Not Back to School

September - or January in some parts of the world - is of course the big "Back to School" season for most children - but for those in Home Education it is a chance to celebrate quieter playgrounds and parks, museums and libraries. And to get together for a celebratory Not Back to School Picnic!

We thought it might be fun for our home ed visitors to put together some fun "Not Back to School" activities. They might be especially useful if you have to take the picnic indoors!

Outdoor games for picnics!
Don't forget to check out our huge Games section for ideas. We've got too many to pull in here but you might find the Group Games, Ice Breaker Games and Outdoor Games particularly useful.

Our Not Back to School Printables

Design a Picnic

Design a Picnic

Summer is the perfect time for a picnic, and with this "doodle" page you can design your own. What will you pack into the picnic basket, and put on the plates? Make sure it is all delicious!

My Not Back to School Picnic Picture Gallery

My Not Back to School Picnic Picture Gallery

Prevent that anti-climatic feeling at the end of your "not back to school picnic" by getting the kids to draw some pictures and capture the day with this picture gallery printable! How much fun it would be to do one of these every year and save them to look back on...

Not Back to School Colouring Page

Not Back to School Colouring Page

Celebrate the start of the Home Ed year with our "not back to school" colouring page - perfect for a quiet activity on your Not Back to School picnic too!

Not Back To School Picnic Bunting

Not Back To School Picnic Bunting

This lovely "Not Back to School Picnic" bunting is quick to print and cut out so you could print it and put it on display each year .. or, if you have lots of laminating sheets handy, do a set for repeat use!

Not Back to School Picnic How Many Words

Not Back to School Picnic How Many Words

How many smaller words can the kids make using the letters in "Not Back to School Picnic"? This is a perfect activity to quieten the kids down if they get too excited, or perhaps to have on hand for a child who needs a quiet activity.

Not Back to School Picnic Poster 2

Not Back to School Picnic Poster 2

Here's a full colour version of our "not back to school picnic" poster - fun for celebrating the start of the school year, for everyone else!

Not Back to School Picnic Story Paper

Not Back to School Picnic Story Paper

You could use our "not back to school picnic" story paper with the kids to plan your picnic - or to write about it afterwards. Alternatively, get the kids to make up a story about the best Not Back to School Picnic ever!

Picnic Doodle Page

Picnic Doodle Page

What would you pack into the perfect picnic? Think about it - and then draw it in! When you are done, colour in the picture. We've provided the outline of an old-fashioned basket on this picnic doodle page.

Picnic Fun Picture Gallery

Picnic Fun Picture Gallery

Take our picnic fun picture gallery printables along to provide a sit down activity at a picnic to help remember a special day with friends and family. 

Picnic Playdough Mat

Picnic Playdough Mat

What a lovely site for a picnic. Children need to use their creativity to make a picnic to complete this playdough mat.

Picnic Word Search

Picnic Word Search

Can the kids find all the picnic-related words in this word search puzzle?

Picnic Word Search - Easy

Picnic Word Search - Easy

Find all the picnic-ky words in this easy picnic word search - perfect for summer holidays or perhaps Fourth of July.

We're Not Back To School Bunting

We're Not Back To School Bunting

This bunting offers some colourful flags for both ends and in between the words, and then the letters to spell out "We'e Not Back to School". Print a flag to a page and stack then to cut them out quickly!

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