If you’ve ever worked with preschoolers before, you know that they absolutely love playing with the various types of transportation.
Cars, trucks, planes, boats… They love them all!
And that’s what makes a transportation preschool theme so perfect! Like so many other preschool themes, it caters to the interests of your preschoolers and gets them excited about learning before the learning even starts!
It incorporates something that they already love and see every day into their learning and that is, by far, one of the easiest ways to instill a love of learning in young children.
So, bust out the toy cars, planes, trains, and boats and add some of the fun crafts, activities, printables, and experiments that you’ll find here on this page to your transportation lesson plan!
Preschool Transportation Theme Activities
Hot air balloons, planes, trains, cars, and boats.
They’re all forms of transportation, but where do they all belong?
With this printable sorting set, your preschoolers will work on their early math skills all while learning about the various forms of transportation.
Prefer a digital version of this transportation themed activity?
Your students will work on sorting through the same vehicles that are in the printable option, but with the digital version they’ll be able to practice both at home and at school!
Perfect for your math center, this simple file folder game is super easy to put together and gives your preschoolers the opportunity to work not only on their visual discrimination and matching skills, but also learn about these high flying modes of transportation as well.
Whether you’re just starting to work on the letters of the alphabet or you’re reviewing what you’ve already learned, it’s always a great idea to give your students a visual.
This traffic light beginning sounds activity is a great way to incorporate letters and the sounds that they make into your transportation preschool theme!
Counting, fine motor skills, and so much more!
These types of trucks are normally used for construction, but they fit perfectly into a transportation unit as well and there are so many amazing ways to learn with them!
Add some rocks, LEGO bricks, playdough, or other fun manipulatives and add a sensory play element at the same time!
Forms of transportation can come in all shapes and sizes and your preschoolers will learn just that as they sort the construction vehicles by size.
They’ll work on opposites big and small and sorting with these printable mats.
Fill the fire truck and work on counting, numbers, and number words at the same time!
This is one form of transportation that your preschoolers already know and love so adding it to your next preschool transportation theme is an incredibly easy way to get them excite about math.
Although using trains as a mode of transportation isn’t nearly as big as it once was, they still fascinate children of all ages.
Add them to your next transportation theme with this printable train themed number line and watch your little learners’ eyes light up with excitement as they practice their number recognition with a train!
If you really want to get your preschoolers excited about learning, break out the science experiments!
This soda bottle speed boat is so much fun and a fantastic way to introduce young children to floating modes of transportation and chemical reactions and they’ll have a blast watching the boat speed all around the water!
Paper plates are such a versatile craft supply and more than likely you already have them lying around.
They can be used in so many different ways and for your next transportation theme you can even use them to build a hot air balloon of your very own!