“What on earth should I do with my kids?” If you’re like most parents, you’ve probably uttered that question on more than one occasion recently. As work and school from home is mandatory for most of the country, Nature’s Bakery wants to help families make the most of their time together. That’s why they’ve launched Snack Sized Adventures to keep your kiddos busy for hours at a time.

Nature’s Bakery, best known for its whole wheat fig bars, is a family-owned bakery that’s been baking wholesome snacks since 2011. They use real ingredients like sun-ripened fruit and hearty whole grains to make delicious plant-based, gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, and Non-GMO Project Verified treats.

“What on Earth Should I Do With My Kids” is an online tool where parents can discover Snack Sized Adventures: bite-sized activities for parents to help keep their kids busy and stimulated as they navigate this “new normal.” On the website, parents will find more than 100 simple and accessible activities that are meant to get the whole family together for a feel-good dose of tech-free fun.

How Does It Work?

Each idea in the Snack Sized Adventures generator includes an indication of whether it’s an indoor or an outdoor activity, how much time it will take, activity difficulty level and the messiness factor (both measured on a scale of one to five). Every activity includes step-by-step instructions to help families know exactly what they need to do. Plus, you can filter the ideas based on how long, how active and how messy to make it easy to find adventures that suit every family situation and ages of kiddos.

Here’s just a sampling of the Snack Sized Adventures:

  • Build a recycled newspaper fort—Use old newspaper and tape to create a fort made of newspaper.
  • Activate imaginations and find sky stories—Set up a comfy blanket outside and look up at the clouds. Decide if you see animals people in the sky and make up fun stories about them.
  • Make a bouquet of paper flowers—Kids can add some color and creativity to the house and their rooms with these easy paper flower crafts.
  • Become museum curators—Kids can round up meaningful objects around the home, set up a display and then take family members around for a tour.

Share Your Family’s Activities!

The Snack Sized Adventures site lets you save activities you want to try later, and browse the top trending ideas. And what’s cool is Nature’s Bakery wants to hear from you! Families are encouraged to submit their own Snack Sized Adventures for a chance to win a month’s worth of free snacks. Share your family’s favorite activities on the submissions page or on Instagram using the hashtags #NaturesBakery and #SnackSizedAdventures for the chance to win fun prizes and snacks!

Find your next Snack Sized Adventure at WhatOnEarthShouldIDoWithMyKids.com.

—Leah R. Singer