How to pack a picnic

One of the best ways to enjoy the summer is to eat outdoors. You can go on a picnic with your family and friends. You can picnic at a park, a beach, a campground or by a lake.

What to bring on a picnic:

  • a blanket
  • a picnic table cover
  • a picnic basket or tote bag
  • paper plates, napkins, forks, spoons and knives
  • paper towels
  • a trash bag
  • bug repellent

What food do you bring on a picnic?

It is best to bring food that will not spoil in warm weather. Keep food cool. Use containers to keep food safe and clean.

Here are some picnic foods:

  • cured meats, cheese, olives, pickles and crackers
  • fresh vegetables and fruit
  • dried fruit and nuts
  • sandwiches and wraps
  • pasta salad
  • popcorn and chips
  • cookies, cupcakes and pie
  • lemonade, iced tea and water

Make your picnic fun!

Bring things to play with like balls, frisbees, kites and bubbles. Make a music playlist on your phone. Enjoy!

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