Paper Picnic Craft
paper "picnic blanket" template (1 per child)
paper plate cut-out (1 per child)
paper apple chunks (3 or 4 per child)
paper bread crumbs (3 or 4 per child)
paper cookie pieces (3 or 4 per child)
paper ant cut-outs (5 per child)
1) Hand each child all of the paper cut-outs that they will need for the project. Set out baskets of crayons and allow the preschoolers to color their picnic blankets, food cut-outs, and ant cut-outs.
2) Instruct each child to glue his or her paper plate cut-out onto the center of the paper picnic blanket.
3) Show the students how to glue their ants onto the picnic blanket so that it looks like they are marching away from the plate.
4) Tell the preschoolers that ants are able to carry bits of food on their backs, and allow the children to glue pieces of paper bread crumbs, cookie pieces, and apple chunks on top of their ants. Extra pieces of paper food can be glued onto the plate to represent leftover picnic food.