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On the Go Transportation Theme

On the Go #MGTblogger Transportation theme

Each month when our new Mother Goose Time kit comes, it’s exciting to start planning again! They make it so easy too, which all the helpful resources. There’s so much that I realize I don’t use them all to my benefit like I should.  Below is a planning overview, or theme web, for the On the Go transportation theme. You can see that we thoroughly cover a subject! There’s something for everyone and lots of opportunities to learn.

On the Go Theme Web Mother Goose Time

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Each week features themed investigations:

  • Week 1:Roads, Maps and Bridges
  • Week 2:Transportation on Land
  • Week 3:Public Transportation
  • Week 4:Transportation in the Air and Water

Besides the weekly themes, the curriculum features basic concepts each month.

Basic concepts #MGTblogger

This is a snapshot of the first week:

On the Go Week One Down the Road #MGTblogger

We did many activities our first week of On the Go but here’s a few highlights:

Made colored masking tape roads and played with this month’s manipulatives: trains, airplanes and street signs.

colored masking tape roads #MGTblogger

This is a simple and engaging activity!  At one point we also made Magnatile magnetic block buildings for our little town.

colored masking tape roads

Road collages:

road collages

Detour game – orange signs usually mean construction. We played this movement game with the “traffic cones” and a cube.

construction sign

Moving through the cones with different movements – jump, tiptoe, crawl, etc.detour game

Read our new book, A Ride for Duck. It’s a fun book! Duck explores different modes of transportation with rhymes throughout. Mother Goose Time creates their own books, just for their themes. And they’re wonderful.

A Ride for Duck #MGTblogger

Counting #5 – sorting our planes and trains vehicle counters and making groups of 5.

transportation manipulatives

Bridges: constructing bridges with cornstarch Magic Nuudles – challenging! It’s good to try something new, challenging and come up a solution to a problem.

Magic Nuudles

Magic Nuudle bridges

We found it easiest to create the bridge on the table, on it’s side and then after it dried a bit, to attach it to the stick and stand it up. Bridge making is difficult!

Playing London Bridge: the bridge is swaying and kids are trying to go under while singing London Bridge.music and movement London Bridge

Bridge Design & Construction

This was super fun! Great experimentation with blocks.

Bridge Design & Construction Experiment #MGTbloggerTrain bridge

Experimenting with making bridges Simple block bridges preschoolers can make Making block bridges in preschool

We also made little coloring booklets of with the first week’s topic pages (in the Member Resources section of the Mother Goose Time site.)

Transportation Coloring Pages

Next week we’ll be moving on to On Land transportation: car, truck, bike, food, animal types of transportation.

More Transportation Theme Ideas

Follow Stacy @ShareRemember’s board Preschool – Transportation Theme on Pinterest.

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Preschool Transportation Activities

Wednesday 25th of May 2016

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Melissa Frentzel

Tuesday 15th of March 2016

Thanks for the ideas you did share. I will use these and expand on the other two areas on my own. I did take a look at the Mother Goose Time curriculum and it looks like an excellent curriculum. Unfortunately, I can't afford it at this time. I look forward to exploring your blog more. I'm sure there are many other great ideas to use in my classroom.

Melissa Frentzel

Tuesday 15th of March 2016

I really like how you expanded on the typical preschool transportation unit to include safety concerns like wearing a seat belt, sitting in a car seat, and wearing a helmet when riding a bike. I like incorporating bridges, maps, service stations, and public transportation. I'd love to see examples of what you did on Week 3 Public Transportation and 4 Air and Water, but I can't find them on your blog. These additional units would help my students practice many literacy, math, physical science, sensory, connections to real world life skills, and social skills. Any help would be appreciated.

Stacy

Tuesday 15th of March 2016

Hi Melissa, Unfortunately, I wasn't able to blog about everything we did, as there's a lot! I wish I could. However, the Mother Goose Time curriculum covers all these topics, which is one reason why I love it so much. You might want to check it out! This was their On the Go theme.