Fold a sheet of construction paper in half. Punch holes at the top and attach pipe cleaners for your handles. Let children draw and write about an imaginary adventure in their “picnic books.”
Cut 5 ½ ” off the top of lunch bags. Give each child a bag and let them decorate it with construction paper scraps and markers to look like a camera. Punch two holes at the top and tie on a 24” piece of string so the children can wear their cameras around their necks. Go on a nature walk around the school and encourage the children to take “pretend” pictures. When you return to the classroom have children describe different things they saw. Give each child a 4 ½” square to draw their favorite thing. Let the children dictate or write a sentence about their picture on the back.