Our “A” is for Ambulance vehicle activities for the alphabet was a huge success, and my preschooler couldn’t wait to continue our vehicle learning activities with the letter “B.”
We chose to focus on B is for Boat and B is for Bus, two great vehicles for one great letter!
Hands-on learning activities for ABCs and number skills are so important for preschoolers. Your child may also like playing our hands on magnets exploration or some of our numerous Dr. Seuss activities.
Vehicle Learning Activities for B
For our first activity I added some water to a large tub and placed on of our many toy boats in it.
I also gathered several small action figures and 2 game dice to be used in a simple preschool counting activity.
To recreate the activity, have your child roll the dice and place the corresponding number of people in the boat. Little ones love rolling dice, and it is a fun way to work on one-to-one correspondence skills as they count the number on the dice and place the correct number of people in their boat.
We also used the dice to do some basic addition, laying the toys out under each die and counting them up before once again placing them in the boat.
After a while the preschooler decided to add a few more boats to the water.
Once he was done playing, it was time for shape crafts.
We used some basic shapes to make 2 different vehicles that start with the letter “B.”
To make a bus, you will need a large rectangle and a square of yellow paper. Two black circles become wheels. For windows add several black squares and one black rectangle, as shown above.
To make a shape craft boat, start with a large half circle. Cut a long, narrow rectangle and then 2 large triangle sails.
Not only is this craft great for working on shape identification, but it can also be used as cutting practice. Simply draw the shapes for your preschooler and have them cut the shapes out.
For more vehicle learning activities, try some of our other posts:
What totally fun activities! Love those! :)-Ashley
Love the boat and the bus from paper shapes. Visiting via FFF link up party. I love all things paper! How about a giraffe for G?
Lanaya | Raising Reagan says
Any kind of water play is fun. Reagan would love the boat lesson — it’s got water!
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Water definitely is the big one at that age!
I love these ideas. Especially the dice. My son is actually doing the letter B at school this week too and I will definitely use the dice idea with him! Thanks for sharing at the Friday Follow Along.
I hope he enjoys it as much as mine did! Thanks for hosting!
What great activities/games. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!