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Tips for a great day at the park

Whitney Coy is a freelance writer and editor based in Columbus, OH, where she lives with her husband and two daughters. She writes frequently for SheKnows, as well as several other websites. She writes on topics including parenting, trav...

Have a blast!

You’re at the park, now what? Turn an everyday outing into everything but.

Even a fun trip to the park can get boring if you’re always doing the same thing. The next time you head to your favorite local outdoor spot, have a plan in place for the perfect day.

Make it an adventure

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Every kid loves a good adventure, and a scavenger hunt is one the whole family can partake in. Your kids will have a blast, and you’ll have a great time, too.

Learn how to plan a family scavenger hunt >>

Pack some snacks

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You’re going to need to refuel after all that adventure. Some snacks work better than others when you’re going to be outside. Need some ideas?

Find out how to pack outdoor-friendly snacks >>

Make it a picnic

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For those days when mere snacks just won’t cut it, you’ll need a full-on picnic. Lucky for you, we know how to pack a meal that that will please the whole crew.

Learn how to pack the perfect picnic >>

Bring the right beverages

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Now that you have the food covered, make sure you’re ready to quench their thirst. One mom blogger has a definite favorite; what’s yours?

Find out how juice scores with one mom >>

Work in a game

Might as well work in some sports while you’re at the park, right? Be a champ and let your kids decide what to play — and cheer them on, no matter what.

Read about how one mom supports her athletic child >>

This post was sponsored by Mott's.

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