Transportation Lesson Plan

Theme: Transportation

Day: 1

Module Activity
Circle Time Transportation & Moving Objects
Letters & Numbers
Worship Time Jesus Loves Children
Art & Science Painting with Cars

Circle Time

Review – Start your preschool day with Circle Time and sing the “I Can Sit Down” song (Improvise your tune)

                                                I can sit down as quite as can be.
                                                I can sit down just to look at me.
                                                I can sit down as quite as can be.
                                                I can sit down just to look at me.
                                            

Then sing the “Hi There” song. (Improvise your tune)

                                                Hi there, so glad you came.
                                                Hi there, so glad you came.
                                                Hi there, so glad you came.
                                                One two three let’s shout HOORAY.
                                                Hi there, so glad you’re here.
                                                Hi there, so glad you’re here.
                                                Hi there, so glad you’re here.
                                                One two three let’s give a cheer. Yay 
                                            

Next do your Special Help activity.

Look at the calendar and sing the “Days of the Week” song. (Tune of the “Adams Family”)

                                                Well there’s Sunday and there’s Monday,
                                                there’s Tuesday and there’s Wednesday,
                                                there’s Thursday and there’s Friday and then there’s Saturday.
                                                Days of the week. (Clap hands 2 times).
                                                Days of the week. (Clap hands 2 times).
                                                Days of the week. Days of the week. Days of the week. (Clap hands 2 times). 
                                            

This is a great time to review the days of the week, months of the year and the number of the day. Then check the weather and compare it to your weather dial.

Discussion: Transportation & Moving Objects

This is a fun way for children to learn about transportation vehicles and objects being transported. You can click each link to see the pictures of a truck, bus, car, train, plane, ship, taxi, fire truck, ambulance and rockets and show them to the children. You can ask the following questions and let the children decide which vehicle answers the questions.

1. Which one is used for going to the moon?

2. Which one travels on tracks?

3. Which one carries vegetables from farm to city?

4. Which two goes through the air?

5. Which one do we park in our garage?

6. Which one stops in many cities and carries many people?

7. Which one travels on the ocean?

8. Who comes when there is a fire?

9. What do people take from place to place when they don’t have a car; like going to the airport?

Skills

  • Language: Following directions
  • Expressive language skills
  • Cognitive: Increasing vocabulary and descriptive skills
  • Social: Children are socializing with one another as they are talking about what they see in the pictures
  • While children are waiting their turn they are working on their social skills and public speaking skills.

Materials

    • Print outs of different types of transportation-you can use your own or use the ones provided.

Letters & Numbers

Activity Description - Numbers:

Skills

Materials

Worship Time

Activity Description: Jesus Loves Children

Read the Bible Story

You can read from a Children’s Bible, your Bible or use the following story.

Jesus Loves Children

Mark 10:13-16

One day some Mom's and Dad's brought their children to Jesus so he could bless them and pray for them. But Jesus' disciples didn't understand and they said, "Stop. Do not bother Jesus. He is just too busy. Take the children away." Jesus told the disciples, "Let the children come to me. Do not keep them away. You must become like these little children if you want to enter God's kingdom." And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them blessing them and praying for them.

So all the children hurried over to Jesus. They were little kids, big kids, girls and boys. They hugged Him, sat on His lap, asked him questions, laughed together and had fun with Jesus. Jesus loves spending time with children and He loves you too! He loves everything about you and wants you to spend time with Him by praying and reading the Bible.

Bible Story Questions & Answers

Talk about what the Bible story was about by asking the children questions. You can decide ahead of time how you want them to answer the questions. I like to have the children raise their hand to answer the question. If they are incorrect that is fine. You can say what the answer is or ask: “Does anyone else have a thought or answer to the question?”

Questions to ask if you like:

• Who did the children like to spend time with? (Jesus)

• Who were people bringing their children to? (Jesus)

• What did the disciples say to the children? (Stop. Do not bother Jesus. He is just too busy. Take the children away.)

• When Jesus heard this what did he say to his disciples? (Let the children come to me. Do not keep them away.)

