Time For A Picnic With The Kids

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Category: Family Holidays and Weekends

I wanted to take the Kids to the park, It’s a great way to get some fresh air, exercise, and have a cool afternoon. Picnics can be done virtually anywhere and there are so many fun things to do in parks. For younger kids, it is a fun day out to do something different. You can either have an indoor sit-down picnic in the park, or picnics at a park near you. Good for quick jogs or walking, and great for camping too.

Decide where you want to go and what to bring. If you are using picnic mats this is very easy to organize. Just take one or two bags containing everything the kids need, such as insect repellent, sunscreen, cell phones, a camera, a picnic blanket, hand towels, eating utensils, a change of clothes, and a bottle of water. Picnic mats come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Use these or pick up boxes to hold plates, cups, napkins, etc.

It is a good idea to buy a couple of folding chairs if you don’t already have them. These can then be stashed at the side or under a table for those extra long picnic days. It can also help to place cut grass on the ground for added green space. Picnic tables are essential for seating

When you are ready to start the picnic get out your tools and start cleaning up. Clear away anything that you don’t need, including the kids’ stuff. Make sure you wash your hands before and after you use the restroom, as food and drinks carry bacteria. Wash your hands well, making sure to wash your hands well between each meal. Keep a clean towel handy to dry your hands, or even better use an ice bag.

Serve plenty of snacks, and maybe some fruit. You can also serve crackers and bread if you want. Fruit and veggie trays add to the snack options. Remember, picnics don’t have to involve complicated menu planning. If you know someone in the restaurant industry, they can probably recommend a few great places for picnics.