5 Must Haves For A Great Picnic With the Kids

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Hey Hey! It’s Spring time! Time to enjoy the outdoors and that means taking the kids out for a picnic every once in a while, right? We love a good afternoon picnic but know that it’s important to pack the right things when heading out with the kids so I thought I’d share my list of must haves for a fun picnic with the kiddos!

Picnic With the Kids

1. Take a cozy blanket.  Thick enough to sit on for a while in comfort, but not so thick that you have a hard time folding it up and tossing in your bag.


2Wet-Nap Hand Wipes! In a public place like the beach or park, you may want to stay away from the not-so-clean restrooms, besides who can get the kids to slow down long enough to go wash their hands?  Wet-Nap is perfect to toss in your bag and use on the go.  I get mine at Walmart for less than $2 a pack.  Trust me, don’t leave home without them!

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3. Portable and bite sized foods.  It’s been my experience that kids won’t want to take a break from playing for a full meal so I pack snacks like cut up fruit, diced cheese, muffins, or cookies, anything that can be eaten on the run, literally!

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For our picnic I made a batch of Banana Peanut Butter and Nutella Muffins, healthy and filling! Check out the recipe and whip up a dozen or two for your next picnic:

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Banana Peanut Better and Nutella Muffins


  • 1 3/4 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 3/4 cups Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Unsalted Butter ((1/2 stick))
  • 3/4 cups Peanut Butter ((smooth or chunky))
  • 2 Eggs
  • 4 Ripe Bananas ((the more ripe the better!))
  • 5 tablespoons Nutella ((soften it up in the microwave for about 20 seconds))


Step 1
Preheat oven to 350°. Mix all dry ingredients and set them aside. In a separate bowl mix all of the wet ingredients. Combine both in a bowl and pour the mixture into cupcake liners; about 1/3 full. Warm up the Nutella in a small bowl and mix it up with a fork. Drizzle about a tsp over each muffin. Bake for about 25 minutes. Eat nice and warm!

4. Toys! Take easy to carry toys such as a ball and glove, bubbles, chalk, a frisbee.  All of these can be thrown in your picnic bag.  If your child is old enough take a scooter or bike, and have them ride it from the car to the picnic area.  Always with a helmet on, and with Mom or Dad’s guidance!


5.  Have a small First Aid Kit!  It’s happened to me time and time again where my son falls and skins his knee and Mom doesn’t even have a band-aid handy. Of course the times I have had my First-Aid kit, he doesn’t end up needing it. Ironic, but I’ll take it!


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Overall, have fun!  Get out there and run around with your kiddies, enjoy them! They grow up so fast!

What other picnic tips would you suggest?

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Barbara is a lover of all things creative, simple, and budget friendly. Chase the Star began in 2012 as a creative outlet and to chronicle her DIY and crafty adventures. She is a working mom and wife residing in sunny Southern California.

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