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Picnic Fun

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									                                              Picnic Fun
Early Phase of Learning (P-3)


Student Task

Students will help plan, prepare and take part in a picnic for their class, family and friends.

Key Learning Concepts

    •    Demonstrate an understanding of planning a nutritious picnic menu.
    •    Demonstrate an understanding of actions to keep food safe.
    •    Demonstrate positive interactions with friends and family, and appreciate the benefits of eating
         in a social setting.


         Important Note: As this activity involves the preparation and tasting of food,
         teachers need to be aware of any allergies students may have. Education
         Queensland schools may like to refer to the Department of Education Manual
         (DOEM) for guidelines on Food Handling and Cookery and the Interim
         Anaphylaxis Guidelines for Queensland Schools.


         Have students discuss picnics they or members of their family have attended. Discuss why
         people might have a picnic. Make a list of the things needed for a picnic.


         1.        Describe the characteristics of an ideal picnic.

         Divide students into small groups. Provide them with a large piece of paper and markers.
         Students work collaboratively to plan an ideal picnic for family and friends, including: date, time,
         location, menu and games.

         Students from each small group will share the characteristics they believe will result in a
         healthy, happy and safe picnic. The teacher will make a list of the common suggestions. The
         teacher will then ask students to vote to make final decisions about the date, time, location,
         menu and activities.

         Students design invitations for the guests, including details of date, time, location, program of
         activities and RSVP details. The class will then decide how to deliver the invitations and
         allocate tasks to different groups for different aspects of the picnic.

         2.        Plan the menu for the picnic.


Make a list of the picnic foods from the menu chosen earlier. Compare the list with the
Australian Guide to Healthy Eating to ensure a range of foods from each of the five groups is
represented, along with some occasional foods. Students design picnic menus for the guests.

Discuss the importance of food handling and hygiene. Create a picnic planning roster.
Determine how and when food will be prepared. Decide if students will donate ingredients or
money towards food purchases and who will be needed to help prepare the food

3.       Plan details of the picnic.

Identify and list equipment/resources for the picnic, including: plates, cups, ground cover, food
storage, servers, containers, coolers, boxes, shade, sunscreen, insect repellant

Students participate in a ‘Think, Pair and Share’ activity to identify common picnic games.
Choose two or three games that are simple and easy to play. Make a list of any equipment

4.       Food preparation

Students prepare foods for the picnic. Students should be encouraged to complete as much
food preparation as possible themselves with adequate supervision.

5.       Set up on picnic day.

Set up the picnic area and welcome guests. Students complete tasks listed on the roster.

Produce a class book reflecting on the picnic. Include photos or drawings of the events.
Provide students with the opportunity to take the class book home to share with family and


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