• What did Jesus do when the children came to him? (He placed his hands on them and prayed for them)

• Does Jesus love you and want you to come to Him? (Yes)

Prayer

While sitting on the floor with criss cross legs, have the children repeat after you. You can have them fold their hands and close their eyes or just sit quietly and say after you. Following is a prayer written out that you can use, or you can make up your own.

Dear God (children repeat)

Thank you for this day. (children repeat)

Thank you for loving me (children repeat)

and wanting to spend time with me. (children repeat)

I love You (children repeat)

Amen (children repeat)

Skills

  • Language: Listening to the story and answering the questions work with children on their language skills
  • Following directions
  • Cognitive: As children continue to pray they are building their relationship with God and learning to trust Him
  • Emotional: Growing in and deepening their relationship with God
  • Social: When children are answering the questions they are working on speaking in public which is a great social skill.

Materials

    • A children’s Bible, your Bible or you can use the story above.

Art & Science

Activity Description - Art: Painting with Cars

Click here  to learn how to make an art piece with toy cars!  Pour paint into a bowl or onto a paper plate. You can give children a big piece of construction paper or tape large pieces of construction paper to the table. Children can stand up walking around the table, kneel or sit on a chair. Children can dip the wheels of their toy car into the paint. Once they get a nice thick coat on their wheels; have them drive the cars onto the construction paper. Encourage your child to make “vroom vroom” sounds and say “honk honk”. For an easy clean up, throw out the paper plates and have your child give their car a car wash in the sink or in some buckets outside. Your children will probably get paint or water on them when doing this project so you may want to put some kind of paint shirt on them if you are concerned with painting getting on their clothes.

Let your child create for as long as they are interested. If your child loses interest, avoid pushing them to continue working, or else art will become a task than an enjoyable experience.

 

Skills

  • Math & Counting: Color recognition with the colors of paint and cars being used
  • Children can work on counting the number of cars and wheels that are on the cars
  • Physical: Fine motor skills that strengthen the muscles in their hands when picking up the cars
  • Large motor skills when moving the cars on the paper
  • Cognitive: Discovery of speed with how fast they are moving their cars on the paper
  • Emotional: Creativity
  • Sensorial experience
  • Social: A lot of times children will be talking and interacting with one another during a project like this

Materials

    • Paint (can use multiple colors)
    • Toy cars or trucks with moving wheels
    • Paper plates or bowl
    • Construction paper or butcher paper and tape if you’d like to tape the paper to the table

Theme: Transportation

Day: 2

Module Activity
Circle Time Construction vehicles
Letters & Numbers
Worship Time Jesus Loves Children
Art & Science Dump Truck

Circle Time

Review – Start your preschool day with Circle Time and sing the “I Can Sit Down” song (Improvise your tune)

                                                I can sit down as quite as can be.
                                                I can sit down just to look at me.
                                                I can sit down as quite as can be.
                                                I can sit down just to look at me.
                                            

Then sing the “Hi There” song. (Improvise your tune)

                                                Hi there, so glad you came.
                                                Hi there, so glad you came.
                                                Hi there, so glad you came.
                                                One two three let’s shout HOORAY.
                                                Hi there, so glad you’re here.
                                                Hi there, so glad you’re here.
                                                Hi there, so glad you’re here.
                                                One two three let’s give a cheer. Yay 
                                            

Next do your Special Help activity.

Look at the calendar and sing the “Days of the Week” song. (Tune of the “Adams Family”)

                                                Well there’s Sunday and there’s Monday,
                                                there’s Tuesday and there’s Wednesday,
                                                there’s Thursday and there’s Friday and then there’s Saturday.
                                                Days of the week. (Clap hands 2 times).
                                                Days of the week. (Clap hands 2 times).
                                                Days of the week. Days of the week. Days of the week. (Clap hands 2 times). 
                                            

This is a great time to review the days of the week, months of the year and the number of the day. Then check the weather and compare it to your weather dial.

Discussion: Construction vehicles

Print out pictures of a front end loader, excavator, backhoe, bulldozer, dump truck, cement mixer and other construction vehicles. Ask the children what they know about heavy equipment, like a dump truck and then talk about construction. You can ask questions like: "What are some construction vehicle pictures you see?", "Where would you see an excavator or dump truck?", and "What other big trucks do you know?", "Why do we need these vehicles?” How is a house made?”

