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You know we love party fun with our kids, right? When we were given the opportunity to host a Leap Into Gaming party from LeapFrog and MomSelect, we jumped at the chance (jumped–get it!??) We haven’t had a lot of experience with video games, so we knew that when we introduced the kids to gaming, we wanted it to be educational and energetic. The LeapTV system does just that! This is a VERY active video game system. The kids get up, get moving, and jump, dance, and MOVE! I can’t help but smile when Little Guy starts on his Ninja moves in the LeapTV Sports Games karate game. We’ll definitely be using this system all winter long to keep the kids active when the temps drop outdoors.
The best thing about these games are the educational aspect. Kids learn math, reading, and science skills in their age-appropriate level. They are challenged to combine learning with activity right in their class curriculum. The super cool motion sensor puts the child INTO the game, and they love seeing themselves up on the screen.
We had to share this cool game system with our friends, and had a party to do just that!
Video Game Party Ideas
We sent out Leaf Frog branded invitations to a few friends and started planning our party fun:
Every party needs snacks. When the kids are busy running, jumping, climbing, snowboarding, dancing, and karate chopping, they work up a sweat. And need a little energy boost with healthy snacks. We had our party after a long school day, so these kids were famished from a day of learning. Getting the energy out with friends and healthy snacks were definitely a must!
Of course, we had to have frog snacks for our Leaf Frog party! Well, we didn’t HAVE to, but they were very cute. And the kids gobbled these happy frogs up!
To make the frog snacks, cut a cucumber slice in half. Set one half piece ontop of a whole slice. Slice the other half piece into half again and use those parts for legs. Slice a grape tomato into half and then half again. Press this onto the top cucumber to make a smile. It should stick. Use a tiny little dab of icing to stick halves of raisins onto the top cucumber. Done. Watch them hop off the plate and into the kids’ tummies.
Snack Attack Snack Mix: (super easy to mix up and super loved by active kids)
1/2 cup dried cherries or cranberries
2 cups whole grain rice chex cereal
1/2 cup roaster pistachios (optional)
3 cups Kashi Heart To Heart Honey Toasted Oat Cereal
Directions~ Mix all ingredients together. Place in a bowl. Serve!
These kids were ready to play! We tried all of the sports on LeapTV Sports (The karate, soccer, and baseball was a hit with this crew), and practiced dance moves with the LeapTV Dance & Learn game. This bunch was pretty amazed by the body motion aspect where they could see themselves on the screen. The controller is so neat in that it can be a classic controller for some games like kart racing or a transform into a pointer for games like baseball and bowling.
Let’s see those dance moves!
The mamas in the room loved seeing the kids answer academic questions before and during active play.
We ended our gaming party with an awards ceremony. This was an intense moment as the kids lined up for their awards! My kiddos maaaaay have been wearing their awards all week. They are pretty proud!
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