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Summer Picnic Books & Activities for Preschoolers
Your preschooler will love our summer picnic themed June activity packet. Learn outdoors and in with hands-on activities, crafts, and engaging children’s literature all about summer picnic fun!
In this pack, you’ll find crafts and activities to encourage your child to learn and explore while gently introducing early reading, math, and science concepts and practicing fine motor skills through play.
One Hundred Hungry Ants by Elinor J. Pinczes
Make counting fun with a lyrical introduction to math your preschooler is sure to love! Practice rhyming and counting as you giggle along as the ants try to find the fastest way to the picnic. They sing, march, and divide themselves into smaller groups. Will they make it? Your little one will be excited to find out!
Get up close and personal with ants outside this summer – just not the red kind! Can you spot ants creeping around your neighborhood? Take a walk and check for them in the cracks of the sidewalk or find ant hills in the grass. If your child is excited by these tiny creatures, try an outdoor letter recognition activity your kiddo won’t forget! This awesome idea is from To Be a Kid Again.
The Bears’ Picnic by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Your child will be delighted to join the Berenstain Bears for a summer picnic. But how will they ever find the perfect spot? Find Papa Bear’s gentle lesson of persistence as the Bear family continues their hunt for the right place to picnic despite running into more than a few obstacles!
This book is fantastic for a role-playing activity. Read the book once or several times before heading out for your own picnic. What real and imaginary obstacles will you find on your way? When you do find a spot you love, unpack the teddy bear picnic you made together – fun food and ideas for your little bear’s picnic from Party Delights.
The Lost Picnic by B. B. Cronin
If your preschooler is fascinated by seek-and-finds or just loves playing hide-and-seek, don’t miss this charming book! Granddad and his grandchildren strap their lunch on top of the car and head off to their picnic, but oh no! All of the food fell out along the way. Your little one will be tickled to help the family retrace their steps to find the food.
Summertime is a great time for outdoor fun! Play hide-and-seek with friends or hide a few objects around the yard or park for your little one to find. You’re getting warmer! Continue the fun inside with a summer themed I spy bottle with instructions from 123 Homeschool 4 Me.
Snag the Summer Picnic Themed Calendar and Printables Here