During soccer season, we eat, breathe and sleep soccer. We play games a couple times a week with the team and then we spend time as a family practicing outside of practice. I never thought I would be a soccer mom, the parent cheering for my child on the sideline, but it has come pretty naturally. Soccer teaches kids to strive for personal excellence and excellence as a team, it is one of the best things we have ever done for our child.
In our league, the parents split up the schedule, each taking a day to bring treats for the team after the game. When it is my turn, I love to bring fresh fruit and POWERADE®, the kids need good calories to replace the ones they just burned. When I first started bringing fruit, my daughter complained that my treats were boring compared to the ones the other kids brought, so I started making these fun butterflies and now she thinks the fresh fruit is better than the sugary snacks.
You will need:
- Clothes Pins
- Snack Sized Plastic Bags
- Scrapbook Paper
- Pipe Cleaners
- Grapes (There is a $1 off fresh produce coupon on select POWERADE® Team Packs)
- POWERADE® Team Packs
I love that I am able to make eating fresh fruit fun with these butterflies and there is always a collective cheer when I show up with a case of POWERADE® at a soccer game. The kids love it and I love that the ION4® Advanced Electrolyte System helps replenish four electrolytes lost in sweat: sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium.
POWERADE® makes team packs, 12 ounce bottles that are perfect for your kid's team and right now there is a coupon on select packages that will give you $1 off fresh produce when you buy two Team Packs, so you can make the perfect sideline snack.