Picnic ideas for kids
1. Cheesecake in a jar
When in doubt, start with dessert. This happy mix of cream and crunch doesn’t even need to be baked. Make this cheesecake with an oreo or fruit topping.
Want easy food that won’t fall apart on the family quilt? These kid-friendly muffulettas are wholesome and simple as a sandwich to put together.
3. A carafe of water with frozen fruit
After all that running around, refreshments are always in order. Instead of sugary juice, why not add frozen fruit to some chilled water? Simply freeze fruits a day or two before (we used strawberries, grapes and lemons in a carafe) and pop them in to sink to the bottom.
4. Strawberries with chocolate ganache
What’s a picnic without some chocolate covered smiles? Here’s a creamy ganache to go with some seasonal berries. Dunk and enjoy.
Break 200g chocolate into individual pieces and place in a bowl. Heat 125ml cream on the stove until almost boiling. Pour the cream over the chocolate pieces and stir until chocolate is thoroughly melted.
Whether it’s a teddy bear’s picnic or a summer sunset concert, these picnic ideas for kids will get them just as involved when it comes to planning outdoor gatherings.
Careful though, they might love the cheesecake in a jar so much, they’ll expect it in their lunch boxes.