Banana Boat Giveaway {101 Days of Summer Play}

What are your plans this summer? Are you going boating, hiking or swimming? Do you have other favorite outdoor activities? Banana Boat® Sunscreen Natural Reflect Lotion is sponsoring 101 Days of Summer Play campaign and they want you to take the fun outside! Not only do they want you to take it outside but they have provided activities on their Facebook page. Stop over and get some fresh new ideas to add fun and variety each day this summer!

We've recently spent a lot of time outdoors. From camping, swimming, and hiking we have found ourselves busy busy busy! At one of our outdoor events I passed out party bags from Banana Boat. This included candy, lotion, Frisbee, coupons and the new Natural Reflect Sunscreen Lotion.

I was reading up on sunscreen and learned that you should reapply your lotion every two hours when you are outside. Did you know that? Do you do that? The lotion provides a protective layer on the skin (in all seasons) that reflects UVA and UVB harmful rays. This along with covering up skin that doesn't need to be showing may reduce the risk of skin aging and skin cancer. Why take the chance when products are tested and readily available to use?

Banana Boat's new Natural Reflect Sunscreen lotion was tested in real life conditions with the sun, pool, water, ocean, wind, sweat, sand and even 100 degree heat! It was tested and proven effective again sunburn. I can say that this has been true with water play. My daughter has yet to get a sunburn wearing this sunscreen. Besides the outdoor fun she is also a swimmer on our outdoor swim team. She has been using the lotion and even sharing it with her friends! We also love how non-greasy the lotion feels and that it is fragrance-free!
Do you know how your kids will entertain themselves when they are outdoors and without electronics? Most kids do not know how to entertain themselves outdoors anymore. I remember when I was a kid, we were outdoors from daylight to sundown. Now days, they are lucky to be out for 2 hours a day in the summer. On our 101 Days of Summer events we brought along jump ropes, jacks, bubbles, Banana Boat frisbees and chalk. These are simple products that kids of all ages can have fun using! Look above and below!
When given simple toys kids can get creative on their own. The pictured girl with the jump rope said, "I haven't done this in a long time," while she was jump roping! The adults had a blast with the Frisbee and enjoyed playing with the younger kids. One group of kids played "Frisbee golf" and the other girls played "Pool Frisbee" which everyone enjoyed. Sometimes I think the simpler the better!  

Are you looking for easy, simple summer ideas? Visit the Banana Boat Facebook page to download your own summer activity guide, check out their daily calendar of ideas and take the pledge to encourage your kids to play outside every day this summer!

Remember the Banana Boat party bags that I passed out to my friends? You can enter to win a Banana Boat Kit right here on my blog. It is super easy to enter!

Answer this question in the comments below:

What’s your favorite summer memory?


1- Visit Banana Boat on their Facebook page and check out the 101 Days of Summer Campaign to get new ideas. You can download the activity book and take the campaign pledge. For every pledge made, they will donate one bottle of Banana Boat Sunscreen Natural Reflect Lotion to the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp which is a summer camp for children coping with cancer and serious illness. (LEAVE a comment below on what you did at their page for your bonus entry)

Giveaway ends Saturday June 23rd so enter today!

I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Banana Boat® Sun Care and received a party kit to facilitate my review, party kits to give to my guests, and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.


  1. my favorite summer memories are always beach time with my family :)

  2. I enjoyed checking out their event for the coolzone sunscreen pit stop in daytona

  3. My favorite summer memory was my grandma slicing a fresh watermelon for all us grandkids outside after playing all day in the hot sun! It was delicious!

  4. My favorite summer memory is taking our little ones to Ocean City to spend a week at the beach!

  5. I went to the Banana Boat page, and pledged to encourage my kids to spend time outside every day this summer. Which - quite frankly - they do anyways...

  6. My Favorite summer memories are of spending weeks with my cousins at my grandparents homes.

  7. I took the pledge on Banana Boat's FB page.

  8. My favourite summer memory is shelling green peas with my grandfather. He had a huge garden & he and I would race to see who could shell peas the fastest.
    bandkgram (at) hotmail (dot) ca

  9. One of my favorite summer memories is when my sister and I would spend nights at my grandparents farm. The bedroom windows were open and laying in bed hearing the neighbors sheep and cows in the fields.

  10. going to the lake with my mom and dad

  11. took the pledge and entered the photo contest

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  13. My favorite summer memory is playing with my grandson at the park.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  14. favorite summer memory is hanging by the pool with the kiddos


  15. My favorite summer memory is of taking my son to the beach for the first time when he was 3!
    reklaw422 at hotmail dot com

  16. My favorite summer memory is the time we went to Daytona Beach. I was 12. My sister was 9. My sister swam like a fish so she went out in the ocean than me. I remember, I would watch for the waves to come and I would turn my back to the wave and let it carry me to the shore. I had the most fun! Thanks for the chance to win!

  17. I forgot to leave my email address. It is : wvpamb (at) g mail dot com. Thanks for the chance to win!

  18. My favorite memory is the year we went to Daytona Beach. I was 12 and my sister was 9. We would wait for a wave them turn around and let the wave carry us to the shore. Thanks for the chance to win! My email is wvpamb (at) g mail dot com.

  19. I visited the Banana Boat page on Facebook and signed the pledge. I also took the survey about your families favorite vacation place would be. Thanks for the chance to win. I am not sure if my computer sent my comment. When I went to send ,it said server not found. Please disregard the extra entry,please. I did not mean to send a double. wvpamb (at) gmail dot com

  20. when i was in high school we went to the beach every year for a week-so much fun
    tcogbill at live dot com

  21. My favorite summertime memory is family picnics and camping

  22. Winner picked:

    April @ PolkaDots n' PinkySwears said...
    My favorite summer memory was my grandma slicing a fresh watermelon for all us grandkids outside after playing all day in the hot sun! It was delicious!
    Sat Jun 16, 04:27:00 PM 2012

    Thanks everyone for playing along. I loved reading your favorite summer memories! You all rock!



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