4 Family-Friendly Tips for Pulling off the Perfect Spring Picnic
Spring is finally here, and what better way to enjoy the warmer weather than with a family picnic? It's the perfect opportunity to spend quality time with your favorite people while soaking up the beauty of nature. Picnics are such a great way to create memories and strengthen family bonds, and with a little planning and prep, you can create the perfect spring picnic that your kids will love. Let’s dive in!
Pick the Perfect Locale
Don’t overthink the location for your picnic. Spring is the perfect time to explore new parks, gardens, and nature reserves, but your old standby will do just fine if there’s nowhere new near you. Choose a location that is easily accessible and has plenty of space for your family to spread out and relax. Some great options include local parks, beaches, and nature sanctuaries (provided they allow picnics). Make sure to check the weather forecast before you head out…it’s no fun to have your outing interrupted by a spring shower.
Plan Your Menu
The food you choose can make or break your picnic. Because children can sometimes be picky eaters, planning a menu that everyone will enjoy is important. Keep things simple by bringing easy and tasty picnic foods like sandwiches, fruits, veggies, and dips. Now is not the time to change things up—don’t bring room temp chicken strips if your child is used to eating their poultry piping hot. Keeping it simple and familiar keeps everyone happy. Don't forget to bring plenty of water and some fun snacks like popcorn or trail mix. You can also involve your children in planning by asking them to help choose their favorite foods and snacks.
Pack the Essentials
You should plan to bring all essentials with you—a large picnic blanket, a cooler for food and drinks, utensils, plates, cups, napkins, and garbage bags (in case the trash containers at the picnic location are full). And don’t forget to bring some outdoor essentials like frisbees, soccer balls, or kites to keep your children entertained. We happen to think our very own Craftikit makes for an excellent post-picnic activity as everything your child needs to get creative is packed right into the kit!
The most important part of a family picnic is having fun! Take the time to enjoy the
beauty of your surroundings and the company of your loved ones. Play some games, take a walk, or simply relax and soak up the sun. Encourage your children to explore the area and make discoveries. And, if things go awry, remember that those moments often make for some of the best memories! There really is no better time than spring to plan a picnic. With a little forethought and prep, you can create an unforgettable experience for your children. So, grab your picnic
basket and head out to enjoy the beautiful spring weather with your family.