Public Transportation Activities for Preschoolers
Updated: Nov 28, 2021
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We're getting close to wrapping up our transportation preschool theme from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) and this week we're learning all about public transportation.
Our topics for the week were Train, Bus, Taxi, Subway, and Ferry. All of which, the preschoolers had a wonderful time with.
Today we put two days of topics together. We focused on buses and trains - both types of public transportation.
We pretended to be on a bus, talked about basic bus safety, and then pretended to wait at bus stops that correlated with our three letters this month (J, U, and D).
The children got tickets with lowercase letters and had to match them to the three stops and wait for the pretend bus to pick them up.
This was a great way for the preschoolers to practice the letter names and sounds while also learning about public transportation using the materials that we received from Experience Early Learning.
After that, we took our pretend bus to the market and practiced rolling, counting, matching numbers, and paying for fruit with money.
Our centers for today were coloring bus postcards, threading noodles on a train, playing in a transportation sensory bin, and of course, playing with our bus center and stops on the carpet.
Don't forget to check back next week to see what we're up to as we start exploring the five senses with our Cozy Winter Senses theme from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time).