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Planning A Picnic?

Sara Miriam Gross

Summer is here, and with it the urge to get out of the house. Having a picnic is definitely part of the summer fun menu. A peanut butter and jelly sandwich at your kitchen table can’t compare to one eaten outdoors at a picnic table. I’ve seen recipes for picnic foods that involve baking or cooking and if you like doing that, fine. But remember that it’s okay to simply bring a variety of cold sandwiches, because the picnic atmosphere itself adds all the pizzazz that you need.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

So now you know what you’re going to eat on your picnic. But what else are you going to do? You may not want to eat as soon as you arrive at your picnic site. (After all that noshing on the way there, who’s hungry anyway?!)

Here are some ideas for activities and games:

*Frisbee

*flying a kite (If you have enough wind that day, adding a tail to your kite can add extra fun. Once we took a thin, light, multicolored plastic strip and used thin string to tie small bags of nosh along it. Then we tied the end of the strip to the end of our kite. You can be sure that all the kids in the park had fun running and jumping to catch the tail, and catch a nosh in the process.)

*catch

*ball

*tag

*softball (softball, mitts, bat)

*sack races (Jump into an old pillow case or large potato sack and hop (and plop!) toward the finish line)

 

 

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