Plan A Family Picnic

'The Picnic' by Thomas Cole
Now that the nice weather is here, plan a picnic for the family!

You will need a small budget for this activity, paper and pencil, and answers to the following questions...

Where will you have it?

A park, beach, playground, near the lake, in your yard or somewhere else.

What foods will you serve?


Plan what foods you'll take with you, this way you can shop and prepare some of your family's favorite dishes before you go.


Here are some menu suggestions:

Cheese and crackers with cut up fruit and veggies.

Hummus, pita chips, and carrot chips.

Sandwiches, fruit and veggies, and chips. Consider stopping at the store on the way and get freshly made sandwiches to enjoy.

Cold chicken with fresh salads: Coleslaw, potato, macaroni, garden, etc..

Salsa, bean dip, and chips with guacamole.

Hot dogs with the works, chips or another quick snack. A lot of parks have grills you can use.

Don't forget to bring something to drink too!

Water, juice boxes, soda, iced tea, lemonade, etc..

What will you do while you're there?

Read - Find a shady tree, lay down a blanket, and read a book out loud together.

Play games - Frisbee, volleyball, tag, basketball, Hot Potato (don't forget the radio!), etc..

Other things to do - Plan a treasure hunt, blow bubbles, make up a game of Outdoor Charades, build a sand castle, etc..

I hope you and your family have a wonderful time!

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