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Rainy Day Fun: How to Create the Perfect Indoor Picnic for Your Toddler



Let's make fun on rainy days! Bring the joy of a picnic indoors and create lasting memories with your toddler. In this post, we'll explore how to set up an indoor picnic that will delight your little one, complete with finger foods and fun snacks.


First, find a cozy spot in your home where you can spread out a blanket. This could be in the living room, playroom, or even a cleared-out corner of the kitchen. Make sure the area is clean and free from any potential hazards.


To set the mood, dim the lights slightly or draw the curtains to create a cozy atmosphere. You could also add some soft background music to enhance the experience. Encourage your toddler to help set up by arranging pillows and stuffed animals around the blanket for extra comfort.


When it comes to indoor picnics, simplicity is key. Opt for finger foods and snacks that are easy to eat and don't require utensils. Some ideas include:


  • Finger sandwiches: Cut sandwiches into bite-sized pieces or use cookie cutters to create fun shapes.

  • Fruit skewers: Thread chunks of fruit onto wooden skewers for a colorful and tasty treat.

  • Veggie sticks and dip: Offer a variety of raw veggies like carrots, cucumbers, and bell peppers with a side of hummus or ranch dressing for dipping.

  • Cheese and crackers: Set out a selection of cheeses and crackers for a simple yet satisfying snack.

  • Mini muffins or cookies: Bake up a batch of mini muffins or cookies for a sweet ending to your indoor picnic.

  • Heart-Shaped Nutella Strawberry Pizza: See recipe on our blog.

  • Polar Bear Marshmallows and Healthy Hot Cocoa: See recipe on our blog.

As you and your toddler enjoy your indoor picnic, take the time to engage in conversation and make memories together. Encourage your little one to share their favorite parts of the picnic or talk about what they see around them. Don't forget to capture the moment with a few photos to cherish for years to come.


Rainy days can be fun and cozy, perfect too share quality time with your toddler.* By bringing the picnic indoors, you can create a special and memorable experience that your little one will treasure. So the next time the weather is crazy grab a blanket and some snacks, and enjoy a cozy indoor picnic with your toddler.

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