Transportation-Day 2

I continued the transportation theme in my class today by talking about boats and airplanes.  We started off by doing a little science experiment.  I am trying do more of these in my class because the kids love them.  I got some fun items and the kids had to predict what would sink and what would float.  We set up a chart and recorded our findings.  The kids figured out (I have very smart 3 and 4 year olds) that if something was light it floated and if it was heavy it sank.

During our centers time the kids had lots to choose from.  We made airplanes out of toilet paper rolls.  They water colored them and decorated them with stickers.


In the Discovery table I put lots of cotton balls with airplanes to pretend with.



We also had a stamp center where they had to use crayons first to draw a background then they could use the stamps to add to it.   They also had to use transportation sorters to put either on the sky, land, or water mats.  They loved this!  Sorry I don’t have pictures of the last two.  It’s hard to teach 10 3-4 years olds and take pictures.

I also wanted to show a couple of the trains my kids made on train day.  It was a free art center where I put out different colored shapes and dot markers.  I had them draw train tracks first and then create their trains.



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7 Responses to “Transportation-Day 2”

  1. Deborah

    These are adorable!

    March 4th, 2010 at 8:03 pm
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  3. nicki

    i like the idea of putting cotton balls and airplanes in the discovery table. thanks for sharing

    March 4th, 2010 at 8:31 pm
  4. Marcy

    Lots of great activities!

    March 4th, 2010 at 11:05 pm
  5. countryfun

    Love both the toilet paper airplanes and the square trains. Will be added to my idea book.

    March 4th, 2010 at 11:22 pm
  6. Lasmith

    Love the airplanes. So cute to hang in preschool room. Thanks for sharing.

    March 5th, 2010 at 6:36 pm
  7. jennifer

    I love the all the ideas, especially the airplanes.
    Thanks for sharing.

    March 5th, 2010 at 7:53 pm

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