This integrated learning pack uses a picnic theme to add fun, motivation, and plenty of learning into your end-of-year lesson plans! There are over 20 different activities in the areas of literacy, science, and math that are jam-packed into this 43 page pack. Use it all in one day or spread it out for a Perfect Picnic Week! I love using theme weeks or days at the end of the year with my kids. It keeps them highly focused, engaged, and offers some great memories for learning! This learning pack will have your students collecting data, participating in fun writing activities and a yummy "how-to" picnic snack, practicing place value and number sense, antonyms and ABC order, and be "Ant Researchers" as they complete some great nonfiction science activities!
This learning pack includes:
Page 3: Picnic Bubble Map
Pages 4-6:Tally Chart,Bar Graph,Data Activity
Pages 7-11: Place Value Picnic Math Center
Pages 12-14:Sizzling Number Sense Math Game with
Number Chart to 120
Page 15 Picnic ABC Order Activity
Pages 16-18 Amazing ANTonyms Learning Game!
Pages 19-20 How to Make Ants On a Log: A
Picnic Snack planning page
Page 21 How to Make Ants On a Log recipe template
Pages 22-26 Picnic Word Builders!
5 word building pages!
Pages 27-28 Ants KWL Chart &
Teacher Resource Page
Page 29 Ants Tree Map (Ants can, have, are)
Page 30 ANTSwer The Ant!
A nonfiction research activity
Page 31 My Ant Report (paragraph writing)
Page 32 A Day in the Life of an Ant: Create a
Page 33-34 A Day in the Life of an Ant writing activity & extra writing page
Page 35-36 A Perfect Picnic writing activity and extra writing page
Pages 37-40 Mixed-Up Melon: Scrambled Sentences Center or Independent Practice (with recording page)
Page 41 Our Class Picnic Invitation
Page 42 On Our Picnic reflection writing
Page 43 Thank You page and Credits
When students are engaged in motivating curriculum, they have fun while they become life-long learners! As a cumulative activity, take your class on a picnic outside! :)
This unit was designed for grades 1 and 2 but can certainly be used at the end of kindergarten and with struggling third graders for review, small group, and tutoring. Please see my Download Preview for a complete look at this unit. :)
I hope you and your students enjoy!