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Games & Outdoors : Picnic

What's Inside? added 5-20-01 Original Author Unknown

Secretly place an object in a picnic basket. Have your children guess what the object is from the clues that you give them. For example. if you have hidden a ball in the basket, give your children clues such as these: "It is round. It bounces. You play catch with it."


The If Game added 5-20-01 Original Author Unknown

Pretend that you are going on a picnic and you need to make a list up of what to bring. Say to the kids, "If I were going on a picnic, I would bring _______." Have the kids repeat the phrase adding an item that you would bring on the picnic. Say the same phrase again and have them add another item. Repeat the phrase adding the two items that you would bring on the picnic. Continue on until the kids cannot remember the items.


Can You Remember Game added 5-20-01 Original Author Unknown

Put a plastic tablecloth in the middle of the circle area. Put several items on it that you can use for a picnic. Let the kids look at the items for several minutes. Take the tablecloth and items away and see how many items they can remember.


Picnic Blanket added 5-20-01 Original Author Unknown

Take your children on an imaginary picnic. Spread out a blanket and place picnic items of the blanket. Then have the children pretend to take a nap and close their eyes. While they are "asleep," take away one of the items. Have the children wake up and guess which item is missing, To make the game more challenging, take more than one object each time.


Setting the Picnic Table added 5-20-01 Original Author Unknown

Set out four placemats on a picnic tablecloth, Place plates on three of the placemats. Ask the children if you have enough plates for all the placemats. Ask them how many more you need. Then place five napkins on the tablecloth. Ask the children if you have the right number of napkins. Encourage the children to tell you what you should do. Continue the game with utensils and plates.


Picnic Game added 5-20-01 Original Author Unknown

Have the kids roll a ball to each other chanting
Going on a picnic
Won't you come with me?
Please bring something
that begins with letter______(A, B, C...etc)
The one who gets the ball has to think of some that starts with that letter  that they could bring to a picnic.


Picnic Game added 6-2-02 Original Author Unknown

Need: blanket and a variety of picnic items --thermos, napkins, paper
plates, cups, utensils, cooler, table cloth.

Directions: Choose a child to be a mischievous little squirrel who takes 1 item while the others cover their eyes. Children then try to guess which item is missing. Extension: Enjoy some picnic food after the game.





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