Have you picnicked lately? July is National Picnic Month. The idea of a picnic always excites me; I’m just not real good at pulling one off—you know, packing the picnic basket and actually getting to a picnic location. About midway through, I’m thinking the shady spot in the backyard looks quite nice!
As a teacher, I was guaranteed one picnic outing a year. Each May or June, my students and I looked forward to a picnic lunch with their across-town pen pals. We’d meet at a local park, where we ate our packed lunches and played. Luckily, in all my years of teaching, this end-of-the-year picnic was never rained out. There was one year when a young lad broke his ankle, but I’ll save this memorable experience for a future blog!
What picnic-themed learning activities do you have tucked inside your picnic basket? Perhaps a center, a writing prompt, or a math activity? Please dish!