Family Picnic ideas

healthy snacks for kids

healthy snacks for kids

Healthy snacks for kids
outdoor picnic ideas
outdoor picnic ideas

outdoor picnic ideas

I LOVE spring!  It is such a beautiful season filled with blossoming flowers, sunshine, and endless colors.  When it isn't raining or cold out (Utah weather is very sporadic in the spring), my kids always want to be outside in our backyard collecting dandelions, soaking up the warm weather, smelling the blossoms on our apple tree, collecting bugs, making mud pies and lounging in our hammock swing.  But, one of their favorite things to do is impromptu picnics.  Sometimes, this consists of an actual picnic with sandwiches, juice boxes, carrot sticks, grapes, and cookies.  But, other times my kiddos just like to sit on a blanket they placed under one of the trees in our backyard and munch on popcorn.  We started doing this back when it was just Isaac and me; and over the years, it has quickly become one of the ways my kiddos and I love enjoying springtime as a family.

When it comes to our popcorn picnics, there are many times when I pop up a huge batch of popcorn in our air popper.  But other times, my kids love to use Annie's Organic White Cheddar Popcorn.  They love it for the yummy cheddar flavor and I love it for natural flavors and preservatives.  Plus, I can buy this stuff in bulk at our local Sam's Club.  Which helps me save a ton of money and time when it comes to purchasing this product.   So it's a total win-win for every person in my family!

Whatever your family likes to do, enjoying springtime as a family can be simple, cost effective, and fun.  But if you're ever looking for something new to try during this time of year, I highly recommend enjoying springtime with a popcorn picnic.  Especially because it's a low-stress activity for you to put together, but is full of high-impact fun and long lasting memories for your sweet little kiddos!

But, if that's just not your thing, here are few other ways you can have fun this spring...

Enjoying Springtime as a Family

* Visit a local duck pond.

* Go for a drive and look at all the different trees and plants that have blossomed.

* Make a fairy garden.

* Read some books together outside.

* Go for walk or bike ride through your neighborhood.

* Stop by a local greenhouse and select flowers to plant in your garden.

* Do some cloud watching.

* Help out some neighbors clear away any winter debris from their yards.

* Check out a book about birds from your local library and then see if you can find them on your own.

| This is a sponsored post by Sam's Club and Annie's.  Thanks again to all the companies out there who help keep Mumsy running! |

Happy Friday!


  1. this is the cutest post! and now i want some popcorn!!!

  2. Your picnic setting looks so nice and fun in the blossoming spring! Love it. the popcorn looks so befitting in the scene. I hear you about sporadic weather, same here too in Ottawa, Canada.

    1. Thanks so much! It is such a fun and simple thing to put together as a busy mom. Which is what I'm always on the hunt for!