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.
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.
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: