Find resources / Activities / Have a no-plates picnic Activity

Picnics are a great excuse to spend time outdoors, even if just in your backyard.

Why do it?

  • Having kai together is a familiar activity for the child.
  • All the kōrero that takes place at a picnic will help strengthen language skills.
  • This could be a time to practise using manners like ‘please’, ‘kia ora’ ‘thank you’ and ‘excuse me’.
  • Strengthen language by expanding vocabulary, asking and answering questions, and sharing and discussing ideas.

How to do it

You’ll need: food you can eat without plates – like little sandwiches, sliced apples, raisins and yoghurt pottles, drink bottles, a large blanket, sun cream, your favourite friends or teddies.

  1. Decide on a picnic spot. It could be your back yard! If it’s wet, have the picnic inside, ina hut made of blankets!
  2. When you arrive, spread out your blanket and unpack your food.
  3. Make sure everyone’s comfy, then enjoy!

Using more te reo Māori

Kai

Food

Inu

Drink

Paraikete

Blanket

Āporo

Apple

Ārai tīkākā

Sunscreen