Weekly Themes #37 Let’s Go On a Picnic for 3-5 year olds

Go on a picnic with Bibi this week! A picnic is where you bring some food you like and a blanket, or find a picnic table, or sit under a tree to enjoy your meal with friends, family, and all of nature. There are a lot of books that describe different types of picnics and you can explore them together at home.

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Books to Read Together 

Here are some books to read together! You can download and save them and keep them forever, to read again and again.

Out in the garden

  • Do you like to garden? 
  • What kind of weather do you see in the story? 

Priya and Her Plant

  • Can you think of what the stages of a growing plant are?
  • What kind of plant do you think Priya is growing?

Watching my Garden Grow 

Can you spot these items?

  • a rooster
  • a ladybug
  • a bunch of bananas
  • a seed packet
  • gardening gloves
  • a caterpillar
  • a watering can
  • a pumpkin 

My Garden

  • What animals and bugs can you find in a garden? 
  • What specific flower was mentioned in the story? 

Samanvi’s picnic 

  • What activities could you do during a picnic?
  • If you went on a picnic with your family, what foods would you bring?

 

Mi Jardin

  • ¿Qué animales e insectos puedes ver?
  • ¿Qué tipo de flor está mencionada?

Mi Pequeño Jardin

  • ¿Donde hicieron el jardín?
  • ¿Que tipo de flores plantarias?

El Picnic (Animales)

  • ¿Que juegan los animales?
  • ¿Qué actividades te gusta hacer en el campo?

Fuera en el Jardín

  • ¿Te gusta la jardinería?
  • ¿Como esta el clima, que pasa?

Picnic

  • ¿Que encontraste en la historia?
  • ¿Qué te llevarías a un picnic?

Brindis

  • ¿Quien se robó la comida?
  • ¿Qué comida te llevarías al parque?

Things to Do Together

  • Spring is a wonderful time to spend outside, so why not choose a meal to eat outside on a blanket?
  • If it’s a cloudy day, what shapes can you see in the clouds?
  • Take the time to look around and notice the many different colors – there are so many variations of green in the leaves at this time of year. Do you know the names of some of the trees/plants that are around you?
  • Play “I spy” by choosing something that you can see and describing it to your child. Can they figure out what you are looking at? 
  • If you have flowers with white petals in your yard, then you can try a science experiment. Cut a stem a few inches below the flower and put it into a vase with water. Add some food coloring to the water. Watch for the next few days – what happens to the petals?

Ways to Move Together

  • Wheelbarrow – have your child crouch down with their hands on the ground, arms straight but with elbows slightly bent. Lift their legs by putting your hands under their knees. How many steps can they make walking on their hands with you supporting their legs? This is a wonderful exercise for strengthening their shoulder muscles. 
  • Bowling – set up aluminum cans/cereal boxes/toilet roll inners and scrunch up some paper to make the ball. Set your “pins” up, and have fun!
  • If you have an old sheet at home, cut holes of different shapes and sizes in it. Edge each one with duct tape. Suspend the sheet outside and see if you can throw a ball through each of the holes you made. Award points according to how difficult each one is to get. 

Share Together

At the end of the week, reflect on what you read and what you did.

  • Did you learn the names of any new plants or trees?
  • Can you remember the stages a seed goes through to become a plant?
  • I learned something new about …

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Weekly Themes #37 Let’s Go On a Picnic for 3-5 year olds

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