Growing Stronger: Disney D-Lightful Challenge Week 11

by Janice

I’ve noticed a funny thing about kids (and I don’t think my kids are unique in this) – the older Jackson and Olivia get, the more active they become. And the more active they become, the more they inevitably get hurt.

Of course, keeping my kids active is a huge priority. I want them to have plenty of exercise and be able to enjoy being kids. Bumps and bruises here and there are part of the game.

Typically, their bumps and bruises are made better with a kiss and hug from me, but every once in a while a boo boo requires a little extra love and attention.

Disney to the rescue!

This week’s Disney’s D-Lightful video challenge is here to help you banish the boo-boo blues.

Try these tips to help keep your kids smiling when a bump or bruise occurs:

  • If your child gets hurt, be sure to explain how you’re helping each step of the way – knowing what is going on can bring him or her comfort.
  • Ask your kids what their favorite Disney character would do favorite Disney characters when they aren’t feeling well. It might even bring out a giggle!

What are some ways you inspire your growing kids to stay physically active, especially when the TV and video games beckon?


Enter to Win!

Enter now for a chance to win this week’s featured “Growing Stronger” products. To enter this giveaway, simply leave a comment on this post with a tip to keep your kids physically active. The prize pack includes:

  • Band-Aid Brand Adhesive Bandages
  • Kobayashi Fever Relief Ice Patches
  • Kobayashi Be Kool Soft Gel Sheets
  • Boo Boo Buddy Reusable Cold Packs
  • Yoplait Go-Gurt
  • Yoplait Kids


This giveaway will end on December 6, 2011 at midnight ET and a winner will be chosen at random and announced on Sunday in the weekly Around The Blogosphere. Please see our site’s terms and conditions for more information.

D’Lightful Living Grand Prize Sweetpstakes

Getting kids to become animated about healthy lifestyle habits is not always easy. To thank families for striving to embrace healthy habits and following the 12-week D-Lightful Living program, Disney Consumer Products (DCP) invites fans to enter to win the ultimate grand prize – a trip for four to a special Disney Magic of Healthy Living experience at a Disney resort in 2012. Fans can enter now through Dec. 11 by visiting the D-Lightful Living portal on DCP’s official Facebook page, Disney Living.


Please note that we are compensated Disney Brand Ambassadors, but as I said, our love of Disney and all of our opinions are completely our own!

Written by Janice Croze, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom.

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1 Kristie November 22, 2011 at 4:11 pm

Keeping the TV off helps quite a bit at keeping the kids active and I like to encourage them when they find a physical activity they like to do and we’ll do that as a family.


2 Ivy November 22, 2011 at 4:32 pm

In this regard, thankfully, I have a daughter who is more active than I and always asking to do more and more active things (even if we’ve already spent an hour at the park that day). All my friends who have kids/work with kids tell me that she has so much more energy than most every other kid. My challenge is to find safer ways for her to expend that energy… like helping make meals and having her run back and forth to the pantry/fridge to get ingredients.


3 Jen November 22, 2011 at 4:52 pm

We’re really bad at staying active. Right now we’re playing the wii fit, but that’s about it. :(


4 Stacie November 22, 2011 at 8:16 pm

Lots of kick ball, baseball and wii!


5 June November 22, 2011 at 9:29 pm

We go on allot of walks together all year around.


6 Lesli November 22, 2011 at 11:24 pm

Our son loves playing and chasing after the dog.


7 Kathy Stevenson November 23, 2011 at 8:23 am

I encourage my kids to play outside so they can be physically active.


8 Angela E. November 23, 2011 at 9:24 am

I go on as many bike rides as I can fit into my busy & hectic lifestyle, but I do it.


9 Amanda Ro. November 23, 2011 at 12:36 pm

I limit the time on electrical devices, and encourage and plan outside activities to do during the day.


10 Idaho Jill November 23, 2011 at 6:16 pm

My 4 year old is in preschool & has plenty of outside time, but we also take walks and go on bike rides – she is very active!


