The days are getting longer, and there’s more sunshine to burn. Great news for kiddos, tricky for the parent who has to keep them entertained. But a picnic is the perfect way to while away a summer afternoon. Stock up on a few kid-friendly picnic supplies before heading out.
Soft Spot play mat by Wozzy, a great play mat that folds up and has a carrying handle, $99.99 (plus $39.99 for cover), available at Buy Buy Baby (580 E. Golf Rd., Schaumburg, 847-884-2023; 1556 Butterfield Rd., Downers Grove, 630-705-0823; 290 Orland Park Pl., Orland Park, 708-403-2575; 5540 Northwest Hwy., Crystal Lake, 815-459-4861; buybuybaby.com).
Biodegradable picnic pack, $10, available at local online retailer Abe’s Market (abesmarket.com).
Ketchup and mustard salt and pepper shakers, $12.95, available at Wrapables (wrapables.com).
Caterpillar snack container, $14.95, available at Boon Inc. (booninc.com).
Perforated roll of napkins, $28, available at A + R store (aplusrstore.com).