Friday, June 30, 2017

Picnics Theme

Picnics Theme  

 Summer is the perfect time for picnics! Here are some great books to share with your little ones all about picnics!

Ask if anyone has gone on a picnic. 

Talk about what you do on a picnic:
What you see?  
What do you hear?
What types of food do you eat?
What type of weather is best for a picnic?
Where do you go?  A park?

 READ: Books
Picnic: A Day in the Park By Joan Holub
We're going on a Picnic By Pat Hutchins
Mouse's First Summer By Lauren Thompson
The Perfect Picnic By Ciara Flood 
The Winter Picnic By Robert Welber
Freda Plans a Picnic By Stuart Murphy
Peanut and Pearl's Picnic Adventure By Rebecca Kai Doltich
Picnic By Emily Arnold McCully

Picnic By John Burningham
Biscuit's Picnic By Alyssa Satin Capucilli
The Best Picnic Ever By Clare Jarrett
The Teddy Bear's Picnic By Steven Anderson
Once Upon a Picnic By John Prater

 Action Song: “Ants Go Marching”
The ants go marching one by one, hurrah! Hurrah!
The ants go marching one by one, hurrah! Hurrah!
The ants go marching one by one,
The little one stops to suck his thumb,
And they all go marching down, to the ground, to get out of the rain.
(two, tie his shoe; three, climb a tree; four, shut the door; five, take a dive)
Credit:Storytime Katie 

Cool Bear Hunt Song from Dr. Jean Feldman's CD Silly Songs

Let's Pack a Picnic Basket

A-tisket, A-tasket,
Let's pack a picnic basket.
We'll fill it up with food to munch.
What's in our picnic lunch? 

Credit: Child Care Lounge 

Ants at the Picnic (tune: "Skip to My Lou")

Ants at the picnic, what'll I do?

Ants at the picnic, what'll I do?
Ants at the picnic, what'll I do?
Guess I will eat real quickly! 

Credit: Child Care lounge  

 Hungry Ant: Have children sit in a circle. In the middle of the circle have a variety of picnic items such as napkins, a thermos, a paper plate, a sandwich, a fork, a banana etc. Have all the children close their eyes. Select one child to be the "Hungry Ant." That child removes one item and hides it behind their back. When children open their eyes have them guess what the "Hungry Ant" took away.

Picnic Tossing: Have children take turns tossing plastic play food into a picnic basket. Keep moving the basket farther away to see how far they can throw the items. 

Ants go Marching: Play the song 'The Ants Go Marching' and let children march around room or outdoor area. 
Credit- Child Care Lounge


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Picnic Printables  

Picnic blanket weave collage link

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