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Zoom, Zoom, Zoom Things that Go!!-Preschool Transportation by Mind Map: Zoom, Zoom, Zoom Things that Go!!-Preschool Transportation
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Zoom, Zoom, Zoom Things that Go!!-Preschool Transportation


Making Ramps-Make several ramps of different heights for children to play with. Investigate which cars will go faster.

Tracks A Wheel Makes-Let children drive cars through several different substances(water, paint, mud, shaving cream, silly putty, etc.) Talk to them about the differen tracks that is made in each substance.

What Sank the Boat?-exploring the concept of sink and float.

Social Studies

Compare vehicles today to vehicles in the past

Community Helpers-police, firefighters, mailcarrier, etc

Land, Air and Water-sorting vehicles on flannel board


Sorting Vehicles by Type-have each child bring in a toy vehicle, pile them up in middle of room for a Traffic Jam and then sort them out into groups:cars, planes, trains, boats, others

High Flying Math-students use wood airplanes to measure flying distant and make comparisons. Use yarn to measure the distant.

Graph favorite vehicle using floor graph


Freight Train

The Good Night Train

The Wheels of The Bus


Row, Row, Row Your Boat-Iza Trapani


Choo, Choo, Soul-train songs

Wheels on the Bus

Karen Henley Songs-traffic light song


Painting with Wheels-use small toy cars to paint tracks on construction paper-extend this to use large outside sand toy cars on butcher paper

Buses-make with cardboard egg cartons painted yellow and add popsicle stick with child's picture glued to the top.

Creates a city with roads using various materials-paper, rocks, yarn, cardboard, fabric, paint.

Dramatic Play

Bus Station-set up two rows of chairs, puppet stand for ticket booth, paper, pencil, crayons, clipboards for making tickets

Boat-bring in appliance box-have students decorate. use small bench for sitting, and brooms for oars. Add props-life jacket, tackle box, some wooden dowel fishing poles.

Sensory Tub

Bulldozer Table-use wet sand, rocks and vehicles that pick up.

Boats in water-tint water blue and add boats to table.

Outside Sensory-create a car wash with sponges, riding toys and towels.


Maze Table-use blocks to make a maze on table and cars to find their way out of the maze

Road Map-make streets with masking tape, add signs, cars and blocks for buildings.


Journal-My favortie vehicle/I like to travel in a....

Thank you cards for Fire Truck visit-draw a picture of our visit and thank you

In dramatic play are-ticket making and signs for bus station

Field Trip-Vehicle Celebration

Visit the Fire Station

Vehicle Celebration Day-Vehicles visit the school UPS, police, mail carrier. Have a riding toy parade with wagons, trikes and big wheels. Pin the wheels on the bus.


fast, slow, vehicle, tracks, zoom, traffic, traffic light, airplane, boats, ship, travel, maps, community helpers

Home Connection

Book Bag-vacation book to read with parent. Bring a photo for our vacation album of a time you were on vacation to share with our class. How did you get there?