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  • Cristi Wuenschel

Service Station Activities for Preschoolers

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 preschool transportation activities with text: Service Station Activities for Preschoolers

Today our topic from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) was service station and our discussion question was, "What can break on a car?"

It was our last day focusing on the letter D. We used magnets to try to move cars made out of different materials.

toy car on piece of paper between two wooden blocks

We also talked about what would happen to vehicles when they are at a service station.

toy car on towel between two wooden blocks to make pretend bridge

Our emphasis was on gas stations. We talked about how living things have energy and leave energy when they are gone (very simplified) and that gasoline is energy from living things that left a long time ago. In our vehicles, it creates an explosion that moves it forward.

preschoolers testing whether or not toy cars are magnetic with magnet stick

During centers, we pretended to fill up cars and boats with gasoline in our water table, explored magnets, drove cars in our sensory bin, and worked on patterns.

cardboard tube with toy car in it taped on paper to make pretend bridge

These science experiments were from the STEAM section options for this week. Each Teacher Guide includes several different ideas for Investigation Stations that we can set up in our classroom throughout the week.

We also put together a fun sensory bin using the manipulatives that we received in our preschool curriculum kit.

plastic sensory bin filled with beans, toy vehicles, and cardboard tubes

Don't forget to check back next week as we explore On Land with Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time).

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