Packing up a Picnic: Activities and Recipes for Kidsby Rick Walton, Jennifer Adams
Pack a basket; we're going on a picnic! But picnics can be more than just a summertime event, and can definitely be more than the same old fried chicken and potato salad. Authors Rick Walton and Jennifer Adams present dozens of new ideas for picnics any time of year, with interesting new recipes and lots of fun games and activities to do while picnicking. Somehow,… See more details below
Pack a basket; we're going on a picnic! But picnics can be more than just a summertime event, and can definitely be more than the same old fried chicken and potato salad. Authors Rick Walton and Jennifer Adams present dozens of new ideas for picnics any time of year, with interesting new recipes and lots of fun games and activities to do while picnicking. Somehow, food tastes better when it's eaten outside. With Packing Up a Picnic, kids can grab their favorite foods, head to a park, spread out the blanket and chow down!
Packing up a Picnic offers ideas for new and unusual picnics with themes that encourage fun, learning and creativity. Each picnic includes an introduction, a list of supplies and items to bring, and a menu with recipes and hints on making and packing the food. The authors also include some general picnic requirements and things the planner should know, such as the best picnic container, what to put your picnic on, what to eat your picnic with, and other handy things to bring, such as mosquito repellent, sunscreen and moist towlettes for easy cleanup. Plus, the authors discuss germs, food storage and how to avoid getting sick by handling food in the right way.
Including these unique picnic themes:
- Smith, Gibbs Publisher
- Publication date:
- Product dimensions:
- 6.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.25(d)
- Age Range:
- 6 Years
Read an Excerpt
Summer is a wonderful time for picnics. So is spring, fall, and winter. Grab your favorite foods, head to a park, spread out the blanket, and chow down. Somehow food seems to taste better if it's eaten outside.
But not every picnic needs to be eaten in a park, and not every picnic basket needs to contain fried chicken and potato salad. Picnicking is an opportunity for fun and creativity.
In this book you will find seven fun, creative, unusual picnics for kids of all ages. There are also lots of easy recipes for yummy food-the star of any picnic.
What You Will Need For Your Picnic:
A picnic used to be a meal where everyone brought some food. It didn't become an outdoor event until the nineteenth century.
Each picnic will be different, but you should always take the following:
Something to hold your picnic-a picnic basket, bag, box, cooler, or something else that will easily hold your picnic.
Something to put your picnic on-a blanket, a sheet, or a tablecloth.
Something to eat your picnic with-paper plates, paper cups, plasticware, and napkins.
Things to keep you safe and healthy-mosquito repellent, sunscreen, and hand sanitizer.
Something to clean up with-moist towlettes, paper towels, and a small sack for garbage if there are no garbage cans nearby.
Meet the Author
Rick Walton is the author of dozens of books for kids, including his popular books introducing language arts concepts: Once There Was a Bullfrog, Why the Banana Split, and Herd of Cows Flock of Sheep. He often plays his guitar happily. Rick and his family live in Provo, Utah. For more info visit www.rickwalton.com
Jennifer Adams is the author of more than two dozen books, including the board books in the bestselling BabyLit series, which introduce small children to the world of classic literature..
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