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Plan to Go On A Picnic 

One of the Roosevelt family’s favorite outdoor activities was going on picnics. All throughout the nice weather months President and Mrs. Roosevelt would take every opportunity they got to picnic with friends and family. Sometimes they set up their basket right out on their own lawn, other times they would seek out special places in the woods near a pond or a stream.

Why not plan a picnic for your own family or friends?
Picnics can be as fancy or as simple as you want them to be. All they require is nice friends or family, nice food, and a fun place to set up and enjoy.

  • What foods and drinks would you plan on bringing for your picnic?
  • Who would you invite?
  • Where would you set up your picnic?
  • What games or activities would you play?

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In June 1939 President and Mrs. Roosevelt, wishing to provide some fun and simple hospitality, hosted the King and Queen of England for a picnic at Top Cottage located on their estate in Hyde Park, New York. 

Which traditional American picnic food was served to the King and Queen for the first time?

  1. Hot dogs
  2. Twinkies
  3. Ice pops
  4. Root beer

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