Rainy Day Play with YoKids Smoothies

It seems like it is rainy here in Washington for a good nine months a year and during our first winter here we definitely got cabin fever. As much as you want to get creative in finding activities for the kids to do indoors, it can be hard to have the motivation as you start to lose hope that the sun will ever shine again. Okay so I am being a bit dramatic, but we have lived here for almost a year now and this is one thing we need to get used to while we are stationed here.

Children's Museum 1

Thankfully the children’s museum nearby got a lovely remodel last fall and we became museum members so we have had many fun days there over the past few months. The museum is only about a twenty-five minute drive, so it was a great activity when we had family visit and now that Daddy is home from his deployment we can go on a more regular basis. When we are here my kids have a ball and even though it can be a bit of a production to get packed up and in the car to go, it is nice when we are there since they have so much to keep them entertained. Children's Museum 3

My daughter loves the art room where she can create projects out of recycled materials to take home or explore with the clay. She definitely gets my mother’s artistic talents and loves to draw and create.

Children's Museum 4

My little guy enjoys the hands on activities so the giant water table is always a hit and even though the small boats they can create fall apart before they reach the bottom of the stream, he does not mind going back and making it again.

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We typically stay for about two hours and the kids are guaranteed to be tuckered out and thirsty for the drive home. We have been enjoying the new Stonyfield YoKids Smoothies, which have pureed fruit and veggies on the bottom so the kids can shake it up, open it and enjoy after a fun day. Now that the weather is finally starting to warm up we have stuck them in the freezer and after a few hours out and about they start to defrost into a slushy, refreshing summer treat!
YK Strabana Smoothie

  • Made with real organic fruits and veggie puree
  • Kid-friendly size
  • Healthier alternative to more processed on-the-go snacks
  • Each bottle accounts for 1/3 of kids’ recommended daily serving of calcium



What activities do you like to do to beat the dreary winter weather or summer heat?

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By Emi Stapler. I am a cloth diaper advocate, green parenting blogger, mother of three and a military wife who enjoys sharing my motherhood adventures and advice. Follow me at The Cloth Diaper Report on Facebook, Twitter @TheCDReport , Google +, Pinterest and Instagram.

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  1. Heather says:

    Beating the summer heat? Hmmm, fill anything we can find with water (Rubbermaid tubs, buckets, spray bottles, etc.) and have a water fight. Messy to clean up, especially if they get into the the dirt, but fun!

  2. These would be great for after playgroup. Or the mall or even swimming at Grammies!

  3. Laurie Snow says:

    the beach!

  4. Amanda Ohlms says:

    To the pool this summer!

  5. Everywhere! bike riding, hiking, camping, lakes, rivers, etc…

  6. i would take our smoothies to the park as our snack or part of our picnic lunch.

  7. Picnic in the park, to the pool, backyard

  8. Trisha W. says:

    I’d take it on road trips or to the park.

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