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10 Ways to Spend Quality Time with Your Family + Honey Bunches of Oats® + A Chance to Win a Nintendo Switch Console and the New Super Mario Odyssey Video Game Prize Pack!

10 Ways to Spend Quality Time with Your Family + Honey Bunches of Oats® + A Chance to Win a Nintendo Switch Console and the New Super Mario Odyssey Video Game Prize Pack!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Post Consumer Brands. All opinions are entirely my own.

Family time is one of the most important things that we sometimes forget all about in our daily lives. It’s not all that difficult to find things to do to bring everyone together, so check out some of these cool ways to do just that.

10 Ways To Spend Quality Time With Your Family

1. Eat dinner together. Dinner time is the best time to catch up from the day, around the dinner table. Make sure dinner becomes a routine each night and then everyone will look forward to not only a good meal, but quality time together.

2. Plan a weekend trip. One of the best ways to get everyone involved in family time is to plan a fun weekend getaway. It can be something simple like a local campground or even just a day trip to an amusement park. Either way, get the kids’ input and build excitement for the trip.

3. Do household chores together. Now we all know that chores can cause a lot of grief among the kids, but go ahead and rally everyone on a Saturday and get them done together.

4. Plan a family game night. Once a week, after dinner, let one person decide what board game or video game you will play together as a family and make a night of it. This is one of the best ways to encourage interaction and open conversation, not to mention a little bit of competition!

Win a Nintendo Switch Console and the New Super Mario Odyssey Video Game Prize Pack!

We recently got our twelve year old son a Nintendo Switch and we love it! Nintendo Switch combines the power of a home console with the mobility of a handheld. So you get more time to play the games you love, however you like.

The system comes packaged with the main unit, left and right Joy-Con with a Joy-Con wrist strap for each. Therefore, it’s a multi-player experience right out of the box for your kids and the whole family!

At the end of the article, I’ll let you in on some exciting news on how you and your family can win a Nintendo Switch Console + New Super Mario Odyssey Video Game Prize Pack!

5. Volunteer together. There is no better way to spend time together than giving back to a great cause. Find something that your kids are passionate about, and sign up for a few hours of volunteering together as a family.

6. Try a new recipe. A super fun way to get everyone together is to feed them with a new treat. Baking is a simple way to bring the family together and get the kids involved as well.

Pumpkin-Almond Chocolate Chip Granola Bars made with Honey Bunches of Oats® with Almonds

We made these delicious Pumpkin-Almond Chocolate Chip Granola Bars with Honey Bunches of Oats® with Almonds.

My whole family loves Honey Bunches of Oats® with Almonds cereal for breakfast!

My whole family loves this cereal for breakfast! It’s the perfect combination of crispy and sweet flakes, plus crunchy clusters, plus a touch of honey. The mix of flavors in this cereal is simply delicious!

If you want the full recipe for our Pumpkin-Almond Chocolate Chip Granola Bars, go here.

7. Get active. Make exercise fun by setting up an obstacle course in the backyard on a sunny afternoon. Or get everyone on their bikes for a nice, long ride. Another great idea is to check out the local recreation center for a low cost place for tons of things to do year round.

8. Go for a hike or walk. Get outside and enjoy the great outdoors together as a family. Head to your local park, or if you are lucky enough to live near a National Park with trails then that is the perfect way to spend the day. Pack a picnic and explore together.

9. Plan a movie night. This is sure to please everyone because who doesn’t love to cuddle up with a good movie and all your favorite snacks. Pick a night where each family member gets to choose the movie and get the popcorn ready!

10. Try a new hobby together. There are so many hobbies and things to do that if you can find something that everyone enjoys together this can be a super way to create bonding time. Try planting a garden or taking up a new sport such as tennis as a family. Getting everyone on board is the key so toss around some ideas to see what interests the family.

It’s important in our busy lives to spend quality time together, but it can be difficult these days with our busy schedules. But it isn’t difficult to plan and take the time to bond as a family. Get the conversation going with your family and try a few of these activities so you can make some great memories for years to come.

*Win 1 of 500 Nintendo Switch Console + New Super Mario Odyssey Video Game Prize Pack!

Win 1 of 500 Nintendo Switch Console + New Super Mario Odyssey Video Game Prize Pack!

For a limited time, Post Consumer Brands (makers of famous brand cereals such as Honey Bunches of Oats, Malt-O-Meal®, Golden Crisp®, Honeycomb®, Alpha-Bits® and Grape Nuts®) is giving you a chance to win one of 500 Nintendo Switch Console + New Super Mario Odyssey Video Game Prize Pack!

We love the Super Mario Kart game for our Nintendo Switch. But we are excited about the release of Super Mario Odyssey on October 27!

With Super Mario Odyssey on Nintendo Switch, you’ll embark on a captivating, globe-trotting adventure with Mario as he uses his incredible new abilities to collect Moons so you can power up your airship, the Odyssey, and rescue Princess Peach from Bowser’s wedding plans!

Win 1 of 500 Nintendo Switch Console + New Super Mario Odyssey Video Game Prize Pack!

This sandbox-style 3D Mario adventure is packed with secrets and surprises, and with Mario’s new moves like cap throw, cap jump, and capture, you’ll have fun and exciting gameplay experiences unlike anything you’ve enjoyed in a Mario game before.

