Picnic Storytime Ideas – Revised There are several fun picture books about picnicking, and songs including “Teddy Bear’s Picnic” and “Ants Go Marching.” Make woven paper mats to sit on: Newspaper Sit-upon : 6 Steps – Instructables. Or for an easier project, make ants out of egg cartons: 50 Bug Crafts for Kids – Cool Kiddy Stuff.
Brendler, Carol. The Pickwick’s Picnic. Stuck in a traffic jam on the way to a country picnic, a family of dogs use the opportunity to practice counting.
Burningham, John. Picnic. A boy and girl encounter several animals on their way to a picnic.
Cronin, Doreen. Click, Clack, Quackity-Quack. In this alphabet book, a group of animals gather for a picnic.
Farrell, Alison. The Hike. Three friends hike and picnic in the forest.
Hutchins, Pat. We’re Going on a Picnic! With repetition to engage listeners, three animals go on a picnic.
Parenteau, Shirley. Bears and Blossoms. In this rhyming story, Big Brown Bear takes the four little bears on a picnic, where they fly kites.
Rosenthal, Betsy. Porcupine’s Picnic: Who Eats What? Although they enjoy a picnic together, various animals demonstrate that they eat different things.
Song, Mika. Picnic with Oliver. A cat and mouse who are friends plan a picnic, but one needs rescuing from a sudden storm.
Stewart, David. Ants in Your Pants: The Picnic. A simple counting story set at a picnic.
Usher, Sam. Sun. A boy and his grandfather go on a picnic.
Penny Peck, San Jose State University iSchool