Teddy bears’ picnic: Food, glorious food
8 June 2009Add to My Folder
You can’t have a teddy bears’ picnic without any food! Enjoy these fun activities that focus on picnic food to develop writing skills, quantity and shape recognition
1 Shopping list
Make a list of food that you will need for a picnic
Communication Language and Literacy
Development matters: distinguish between the different marks they make (22-36 months); use writing as a means of recording and communicating (40-60+ months).
Early learning goal: attempt writing for different purposes, using features of different forms such as lists, stories and instructions.
What you need
Group size: small groups.
Paper; pencils; pretend food; examples of shopping lists; whiteboard.
What to do
Talk to the children about their favourite foods and ask why they like them. Discuss with the children the type of foods they might take on a teddy bears’ picnic. What do they think a teddy bear’s favourite sandwich filling is? As the children give their ideas, write them on the whiteboard.
Point to the words on the whiteboard and help the children to identify the different letter sounds in each word. Then, show them examples of shopping lists. Have they ever used a shopping list when they have gone shopping with their families?
Ask the children to write a list of several items that they would take on a picnic. Encourage them to use the words on the whiteboard and the pretend food to help them with ideas for their shopping list.
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