One thing that’s great about summer is the weather. So many beautiful warm sunny days! And what’s better on a beautiful day than a picnic? But not just any picnic. A day like this calls for a very special kind of event.
We listen to this song pretty often since Cat and Garriy put it on a CD for Milo’s second birthday. Plus, my mom gifted us the book and it is just about the only story that Oliver allows me to sing to him. I’m pretty sure the boys know all the words, but they’re too cool to sing them with me for now. I’ll trick them into it someday.
What You’ll Need:
- Picnic foods (even just snacks if you don’t want to do a full meal)
- Teddy bears (or any stuffed friends will do)
- Disguises (a mustache should do the trick, no?)
- A Blanket
- Dinnerware (if you want to get fancy… and you will) like mini teacups and utensils and silly stuff
- A wagon, if you have one
Step one: Assemble picnic supplies.
Step two: Dress your bears and yourselves in your best disguises.
Step three: Load up the wagon with the above.
Step four: Head to the nearest playground, woods, or green space. (Or you could drive if you don’t have any green space nearby… but I do recommend going somewhere other than the back yard. It definitely makes it more of an adventure!)
We also decided to bring all of our bear-themed books to get into the spirit! Every single one of these books were gifts that we absolutely love!
Step Five: Pick a nice shady place to picnic (preferably beneath the trees just as the song says) and set up camp.
Step Six: Get busy eating, drinking, and enjoying the Teddy Bear’s Picnic!
After we enjoyed our lunch, we read stories and snuggled a little while Emil played in the grass and practiced standing up, then sitting down, standing, sitting, standing, sitting…
One of our all-time favorite books, Oliver Finds His Way. Thank you, Nora, for this great story! Oliver totally relates to the crying part these days.
And after a short rest, we decided to take it back to the song and do as the teddy bears do:
Beneath the trees where nobody sees, they’ll hide and seek as long as they please (or at least until someone has to poop).
I know. I look hot. I like to think it’s the nose job.
Emil keepin’ it real. Kids these days and their damn pants.
We had a fantastic time and the kids were so well-behaved before, during, and after. I think this Adventure Day thing is going to work out really well!