Here are a couple construction vehicles you could print out:

Bulldozer

Cement mixer

Backhoe loader

Excavator

Front End Loader

Dump Truck

Skills

  • Math & Counting: Children can count the number of pictures you show them
  • Language: Following directions
  • Expressive language skills
  • Cognitive: Increasing vocabulary and descriptive skills
  • Concept development of understanding specific ideas about construction safety
  • Social: Children are socializing with one another as they are talking about what they see in the pictures
  • While children are waiting their turn to share their thoughts they are working on their social skills and public speaking skills.

Materials

    • Print outs of different types of construction vehicles

Letters & Numbers

Activity Description - Numbers:

Skills

Materials

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Worship Time

Activity Description: Jesus Loves Children

Print out the Bible memory verse coloring sheet and have your children color the picture. Sit with your children while they are coloring and talk about what they see in the picture (see questions below if you’d like some ideas). This is a time for observation before the story is read and for children to share their thoughts on what they see in the picture and what they are thinking. It’s okay if they do not answer the questions correctly, allow them to share their thoughts. Your discussion will lead into the Jesus Loves Children story you will read later together.

Questions to ask if you like:

• Who do you think the man is in the picture? (Jesus)

• Who are the children with? (Jesus)

• Do the children in the picture look happy? (Yes)

• How do you feel when you are with Jesus? (Accept all answers)

• Do you think Jesus loves you and wants you to come to him? (YES)

This is a perfect time to talk about the Bible and how to use it. You can show the children your Bible so they have a better understanding of what a book, chapter and verse are. You can say: “The Bible is one big book made up of many smaller books. Each book has a name. Today we are learning a Bible verse in the book of Mark. When you find Mark in the new testament look for the number 10 at the top left or right of the page, this is the chapter. You will see Mark 10. We are looking for verse 14, and those numbers are much smaller under the big chapter number 10.”

After looking at the Bible show them “Mark 10:14” written out on their Memory Verse Coloring Sheet. To see and hear all of the Books that make up the Bible watch this fun, short video, The Books of the Bible, by Readeez!

After they are done coloring they can hang their Memory Verse Coloring Sheet up in a special place. Then when your child walks by the sheet they can work on memorizing the Bible verse.

Skills

  • Math and Counting: Color recognition with the colors of crayons they are using Language: Recognizing letters, letter sounds and even word recognition with the memory verse written on the coloring page
  • Physical: Fine motor skills, strengthening the muscles in their hands when using their grasping fingers to hold onto the crayon
  • Cognitive: Memory skills when working on memorizing the Bible verse
  • Emotional: Growing in and deepening their relationship with God

Materials

Art & Science

Activity Description - Art: Dump Truck

Go outside with your child and have the child find dirt, pebbles, grass, or anything that they would like to glue onto their dump truck to decorate it with. As you walk around outside encourage your child to talk about what they see and may hear. Allow your child to ask questions and observe the nature around them; also let them feel the different texture of the plants around them. You can watch this dump truck video and here is the dump truck pattern.

**Allow your child to enjoy the process of creation, and avoid focusing on the end product.***

 

Skills

  • Math & Counting: Color recognition with the colors of items being used
  • Language: Increasing vocabulary when reviewing the items they found outside
  • Physical: Fine motor skills that strengthen the muscles in their hands when picking up the objects to glue onto their dump truck
  • Emotional: Creativity
  • Sensorial experience
  • Feeling the different textures of the glue, paper and items found from nature
  • Social: A lot of times children will be talking and interacting with one another during a project like this

Materials

Theme: Transportation

Day: 3

Module Activity
Circle Time Airplanes & Helicopters
Letters & Numbers
Worship Time Jesus And The Children Collage
Art & Science Build an Airplane or Helicopter

Circle Time

Review – Start your preschool day with Circle Time and sing the “I Can Sit Down” song (Improvise your tune)

                                                I can sit down as quite as can be.
                                                I can sit down just to look at me.
                                                I can sit down as quite as can be.
                                                I can sit down just to look at me.
                                            

Then sing the “Hi There” song. (Improvise your tune)

                                                Hi there, so glad you came.
                                                Hi there, so glad you came.
                                                Hi there, so glad you came.
                                                One two three let’s shout HOORAY.
                                                Hi there, so glad you’re here.
                                                Hi there, so glad you’re here.
                                                Hi there, so glad you’re here.
                                                One two three let’s give a cheer. Yay 
                                            

Next do your Special Help activity.

