June 18 is International Picnic Day! The word ‘picnic’ originates from the French language and may have started as “pique un niche,” which means “pick a spot,” a place where family and friends could rest and enjoy a meal together away from the distractions, demands, and public nature of communal life. It eventually morphed into the word “pique-nique.”
Picnic by Emily Arnold McCully
A little mouse gets lost on the way to a family picnic. More words and larger illustrations have been added since Picnic was first published in 1984.
Have a Picnic
What better way to enjoy time with your kids then to go on a picnic! Pack some finger foods or sandwiches, a blanket, then find your favorite picnic spot – a park, a lake, or even your backyard!