Spring is here and what a wonderful time to explore picnics! And what is a picnic without talking about a few ants? For extra fun, I packed to books in a picnic basket!
- Click, Clack, Quakity-Quack by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin (Duck and his friends are getting ready to do something fun! Hint: it involves food!)
- The Picnic by David K. Willams (Four friends put together a basket of tasty food for a picnic)
- Mimi and the Picnic by Martin Waddell (Mimi and her family want to go on a picnic, but they lose track of her baby brother. Will they ever find him?)
- Spring Meadow Picnic by Kazuo Iwamura (Impatient little mice go on a journey to find the perfect place to have a picnic and find many strange things along the way!)
- The Ants go Marching edited by Ann Owen (This familiar song is as fun to sing as it is to read!)
Name Ants: Toddlers used circles and rectangles to make this adorable ant. Then their parents wrote their names with a white crayon so that they can practice tracing the letters at home.
Picnic Plates: In this activity, the preschoolers cut out different typical picnic foods from the printout below. They could use all of the food or leave some out. After gluing those to a paper plate, they cut out little ants and pasted those tricky ants to their food! Look out for ants!
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