Spring is a great time for families to get together for some outdoor fun, food and fellowship. Grab the camera and start making memories with your children.
Picnics are fun, even if you’re just in your own backyard or tailgating at a neighborhood park. Put a blanket or a flat bed sheet or a vinyl table cloth on the ground or on a table; and have one of the kids help you set out the plates and napkins where you want everyone to sit. Place all of the food in the middle so everyone can just grab what they want.
Some of your options might include: peanut butter and jelly or ham and cheese sandwiches, baby carrots, apples, your favorite chips and cookies, and bottled water.
Mosquitoes will stay away if you put some lavender on a ribbon and tie it to a pole or a branch near your picnic. Also insects of any kind do not like the smell of mint, so perhaps a few mint leaves on your blanket or tablecloth will keep your picnic bug free.
March winds are great for kite flying. Be sure to bring some extra string so you can fly it as high as you can (and when you get close to the end of the string, make sure it’s tied to your spool. I’ve lost a kite that way.)
Other family fun activities would be to make your own Frisbee golf course, using trees as targets. Or have a family soccer game, or just throw the baseball back and forth. Play monkey in the middle with a tennis ball. Kickball is fun, as well.
If you have little children, make sure there’s a playground nearby with swings and a slide. Keep a bucket of sidewalk chalk or bubbles handy in the car, as well. Kids can draw on anything, because eventually the rains will clean it off.
And keep taking those pictures and make sure you and your spouse/partner are in the photos as well. Lives change everyday – better to capture the moments when they happen.
Be sure to post your favorites for family and friends – maybe on Instagram or FB. Print photos out, too, so your kids can have some to share with their own friends. Always enjoy your family fellowship.