The weather is warm, the sun is shining and you’re wondering how to amuse the infants in your care, have you thought about a teddy bear picnic?
Pack a picnic, grab a rug and ask your kids to take their favourite teddies along, pack these essentials and have a little fun in the sun.
We suggest these items to keep those teddies happy.
Take a little troop of toddlers down to the park for a picnic and you’ll want to provide an army of food.
Little tikes get hungry, so a stash of sandwiches, biscuits, cakes and crisps are a must if you want to prevent tiny tums from rumbling.
Pop a supply of drinks cartons into your picnic hamper too. It’s thirsty work keeping teddies entertained, especially if you are running around or having a sing-a-long.
Picnic fun and games
Part of the fun of a teddy bear’s picnic is organising fun games to play in the park. This could include hide and seek, pass the parcel, an impromptu sports day or simply take the children to the play area and let them take turn on the swings.
Plan what you are going to do once you arrive at the park, think of fun games that will add to the occasion.
One thing you should do is have a little sing-a-long, fill a music player with nursery rhymes and enjoy your ‘impromptu’ outdoor concert.
A great way to make your teddy bear’s picnic extra special is to decorate the site and create a unique theme. Place rugs on the floor, use tablecloths with matching cups and paper plates, hang bunting from bushes and create your own teddy bear corner.
Try to dress the picnic area before the children arrive for maximum effect, send somebody ahead to do this to and it makes a nice surprise.
Children love picnics, especially when teddy bears are invited, get creative and have a little fun!