Swap Out Your Teacher Basket for a Picnic Basket

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If you read my two last posts…

I shared 10 wonderful ways to take the learning outside, then you might be inspired to drop everything and get outside OR you might be thinking, “Deborah, we have so many things we need to accomplish indoors, that we just don’t have time to get outside.” Well my friend, let me encourage you to swap out your teacher basket for a picnic basket!

To set up a picnic basket lesson, start by taking at least one thing you would normally do indoors and instead of putting all the supplies you need into your teacher’s basket or on a table, put at least one activity in a picnic basket instead. Then take the children outdoors for a few quick minutes to complete the activity rather than staying indoors.

Want to learn more about picnic basket lessons?

I absolutely love putting together picnic basket lessons and I do all different kinds. I try to keep them simple to prepare yet interesting to do with the children. 

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Deborah J Stewart

Deborah J Stewart

Every time I think I know everything I need to know about teaching young children, God says, "Hold on a minute!" and gives me a new challenge.

Let me tell ya...

With each new challenge that you overcome, you will find yourself better equipped and more passionate about teaching young children.

God didn't call wimps to lead, teach, or care for His children. Nope, he has high expectations, so get ready. You will have to give your very best but after teaching for over 30 years, I can tell you that it is a wonderful and rewarding journey.

Whenever your calling feels hard, just remember, 'He who began a good work in you (and in the children you serve) will be faithful to complete it.'

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