Preschool Transportation Theme




Book List

Cars, Trains, Planes, and Trucks (Fisher-Price Little People Flip & Learn) - Nancy Rindone
Chugga Chugga Choo Choo - Kevin Lewis
Go, Dog, Go - P. D. Eastman
I Love Trains - Philemon Sturges
My Car - Byron Barton
My Truck Is Stuck! - Kevin Lewis
The Little Engine That Could - Wally Piper
Trucks - Byron Barton
Wheels on the Bus (Raffi Songs to Read) - Raffi



Songs & Fingerplays

Down by the Station

Down by the station
Early in the morning
See the little puffer bellies, All in a row
See the station master
Turn the little handle
Puff, puff, toot, toot, off we go

I'm a Little Airplane - sung to "I'm a Little Teapot"

I'm a little airplane,
I can fly,
Here's my throttle,
Give me a try.
When I get all revved up,
I can fly,
Off the runway,
To the sky!

Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Row, row, row your boat,
gently down the stream,
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
Life is but a dream.



Arts & Crafts

Paint and Car Wash

Fill pie pans with different colors of paint let the children drive matchbox cars through the paint and onto paper. When finished...they can wash their cars in the car wash!! Just use a tub of soapy water and toothbrushes.

Margarine-Tub Sailboat

Need: Margarine tub, clay, paper, crayons and markers, straw

Press a ball of clay in the bottom of a margarine tub. Insert a straw in the clay; then tape a decorated paper into the top of the straw.



In The Kitchen

Apple Sailboat Snack

Have the children make apple sailboats from an apple slice, a triangular piece of cheese, & a toothpick.

Marshmallow Trains

Make marshmallow trains. Use pretzel sticks to hook the "cars" together and use peanut butter to glue cheerios on as wheels and other features.



Theme Ideas

At our school (we teach Special education preschool, so our 3-5 year olds ride the bus), we film each child getting off of the bus or out of their car on the first day of school. We then let the children watch the video tape during circle time. Then we sing "this is the way we go to school, go to school, go to school, this is the way we go to school early in the morning."

~Submitted by Kristi in Tennessee



Links!

Transportation Activities - DLTK
Transportation/Vehicles - Enchanted Learning
Preschool Transportation Theme - Everything Preschool
Transportation - Preschool Activities and Crafts - First School
Transportation Theme - Preschool Education


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