretzels and Cape Cod® Chips because those are their favorites!

Shopping

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I get my quality time in with our teenager, Lucia, every time I ask her to go shopping with me. One of her favorite stores is Walmart. She loves to visit every aisle and look for deals, especially in the snack aisle. She’s definitely my girl! Starting May 20th, Walmart shoppers can buy $15 worth of participating Cape Cod®, Kettle®, Late July®, Snack Factory®, and Snyder’s of Hanover® products between May 20, 2019 – June 30, 2019 in one transaction and get a $5 Walmart eGift Card. Lucia especially loves those deals because I allow her to redeem that $5 card on something she wants (and at Walmart, there are so many options at or near that price point).

Backyard Camping

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With our Snyder’s Lance snacks in hand, it’s Super Dad’s turn for a little one-on-one time. Recently, he pitched a tent in our backyard for a camp out! I loved seeing how much they can learn about each other when there are no screens involved. And although they often disagree, as teenage girls and Dads do, they have so much in common. Snacks, for one.

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You’d be surprised just how much fun you can have in your own backyard when you think outside the box. Super Dad and Lucia can always find ways to have fun together. Whether its wheelbarrow races, the seesaw that is clearly too small for them, making s’mores by the fire pit, or talking about life in the treehouse, they are able to have fun together with the most simple of tools. These childhood memories will be something that Lucia will always remember. And that, for us, is the key to a successful bonding moment.

Got Snacks?

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When you’re planning your next bonding experience, make sure you’ve stocked up on their favorite snacks. In fact, you may want to head to Walmart now, buy $15 worth of participating Cape Cod®, Kettle®, Late July®, Snack Factory®, and Snyder’s of Hanover® products between May 20, 2019 – June 30, 2019 in one transaction, and get that $5 Walmart eGift Card. Snap a picture of your receipt, ensuring all the items are in view, and email the photo to snackon@uploadreceipt.com by July 13. Once your purchase have been validated, you will receive a code. You can redeem that code at summersnacking.com by July 27 to receive a $5 Walmart eGift Card. You can use it in-store or online for something to make your day even more fun!

What type of bonding activities does your family participate in?

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  • Terri Beavers
    July 29, 2019

    These do sound like fun ways to bond with kids. When my kids were small we used to go camping but I haven’t taken the grandkids yet. I’m going to have to change that and plan a campout soon.
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  • Joel Valenzuela
    June 6, 2019

    What a family that you have. I wish I could do those things already with my kids but their still babies. But I’ll definitely take note of this and will be using it someday. All the best!

  • Kiwi
    May 20, 2019

    I am loving all of these snacks. Cap Cod is one of my fav chip brands.

  • Lia Mae
    May 20, 2019

    Those are great ways to bond as a family and become closer. Having fun with backyard camping is such a great idea.

  • Kristine Nicole Alessandra
    May 19, 2019

    Pitching a tent in the backyard is always a fun activity to do with the kids. Add in some snacks and you’re off to a good time!

  • Rhey
    May 19, 2019

    another activity is just arts and crafts for someone else. i tried bonding with a kid at camp, and the way we bonded was making things for family back home – portraits, cards, etc.

  • Beth
    May 19, 2019

    When our kids were younger, they always enjoyed doing anything with us. Once they became teens it was a bit tougher to find activities we all liked. Games and food worked for us at any age. I love pretzels and Snyders is my favorite brand.

  • Eileen M Loya
    May 19, 2019

    When my kids were young, we built “castles” in the living room out of old boxes, we played outside with the sprinkler, and we made silly shaped pancakes. It was so much fun and we did not spend money to build beautiful memories like that.

  • Lynndee
    May 19, 2019

    Finding a fun activity that interest you both is always a great idea. We love watching movies and munching on something while doing so. Those Cape Cod chips are good. My son likes them a lot.

  • Annemarie LeBlanc
    May 19, 2019

    These just goes to prove that we don’t have to spend so much to have some fun with the family. With a little creativity, we can come up with lots of bonding ideas! Backyard camping looks like something we can do.

  • Ruth I
    May 19, 2019

    These are lovely ideas! I try to bond with my niece more when we bake together. She really loves it and very proud when the pastries are out of the oven.

  • Lauren Ash
    May 19, 2019

    So many great ideas! The importance of bonding and devoloping deep relationships with your children is so underestimated!

  • Swathi
    May 19, 2019

    Yes food make memories, bonding with kids are always and important. They remember those thing in the future. love those snacks.

  • Wendy Polisi
    May 18, 2019

    Finding things that can keep their attention is the tricky part. But, they mostly just want to see us!

  • katrina kroeplin
    May 18, 2019

    backyard camping is a great idea. most of us already have everything. when it comes to food, just go inside 🙂 perfect set up. great ideas.

