Have a picnic

QUOTE:  if you have a place where you can go and have a picnic with your family, it doesn't matter if it's a recession or not, you can include that in your quality of life.  Jim Fowler

THEORY: An easy way to get everyone together enjoying time in the great outdoors. Don't forget it can be as simple as sandwiches in your own garden. You can learn a lot on a picnic and it is a great family time together.

Collect some food and an old blanket, your family and friends and head for the garden, a local park or a bit further a field to a National Park or beach to enjoy some time together. Don't forget to take a ball.

Blanket, ball, and maybe some food and drinks.

  • Make a full-on group cooking morning preparation of yummy food. (See book below to learn a new recipe or two)
  • Bar b que - definately male bonding time.
  • For preschoolers you could read "The Teddy Bear's Picnic" and take along some of their favourite bears or other stuffed animals to join in the picnic. Of course the Teddy Bears would have to have their own plastic cups or teaset.

Mother Bear's Picnic by Else Holmelund Minarik.
Little Bear wants to give Mother Bear the best Mother's Day present ever - a surprise picnic. But how can he surprise Mother Bear when she won't leave the kitchen?

Featured at Field Trip blog hop

Have you been on any great picnics lately?


  1. Great tips on enjoying an outdoor picnic. Thanks for sharing on the field trip hop

    1. Thanks for the opportunity and for hosting. I love to share ideas about getting out into the big outdoors, especially simple ones like these that every family can do and enjoy

  2. Oooh, glad you stopped by via the field trip hop - and glad you suggested this! We have "mini picnics" - things like sitting on a chair on our deck to eat - all the time, and my daughter LOVES it! But we need to do a bigger one soon!

  3. Thank you for stopping by my blog. I appreciate it! I'll have to check out the Mother Bear's Picnic book - I haven't heard of it before and it seems like a great book to read while on a picnic with Alyssa. It has been a while since our last picnic.

  4. love picnics in our local park and all the birds come about

  5. What a great blog! You have an amazing idea to put this great blog together!

    I love your photos and ideas! We have so much in common! Thanks for sharing!



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