Category Archives: Transportation 1

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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