  • Tabitha Blue
    May 18, 2019

    Oh my daughter would LOVE some backyard camping… it’s been on our list, we just need to get a tent. And good snacks are always a hit!

  • Emman Damian
    May 18, 2019

    i think camping is a good idea. Maybe a picnic too will be nice! I love Snyders btw. So good!

  • Sarah Bailey
    May 18, 2019

    These sound like some wonderful ways to spend time with your kids and bond with them. It is afterall such an important thing to make sure you put away some time to do.

  • Julie Hoag
    May 18, 2019

    They look like they had so much fun! That’s so great! It’s the little things and the time spent that matters.

  • Sue Reddel
    May 18, 2019

    What fun ways to reconnect and bond with your kids. Sharing delicious snacks also creates great memories that they will likely pass down to their kids too.

  • Lavern Moore
    May 18, 2019

    These are all great ideas to bond with your kids. Although, I don’t really think you have to go out of your way to bond with your children during times like shopping and eating these are the times that you naturally going to bond.

  • Sharon
    May 18, 2019

    I love this list of ways to spend time with kids! The backyard camping idea sounds like so much fun.

  • artchee
    May 18, 2019

    Grocery shopping in particular for me was fun when I was younger and doing it with the whole family. I like it when my parents would let me push the cart myself.

  • Lia Mae
    May 18, 2019

    Backyard camping was one of my favorite activities as a child, I always try to re-create that with my nieces and nephew’s.

  • Catalina
    May 18, 2019

    It’s so important to have a good bond with your kids! These are the perfect ways to have fun together!

  • Subhashish Roy
    May 18, 2019

    It’s so nice to see the pics and the smiles say it all. Spending quality time with the kids is the best way to bond with them. I too love shopping in Walmart.

  • Stefani Tolson
    May 18, 2019

    These are great ideas! I have done the backyard camping with my kids.

  • Sherry
    May 18, 2019

    Kids grow up so fast. My daughter and I would spend time talking about books and going shopping.

  • Leigh Suznovich
    May 17, 2019

    I love this! Just shows you don’t need to spend a lot of money to have fun with your kids.

  • Brianne Tursi Manz
    May 17, 2019

    There are many times where bonding with your kids doesn’t have to break the bank. The importance is getting away from tech and just connecting with them on their level. Obviously, having great snacks on hand helps a lot too!

  • Heather
    May 17, 2019

    I haven’t tried the kettle cooked potato chips. That sounds really good! This summer we plan on spending time as a family together in our RV. I’m really excited about it!

  • Kerrie Mendoza
    May 17, 2019

    What a great idea for spending time with your kids! Kids aren’t concerned with money like we are. All they’re interested in is “when do we spend time together?”, and “can I have some pretzels, please?”

  • Kim
    May 17, 2019

    These are great tips! My daughter loves to shop with me, and we go with my mom too so it’s a great family bonding experience for us.

  • Pam
    May 17, 2019

    Backyard camping is so much fun. You’re right there in case you can’t make it the whole night, but it feels like you’re out in the wilderness.

  • Marcie W.
    May 17, 2019

    Fun suggestions! I enjoy hiking with my kids, as well as trips to the local water park. No matter what we’re doing, plenty of snacks are a must.

  • Mama to 6 Blessings
    May 17, 2019

    These are great ways to bond. We bond by going camping, swimming, playing games, etc. My kids love these pretzels!

  • Ashley
    May 17, 2019

    Snyders pretzels are so tasty. We get them all the time to dip in hummus

  • joy abou zeid
    May 17, 2019

    That’s some great activities! definitely gonna keep them in mind!

  • Tara Pittman
    May 17, 2019

    Spending time with your kids is always a good thing. I like that you have shown people that it does not have to require lots of money.

  • Marta
    May 17, 2019

    I love spending quality time with my kiddos. Camping is something I’m not a fan of, but I’m going to give it a chance this summer.

  • Ashley
    May 17, 2019

    Awww, what a sweet post! Looks they had such a blast together! Always great to bond with family 🙂

  • Melissa Chapman
    May 17, 2019

    Bonding with your kids is such a nice idea. I am looking back and realize that my daughter who is going to college next year is almost out the door so these moments are valuable.

  • Krista
    May 17, 2019

    We love backyard camping. We try to do it a few times each summer. Such a great way to bond with the kids and break up their routine. I also agree that pretzels are a must at every backyard campout!

  • Alli Smith
    May 17, 2019

    I love their mini pretzels! They are so good and now I’m craving the kettle chips. I need to stock up on Snyder’s on my next trip to Walmart and get the gift card. What a great deal!

  • Amber Myers
    May 17, 2019

    Food always bonds our family, that’s for sure. We all love to eat. Walmart has some awesome snack options. My daughter would love to backyard camp, but she’s the only one who likes to be outdoors in our family, so she’d probably be on her own.

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