Friday, September 21, 2012

Picnic Preschool Theme

We have a picnic social at my school each year, so to celebrate the picnic our class did a fun project. Each child was given a paper picnic basket to "pack" with paper fruit and lots of markers and fruit stickers. When they finished packing their picnic baskets, I hung their art on the wall outside of our class to get them really excited.

We also read, We're Going on a Picnic by Pat Hutchins. 

From, "It was a perfect day for a picnic. Hen picked the berries, Goose picked the apples, and Duck picked the pears. Then they set out for the picnic. But young viewers will quickly discover that Hen, Goose, and Duck are not the only ones who like berries, apples, and pears! And as the picnic basket gets lighter and lighter, they will be laughing harder and harder."

Looking for a great picnic song, try Going on a Picnic by Raffi.


  1. I love Raffi! We're doing a picnic dinner this Thurs for our first time, thanks for the great ideas!

  2. This was my sister's favorite author when we was little, but I don't think she read this book. I love the idea of creating picnic baskets.

    I am going to share this post on Pinterest and Facebook.

  3. From the Middle Ages in the later records exist a short children's songs in rhyme, and often Theloahat. From the middle of the 16th century to begin recording in English plays. Were not written rhymes most nursery down until the 18th, when he published children's books began to move from controversy and education towards entertainment, but there is evidence rhymes many existing before this, including "to market, to market" and "cock Ludo Doodle ", dating back to at least the 16th century late.
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