Eating outside. It’s one of the simplest ways to sneak in outdoor time with the kiddos – whether it’s breakfast, lunch, an afternoon snack or dinner.
Picnics can be as simple or fancy as you like. On the trail, at the beach, at the park or in your own backyard, what’s important is that you enjoy the great outdoors while you’re there. Do some cloud watching, listen to the birds chatter, or just feel the grass (or sand) on your feet.
When we go on a picnic, we usually keep it pretty simple. A few of our must-haves?
I’ve had our Tuffo water-resistant blanket for years. It’s tough, easy to wash and comes with a handy carrying case.
Silverware & cloth napkins
I make a point to keep even our picnics as waste-free as possible. Yes, I bring along silverware and cloth napkins. In addition to being good for the environment, it adds a touch of fancy to our outdoor meals.
Reusable sandwich and snack bags
I hate how many plastic baggies we use. Which is why I’m excited to have discovered lunchskins reusable sandwich and snack bags. They come in kid-friendly colors and patterns, are dishwasher-safe as well as BPA-, lead- and phthalate-free.
Looking for more ways to get the kids outside and into nature before summer’s end? Check out 50 ideas for your summer outdoor bucket list.
Note: We received lunchskins reusable sandwich and snack bags to field test in exchange for providing my honest review with you. I purchased both the Camelback water bottles and Tuffo outdoor blanket for personal use – and love them both. Read my full disclosure policy for more information.