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The perfect picnic for the whole family
When the long-awaited warm season comes, when the sun is shining brightly, birds are singing loudly in the park and on the river, the question arises of where you can spend a fun and unforgettable time with your family and, preferably, closer to nature. An alternative to all of the above could be a picnic. For those who want to make it flawless, it will be useful to read our tips.
A picnic is such a rest, the preparation of which must be approached in advance, thinking over every little thing. In order not to forget anything, you need to make a list of everything that will be needed in nature.
Since the whole celebration will take place in the bosom of nature, do not forget to first of all take more bedspreads, plastic dishes (taking into account the number of guests), a cutting board, a knife, a bottle opener, matches and a kebab skewer. List the dishes you plan to cook, they should be simple and delicious at the same time. It is not recommended to take products that spoil quickly, for example, which contain mayonnaise. For both children and adults, a variety of cuts of vegetables and fruits will serve as excellent snacks. To avoid infectious and bacterial diseases, it is better to wash everything at home. The main dishes in nature in all centuries have been kebabs and potatoes baked in a fire. To prevent the shish kebab from spoiling, it is better to store it in the refrigerator before departure. To avoid dehydration, take a variety of drinks with you:water, fruit drinks, juices.
A good option for a picnic is a short walk to a clearing where there are raspberries, strawberries, blueberries or lingonberries, wash well before eating the berries. Be careful that children do not eat berries unfamiliar to you.
In addition to food and drinks, be also armed with a first aid kit, which should include: cotton wool, bandage, plaster, iodine or brilliant green, antibacterial wipes and soap.
One of the unpleasant moments of a picnic can be the buzzing of mosquitoes or midges. To prevent them from becoming the fault of a variety of bites, make sure you have insect repellents in your bag: repellents, creams or body sprays. It is also very important not to get sunburn or sunstroke, and do not forget to bring sunscreen, caps or panamas.
If you go to nature with children, then you shouldn't forget about outdoor games for a minute. For an area where there is a body of water, bring a ball, an air mattress and, of course, circles and arm ruffles if the child cannot swim. For games on land, you will need a volleyball or soccer ball, as well as badminton. Children with great pleasure can come up with a variety of motor games or entertainment for themselves, all of them will be useful for general physical development. If several families with children are traveling on vacation, then you can arrange a relay race, where everyone will actively fight for victory. The relay may include games such as Push-Pull, Fastest, etc. You can also come up with a relay race between the children themselves, for example, who will collect more flowers, cones, leaves, firewood for a common fire for barbecue and baked potatoes.
In order not to get bored, look for the Nightingale the Robber's treasure, which you hid in advance, and instruct the children to set the table. All these activities will be useful, will reduce the time waiting for the barbecue and will be remembered by children for a long time. In order for the games to go "with a bang", take into account the age and capabilities of your kids, interests and, of course, the availability of equipment. For a company that does not like outdoor games, you can play Mafia, Broken Phone, Crocodile and Field of Miracles, as well as chess or checkers.
A picnic is not the easiest type of recreation, because you need to seriously prepare for it. But we assure you that the end will justify the means. Both you and your children will breathe in the fresh air, sunbathe, take a dip, listen to birdsong, take a break from the bustle of the city, recharge with a wave of positive impressions, learn a lot of interesting things and get just aesthetic pleasure. The main thing is not to skimp on emotions, not to limit imagination, to take an active part in games and in the preparation of the celebration. In the future, a well-spent picnic can become a universal tradition for your family.
Author: Zhanna Sh. (Specially for Calorizator.ru)
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