Letter Aa - Ants at a picnic. Used square cut from kitchen sponge for the checkered background (tip: wet sponge and squeeze out water so it will be soft for sponging paint on) and did the ants with eraser at end of a extra large kid-pencil.
Craft Activity- Crafting your own picnic basket to go with this book sounds like a great idea. Kids could cut out pictures from magazines of food they would take on a picnic and paste them on the picnic basket. This basket is also very similar to Polly’s!
Lois Ehlert "Eating the Alphabet" 6 activities to go along with the book for your homeschool or preschool classroom. I like this book because it has colorful photos to engage the reader, and also includes a math integrated lesson.