What is a Picnic Parade?
Spring is in the air…and so is spring fever! It’s time to get back outside and enjoy the beautiful world that God created. Nothing says spring like a good picnic! Unfortunately for us, the school year is yet to be over. There is still work to be done and curriculum to complete. If only there were a way to combine these last days of school with the fun of spring…Oh wait! There is! Enter the Picnic Parade!
The Picnic Parade is an opportunity for you to gather some ideas from a few of my creative friends. Over the next few weeks, they will be sharing some fantastic picnic themes that will help you infuse fun and education into the rest of your homeschool year. Or, if you prefer, use these ideas to host summer picnics and encourage summer reading.
Why Is It Important to Carve Out Time for a Picnic?
“A family is a place where principles are hammered and honed on the anvil of everyday living.” ~ Chuck Swindoll
I’m not sure even one of us feels that we don’t lead a somewhat hectic life. In the hustle and bustle, fun and family bonding is often the first thing that gets pushed to the side. This is not our intent, but we just get distracted by the demands of life. It is important that we carve out time to make memories with our children. We all have to eat, so take advantage of this time together!I will never be the perfect Proverbs 31 woman, but that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t be the best mother and wife that I can be. Click To Tweet
The candid truth is that I spend way too much time herding my children through life, trying to get through lessons and chores. I don’t want to be remembered as the mom always fussing, “Hurry up!” I want to be the mom who took time to sit and enjoy life and our family. I want photos and memories of us sitting and enjoying each other. I want love and fun to be the first thoughts that come to mind when my kids remember their childhood. I make no bones about the fact that I will never be the perfect Proverbs 31 woman, but that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t be the best mother and wife that I can be.
Her children rise up and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
‘Many women have done excellently,
but you surpass them all.’” Proverbs 31:28-29 ESV
How Can You Jump Into the Picnic Parade?
I would love for you to join us! Post photos of your own picnics on Instagram with the hashtag #PicnicParade. Comment and share on the Picnic Parade posts on Minivan Ministries’ Facebook page. If you have a burning desire to share a post here on Minivan Ministries, please send me an email through the link at the top of the page. Life is more fun when we do things together!
Check out these inspiring Picnic Parade ideas:
I hope you will enjoy this parade of picnic inspiration over the next few weeks! Gather your picnic basket and let’s get going. See you at the Picnic Parade!
What spring traditions help you infuse a little fun and education into your family?
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