Cobie Smulders has a big paycheck for one lucky — and innovative! — family.
The How I Met Your Mother actress is partnering up with Frito-Lay for Dreamvention — a contest aiming to encourage families to spend time together and be creative when it comes to solving everyday problems. Smulders tells PEOPLE that science is an important part of her life and she’s excited to create these opportunities for other families.
“We’re asking families to submit an invention that helps day-to-day life become more easy,” Smulders explains. “It’s kind of a great way for families to come together and work on a project together and have some bonding time, and also for kids to get fired up and excited about inventing.”
The actress is especially excited about the venture because she likes fostering a creative problem solving environment in her home life with husband Taran Killam and their two daughters.
“I get really excited when you can bridge technology with day-to-day uses. I like using technology to make my life easier and at home with my kids, I’m constantly getting them to create and try to figure out how things work,” she said.
Families can visit MyDreamvention.com starting now to submit their invention idea that solves an everyday problem for a chance to win $250,000 until February.