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7 Car Activities

7 Car Activities

 Several weeks ago we did a unit on cars but I never got around to blogging about it. Here are some of the activities we did that week.  1. Car Tracks We drove the cars through paint and then around the paper to make tracks. 2. Driving Cars Through Different Terrain I put out trays of different materials (sand, rocks, shaving cream, and wood chips) and the children drove the toy cars through them. During the activity, we talked about…

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Trains, Trains, Trains

Trains, Trains, Trains

We have been doing so many train activities over the past week but I haven’t had much time to blog so I decided to put five of my favorites in one blog post.  1. Freight Train This activity I found at teachpreschool.org. After reading Frieght Train by Donald Crews, we set up this train center on one of our tables.  I used painters tape to make the track and photo copied a picture of the freght train from the book…

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Train Buffet

Train Buffet

This morning we set up a train buffet for morning snack. Before the children arrived, I used painters tape to make a train track around one of our classroom tables.   When it was time to eat, I set out different snacks in bowls around the the track. We told the children that these were stations where they could load their trains.   For the trains, I cut the tops off of several egg cartons and cut the bottoms in half lengthwise….

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Train Whistles

Train Whistles

These can be made with recycled items that you probably have laying around the house.  For each whistle, we used: – 1 toilet paper tube or 1/2 of a paper towel tube  – 1 small square of wax paper -1 rubber band The children decorated their paper towel rolls with markers. When they were finished, I poked a small hole near one end of the roll with scissors.  We used the rubber band to secure the waxed paper to the…

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Sailboats

Sailboats

After reading Sail Away by Donald Crews, we made these simple sailboats. For each sailboat we used: – one paper plate – one drinking straw – one 9″ by 6″ piece of paper  – a small lump of air dry clay First, we poked a hole at each end of the piece of paper and pushed the straw through the holes to make the sail.   Then we put the lump of clay in the center of the plate and stuck…

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