The Third Annual Spring Grandma’s Picnic

As warm weather arrived, we once again planned Grandma’s Spring Picnic. With 10 grandchildren who can walk and are eligible to participate in the outing, I am grateful that the aunties want to help.

Danny was almost unstoppable with exploring.
Ellie came with Sarah, and Ellie’s always a highlight to the little ones.

This year our picnic was on a day public schools were out, which allowed us to have it at our local elementary school that has two wonderful playgrounds. We took Nathan’s van for his children, Christopher’s for his, and our Civic to pick up Calia and bring the food.

When we ran between the two playgrounds, I sent them off in age order to give the littles a head start.

We easily filled over an hour on the playgrounds before moving into lunch time. Each child brought his own drink bottle, and we supplied the rest of the picnic. Because it was a windy day, we did it without paper plates.

Our menu was: apple slices, cheese sticks, PB&jelly sandwiches, Pringles, and vanilla sandwich cookies.

After lunch, some went to the playground while I took the older 6, three at a time to learn hopscotch. We tried that last year and several remembered and were looking forward to it again. For our crew, the four year olds seemed to be the youngest that were able to throw the marker and hop one-legged. 

We are already looking forward to next year’s picnic.


“Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift” (2 Corinthians 9:15). 

10 thoughts on “The Third Annual Spring Grandma’s Picnic”

  1. Love this, Teri. The hopscotch encourages me to make effort for fun with the children when on outings. We’re thinking of taking the children to camp at our new place again tomorrow night (still haven’t moved yet due to plenty of things yet to be done!) and your post inspires me to think of some fun activity to enjoy there with them.

    Heaps of Love

  2. What a fun day! The children will remember always the time you devote to them and the fun activities you plan! My parents love to do special little things with their grandchildren too, they recently took seven of the older ones to the science museum for a homeschooler’s class, and they hold a version of a “field day” on their lawn every spring.

  3. I am newer to the Kansas City area currently residing in Shawnee, KS. I have been a follower of the blog for sometime and have received many wonderful tips and have been an example for me to look up to in raising my family . I thank you for the time that is put into this blog.
    Would you share the location of this particular park it really looks age appropriate for little ones to run around. Thank you, many blessings

    1. Tifanie, it wasn’t a park but a public school playground that we went to, and it is,therefore, not accessible during school hours. We went on a no-public-school day. I am not familiar with the parks in Kansas City.

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