Level up your weekend bonding activities with Vitamilk’s Grow Strong Challenges
Looking for new ways to entertain and teach our kids indoors? Check out these 4 weekend Grow Strong activities that will get everyone excited!
For the past six months, we have been cooped up at home in the search for different hobbies and activities to try out with our families. As moms, you’ve probably tried to get your kids join in as you grow an herb garden, prepare meals for the family, and redecorate the house for the nth time!
Distance learning has started, and school has resumed across different parts of the Philippines, leaving you with only the weekends to spend time with your kids. Why not use this free time and turn it into a playful learning activity?
If you’re out of bonding ideas to do with your kids, fret not as Vitamilk Soymilk has got you covered for the next four (4) weekends. Fasten your seatbelts and prepare to take down notes, Mommies! You’re in for quite an adventure as Vitamilk Soymilk launches their Grow Strong Weekend Challenges.
For the next 4 weeks, your kids’ endurance, brain power, and muscle strength will be tested as they go through the Grow Strong Challenges one by one. As early as now, make sure to stock up your pantry with Vitamilk Double Choco Shake. It contains Omega 3-6-9, B-Vitamins and Protein that form the Fills Good Formula to keep their bodies strong and their minds sharp!
Challenge 1: Merienda Match
The first game is somewhat similar to a memory game, but with a twist! The Merienda Match will determine how sharp your brains are in terms of memorizing patterns.
To play the game you would need the following: a deck of playing cards, your children’s favorite snack, and a pack of Vitamilk Double Choco Shake as a special reward for this challenge’s winner!
It might sound a bit tricky to play, but this game is actually pretty fun and exciting once you get the hang of it. To start, you need to place a plate of snacks in the middle of the players. Next handpick 22 pairs of playing cards and deal it facing down. To determine who goes first, let the players play rock-paper-scissors. The winner gets to pick a card from the deck first. Player 1 will need to pick two (2) cards and turn it over. If the two cards match, the effect on the card takes place and you get to keep the cards and a piece of snack. Keep going until all the cards have been turned over. The player with the most cards and snacks wins.
At the end of each round, the kids can enjoy their sweet victory with a glass of Vitamilk Double Choco.
If you don’t have playing cards at home, fret not as you can simply click through this link and print the deck of Vitamilk Merienda Match Cards: https://bit.ly/3gwlWOv
Challenge 2: CODE CRACKER
The second Grow Strong Challenge is a tough one to crack. You and your kids would need to refuel your tank with much needed Omega 3-6-9 to optimize brain development, so you wouldn’t need to break a sweat when you start the game. Prepare a glass of Vitamilk Double Choco Shake before you begin.
Vitamilk has prepared printable materials that you can easily turn into a scytale cipher. Check out this link for easy reference: https://bit.ly/3muscL4
Mommas, our role is to help the kids assemble and decode a simple scytale cipher (a code made by wrapping a band around a tube) for a fun craft project that also exercises the mind.
To play the game, you need to lay out all the four (4) cipher tube on the table. Next, the first player takes one (1) tube and try to determine the hidden word. Once the player has decoded all the hidden words, it is now time to arrange it to find the message. Last step is to follow the message and get your prize!
Kids can create their own messages and exchange with other people in the house. For an extra challenge, you can opt to use a timer and see if your kids can decode the message in 1 minute, or less!
Challenge 3: LETTER HUNTER
In our third week, we turn our homes into a place of adventure for a big and exciting scavenger hunt. This time around your kids would need strength and endurance when searching for the letters scattered at different areas of your house.
To do this, you would need to prepare cut out letters spelling the word STRONG and hide the letters all around the house - under the bed, in the mailbox, inside the fridge, or on top of the TV. The options are limitless, you just need to get creative and think outside the box. But make sure to hide the letter in places that would be easy for your kids to reach.
You can use the special clue cards that Vitamilk Soymilk has prepared. To access the files, just click this link: http://bit.ly/3bFAzOE
Once you’re done printing, we’re ready to start the game.
Instruct your child to find each letter and unscramble them to figure out the secret word, S-T-R-O-N-G. You can also help them out in solving clues and riddles! Once your kids have solved the puzzle, treat them to a glass of the SOY chocolatey Vitamilk Double Choco Shake to refill their energy
Challenge 4: LASER ESCAPE
Vitamilk reserved the best for the last - our fourth and final challenge is the most exciting yet the one that would test your mind, body, and endurance. To create a Laser Escape at home, you would only need the following: a long string and several packs of Vitamilk Double Choco Shake.
The game preparation is easy. Simply look for a narrow path where you can set up. A hallway is ideal. Next, take the string and attach one end to a wall and then take it across the hall and attach it to another end of the wall. If your walls are too far apart, you may wrap the string around furniture (doorknobs, chair legs, etc.)
Repeat these steps until you’ve constructed a maze. Once done, place Vitamilk packs inside the maze. Get the players to navigate their way through the finish line without touching the lasers (strings!) If they touch a string, that means they must start all over. Along the way, players have to retrieve all the Vitamilk packs as they make their way out. The fastest player to complete the maze wins!
These four, quick, and exciting challenges are easy to replicate at home. Ensure that your kids grow strong and healthy even in a time of a pandemic with the help of brain and physical exercises brought to you by the Vitamilk Grow Strong Weekend Challenges. Partner each activity with a glass of Vitamilk Double Choco Shake to refuel your child’s energy.
Vitamilk is the all-natural, protein-rich and best-tasting soy milk that's filled with vitamins and minerals to revitalize the whole family. When you need a good boost any time of the day, Vitamilk’s healthy, filling energy will surely go a long way. Choose from a wide variety of delicious flavors (Double Choco Shake, Original, Strawberry, Banana, Energy / Multi-grain and Choco Shake) and pack sizes (300ml disposable glass bottles, 250ml and 200ml baon packs, 1 Liter packs and 200ml returnable glass bottles). Available in supermarkets, convenience stores, and sari-sari stores near you.
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