Inside: This preschool transportation activity helps children learn how to identify different vehicles by sorting and then painting with them.
One of our favorite preschool activities is painting with toys, such as our Lego painting activity.
But this year I noticed that our preschoolers wanted to get our toy vehicles involved in everything. I kept finding them in the play dough, in the sensory bin, and on the light table.
So, during our preschool transpiration theme, I decided that we needed to get some paint involved.
After talking about different types of transportation vehicles, we painted with them! And then, when finished, we took them to our water table for a nice wash.
Preschool Transportation Activity that Involves Sorting and Painting
Introducing different transportation vehicles:
During circle time, read some favorite transportation books. Then show your preschoolers different types of vehicles. As you hold up each one, ask them if they are used on the land, in the water, or in the sky.
Note: I’ve added some land, air and sky sorting cards towards the bottom of this post that would be a fun addition to this activity!
Then, set up a painting activity.
It happened to be a very nice day so we took this activity outdoors.
I poured paint onto plates that we recycled from the work room.
I then added a different type of vehicle to each plate of paint.
The vehicles were then pressed into the paint and onto paper.
This was a great activity on taking turns, too.
When one child was finished with a certain vehicle, he passed it to another child and got a different one.
If you have a water table, you can use it to wash the paint off the vehicles.
We added sponges and scrubbed to get all the paint off the vehicles.
An extra fine motor activity that was perfect for this preschool transportation activity!
⭐️ New! I’ve added these land, sky and water printable cards for a fun transportation sorting activity!
You can find more ideas on my transportation pin board!
This activity was part of our toddler and preschool transportation theme! Come see how our classroom was set up:
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