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Public Transportation Activities for Preschoolers

Updated: Nov 28, 2021

As an Experience Early Learning Blog Ambassador, we receive the Experience Early Learning preschool curriculum in exchange for sharing our honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. As always, our opinions on amazing things for children are 100% our own. Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best judgement when planning activities for your children.

collage of public transportation images with text: Public Transportation Activities for Preschoolers

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.

child comparing pretend bus ticket to bus stop sign

Our topics for the week were Train, Bus, Taxi, Subway, and Ferry. All of which, the preschoolers had a wonderful time with.

child handing pretend bus stop ticket to teacher

Today we put two days of topics together. We focused on buses and trains - both types of public transportation.

play cash register, basket of pretend fruit, and number cards on floor

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).

play cash register, pretend money, price tickets, basket of fruit, and dice on table

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.

child using marker to color paper train pieces

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.

child using marker to color on postcard

After that, we took our pretend bus to the market and practiced rolling, counting, matching numbers, and paying for fruit with money.

child stringing pasta on pipe cleaner to make pretend train

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).

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