We have a Friday tradition in our home. Inspired by Bravewriter’s Poetry Teatime (thank you Julie Bogart), we have a Poetry Picnic! This is a fun, stress-free way to include poetry and artist study into our homeschool week. I load up a tray with our books and our lunch and we head outside to a little patch of wilderness in the corner of our yard.
We have the usual sandwiches and fruit, but a picnic wouldn’t be a picnic without a few special treats. Here are FIVE of our FAVOURITES 🙂
Do you remember this one from your childhood? The classic peanut butter on celery was at every picnic I can remember!
But Ants on a Log can be so much more exciting than that. Check out these ideas from Two Healthy Kitchens.
These really are my favourite cookie to make and eat. GUILT FREE! They are made from oats, banana and nut butter and take next to no time to cook. We love to eat them still warm and gooey from the oven. The perfect treat to end a picnic.
So simple and so delicious! These Baked Cheddar Crackers from Our Table For Seven are so very more-ish. You could serve them with a dip or just chow down on them on their own. Homemade crackers are much healthier than the preservative-laden versions from the supermarket. I like to sprinkle some sesame seeds on top before baking mine.
A slice of banana bread? Yes, please! This recipe is the perfect way to use up blackened bananas. Don’t throw away the peels. Chop them up and bury them straight into your garden. Your plants will love the hit of nutrition and put on a good show for you when you are outside enjoying your picnic. It’s a perfect circle really…
Now this one I usually bake as a family sized pie and serve for dinner. But it works just as well as mini pies for your picnic. Follow the same recipe, but cut your pastry into rounds using a scone cutter. Lay them in a patty pan, top with the mixture, and lay another round on top. Brush with a little milk and bake until golden. They are yummy warm or cold and go really well dipped in a little homemade tomato sauce.
These are just a few of our favourites. Of course there is also freshly cut fruit, snow peas stolen from the garden, assorted sandwiches and often pikelets. It’s a wonderful way to take lessons outside. What are your favourite kid-friendly picnic foods?