Inside: This collection of transportation theme activities has a little of everything for your classroom or homeschool. Preschoolers will love the art, sensory bins, dramatic play activities, math, and more!
Preschoolers love things that move, so it’s no wonder that the transportation theme is so popular!
I found over 16 fun transportation theme activities that are perfect for this age group. Young children will be able to explore things that move in a variety of fun, hands-on ways!
👉 Scroll down to find a free train color sorting printable!
16+ Transportation Theme Activities for Preschoolers
Sorting and Painting with Vehicles – After sorting and learning about different transportation vehicles, use them with paint.
Construction Sensory Bin – Learn about different construction vehicles while using them with Kinetic Sand.
Transportation Sensory Bin – Make your own paper roads to go with trucks in a sensory bin. (Fun with Mama)
Emergency Vehicles Small World Play – Create your own town with markers and then add the details. (Where Imagination Grows)
Working at the Car Wash – Toddlers will love riding their bikes and scooters through this dramatic play car wash, made from cardboard and streamers. (Teaching The Little People)
Train Track Paper Play Mat – Preschoolers will stamp pool noodle pieces onto paper to create train track art. (Mama Papa Bubba)
Stop Light Bean Bag Toss – This large motor activity doubles as a color-sorting activity as preschoolers toss beanbags at stoplight circles. (Mrs. Plemon’s Kindergarten)
Sorting, Counting, and Graphing – Create a physical graph of toy vehicles with your preschool sorted by color or type, discussing with them before about what they guess will be the highest amount. (Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls)
Building a Car – This tray activity allows toddlers to decorate and design their own car or other vehicle. (My Life of Travels and Adventures)
Airplane Sensory Bin – This cute sensory bin involves blue dyed rice and cotton balls to create a sky for airplane sensory play. (My Mundane and Miraculous Life)
Transportation Vehicle Sorting – Toddlers will learn about the types of vehicles by sorting them by land, air, and water types. (We Care Children)
Transportation Circle Time:
Transportation Song by Nancy Kopman
Truck Heads and Tails Cards Printable – These printable cards are a great tray activity for toddlers to practice shape matching. (Royal Baloo)
Train Names Printable – Use these printable train letters while working on letters in your child’s name. (Preschool Powol Packets)
Alphabet Car Parking Mats Printable – These car parking mats can be used in the literacy center, inviting young children to match the letters on the car to those in the parking lot. (You Clever Monkey)
Little Blue Truck ABC Animal Pick Up – Practice letter recognition with this printable activity that goes along with the favorite book Little Blue Truck. (Growing Book by Book)
Download your FREE train color matching printable!
Make as many copies of each colored train as you need, depending on how many children are participating.
For best results, copy on heavy (card stock) paper or laminate.
Cut apart each of the train cars.
This would be a fun circle time or small group activity, where you place each color engine on the floor and hand the children different train cars. When it’s their turn, the children will hook their car to the matching colored engine.
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24 preschool learning activities for your transportation theme, including literacy, math, science, art, fine motor, and more! A great resource for teachers and homeschoolers.
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