So how do you get a chance to win one of 500 Nintendo Switch Console + New Super Mario Odyssey Video Game Prize Pack?

1. Simply look inside specially-marked, limited edition packages of Honey Bunches of Oats, Honeycomb, Golden Crisp, Alpha-Bits, Grape Nuts, and Malt-O-Meal cereals featuring images of the new Nintendo Switch system and Super Mario Odyssey game to find your code.

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This promotion started on 9/1/2017 and ends 3/31/2018. Open only to legal residents of the 50 US/DC, 18 years of age or older.

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Jocelyn Brown

A former school teacher, Jocelyn Brown created Hip Mama’s Place in 2007. Her motto for this blog is: get inspired, create and share! Jocelyn loves sharing about food and recipes, crafts, DIY projects and her random travels with her family. She also loves all things social media, but her latest obsession is Instagram.

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  1. Adaleta
    10/21/2017 / 3:56 am

    Family game night is the best!! Ahh yes it makes the best memories!

  2. 10/20/2017 / 1:30 pm

    Those are great ideas! We love our family movie nights and we always make it a point to have dinner together.

  3. 10/19/2017 / 2:02 pm

    I love all of these ideas and I really like the idea of going for a hike. We are about to have weather so cold we will be stuck inside so we need to get out while we still can!

  4. Victoria Heckstall
    10/19/2017 / 1:40 pm

    I love spending with my kids. This is all such a great ideas on how to spend time with our kids.

  5. Heather
    10/19/2017 / 10:58 am

    A family favorite! We all love them, and often have it for dinner. Cereal is perfect for the nights when you just need a little something. Plus, the honey holds off my sweet tooth.

  6. Crystal
    10/19/2017 / 10:58 am

    I have a feeling it’s supposed to be for kids but my husband totally wants a Nintendo Switch. Winning one would be so awesome.

  7. 10/19/2017 / 10:53 am

    Those are lovely suggestions, there’s nothing like spending more time with the family, especially when doing things that are fun and exciting. It doesn’t just build memories but it strengthens your bond as well.

  8. 10/19/2017 / 9:11 am

    My brother is autistic and almost 30 still love Nitendo gaming systems the same like he did when we were younger. I know for sure my brother would love the Nitendo switch and play Mario on this new platform.

  9. 10/19/2017 / 8:23 am

    These are all lovely suggestions on how to spend more time with the kids! We all love movie nights and hiking together. I think cooking together is one thing that we should do more.

  10. 10/19/2017 / 4:19 am

    I could use a Nintendo Switch to help make my long boring commute into the city feel a little bit shorter! We always ate dinner as a family when I was younger. I’m single now with no kids, so dinner is not so structured for me, usually it’s at my desk during the week and in front of my TV during weekends! 🙂

  11. 10/19/2017 / 4:16 am

    Honey Bunches of Oats is actually my absolute favorite cereal! My son is pretty partial to it as well! I just bought more tonight actually!

  12. 10/19/2017 / 1:09 am

    I love doing things as a family and family game night is one of my favorites, as it Post Honey Bunches of Oats. This looks like a great contest to enter as my girls would be thrilled to win a Nintendo Switch!

  13. 10/19/2017 / 12:23 am

    Great ideas and we do some of them but not regularly enough. I am waiting impatiently to when I get a Switch. My son will love it.

  14. 10/18/2017 / 11:11 pm

    These are all excellent ways to spend time together as a family and I am proud that we already incorporate many of them. My kids also bond over video games and would go crazy for a Nintendo Switch!

  15. 10/18/2017 / 8:36 pm

    I like these ideas. I definitely need to get my family together for a game night soon. Going out to a park together would be fun too.

  16. Dogvills
    10/18/2017 / 7:45 pm

    I think the best way to spend quality time with the family is to have dinner every night. That would be the best way. Conversations done while enjoying a meal together is so nice!

  17. Annemarie LeBlanc
    10/18/2017 / 6:38 pm

    These are all wonderful ways to spend time with the family. With grown children, we enjoy our weekend movie nights with lots of food to go with it. I will share the giveaway with my sister too. She is always looking for activities they can do together as a family, plus a chance to win a Nintendo Switch Console.

  18. 10/18/2017 / 5:02 pm

    These are such great tips! Sometimes with our fast paced lives, it feels like we don’t even see our families. We definitely need to do a game night. We will have to try this recipe too! My son loves to cook with me. He would also love that Nintendo giveaway! That is awesome!

  19. 10/18/2017 / 4:19 pm

    These are all super easy ways to spend quality time with your family. I love that Nintendo came out with a new system, great deal to try to win one!

  20. 10/18/2017 / 1:02 pm

    The Nintendo Switch has been a major source of quality time for my family lately. We’re all gamers, so we love to sit down as a family and enjoy it together.

  21. robin rue
    10/18/2017 / 12:54 pm

    We go for a lot of hikes, especially now that it’s fall and the weather is a bit cooler. Great ideas for ways to spend time with the fam!

  22. 10/18/2017 / 12:51 pm

    These are all great idea! Family time is something you have to make happen, especially with the hecticness of modern family life.

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