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Transportation Theme Completed!

The new Transportation Theme is completed!  I can’t wait to finish teaching it!  It includes seven lesson plans:  trains, airplanes and helicopters, bikes/bicycles, boats, buses, cars, and trucks. Each lesson plan can stand alone or be integrated into the transportation … Continue reading

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Trucks Preschool Lesson Plan

1.  Freeplay 2.  Circle/Whole Group: There are many different kinds of trucks!  Use a variety of books to show different types of trucks and talk about them.  If you have toy trucks available, see if the kiddos can figure out … Continue reading

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Cars Preschool Lesson Plan

1.  Freeplay 2.  Circle/Whole Group: Go outside and look at a car.  Let the kiddos climb in, turn on lights, and ask questions.  If possible, get a police officer to visit and show the kiddos his car. 3.  Song:   Traffic … Continue reading

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Buses Preschool Lesson Plan

1.  Freeplay 2.  Circle/Whole Group: Make a bus and take a ride!  Get 1-2 refrigerator boxes from an appliance store in advance.  They will often give these to you for free. Spread a drop cloth over your area and let … Continue reading

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Bikes/Bicycles Preschool Lesson Plan

1.  Freeplay 2.  Circle/Whole Group: Introduce the theme with a bicycle jigsaw puzzle.  You can make one from a magazine picture or internet picture. As the kiddos figure out where the pieces go, have them guess what the topic is.  … Continue reading

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Boats Preschool Lesson Plan

1.  Freeplay 2.  Circle/Whole Group: Find a full-page size picture of a boat in a magazine and cut it into an 8-piece puzzle. Help the kiddos assemble the puzzle.  Ask them what parts of a boat they see.  Point out … Continue reading

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Airplanes and Helicopters Preschool Lesson Plan

1.  Freeplay 2.  Circle/Whole Group: Begin by playing “Guess What I Am?”  Give the kids clues to guess what you are–you are an Airplane.  (for example,  “Guess what I am…I can fly very high, I can carry people when I … Continue reading

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Trains Preschool Lesson Plan

1.  Freeplay 2.  Circle/Whole Group: Use a toy train to introduce the topic.  Show the engine, cars, and caboose.  Ask kiddos to guess the purpose of each part.  Show them pictures of trains that carry different things (freight trains, passenger … Continue reading

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