Practice Prepositions and Following Directions: Picnic Activity

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We’re Going on a Picnic is a multipurpose language activity targeting one-and-two-step directions and prepositions.

Preparation Time: ~15 minutes.

Here is a sneak peak of what you will find inside:

  • Instruction Sheet
  • Picnic Table and Picnic Blanket: Print both images and attach two strips of velcro to the ends of the picnic table. Place the picnic blanket on top. This will create a space underneath where children can explore putting items “under” the picnic blanket.
  • Picnic Icons: Children can enjoy decorating their picnic table with snacks, sweets, and other fun treats!
  • Picnic Friends: Four friends can be found within this activity. Cut along the dotted line and fold the rectangle over. This will allow our friends to appear as if they are “sitting” at the table.
  • Prompt Bubbles: Prompt bubbles are included in this activity but optional to use. They feature statements such as, “Put the cheese on top of the sandwich” or “Show me something you eat. Then, show me something you drink.” Feel free to create your own prompts!

Prepositions Targeted:

  • Next to
  • In front of
  • In the middle
  • Behind
  • Under
  • Across from
  • On top of
  • Under


  1. 5 out of 5

    This is a fun activity that captures the attention of my moderate cognitive delayed students. It is hands on which helps to maintain their attention. Very colorful!! Thanks!!!

  2. 5 out of 5

    I love the creativity and overall quality of this activity! Placing the children at the picnic table is so fun. It does a great job of targeting prepositions and One-Two step directions! Would definitely recommend.

  3. 5 out of 5

    This activity is practical and does not take long to put together. It is easy to follow and you can follow the directions or make your own story to go along with the items/characters.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Such a creative, and easy to use product I loved it! Great resource for targeting two step directions. The kids loved the idea of having a picnic in speech, and were engaged the entire time!

  5. 5 out of 5

    I really liked how this activity can be used between multiple kiddos. It was extremely helpful for targeting directions and prepositions, as well as social play.

  6. 5 out of 5

    This activity is extremely easy to put together and does a great job targeting prepositions AND one- and two-step directions. I love the picnic theme!

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