Our two younger boys, ages 9 and 11, are really into the Skylanders game so I can tell you that the first time they saw the Skylanders Battlecast collectible character cards in our new cereal boxes from General Mills, they were a bit more than excited! They already love the game and now, I have something to inspire them to wake up early: Game morning! Yep, the General Mills Cereal and the exclusive Skylanders Battlecast collectible character cards are our new nerdy family morning event.
Making Your Kid’s Morning
With back to school, it is back to morning routines. So when you’re planning breakfast, I recommend getting each child their own box of cereal so they can collect from their own box and there isn’t a fight over whose turn it is to ‘get’ the card. Of course, you can also choose to make it a family game and have them displayed for the family to collect and take turns creating the “reveal.” Chances are your child is watching the “reveal” videos on Youtube and fully enjoys the blind bag reveal. By making the game fun, you can include everyone in the quest to collect all 10 cards! We’ve done this with our boys and they love it!
10 is the Number: General Mills Cereal and Skylanders Battlecast
Specially marked General Mills cereals: Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cookie Crisp, Golden Grahams, Honey Nut Cheerios and Reese’s Puffs will have a surprise inside: THREE free Skylanders Battlecast cards, with one exclusive character card. Fans can grab four of these exclusive cards and collect to try to get a full set of all 10 cards – available in the shelves of major retailers nationwide now through September 2016!
Launched in May 2016, Skylanders Battlecast is the latest mobile game in the Skylanders franchise. The exclusive cards cannot be found anywhere else and for a limited time only, which feature characters Sonic Boom, Trigger Happy, Prism Break and Hot Head.
How it works
So I’m figuring it out, but there are both virtual and physical cards, so I’m finding that this is a definite conversation starter. And, since sluggish mornings without a good breakfast means they aren’t getting the most out of school, I’m determined to utilize their interests to spark engagement in the morning as well as making breakfast fun!
You can choose to download an app to scan the physical cards so you can keep them in your virtual deck. These can then be used in online epic battles. Bonus: Now, I’m getting to know a few more characters in the video game they already loved!
This video from a fellow mom will tell you more in detail of how to play the Skylanders Battlecast Cards game (and if you’re not into video games or not a tech-savvy parent, don’t worry)! It’s easy to learn this game with your kid/s!
What do you do try to make breakfast more engaging?
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