When it comes to my kids, that also means that food must be packed. Because as much as my girls love climbing on the playground equipment or digging in the sandbox with their friends, inevitably their laughter turns into calls of I'm hungryyyyyy all too quickly.
Although we can always throw a sandwich into a container and stick it in a bag, there's something about having a designated lunch bag that seems to make the food a little more appealing (not to mention safer). And when it's reusable and absolutely adorable? Well then that must mean it is part of the green sprouts Garden Collection from i play., Inc.
Perfect for summer outings as well as for back to school, the Garden Collection is made up of attractive, convenient, reusable products that children as well as parents are sure to love. After all, how can kids pass up the colorful, cute Bugs or Veggies designs, while Mom and Dad can be thrilled that they are waterproof, easy to clean, and PVC free?
When the Reusable Garden Lunch Bag, Reusable Garden Snack Bag 2pk and Garden Lunch Chillers 3pk arrived, I knew that these would indeed be a big hit.
Whether we're headed outdoors in the warm weather or lunch isn't for a few hours, I am always looking for ways to keep our packed food cold. While a bulky ice pack takes up a great deal of space, the Garden Lunch Chillers (retail price $6.00) are a trio of approximately 6.5" x 3.5" refreezable ice pouches that can store just about anywhere.
Along with the cute Bug or Veggie design, I love that small size of these pouches ensure that each one can easily be tucked into even the smallest spaces in your lunchbox, bag or container. After use for the day, simply hand wash them and return them to the freezer and they'll be ready again the following day!
As for the food itself, I often try to pack my daughters' food in reusable storage containers but sometimes the bulky rectangle shape and size takes up much more room than I would like when we're on-the-go. Therefore, instead of adding more waste to the landfills with disposable sandwich and snack baggies, the Reusable Garden Snack Bags 2pk (retail price $9.00) is a perfect solution!
Available with a choice of pink, blue or green accents surrounding the combination of both the Bugs and Veggies designs on the flexible, PVC free plastic, these bags are lightweight, durable and extremely cute.
I appreciate that i play. made these bags transparent so that it's easy to see what is inside, while the durable Velcro closure means that foods will stay secured, but that young children will still have no problem pulling it open to retrieve them.
Of course you have to have a way to carry your Garden Lunch Chillers and Reusable Garden Snack Bags, which is where the Reusable Garden Lunch Bag (retail price $9.00) is the perfect choice. Also available with a choice of pink, blue or green accents, this soft, transparent, PVC free bag is the finishing touch to the green sprouts line.
As with the Snack Bags, i play. added a strong Velcro closure that is securely attached to keep the Lunch Bag closed (yet isn't too difficult to open).
Although my initial thought was that this bag appeared small, I soon realized just how much could fit right inside. The carrying handle is just the right size for little hands and my girls couldn't be happier to put the whole collection together and grab their lunch for camp or a picnic.
We have used our green sprouts Garden Collection for multiple packed lunches and have been impressed each and every time. The girls adore the cute critters and vegetables printed on them and I'm thrilled that each piece is safe as well as so easy to pack, use, clean and reuse.
It seems that no matter how many times we've grabbed, pulled, opened or closed these items, they still appear like new. I have no doubt that after our summer adventures are over, Little Sister B will be more than excited to take her lunch to preschool decked out in the stylishness of i play., Inc!
Available online or in retail stores across the country and worldwide, you can easily find these amazing products throughout the internet or check them out in person at your favorite nearby store.
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A big thank you to i play., Inc. for providing these three items for me to review as well as the item of choice for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.