Going on a picnic in the Summer is such a fun activity! This pack explores Picnics, Ants, & Watermelons!
Inside each of my activity packs you will find an assortment of easy to assemble printable activities. You can easily turn these activities into a variety of hands on learning centers. Use them to create tot trays or file folder games.
When preschoolers engage in these fun activities they are developing important social, fine motor, math, and literacy skills.
Inside this 67-Page Picnic Printable Activity pack you will find the following 23 activities:
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Watermelon Shape Clip Cards
Invite your preschooler to practice matching shapes and work on fine motor skills with this activity.
PICNIC COLOR MATCHING PUZZLES
This cute activity supports color recognition and sorting skills in preschoolers and tots. Set this one up as a fun tot tray or file folder game!
WATERMELON NUMBER MATCH UP
Practice numeral recognition, number sight words, and counting skills with these watermelon number puzzles.
ROLL AND COLOR A PICNIC ACTIVITY
This is a fun activity to do independently or with a parent or friend. Roll the cubes, then color in the object on the page.
WATERMELON UPPERCASE AND LOWERCASE LETTER MATCHING FILE FOLDER ACTIVITY
Practice matching uppercase and lowercase letters with this watermelon file folder game.
ANTS AT THE PICNIC COUNT AND CLIP CARDS
These fun count and clip cards support preschoolers in developing one-to-one correspondence, numeral recognition, and counting aloud. Plus, using clothespins is a great workout for little fingers that will soon be learning to write!
PICNIC PUZZLES 1-10 & 11-20
Preschoolers love number puzzles!
This activity is a fun way to support younger preschoolers in problem-solving and assembling puzzles. Older preschoolers can benefit from learning to order numbers.
WATERMELON COUNTING MATS 1-10 WITH FRAMES
These watermelon ten frames are a cute way to change up your math centers this week. Pair these with the included printable watermelon seed counters or with pom poms.
WATERMELON COUNTING MATS 1-10 WITHOUT FRAMES
This pack also includes counting mats without frames making it easy to individualize activities.
WATERMELON & PICNIC BASKET PLAY DOUGH COUNTING MATS
This larger mat is great for pairing with play dough!
Flip a number and read it aloud, then get little fingers working to create the same number of seeds to place on the watermelon.
Also included: a picnic basket counting mat that can be used with play dough or miniature play food.
ANT COUNTING MATS 1-10 WITHOUT FRAMES
Preschoolers are fascinated by insect homes, making this activity an engaging way to practice number recognition and counting skills.
ANT SIZE ORDERING ACTIVITY
Practice sorting by size with these little ants!
Alternate play: Invite your preschooler to create a line of ants ordering them by size.
PICNIC PATTERNING ACTIVITY
Use these patterning strips as a cut and paste activity to add a little fine motor fun while practicing patterning skills!
EATING A WATERMELON SEQUENCING STRIP
Part of reading comprehension is being able to sequence events in a story. Invite your preschooler to learn about sequencing with this eating a watermelon sequencing activity.
Laminate for repeat use or set up as a cut and paste activity.
WATERMELON LIFE CYCLE
Many children love to eat watermelon! But where did the watermelon come from??
Invite your preschooler to learn more about this tasty favorite with this watermelon life cycle activity.
AN ANT LIFE CYCLE BOOK
Many preschoolers become fascinated with ants at one time or another. Show your preschoolers a little more about ants with this mini ant life cycle book.
PARTS OF A WATERMELON
Serve up a slice of watermelon, but before diving in take some time to look at the parts of a watermelon!
PARTS OF AN ANT
As your preschooler learns more about ants they will certainly become interested in the parts of an ant.
Invite your preschooler to label the parts of an ant with this activity.
Extension: Invite your preschooler to compare their body parts to the parts of an ant. Which parts might be similar or different? Consider why their body parts might be different and how they use them.
ANT MATCH UP
Take a look inside an ant colony!
Match-up some of the important parts of an ant colony with this activity. Laminate the pieces for repeat use or use as a cut and paste activity.
AT THE PICNIC I SPY…
Preschoolers LOVE I spy activities!
Flip over an object card and identify, then find the object on the mat and mark with a crayon or pom pom.
BUILD A SANDWICH SEQUENCING ACTIVITY
Build a sandwich while practicing following directions and sequencing. Read the sequencing strops from top to bottom, as you read build a sandwich using the printable sandwich ingredients.
3-PART PICNIC CARDS
Use these six 3-part cards to practice reading/writing skills and learn picnic related vocabulary words.
Cut the words from the picture to match-up or print two sets and use as a matching game.
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Check out the Picnics Preschool Lesson Planning page for activity ideas, material suggestions, book picks and more!
Also check out this Free Picnic Storytime Craft for some fine motor fun.
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