Vroom! Vroom! These transportation learning activities for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten are sure to get those little brains revved up. This Transportation Math and Literacy contains 12 worksheets and 8 center activities that strengthen the following skills:
– One-to-one correspondence
– Number recognition
– Number quantity
– Number order
– Number formation
– Addition to six
– Set recognition
– Shape recognition
– Set recognition
– Size comparison
– Upper and lowercase letter recognition
– Beginning sound recognition
– Ending sound recognition
– Phonological and phonemic awareness
– Fine motor (tracing/cutting)
– Following directions
Please note that these transportation center activities are designed to be printed (on cardstock) and laminated, and to be used and enjoyed for many years to come.
TRANSPORTATION PATTERN BLOCK ACTIVITY MATS (COLOR 6/B&W 6) AND NUMBER CARDS (COLOR 68/B&W 68)
Supply children with pattern blocks. Learners will replicate the images on each mat and count the number of blocks used. The numbers may be recorded using the number cards or a dry erase marker (laminated mat). Discuss which blocks they used more or less of.
DINER DASH – RACE TO THE TOP GAME GRAPH (COLOR 1/B&W) AND 6 POCKET CUBE/DIE CARDS (COLOR 6/BW 6)
Cut out the cards and insert them into a learning pocket cube/die. Provide pom poms, vase gems, mini erasers or some other manipulative for children to use as markers. For individual use, the child will roll the cube/die, identify the picture, and place a marker in the appropriate column. Repeat until a column is full to the top; that vehicle wins.
In small group, provide each child with his/her own sheet. Children will take turns rolling, marking their own roll. First person to fill a column to the top wins the Diner Dash! Encourage learners to take a good look at their graphs, and discuss which of their vehicles came in first, second, and so on.
TRAFFIC NUMBER TOWER MATS (COLOR 2/B&W 2)
Provide learners with Unifix cubes or linking cubes. Learners will build towers using a numbered group of cubes. Each tower should be placed on its corresponding numeral spot. Encourage younger children to use one-to-one correspondence while counting. Older children can use this activity to practice set recognition.
TRANSPORTATION NUMBER PUZZLES (COLOR 3/B&W 3)
Cut these into strips. Students will complete the puzzles (school bus, airplane, and submarine) by placing the pieces in numerical order.
TRANSPORTATION (LAND, AIR, WATER) CLASSIFICATION MATS (COLOR 3/B&W 3) AND SORTING CARDS (COLOR 12/B&W 12)
Encourage students to study the picture cards and determine which items travel by land, air, and water. Children will then sort the cards onto their appropriate mats.
THINGS THAT GO – RHYMING CLIP STRIPS (COLOR 10/B&W 10)
Provide students with clothespins. Learners will say the names of each featured picture and find and mark its rhyming partner.
TRANSPORTATION SYLLABLES – CLAP & COUNT TASK CARDS (COLOR 12/B&W 12)
Supply learns with mini erasers, linking cubes or some other small manipulative to use as counters. Encourage children to say each picture name and clap and count each word part. Once they have determined how many syllables are in the word, prompt them to place the correct number of items in the adjacent space.
ALPHABET TRAIN – LETTER-SOUND ASSOCIATION PUZZLES (COLOR 26/B&W 26)
Cut the puzzles in half. Students will say the picture name and work to match it with its beginning letter.
TRANSPORTATION ACTIVITY WORKSHEETS (B&W 12)
Worksheets include a writing prompt to go along with the book If I Built a Car by Chris Van Dusen. You can read more about this book and activity here.