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12 Picnic Activities and Recipes

Spend family time outside this summer!

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Looking for some easy family fun this summmer? Grab a blanket and a basket, and check out these kid-friendly recipes and outdoor games to have a picnic that everyone will enjoy!
1. Going on a Picnic Musical Movement

Enhance your kids' gross motor skills with this fun activity that is sure to get the whole family moving and grooving!

2. Funny Face Sandwiches

These oh-so-pretty treats put everyone in the mood for a picnic!

 

3. Paper Bag Picnic Baskets

Prepare for your picnic together by measuring, cutting and constructing this paper basket.  Add your favorite snacks and you’re all set!

4. Pajama Breakfast Picnic

This spontaneous family breakfast is a fun, exciting way to enjoy the fresh air before it gets too hot outside!

 

5. Mason Jar Pasta Salad

This tasty pasta salad to-go is perfect for packing in your picnic basket. The bright veggies and bowtie pasta make this a fun recipe to make with kids!

 

6. Snack-Size Picnic Basket

Bring out the craft supplies! This basket craft sparks imagination and helps develop problem solving and motor skills. Best of all, this activity makes for the perfect snack on-the-go snack holder!

 

7. Paper Utensil Holders

Get picnic-prepared with this simple paper craft! This activity is fun for all ages and provides great scissor and measurement practice.

 

8. Frisbee Tic Tac Toe

This game is quick and easy to assemble and pack! The oversized tic tac toe board gets the family moving and thinking!

 

9. Lunch Kebabs

Simple and fun way to mix up things up for lunch! Add your favorite ingredients and bring along dressing, hummus or yogurt for dipping

 

11. Balloon Golf

Great way to get active with the family and practice hand-eye coordination skills.

12. Sandwich Sushi

Put a fun spin on your picnic! This recipe is great for on-the-go nutritious snacking.