Teddy bears’ picnic

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By Sharon Campbellearly years practitioner, after-school club manager and freelance writer

Original article published 8th June 2009

Today’s the day the teddy bears have their picnic! Transform your role-play area into a perfect picnic scene with these colourful and creative ideas.

It's time for teddy's picnic

1 Setting the scene

Plan a teddy bears’ picnic role-play area

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Early learning goal: be confident to try new activities and speak in a familiar group.

What you need

Group size: whole group.

Role-play area; large piece of paper or whiteboard; pens.

What to do

Invite the children to sit in a circle. Explain that you would like to convert the role-play area into a teddy bears’ picnic. Ask the children to suggest ideas about how they would like to design the role-play area. Write down their ideas on the whiteboard, or on a piece of paper, as they say them.

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