Look at the calendar and sing the “Days of the Week” song. (Tune of the “Adams Family”)

                                                Well there’s Sunday and there’s Monday,
                                                there’s Tuesday and there’s Wednesday,
                                                there’s Thursday and there’s Friday and then there’s Saturday.
                                                Days of the week. (Clap hands 2 times).
                                                Days of the week. (Clap hands 2 times).
                                                Days of the week. Days of the week. Days of the week. (Clap hands 2 times). 
                                            

This is a great time to review the days of the week, months of the year and the number of the day. Then check the weather and compare it to your weather dial.

Discussion: Airplanes & Helicopters

Print out pictures of airplanes and helicopters. You can use the ones I have provided for you or you can print out your own. Ask if they have ridden in either an airplane or helicopter. Asking these questions will establish what the children know about air transportation and if they have previous experience with these forms of transportation. Ask the children if they have ever seen a helicopter. Ask the children if they can describe the way a helicopter flies.  Does it take-off like an airplane?

Click here for my airplanes.

Click here for my helicopters.

Skills

  • Math & Counting: Children can count the number of pictures you show them
  • Language: Following directions
  • Expressive language skills
  • Physical: Observation skills
  • Cognitive: Increasing vocabulary and descriptive skills
  • Concept development of understanding specific ideas about airplanes and helicopters
  • Using critical thinking skills
  • Social: Children are socializing with one another as they are talking about what they see in the pictures
  • While children are waiting their turn to share their thoughts they are working on their social skills and public speaking skills.

Materials

    • Pictures of airplanes and helicopters

Letters & Numbers

Activity Description - Numbers:

Skills

Materials

Worship Time

Activity Description: Jesus And The Children Collage

This project is a great way for children to see children that God made and how much he loves each and every one of us.

Place a few different magazines on the table to look through and find children to cut out. You may want to go through the magazines first and cut out pages for your children. Spread the pictures out onto the table and children can find the pictures they like. They can cut out the pictures of children and glue as many as they want onto their piece of construction paper. You can even write the key verse (Let the little children come to me. Mark 10:14) at the top of the page.

Skills

  • Physical: Fine motor skills, strengthening the muscles in their hands when using their grasping fingers when using their grasping fingers when using scissors and when squeezing the bottle of glue
  • Math & Counting: Color recognition with the colors of the pictures they are cutting out. Physical: Listening, Following directions
  • Emotional: Deepening their relationship with Christ.

Materials

    • Construction paper
    • Magazines
    • Scissors
    • Glue or glue stick

Art & Science

Activity Description - Art: Build an Airplane or Helicopter

Today we are going to build a plane or helicopter out of popsicle sticks!  Click here to watch my video on how to do this activity.

Place the popsicle sticks on the table and have children use little drops of glue to stick them together to make their helicopter or airplane. Remember this is the child’s interruption of an airplane or helicopter, so they can glue the Popsicle sticks wherever they like.

If you’d like to extend the project once the glue is dry the children could paint their airplane fun colors.

 

Skills

  • Math & Counting: Color recognition with the colors being used
  • Language: Increasing vocabulary when talking about what they are working on
  • Physical: Fine motor skills that strengthen the muscles in their hands when picking up the popsicle sticks to glue together
  • Cognitive: Using critical thinking skills
  • Using memory skills to create a representation of an airplane or helicopter
  • Emotional: Artistic expression
  • Social: A lot of times children will be talking and interacting with one another during a project like this

Materials

    • Popsicle sticks
    • Glue
    • If going to paint later you will need a bowl for paint and paint brushes