Last week was busy around here, and then the kids were sick. We missed doing our next letter in our vehicle alphabet series. When I suggested we do it over the weekend, my kindergartner was excited to be involved.
Our letter? “K”…and when it comes to vehicles, “K” Is for Kayak!
We started off reading a cute book we found at the library: A Cat in a Kayak.
While we looked at the beautiful pictures, we talked about the similarities and differences between a kayak and a canoe. (They’d never seen a real kayak before, but they’ve been in a canoe, so it helped them relate it to something they knew.)
Since kayaks move on water, I had a little science experiment planned. It was time to see what floats!
I collected a few items for our experiment before hand: wooden blocks, craft foam, pennies, large plastic beads, craft sticks, bottle caps…. I had them guess whether each item would float or sink before they placed it in the water. Pretty soon they were collecting their own items to check and see what would float.
To get them a little more active we had a couple scavenger hunts next.
First I asked them to find me some objects that start with the letter “K.”
That decorated hand print? My daughter drew a kraken. (You know, the mythical sea creature that resembles a giant squid.) I love that she thought of that one!
Then I hid a handful of cards with “K” written on them, and sent them on the second scavenger hunt.
Finally, it was time to create our own kayaks!
Next we sprinkled (okay, they poured) colored sand across the glue, lifting the paper and moving the sand so it would stick to the glue and color their kayaks.
Have your own vehicle obsessed preschooler? Check out some of our other vehicle alphabet fun!
- A is for Ambulance
- B is for Boat/Bus
- C is for Car
- D is for Dumper/Digger
- E is for Excavator
- F is for Firetruck
- G is for Garbage Truck
- H is for Helicopter
- I is for Ice Cream Truck
- J is for Jet