A teddy bear’s picnic with Walkers Mighty Lights

We made our own Walkers Mighty Lights for a special teddy bear's picnicWe were recently sent some Walkers Mighty Lights to review and I thought it would be lovely to create a bit of a picnic with them. We don’t often eat crisps and so it tends to be picnics or weekends when we do, but Walkers reassured me a little with their new Mighty Lights. To give you the lowdown (and official product info):

With 30% less fat than standard crisps, Mighty Lights are perfect for kids’ lunch boxes. They are tasty, ridged crisps that come in three flavours – roast chicken, cheese and onion and lightly salted. All the flavours are suitable for vegetarians, and are available in shops nationwide. They’re made from real potatoes with no artificial colours of preservatives- and they’re a source of fibre.

So if you’re planning the lunch boxes ready for the first day of term, do you want to add Mighty Lights? Well, I am. For one, the kids enjoyed them. And for two, they are a more healthy option for an every day treat. We were all pleasantly surprised… even those of us with four furry legs…

Yes, the picnic. The kids wanted the teddies to join in, and who I am to argue? I’m all for imaginative play and a Walkers Mighty Lights review is no different! So we mixed up some real food with some pretend food, complete with our very own toy Mighty Lights! These were really easy to do. All you need is:

  • corrugated paper (or peel the layers of a cardboard box and often you find corrugated card in between them)
  • scissors
  • brown crayons to colour if needed
  • imagination!

Our teddy bear's picnic was easy to prepare

We simply coloured the corrugated paper with the crayons then carefully cut the paper into circles. This was great scissor practise for the preschooler and helped to flex those all important fine motor muscles. Then voila! Our very own Mighty The finished play Mighty LightsLights fit for a teddy bear’s picnic! We made up the rest of the food with:

  • wooden sandwiches and fillings
  • playdough cakes (more fine motor skills practise)
  • real grapes in a bowl
  • real Mighty Lights (well, if the teddies were getting some it seemed rude not to!)

We spread the feast out on a blanket and chose only the best behaved teddy bears to join us. And this is where the fun began! It was really lovely to see the preschooler so engaged in a pretend picnic. He loved making the sandwiches and feeding the teddy bears, all the while chatting away to me about what he liked to eat and how to make sandwiches. This kind of activity is so great for firing imaginations and also for social skills too.

Once the food had been eaten, the preschooler enjoyed some Mighty Lights of his own too!

We had great fun reviewing Walkers Mighty Lights and they get a big thumbs up from us! If you want to make a pretend picnic with play Mighty Lights crisps, it really could not be easier. And if you fancy some of the real thing, I recommend you go out and get them! Tasty, more healthy than regular crisps and a fun way to get a bit of fibre into the kids too. What more could you want?!

The teddy bear's picnic was a wonderful imaginative play session

*We were sent 3 multi packs of Walkers Mighty lights for review purposes only. All opnions are my own. We were also financially compensated for this review.

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