I recently finished reading the book Fifteen Minutes Outside by Rebecca Cohen. It has some excellent tips on how to bond with your kids outdoors, year round. One of the ideas that the author promotes is year around picnics outside. I am trying to do more of that, but it takes some advance planning. I picked up these Bento boxes at Daiso when I visited San Francisco in February. They were perfect for our Sakura / Cherry blossom viewing picnic.
If you have never been to Daiso it is real treat. Daiso is a Japanese dollar store. I had palpitations when I my sister drove me to the outskirts of SF to this big one in Daly City (I had previously been only to the one on Market Street). These photos were taken in mid February.
Lots of Bento boxes
colourful silicon and paper liners
and I love the variety of craft supplies
Colourful packing tapes (I left with several rolls)
gingham paper bags in various sizes (I left with a package)
rolls of craft felt, including printed craft felt
Felt buttons (I picked up a package of the apple ones)
Fun stationary sets (I picked up one for Lily)
There are also many unusual items, such as these little socks for chair legs
Flags and koi kites
I could have taken a ton more photos, but I have decided you will have to see for yourselves. Sadly there is only one Daiso location in Canada (in Richmond, British Colombia), hopefully one will open in my neck of the woods in the future. In the meantime, it is always on my to-do list when I am in the San Francisco area.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by,