photo © 2007 Kevin | more info (via: Wylio)Tricia Bardillo?, a HotChalk® LessonPlansPage contributor, created this awesome, multidisciplinary transportation unit that is sure to be a hit with the kindergarten crowd! She includes writing, reading, and pretend play exercises, as well as other center activities for the week, constructing the lesson around four different forms of transportation: cars, buses, bicycles, and trains.
Writing Center Activities
Circle Time: Literature & Songs
Bardillo suggests Stop and Go, an interactive book for your kiddos to color as they read, as well as several Donald Crews selections. Here are a few other transportation books that we found:
- Red, Stop! Green, Go! by P.D. Eastman.
- Thomas & Friends: Go, Train, Go! by Rev. W. Awdry.
- The Big Book of Transportation by Caroline Bingham.
- On the Go! by Teresa Imperato.
I'm sure there are many, many more great literature selections as well! NOTE: Be sure to choose a book to go along with each form of transportation studied.
You can find other selections at Bardillos' full post, from Perpetual Preschool, at Preschool Education, and Songs for Teaching, but here are a few of the traditional transportation songs:
For more lesson details and creative ideas for your block center, pretend play corner, craft time, and more, be sure to visit Bardillo's full post! You might also consider checking out the book, Crafts for Kids Who Are Learning About Transportation by Kathy Ross and Jan Barger from your local library for extra project ideas! And while Bardillo only incorporates a few modes of transportation, don't be afraid to expand on the lesson, including construction vehicles, emergency vehicles, air travel, water travel, etc.