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Check out these FREE preschool transportation theme printables! They’re packed full of fun math and literacy learning activities for preschoolers.
This pack of free preschool printables contains both center activities and worksheets. Choose any or all of the activities to do with your preschool and kindergarten kiddos. With a variety of activities, this pack is perfect for both home and school.
Kids love things that go. Trucks, trains, planes. These topics seem to be pretty popular with both boys and girls in the preschool years. Their playtime can get pretty imaginative when they’ve got various modes of transportation to play with.
That makes modes of transportation a fun topic to incorporate into your homeschool preschool lessons. In today’s thematic unit, we’ll explore various types of transportation with hands-on activities, arts and crafts, snacks, books, and more.
Preschool Transportation Theme Printables
The transportation-themed activities I’m sharing cover a variety of homeschool preschool subjects, concepts, and skills. You don’t have to do them all. Pick and choose the ones that target skills you’re working on or will most interest your preschoolers.
Transportation Books for Preschoolers
I always start my unit studies with a great book. Every day, I choose a new one. I like to fill our book baskets with books that tie in to our current theme, as well. Below is a peek at some of our favorite books to get you started. Click on the images to learn more about each one.
In the transportation printables I’m sharing below, you’ll find a more comprehensive list with 15 books on it. Print that list out and take it to the library as you fill your book basket.
Transportation Videos for Kids
I love Laurie Berkner’s songs! She’s got songs for all different themes and occasions. This airplane song will have your kids moving – fast and slow – around the room. It’s perfect for a transportation themed unit!
More Transportation Videos
Transportation Activities for Preschoolers
Gather up your child’s trains (or other toy vehicles). Print out these number cards and encourage your kids to practice Counting with Toy Trains. School Time Snippets
This Coal and Water Sensory Bin is an awesome way for kids to explore trains with loose parts. Play-Trains
Set up a Fine Motor Toy Car Wash, and your kids will work on fine motor skills within a fun sensory activity. The Inspired Treehouse
Add a little STEM to your activities when you show your little ones how to make LEGO Balloon Cars. Little Bins for Little Hands
Paper Plate Cars are a fun craft to add to your transportation preschool theme. Glued to My Crafts
This Sponge Painted Train is inspired by Freight Train by Donald Crews. Buggy and Buddy
Most kids will never use a hot air balloon as transportation, but they’ll love making this Cupcake Liner Hot Air Balloon. I Heart Crafty Things
Here’s another book-based activity for your kids to try: The Little Engine That Could STEAM Activity. Sugar Spice and Glitter
Straw Rockets are easy to create, and they make an awesome STEAM activity for kids. Buggy and Buddy
Transportation Themed Snacks
Graham crackers, cheerios, and more combine to make a tasty Train-Themed Snack for Kids from Toddler Approved.
Serve up these Twinkie Submarine Snacks from Kids Activities Blog.
These Crunchy Apple Boats from Childhood 101 are simple to make and are a fun healthy snack.
Be sure to serve some of these Bagel Bite Boats from Mom Wife Busy Life during your transportation theme.
Transportation Themed Learning Resources
Click on the images to learn more about each resource featured.
Felt lacing cards are so much fun! These transportation lacing cards are made from sturdy felt and include a variety of skill levels.
These felt transportation ABC flash cards are so awesome! As a preschool activity, it is a great way to make learning letters more interesting and fun! And of course, transportation ABC is a nice possibility for ALL kids to improve vocabulary (not only for boys).
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