If your kids are itching to get together to play with friends they can always connect with friends online. Little Tikes is taking this idea one step further. The popular children’s brand is adding a virtual twist to their annual day of play with the World’s Biggest Playdate Stay At Home Edition.

World's Biggest Playdate

On Sat., May 16, Little Tikes will be hosting a global virtual event where parents and kids will take time to play together at home. By participating in the event and sharing it on social media, Little Tikes will show the world just how valuable playtime is while families spend the day playing together in the safety of their own homes. 

“For over 50 years Little Tikes has created memories and iconic toys for children worldwide,” said Isaac Larian, CEO and Founder of MGA Entertainment Inc. (MGAE). “Let’s bring laughter, fun and smiles to parents and children and show the strength of humanKIND and what we can accomplish TOGETHER!”

Emma Bing, the Lifestyle Editor from What to Expect When You’re Expecting will host a live stream celebration of the Little Tikes World’s Biggest Playdate on the What to Expect Instagram channel May 16 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. PT. 

Activities will include fun games, product features and a chance to win four Little Tikes classic toys during a giveaway. 

World's Biggest Playdate

All families are invited to participate and share their play date on social media. Families should tage Little Tikes on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and use #LittleTikes and #WorldsBiggestPlaydate for a chance to be featured. 

The Little Tikes website features everything you need to have a great play date including: 

Party Supplies – The Little Tikes website has numerous assets that can be printed, colored and then hung to add some party fun to the event.

A Sweepstakes – Five lucky winners will receive a grand prize pack of over $1,000 in Little Tikes toys.

Digital Backdrops – Find Little Tikes Cozy Coupe digital backdrops for any play dates available on Zoom or GoToMeeting.

Social Media Filters – Capture the moment of the World’s Biggest Playdate by sharing your fun on social media using the new Little Tikes Cozy Coupe filter.  Available on Snapchat, Instagram and Facebook, there are two different scenes to choose from.

Instagram GIFs – The Cozy Coupe is the newest GIF to join the Instagram stories offering.  Search for Little Tikes and you will find the red and yellow coupe and more.

—Jennifer Swartvagher

All photos courtesy of Little Tikes

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