Im always getting stuck for things to do on a nice day. We have visited most local parks and done lots of nice activities and had loads of picnics so today I thought to myself how can I vary what we normally do up a little bit.
It was heading towards lunch time so I thought a picnic was a good idea, but instead of any normal picnic that we have, I thought why not turn it into a teddy bears picnic. I used to always love it at nursery when we had the teddy bears picnic and that day is like taking your best friend to nursery with you.
So I grabbed a cool bag, picnic rug, and then got Lily to choose a teddy she would like to take with her. I was quite happy with the choice she had made actually. She chose one of the teddy's that she never has really played with before. Its a lovely classic bear teddy and fitted our picnic so much better than Peppa Pig, who would probably be her normal choice.
On the way we went to the supermarket to grab food and then headed to the park to lay out our rug and sit down. The park I chose does have swings and slides but also as its so big it has a separate area of grass where we can sit and Lily not get distracted with wanting to play.
We sat down, and I laid out all the food we had. I think picnics are all about yummy picky treats and so this is what I got.
Laughing Cow Breadsticks and dip,
Ham for Lily, Pastrami for me,
Cheese and onion rolls,
and some fruit.
The Gruffalo - I felt this was fitting due to the whole being outside and meeting the Gruffalo for lunch.
Wolfish Soup - Another Outdoor story with a food theme to.
I Love my Grandpa - I wanted a nice story about bears that wasn't to bedtime like and this one seemed good.
After our picnic, of corse I had to let Lily play on the park a little bit. She enjoyed it so much more today through because she got to take teddy with her. She held him in the swing, pushed him down the slide and made him go all dizzy in the spiny things.
The trip to the park and the picnic today has created such a nice new relationship with her teddy. She kept giving him kisses on the swing and now she is tucked up tight cuddling him as she naps.
Just shows how a simple change of activity can make a big difference.
Does your little one have a best friend bear?
Where do they go together?