Half-term is upon us, and we will all, as parents, be trying desperately not to fall into the trap of giving our kids a little bit too much tablet/screen time so we can finish. our. tea. in. peace. Enter Snappertime.
This is a wonderful new website, specifically designed to help kids to drop their tablets (not literally of course), and get stuck in to lots of different activities to encourage adventure, exploration, and creativity. And the best thing about it? It is FREE to sign up. Hurry though, as the first 500 to register receive a free Snappertime bundle to say thanks for joining!
The idea is much like that classic eighties TV show which I remember all too well:
“WHY DON’T YOU switch off that TV and go out and do something less boring instead.”
It is even more challenging now to get kids away from their screens, but Snappertime incentivises the kids with REAL rewards. All your kids need to do is:
- Get away from those screens,
- Pick a great challenge from the five different categories within the site; Super Science, Great Outdoors, Tasty Tasks, Arty Farty, and Super Hero,
- Upload a picture of the completed challenge and send it in to Snappertime for your child’s Doodle Coins,
- Keep collecting those coins everytime you do your challenges, and finally
- Exchange them for real life actual rewards!
Challenges range from football related ones like Spinderella, to arty ones where you can even make a polar bear puppet, and of course, baking challenges for those little cooks amongst us. Who wouldn’t want to make their own chocolate buttons? There is something for everyone. The Super Hero challenges are designed to help others too, so it isn’t all about your kids.
Rewards are many and varied too! They are updated regularly, but to give you a sneak peak – this month’s include a Bear Nibbles hamper, some Seedball goodies, a bundle of Emily’s crisps, delicious yoghurts from The Collective, Timex kids watches, and a jazzy Junior Wool buff.
We are celebrating the launch of Snappertime by offering all our readers the chance to win a cool kids bundle.
We’ve got these fantastic goodies for you:
- Swallows and Amazons DVD,
- Stick Man DVD,
- Mr Men Book,
- Wild Book,
- DIY Boat Kit and,
- Various stickers and badges.
This bundle is a lovely mix of some of the best DvDs for kids, encouraging them to get out through watching the joy of others exploring, to activities they can do when they are out and about, or away from their screens.
To enter, all you need to do is fill out the gleam widget below; visit the Snappertime website, and then tell us in the comments below which activity you liked the best from there. Explore them all, and you might even get some ideas for your kids. There are bonus entries for following us on Twitter, joining our mailing list, and tweeting with the #Snappertime hashtag too; just share with @kiddycharts and @snappertimekids your own ideas for keeping the kids busy. If you share this post with your unique link you can get extra entries if people use that link to enter. :-D
As usual, we are giving you a little time to enter – the giveaway closes at 11.59pm on Thursday 22nd June. Our usual competitions terms and conditions apply, and this is a UK only giveaway.
Good luck everyone, and even if you don’t win, we’ve just given you some brilliant kids’ activity ideas for the half-term, summer holidays, and beyond!
Note: We were sent a bundle of goodies to take a look at this site, but we love it, and we WILL be using it over the half-term. Can’t wait for my choccy drops in fact! ;-)