A picnic-themed week can be a fun way to wrap up the school year. We have created a variety of resources for you to add to your week. One of our favorite activities to begin or end the week is What’s in the Basket? Bring in a large picnic basket and hide a picnic related item inside. Have children ask questions and use your clues to guess the hidden item. We think a watermelon works great. After the children have guessed, you can slice it up and share it with students. Extend the activity by having students create a list of words that describe the watermelon.
A Picnic Is A simple graphic organizer for students to add words and pictures to. This might be done as you begin your picnic week to activate schema or it might be done at the end of the week to help students review.
Picnic Word Cards This set include ten common picnic words along with pictures. Place at a center and have students match the word with the picture.
Picnic Picture Sentences Students match the picture with the sentence.
Counting Ants Cards Print and laminate the numbered cards and ants. Students will place the given number of ants on the cards. We have include an addition, subtraction and equals sign along with a blank card. Students can create a math fact and then write the final answer on the blank card with a dry erase marker.
I Went on a Picnic Mini-Book Work with students to complete the wording in their books and then have them illustrate their ideas.
Picnic Punch Cards This page contains four punch cards. Print and cut the four cards apart. Students use a hole punch to “punch” the words around the edge that match the word in the middle. Not only does this activity help students with recognizing words, it also provides good fine motor practice.
Find additional resources on our Picnic Theme Pinterest Board.