Teddy bears’ picnic: Food, glorious food

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By Sharon Campbellearly years practitioner, after-school club manager and freelance writer

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

Food, glorious food

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.

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