11 Wehaf November 24, 2011 at 12:03 am

My tip is to be active yourself – practice what you preach!


12 LaVonne November 24, 2011 at 11:59 am

Some days I just race her around the house. She loves races. She also loves to ride her scooter.


13 Leanne M November 24, 2011 at 1:39 pm

During the summer our back door is always open so the kids can go out and play in the back yard all day


14 Vickie Couturier November 24, 2011 at 4:55 pm

we take walks on nice days to the park,they love to go so we walk there


15 Terra Heck November 24, 2011 at 10:49 pm

I help keep my kids active by being active with them. I’ll go for walks with them or play too, to show that it’s a good thing to be up and moving. Thanks.


16 Natalia November 25, 2011 at 5:37 pm

We have special place about half a mile from our house and it is our tradition to visit it every day, rain or shine. Pretty good exercise for me and kids.


17 John D. November 25, 2011 at 5:39 pm

Trampolin is really our saver! Kids could stay there 2 or more hours!


18 tennille November 26, 2011 at 2:27 pm

leading by example if we get up and run around and ride bikes etc it makes it so much more fun for the whole family


19 Drina M. November 26, 2011 at 3:59 pm

I keep my little one active by spending time outdoors as much as possible and being active myself!


20 Staci A November 26, 2011 at 8:42 pm

We encourage our son to do team sports because he always has so much fun running around with his friends (especially at soccer.) We also make walks fun by playing games while we walk.


21 Naomi November 26, 2011 at 10:11 pm

Turning off the TV helps a lot.


22 Laura Royal November 27, 2011 at 6:36 am

we love bike riding and going for walks. Going some where new and fun always keeps things exciting


23 dollimama November 27, 2011 at 8:55 am

Have dance parties in the living room!


24 Kelly D November 27, 2011 at 3:35 pm

My tip is to take them on nature walks, they love it.


25 NAN November 27, 2011 at 11:18 pm

i buy alot of outside use only toys…so if he wants to use them he has to get out and play
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26 beth November 28, 2011 at 2:41 am

We just got a puppy and he really encourages them to get outside and play with him!


27 Melanie H November 28, 2011 at 11:08 am

I would say, be willing to switch it up. We go on nature hikes, I Spy walks, just go play with a ball – anything to stay outside, get fresh air and keep moving. :)


28 samantha w November 28, 2011 at 3:04 pm

we turn the tv off and turn music on and dance around for quite a while


29 Missy November 28, 2011 at 4:20 pm

Spending family time outside.


30 Erin November 29, 2011 at 8:42 am

The easiest way is to make it fun: a trip to the park, a ‘scavenger hunt’ nature walk — make a game out of it, and they’re more likely to get going!


31 Lonna November 29, 2011 at 1:23 pm

Limit the amount of tv and video games. They prefer to be outside no matter the weather or season.


32 Rebecca November 29, 2011 at 3:17 pm

Our kids stay active by playing outside in the warmer months (kicking around the soccer ball, riding the Big Wheel)…and in winter when it’s not too chilly they enjoy making snowmen, sledding, and having snowball fights.


33 Chuck November 29, 2011 at 7:56 pm

We like to take time to read with the children, helps to relax them some what.


34 maria November 29, 2011 at 8:14 pm

We go for bike rides or do other family activities


35 kathy November 30, 2011 at 11:12 am

Now that my daughter is 3, she will be out way more than last year. She will have lots of outdoor toys. And of she doesnt want to go outside to play, I will reassure her the tv will not be in comission. There should be no problem since “santa” is bringing her, her first baseball accessories for Christmas.


36 Dena December 1, 2011 at 12:28 am

Our kids stay active by playing outside every day and also by limiting tv and electronics.


37 Brooklyn D December 4, 2011 at 11:36 pm

My kids are very active…I always make them play outside doing fun activities before letting them playing any sort of video games!

Thanks so much for the chance


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