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.
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.
This is a snapshot of the first week:
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.
This is a simple and engaging activity! At one point we also made Magnatile magnetic block buildings for our little town.
Detour game – orange signs usually mean construction. We played this movement game with the “traffic cones” and a cube.
Moving through the cones with different movements – jump, tiptoe, crawl, etc.
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.
Counting #5 – sorting our planes and trains vehicle counters and making groups of 5.
Bridges: constructing bridges with cornstarch Magic Nuudles – challenging! It’s good to try something new, challenging and come up a solution to a problem.
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.
Bridge Design & Construction
This was super fun! Great experimentation with blocks.
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.)
Next week we’ll be moving on to On Land transportation: car, truck, bike, food, animal types of transportation.
More Transportation Theme Ideas
- Shape Trucks
- Race Track Car Painting Printable
- Paper Plate Traffic Light
- Traffic Light Printable Song Card & Puppet