Yesterday was a rainy, cold day so I knew we would be inside the whole day.  I usually try and plan fun things for the girls to do during these type days.  Ashlyn just finished up a transportation unit at school and Emily is starting one on Tuesday so I decided to go with that.  We read the book Away We Go! by Rebecca Kai Dotlich to start off the day.  It’s not the most exciting book but it had cute pictures to talk about.

Then we collected as many cars, trains, and princess coaches that had wheels and picked out some fun colored paints.  The girls had a blast rolling them in the paint and making tracks all over their papers.



After that we practiced making paper airplanes.  Ashlyn loved this activity and even named the ones she made.  My favorite is The Super Dee Duper 100.  I don’t have any pictures of this.  We were too busy having flying contests to see who’s could go the farthest.  After making paper airplanes we made edible ones for a snack.  All you need is a half of banana, peanut butter, a pretzel stick, and some crackers.  They turned out cute and were delicious to eat!


Our final activity was fro Emily to practice her cutting skills by cutting out “train tracks”.  She had to follow the tracks to the heart stickers and then stop.  She did a great job!


I had planned much more but Emily had a fever so I didn’t want to push it.  Here is a cute train craft we did last year during our transportation unit.  Check out more transportation activities here.


8 Responses to “Transportation”

  1. Brittani

    oh my goodness! I love the banana airplane :) how do you come up with these things?

    March 1st, 2010 at 5:29 pm
  2. Almost Unschoolers

    Okay – the banana plane is perfect!

    March 4th, 2010 at 4:15 pm
  3. Nicole (Mama to 3 Blessings)

    Great job! I love the yummy snack idea! :)

    March 4th, 2010 at 4:26 pm
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  5. Melanie

    I love the painting! I’ve been wanting to try this out for a while now! Super creative snack too!!!

    March 4th, 2010 at 8:52 pm
  6. Wonder Mom

    What a terrific mini unit on transportation! VAROOOOM!!!

    March 4th, 2010 at 9:06 pm
  7. Janelle

    Love the banana plane! A yummy, fun snack. Sometime I’ll have to have my kids paint with cars!

    March 5th, 2010 at 1:44 pm
  8. Natalie

    I like your transporation unit and especially a yummy snack. We did paper airplanes last year, but my then 2 year old was not interested much. It’s time to retry them again.

    March 11th, 2010 at 1:12 am

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