July 7, 2020

Life looks a little different for families lately. Many are confined to their homes and neighborhoods to abide by social distancing rules. However, just because you cannot eat out at a restaurant doesn’t mean you and your family can’t partake in some picnic fun. Head to your backyard, local park, or outdoor campsite for a memorable meal. Here are three simple steps to plan a fun, healthy picnic.

Grub

Pack a homemade meal, like sandwiches or taco bar essentials, or consider picking up some pizza mckinney tx to enjoy with family on a picnic blanket. Don’t forget to pack drinks, utensils, and paper goods to enjoy your meal. Prepare or purchase some fresh fruit to provide a healthy side on your family outing. Lastly, whip up a fun dessert to end your picnic with sweetness. Treat ideas include easy cookie recipes that you can bake with children, frozen juice popsicles, or candies.

Games

After eating let your family’s imagination run wild with some classic games! Pack a deck of cards, cornhole, horseshoe, or a ring toss kit for competitive fun. If you have a larger group, consider splitting into teams and introduce a winning prize to heat up the competition. Or incorporate some easy, no-material games to keep everyone engaged and entertained in picnic fields or turf.

Go Time

Time to picnic! You can visit a local park and spread out a picnic blanket to enjoy your afternoon. No picnic blanket? Use a few beach towels as substitutes. Consider inviting neighbors or other families with children to make the picnic more enjoyable! Ensure everyone maintains appropriate distance. If sharing meals, make sure all food is single-served or individually wrapped, and avoid community utensils that could become contaminated.

Have fun in the sun and enjoy your family time. Ready, set, picnic!

Jason Isaiah

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